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post #1 of 7 Old 09-11-2018, 12:47 AM Thread Starter
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New tires and 80 hour service

Absolutely love the machine!! Just did the 80 hour service and put som 26/11/12 radial tires on it.
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post #2 of 7 Old 09-11-2018, 09:34 AM
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What make of tires did you buy?

2009 Grizzly 550 Special Edition, Red Midnight Armour, EPS, 26"Pitbull Growler BG2.5 xor, on 12"polished alloy SE wheels with 1"spacers, Yamaha overfenders & windshield, Heat Demon grips & thumb warmers, 2500lbs Warn winch, two up seat / storage box, Moose rear bumper, Gold Plugs in diffs & engine, COOP45 machined sheave + 0.5mm shim (3.1:1), 18 gram weights, EPI Orange spring
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post #3 of 7 Old 09-12-2018, 01:30 PM Thread Starter
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Artrax contrax radial 26-12-11 super sick tires.
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post #4 of 7 Old 09-13-2018, 12:01 AM
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How do radial tires handle compared to the stock tires?
Are you running the same pressure as before?
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post #5 of 7 Old 09-13-2018, 11:16 AM
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Those are one of the many bighorn knock offs on the market. I believe one common theme among the bighorn clones is that they are fairly heavy. Do you notice any power loss?
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I put 26x9x12 in front and 26x12x12 bighorn originals on. They are very smooth and hooks up great. They are heavy and noticed a performance drop so i tweaked the cluthing. Now it is perfect.
Those tires are sweet, congrats. If you need to change clutching. Use purple spring and 22gr ( total weight and weight housing combined).
Still rides quiet and controlled until you punch it. Feels like two different
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post #7 of 7 Old 07-21-2019, 12:22 PM
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I did my 80 hour service this week. What methods are you people using to refill the diffs? My dad had something he fabricated years ago that used a lid with a tube on it that screws onto the oil bottle.

I also bought some Tusk Mud Force tires 26x9x12 and 26x11x12 on stock rims. They look fantastic and ride good too. I was riding with some novice friends this weekend so I couldn't put them through a hard test yet but initially I'm impressed with the side bite when straddling a washout and the turning ability is greatly increased. There's quite a few off camber trails where I ride and I was a little concerned about getting a taller tire but the stiffness of the sidewalls on these new tires made the off camber trails so much more comfortable to ride. I'd recommend a tire upgrade for that reason alone. I had 10 psi in it and will experiment different pressures. 10 seems like it may be too high.

I bought from Rocky Mountain ATV MC (Tusk is their brand) and the tires showed up in two days. I've read where they're fast and I can verify. Wow!

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