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Almost as interesting as a front view! That tire chain really gives that rear suspension a workout. Do you soften the tire pressure any to allow the tire to dent more readily? Great videos.
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Yepper, I put on the chains for winter just the other day. Plus, I need them on for my upcoming "Deer Survey". It will be wintry. Mel, the suspension workout is more from our washboardy driveway and my training singletrack trail than the chains, but you can definitely tell there on when I hit short stints on pavement:) I do run with low tire pressure. With my new tire, I had to let all the air out before the chains would fit, then aired them up (about 10-12 lbs).


 

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Chains, huh, great idea......I just got back from my Colorado Elk hunt and while I was there I tried the TW in the mud and snow......with poor results, damn near busted my butt. Anything I need to know to enjoy success with installation and use?

thanks, Mike
 

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Chains, huh, great idea......I just got back from my Colorado Elk hunt and while I was there I tried the TW in the mud and snow......with poor results, damn near busted my butt. Anything I need to know to enjoy success with installation and use?

thanks, Mike
Few years ago I went on a ride with a bunch of guys on Verterans day. Needless to say, we hit patches of packed snow on the trail. Even with low tires pressures I slipped all over the place. Father in law found a half set of tire chains along the road one day. I had seen chains on bikes before and asked to use them. I took the tire off to fit them and they fit. I don't know the tire size of the chains, but they are similar to the his ATV chains. Guess I could go get the size off them and post here so there is a starting point (less guessing on chain size).

I take my tire off and leave the chains on almost all winter (no pavement riding for me). Chains work really well in the snow and packed snow/ice. Work better in mud than no chains, but when it's muddy out... Though I'm currently using short sheet metal screws for my front tire, I want to get a small set of chains for the front as well. What I'm hoping to get accomplished this year, is strap-on chains for both the front and rear. That way I can take them on and off when I need them and not commit to leaving the chains on.
 

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Sounds like a good excuse to have that "summer bike" and that "winter bike" for the transition weather that takes place in the spring and the fall weather.
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I bet that rear tire throws even more rocks than mine now. lol
 

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i'm surprised how stable the camera was given how much the swingarm was swinging. i was waiting for the soundtrack.... maybe backwards by rascal flats? i saw georgie looking to come back
 

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Chains, huh, great idea......I just got back from my Colorado Elk hunt and while I was there I tried the TW in the mud and snow......with poor results, damn near busted my butt. Anything I need to know to enjoy success with installation and use?

thanks, Mike
what tyres are you running? with what psi?
 

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Can you take a pic of what the mount itself looks like? BTW, nice job on the vid.
I use this camera with multiple mounting methods. For this mount, I used the mount which came with the camera, placed it sideways and screwed it to the rear footpeg upright. I then improvised the camera in the mount and secured it with plastic ties. When and if I use this mount location again, I will use a slightly different mounting system. One which would protect the camera from flying debris, mainly from the front tire. But here is a couple of shots of what I used. What ever mounting I use, I always want it to be simple and where I can take it on and off quickly.









 

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I bet that rear tire throws even more rocks than mine now. lol
Don't know if it will throw stuff more than your tire, but on the section of trail which starts at about the 40 second mark you can see lots of stuff flying around out back.:p
 

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i'm surprised how stable the camera was given how much the swingarm was swinging. i was waiting for the soundtrack.... maybe backwards by rascal flats? i saw georgie looking to come back
Camera was actually mounted on the rear footpeg. Worked. I was surprised at how steady it was too!
 

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what tyres are you running? with what psi?
I'm running the TW34 stock tire at around 10-15 psi. My front is a Shinko 244. Both are ok in mud...better with low psi...not that great on ice or packed snow without traction devices.

 

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I'm running the TW34 stock tire at around 10-15 psi. My front is a Shinko 244. Both are ok in mud...better with low psi...not that great on ice or packed snow without traction devices.

good info there! im yet to ride mine on my new tyres, Ive currently got 15psi in my tw34 and also 15psi up front and will drop accordingly if i "drop" in the mud.

id love chains but in the uk there simply not needed
 

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Don't know if it will throw stuff more than your tire, but on the section of trail which starts at about the 40 second mark you can see lots of stuff flying around out back.:p
We've noticed that the ATV tires can toss some pretty big stuff out the back. Certainly larger stuff than the stocker. I usually warn others in advance not to follow too closely.
 

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Probably why I don't get good fuel mileage! Drive it like a Ferrari I always say. ( not really, I just thought of that now!)
 
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