Hi! Im wondering how long of studs i can put on my track i have a 94 yamaha v-max 600 le with a 1.25 lugs on it. Im trying to get it ready for next weekend where we have a speed run out on the lakes. Any help will be appreciated.
yep, well, the cogs on the axle in particular. If you look up under there, there is VERY little clearance between the tip of your current lugs and the front heat exchanger. Studs are obviously going to be hanging further out, and will contact your heat exchanger occasionally. (i've got a .875 track that has studs that are maybe 1" out, and my front heat exchanger and tunnel shows plenty of marks from contact. I'd be worried about anything longer than that, its only a matter of time before one goes through the cooler.)
No, they have been in use for motorcycle ice racing for decades.
Finally have been adapted for sleds.
I use the embedded ones as they have the lowest profile [less that 3/8"].
You can use more without adding significant weight to the track and they cost less too.
I just run them into the lugs with my rechargable drill.
In two years of use, I've only lost two heads off and there was never a worry about exchanger damage.