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New tires/wheels

Postby BearCat » Sun Jan 06, 2008 6:21 pm

Finally found time to get the Christmas gifts mounted on the rims and bolted to the bike.
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Postby GPER » Sun Jan 06, 2008 6:44 pm

Very nice, looks like they will have a good bite.

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Postby FishaHallic » Sun Jan 06, 2008 8:00 pm

That quad looks too good to get dirty, unlike mine which I have not washed since I owned it :oops: .
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Postby BearCat » Mon Jan 07, 2008 12:03 am

LOL Fish!!..Last ride,end of summer, to the Niagara area in Southern Ont. I'm not a huge fan of mud but it was a great time.
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Postby FishaHallic » Mon Jan 07, 2008 12:46 am

Mine is not that bad :thumbsup: , but I bet it would be fun getting it that dirty. BTW your quad cleans up nice.
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Re: New tires/wheels

Postby hellcat650 » Mon Jan 07, 2008 9:28 am

BearCat wrote:Finally found time to get the Christmas gifts mounted on the rims and bolted to the bike.
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Bearcat, whats the specs on those new treads?

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Postby BearCat » Mon Jan 07, 2008 2:08 pm

ITP 589's...27-9-12's in front and 27-11-12's in back. The wheels are the Vision 160's...12x7 in front and 12x8 in back. theres about 3/4" clearance between the tire and tie-rod up front which is actually more than it was with the stock 8" PXT's and steel rims. If your looking for Wheels right now you can find these ones cheap all over the place. I paid $210 for all four shipped.
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Postby hellcat650 » Thu Jan 10, 2008 9:22 am

BearCat wrote:ITP 589's...27-9-12's in front and 27-11-12's in back. The wheels are the Vision 160's...12x7 in front and 12x8 in back. theres about 3/4" clearance between the tire and tie-rod up front which is actually more than it was with the stock 8" PXT's and steel rims. If your looking for Wheels right now you can find these ones cheap all over the place. I paid $210 for all four shipped.
? why not buy Bighorns.

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Postby ATV'er » Thu Jan 10, 2008 10:12 am

your quad looks good, Im pretty happy with my 589's

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Postby Ken » Thu Jan 10, 2008 6:23 pm

I had 589's for 4 years and now Bighorns for one. So I've got experience with both.

Here's my comparison.

Mud: Edge 589's. Those treads just seek and destroy mud.

Snow: Edge Bighorn. What makes 589's great in mud, hurts them in snow. Snow is about floatation, and the Bighorns disperse the weight much better. It's China here I come with 589's.

Trails: Big advantage Bighorn. Bighorns are smooth, corner amazingly and literally soak up small and medium rocks. You'd swear you have a flat. 589's, between the treads and bias ply, you need dentist to fix those lost fillings.

Rocks: Even. Both grip rocks well. In intense spots those treads really bite with 589's. Bighorns have great side bite. Www.atvobsession.com/reviews.html

Wear: about even. I had 2200 miles on 589's and now 1000 on my Bighorns. I have seen Bighorns with 7000 miles still kickin' and I bet the 589's could too.

What's the best one? Overall, Bighorns. But if you don't dry trail ride much, and mainly do mud and boulders, 589's rock.
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Postby ATV'er » Thu Jan 10, 2008 8:28 pm

I would have to say also that they did dig alot in the snow. I have found that a maxium of 2 p.s.i in the snow and they will do decesent. If you do alot of rock crawing the edges of the tread will become rounded fast. I would like to give the bighorns a try someday.

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how to post video

Postby Kodiak » Fri Jan 11, 2008 12:10 pm

i have a great video of ATVers 589's in action tearing up the snow but alas i don't know how to post it :roll: so yeah if you can tell me how i will show you kens "china" diggin in action!
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Re: how to post video

Postby GrizzlyGuy » Fri Jan 11, 2008 1:44 pm

Kodiak wrote:i have a great video of ATVers 589's in action tearing up the snow but alas i don't know how to post it :roll: so yeah if you can tell me how i will show you kens "china" diggin in action!
Sounds like a way-cool video, Kodiak! You can get a free account over at Blip.TV. The upload process is pretty straightforward. When it is done uploading, it will give you a link to your video. Click that, then give it a look-see to make sure it uploaded OK. You can then copy the URL out of your browser and paste it into a post here. For example, here is one of mine over there:

http://blip.tv/file/589098

Or, you could do YouTube which is also free. But I've found that the quality at Blip.TV tends to be better.

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Postby hellcat650 » Fri Jan 11, 2008 1:57 pm

I luv this site, everyone shares their knowledge with no agenda. I want new tires so bad.

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Postby BearCat » Fri Jan 11, 2008 2:05 pm

One of the guys I ride with has BigHorns. I like both the 589s and the horns but figured I would do a comparison between the two. In some of the mud we run into, its like thick clay the Bighorns get "packed" and he'll end up stuck. from what I've seen of the 589's..they seem to "clean-out" well. In most other areas he does great. Just going up and down the street after getting them on I know the 589's are gonna be rough on harder surfaces.We ride a wide range of terrain though and usually will run into abit of everything. As far as snow, I see most plowing driveways. Theres the odd few heavy snowfalls here and usually we'll just "garage run" on those nights. As everything freezes we spend alot of time out on the lakes and waterways. But I dont think either tire, without studs, is better than the other on ice.

Alot of what I have seen in the pic's and vids here 589's or Bighorns are the way to go. Theres Mudlites but then everyone I talked to said they dont last at all. From what I have looked at after the 589's or Bighorns tires become specifically either trail or mud (generally) I did look at a couple "AMS" tires but they felt like a real soft compound...thought they wouldn't last long.

Looked at these also but I dont know enough about them. Or know anyone who has a set.(Mud Gear)
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