I know what you mean! I place a 500 watt light up on a 5 gallon pail to let it set for an hour or so on the engine. I'm thinking also about rejetting it for the cold weather. You are not to far from me and I think it would be cool if we got together to ride. Your buddis with mine. Keep in toach as spring approaches. Or if you want, meet me on the lake! Take care,
Well, my first expierance on the lake will be a memirable one! It was a blast.........right up to the point my chain broke in the middle of Manistee Lake. I rode around for about 1/2 hour. Fast wide turns, rear tire sliding around and catching up with the front, snow rooster tail. I have never expieranced anything like this. It was a beautiful sunny Saturday afternoon. I was crusing along and then POP and my engine froze. I thought that it had seized. In a panic I took off my helmet and proped the bike on the stand. I quickly realized what had happened. So, I began my long journey back the the puplic access where I had parked. After approx. 200 yards a man on a snomobile approached me and offered me a tow. I hate being towed by anything on a bike and had never attempted it before on ice! I figured that it would be a whole lot better than pushing it. After several minutes we made it to shore and I exchanged my bike for some fishing gear. I will be picking up a new chain this weekend and giving it another try.
Are there still ice races that anyone knows of? I ice raced a 250 Ducati when I was young. Might give it another go if there was a "seniors" class. Myself and a few other guys pioneered the use of snow tire studs in our ice racers but after one season they gave way to hex head screws which were a lot easier to put in the tires. Hope that is still the hot set up.
I have read about and know people that use Kold Kutter screws. They love them. As far as watching some events, I don't have the spare time right now but would enjoy to some day see a race or two. So thanks for the info.
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