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Old 10-25-2006, 09:05 AM
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Default Snow riding rigs?

Anyone read DR this month about rigging up a track to a bike?

Anyone know of a GasGas with this done?

I am interested in this, if anyone knows of a manufacturer/supplier please let me know....
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Old 10-25-2006, 01:47 PM
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I had talked to the guys that make the Switchblade a loooooong time ago about rigging one up for a gasser, but I never heard back from them and I never pursued it any further.

Back when I was still a dealer, we were selling tons of the AD Boivin Traxion + kits for ATV's and it got me thinking about the two wheel applications up here in Minnesota. Switchblade got a bunch of press that year with a prototype at Indy - then they fell silent. I thought they were dead until my DR came this month.

KTM (the prototypes), Yammies and Honda were where they were starting.
If they got a Gas Gas order (and a bike to check fit) that made it worth the time, I think they'd consider doing it.

Any GG riders living somewhere snowy have money burning a hole in your pocket?

Personally, I find ice screws plenty of fun and quite a bit cheaper than Trelleborg ice tires or a track kit. Gives me something to do with those half worn Michelins at the end of the year.

Not a Gas Gas, but on a side note, imagine the fun you could have with these on this in the snow.
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Old 10-25-2006, 06:10 PM
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While those tracks look kinda cool, a snowmobile is a much better option for snow riding. A sled, while heavier (which is annoying) has a lot more power and a wide track to get you more places.
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Old 10-25-2006, 09:18 PM
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Not to mention fuel mileage. Most sled have a ten gallon tank for about 100 or so mileage range. A little 2 to 3 gallon dirtbike tank would only be good for playing around in a snow covered sandpit with a pick up with gas tanks in the bed. No long haul milage riding with one of those set ups. Plus icy trails are off limits. Not gyro effect from the front ski. lean that sucker over on an icy trail and your gonna be on your azz. Used sled would be a much more practical toy for the snow.
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Old 10-26-2006, 06:48 AM
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Sleds are cheap in my part of the world, and would be better in my opinion too, but if you really determined, you can do what this guy is doing.
http://www.odsc.on.ca/phpbb/viewtopic.php?t=3988
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Old 10-26-2006, 07:10 PM
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Cool link!! wonder how he made out with that track on the back
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