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Winter/ice studs???

Hey do any of you guys know where I can get ice studs (not screws), iv been on the net and I cant find anywhere in the uk that sells them. I live in northern scotland, and Im moving right into the sticks now, just for the winter, and i love riding when theres snow and ice, and would love to try it with some studs in the tyres this winter. Hoping someone knows!!!! Cheers
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Stud tires

Hello,
You can by stud tires from Finland.
There is various kind of studs for different surface and use but if you can describe what kind of surface you will be useing them I'm sure I can find set to you.
All tires what we are useing studs are glued in.
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Have a look here.

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They have some studded tyres. Put in you wheel sizes and see what comes up!

They ship to the UK, pretty quickly too!
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Don't get caught on HM highways using studs, the law tends not to understand the need. Chains work and are 100% legal when there is an obvious need, but limit you to under 30 mph so have to come off when you hit the main roads.

I'd say studs if you are riding forrest roads where you can't/won't get a white Rangerover with a blue stripe, otherwise knobblies and chains.

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Where can you get bike snow-chains in the UK?
I looked into them briefly before my trip and gave up... then found myself really wishing I had them when trying to climb up a mountain road covered in snow in Kashmir!
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PM HU member Indu. he has a guide for riding in the snow and ice at. Minutes of a Motorcycle Addict - A Guide to Winter Riding

But you may need to import your chains I cant seem to find any built or sold in the UK. Did find this MV Snow Claws Set and for Xtrem Driver - Snow Chains for Motorcycles - MV Motorrad Technik GmbH - Sonderzubehoer fuer Motorraeder
or this motorangs Winterfahrer-Tips: Hubert Staudachers Schneeketten-Erzeugung

Some options for you is using rope around the tyres or make your own or cut down a chain from a car tyre and use it.
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Where can you get bike snow-chains in the UK?
I looked into them briefly before my trip and gave up... then found myself really wishing I had them when trying to climb up a mountain road covered in snow in Kashmir!
Either make them using any suitable chain and luggage straps, or use car ones and modify the length of the inner wire. A 15" low profile Car wheel and tyre has roughly the same dimensions chain wise as a 17" 130 section bike set up.

The luggage strap version is thinner on the tyre wall, so has fewer issues with clearances. The car versions are better made.

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https://sites.google.com/site/threew...d-places/tyres

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There is a huge variety of studds and they all have their place of optimal operation. It all comes down to where and how you are to use them, i.e. you specific requirements.
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