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Finally got the tires studded and mounted, what a tedious task. I notched each paddle so that the backer would sit flush, through the 20 paddles, 140 notches in total, then drilling for the studs and finally installing said studs. The tires are 25" Realters (Thanks Twyztid) and the studs are Woodys 1-3/8" carbide trail studs.

The front tires are my ice racing tires, and are only there for these pictures, the 25" Realters are to be used with my skis, but I'm running out of time before I have to head back north to work.

They hook up mad...on hard pack plowed/icy back lane conditions it wheelies at any speed. I have to take one hub off and offset the splines at least one and maybe two, as when I hammer it now it has a tendency to hook to the right. I can't wait to get it on the lake and wind it up, but so far the tire shake isn't that bad. I've only had it up to about 40mph and then I ran out of back lane. It stops on a dime. It snowed and then rained here recently and my street is covered in about 2" of hard packed ice/snow over the pavement and when I hit the gas it tears big pieces up right down to the asphalt.
 

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Looks bada$$ toolman....:tup:
Is that a 4" or 6" swinger ext.?
I just got a 4" on here, just tryin to picture what it's goin to look like...
If that's it... I like it!
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It's a VEN 4" extension. The quad has a Fundy UTK 700, and VFJ stage 2 clutch, along with all of the other bolt on stuff, VDI, Muzzy, EHS, etc.
 

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I think I like it soo much cause it looks like it's used for what it was made to....
RUN like a MOFO....not sit for 51 weeks of the year in heated storage waitin to go out when the weather is just right....
Not that I wouldn't want one of those quads...their beautiful...just nice to see a "bluecollar" bike on here every once in a while...:tup: Ed3
 

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I think I like it soo much cause it looks like it's used for what it was made to....
RUN like a MOFO....not sit for 51 weeks of the year in heated storage waitin to go out when the weather is just right....
Not that I wouldn't want one of those quads...their beautiful...just nice to see a "bluecollar" bike on here every once in a while...:tup: Ed3
I got me one of those bikes.I mean it looks good but I ride the hell out of it whenever I can and if I didn't hate the cold so much it would be out all winter too.
Who the hell wants one that sits most of the year anyway..........oh wait most of kawieriders does how silly of me.
 

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Looks awesome, toolman! Those tires are wider than I expected!

I am sure they will give some vibration at high speeds on ice because of the space between the rows of studs. So you got about 70 studs per tire? Nothing grabs on ice like tires with snowmobile studs. I am actually surprised that mine don't vibrate at high speeds. I have had mine to 70mph+ without any shake at all.
 

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I have a dumb question...is it common for those studs to fall off while riding on the ice/snow? If so, does it shoot off like a projectile? Seems like it might be dangerous if the studs happen to come off at high speeds!?!
 

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Hey toolman kinda off subject here but I was just curious how your like you std bore Fundy UTK kit? I have Rays newest UTK kit that I'm getting ready to install. If you don't want to talk about this here just PM me. I appreciate your input. Sexy tire studs by the way :wub:
 

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Thanks Twyztid...it was worth the wait and the effort.

Mikeyboy_esq...they are snowmachine studs, so they mount from the inside. There is about a 1" dia flat socket head and then the thread is studded. You put on the backer washer and then a 1/2" aluminum locknut. It would be impossible to lose one.

I have 1-1/8" studs on my 22" Realters, but they are installed between the paddles. I was concerned at first about them tearing right out but so far so good.


Thanks for the kudos from everyone, I'd have to say that "blue collar quad" is my favorite compliment to date. I was out riding before it froze, and have learnt from experience not to wash it until I can guarantee that it dries for a couple of days in a heated garage. Normally it's at least clean.


05-BF-750...sent you a PM
 

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get some video:)

looks great

did you tube the tires???
 

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Being that these are studded from the inside out. How long do they hold air?

Excuse my ignorance..Just being curious.
 

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It is best to use tubes with that setup but they would probably hold for a day with some tire slime as well. The benefit of the tube is direct pressure on the stud base from the inside of the tire. It it typically best to run the studded tires a little harder than normal to keep the studs from flexxing as easy.

When I set up my tires like this, I put some fiberglass mat liners inside before installing a tube and then drilled 8 holes on the flange of each side of the wheels and installed some sheet metal screws to act a "cheap" bead lock. If you spin a tire on the wheel with a tube in it, you will rip the valve stem. For someone not looking to drill a pair of wheels, the tire slime would probably be a better idea since it won't matter if the tire spins on the wheel a little.
 

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well you are a the stud man, Kevin :)
 

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:D I try! :p
 

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I went with no liner and just the tubes. I did leave the nut off the valve stem so if it spins it will just suck right in. I have them aired up to 10psi which is what I ran the 22" Realters at and never had a problem.

Vids are going to have to wait for a couple of weeks...back to work this aftie.
 
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