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post #1 of 51 (permalink) Old 01-12-2010, 07:17 AM Thread Starter
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I would like to get some feedback on tires.I own a XTZ 1000(stock).I'm thinking about bighorns or some grim reapers.I will be going to the dunes 3 times a year and the rest of my riding will be dirt,mud,rocks in the midwest.Also wondering about tire size.Can I go with a taller tire without hurting belt or gears and will it hurt my low end power on a stock machine.Thanks for your time.
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You have an XTZ so don't worry about loosing power with a taller tire because you have plenty of it. I'm a dealer in the desert so I don't have many people go to a much taller tire. I have put 27s and 28s on without any problems. The big horns are good tires, but I have been selling alot of Maxxis Cerros tires out here. Now a lot of people are going for the 8 ply tires because of the puncture resistance like the bajacross and if I remember right the grim reapers are 8 ply. It all just comes down to how and where you ride.
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I just did a tire replacement and did a lot of research. I talked to Bipolar jim, they run the Grim Reapers. They are 8 ply and will hold up very good.However they are heavy, so its a trade off with a 6 or 8 ply tire. I went with the 27 inch Interco
Reptiles. They are bad ass in mud ,or rock , or snow.I am going to get bead locks and then it wont matter about the puncture resistance, and they are the only one that actually stands as tall as the manufacturers claim. They stand the true 27 inch.
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Chris, How are those Cerros?? I was thinking about getting a set before I bought my General Grabbers.. Anyone used them in the sand? How heavy are they? I like my Generals but if I could get something lighter thats just as durable I might go for it..
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The people that have them so far I know of one guy that has used his Prowler at Glamis with the Cerros. I will see him either today or tomorrow and ask him how they did.
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Well I talked to the guy that has taken his cerros to the Dunes, of course they aren't like paddles, but he said he was impressed with them. He said they performed a lot better than the stockers do in the sand.
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I've got 27" grim reapers on my 08 650 Prowler and absolutely love them.

Had them on when we rode the Paiute trail last year and they handled everything out there including the blacktop. Not showing any noticeable wear.

I didnt' think they weren all that heavy for a 27x14 tire. 24 lbs for the 27x11x14 rears. They do measure dead on with 15 lbs pressure

I highly recommend them as they smoothed out the ride greatly on my machine.
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I've got 27" grim reapers on my 08 650 Prowler and absolutely love them.

Had them on when we rode the Paiute trail last year and they handled everything out there including the blacktop. Not showing any noticeable wear.

I didnt' think they weren all that heavy for a 27x14 tire. 24 lbs for the 27x11x14 rears. They do measure dead on with 15 lbs pressure

I highly recommend them as they smoothed out the ride greatly on my machine.
Did you think about going with a wider tire to.I think I'm going to get the 27" grim reapers and maybe 1" wider to protect the rim alittle more.Thanks for everyones feed back .
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