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    Back in the Saddle mcmxcivrs's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by rangerreece View Post
    It's good to see our Canadian brothers and sisters welcoming new members and expanding their membership. You guys are kicking butt up there. Keep up the good work, and welcome to the forum kjaw.
    We're planning a takeover after which we'll move the office to Saskatoon. It'll be a friendly takeover and we'll apologize sincerely for it.

    And of course, welcome aboard kjaw.
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    Welcome! It's only about a month and a half to go to the start of the riding season. I hope you have a good one.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BMW Triumphant View Post
    Welcome! It's only about a month and a half to go to the start of the riding season. I hope you have a good one.
    What's a riding season?
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    A month and a half? They're making chains for my RT now?
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    Quote Originally Posted by bogthebasher View Post
    A month and a half? They're making chains for my RT now?
    Nope RT's are still shaft driven.
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    To me up here in Southern Ontario "Riding Season" is when the Rain washes off the salt on the roads in the Spring .... till they start salting the roads after it snows. Last year I rode up to December 24th.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rangerreece View Post
    What's a riding season?
    Sometimes it seems like the riding season is a month and a half.
    Ed Miller, Calgary, AB
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    Quote Originally Posted by rangerreece View Post
    Nope RT's are still shaft driven.

    I believe that Ken meant chains for his tires, up here in the northern parts, chains are allowed on tires for winter driving in the ice and snow.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Terry Cainey View Post
    I believe that Ken meant chains for his tires, up here in the northern parts, chains are allowed on tires for winter driving in the ice and snow.
    Am sure you are right, Terry! Although it is for cars, not motorcycles, chains are used on tires and that is what Ken meant.
    Now, in order to guess that, first one should know what "riding season" is!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by rangerreece View Post
    What's a riding season?
    It's the time of year when the roads don't have corrosive and slippery salt on them. Don't you have some short periods like that?

    Still, there are some things to do - like clean the saddlebags and install the reflective material I got for Christmas, install a replacement audio helmet unit, ...

    Enjoy your longer season, as I'm sure you do!
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    Quote Originally Posted by bogthebasher View Post
    They're making chains for my RT now?
    No tire chains for the RT but you can go this route

    https://www.facebook.com/MAXBMWMotor...3202029201968/


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    Tire chains? What the heck are you guys talking about?

    I'm kidding of course. I grew up in central Illinois in the late 70's. The record books still go back and stop at the blizzards of 77.

    And that's why I live in lower Alabama. Year round riding. Oh yeah! It's awesome!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lee View Post
    No tire chains for the RT but you can go this route

    https://www.facebook.com/MAXBMWMotor...3202029201968/


    Somebody was busy assembling those tires. Wish they would show it in action.
    But most likely is just show, not for use. Or am i wrong??

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    That's used for ice racing. Yes that really is a sport up here.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mcmxcivrs View Post
    That's used for ice racing. Yes that really is a sport up here.
    I have seen ice racing, but never had a close look at the tires. Thought the spikes where rather
    shorter and sharper. Either way, ice racing is fascinating. Not a good idea to be run over by one
    of them bikes...

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