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Canadians w/ winter-tire requirements

For those in BC, and (I believe) Ontario and Quebec who are forbidden to ride between some date in the fall and another in the spring UNLESS your tires are mud and snow certified, I just checked my Shinko E705 radials, a 120/70 front and a 150/70 rear, and they ARE SO RATED...!

Here's a pic of the M+S markings:



w/ the 150 in the back, the 120 on top.

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Aaaarrrrrrrrrrrr
Thanks..... but I''m not sure I'll make the investment for few days I could take the bike out...
but good to know we have an option, I didn't think they actually make that....

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Those are NOT required in Ontario Canada at 40 degrees below zero ambient temperature in a January snow storm.
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In Quebec, the snowflake icon is required on the winter tires.



Since 2014, even if a tire is identified as M + S, if the snowflake icon is missing, the LEOs will gladly fine you.
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If you're riding on side streets covered with packed snow or main streets with salty slush in -15, I would think law enforcement would be the least of your concerns.

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If you're riding on side streets covered with packed snow or main streets with salty slush in -15, I would think law enforcement would be the least of your concerns....
I would AGREE, however, on those winter days when the sun is shining, the roads are dry, and it's MONTHS since you've been on two wheels....

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If you're riding on side streets covered with packed snow or main streets with salty slush in -15, I would think law enforcement would be the least of your concerns.
Not a chance LOL! Dry roads and sunny days are a must for my bike to be taken out early in the spring.

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Hi FastEddie

The BC Motor Vehicle Act states:
Winter tires and traction devices
208 (1) For the purpose of this section, "winter tire" means a tire that meets the standards and specifications prescribed for winter tires.

(2) The minister responsible for the administration of the Transportation Act may, by public notice or by placing signs, prohibit any vehicle or a class of vehicles from being driven or operated on a highway, unless the vehicle is equipped with chains, winter tires or traction devices, or a combination of these, that the minister responsible for the administration of the Transportation Act considers adequate in view of prevailing road conditions.
(3) A public notice or sign under subsection (2) may provide differently in relation to specified dates, prevailing weather conditions or any other criteria the minister responsible for the administration of the Transportation Act considers necessary or advisable.
(4) A person who drives or operates a vehicle in contravention of a prohibition made under subsection (2) commits an offence.

Under the Regulations a Winter Tire can have the snowflake symbol or M and S

I have never seen a motorcycle on the sign in (1).

For example the sign on the Malahat yesterday was
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I figure that the M+S symbol covers your butt...!

I ACTUALLY rode thru snow on the way to Prescott, AZ in March '16, FIRST day, written-up here:

http://www.kawasakiversys.com/forums...irt-rocks.html

somewhere...HIGH!

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There is no such regulation in Ontario... I can ride all year round on whatever tire I wish... However, since I am not stupid I do not ride in the snow...

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