Something to consider before dropping big bucks on aftermarket tires, especially if you're looking for routine reliability: New take-off tires.
I certainly like after market tires, particularly BigHorns.
Having said that, I was surprised that the Maxxis on the stock 2012 Foreman have proven somewhat unstoppable for me in climbing 45 degree sloped gravel roads in 18 inches of snow, related muddy roads at lower altitudes toward town, and typical mudpit in ranch roads. Similarly, they didn't hesitate when chained and pushing a 60" snowplow. The rocky northern New Mexico trails have not yet offered and tire related challenges. Honda did some good work contracting for these proprietary treads.
I couldn't pass up a chance to score a spare set of zero miles Foreman wheels and tires from a fellow who replaced his before he picked it up new at the dealership. A good buy at $200.
I guess I'll be putting the BigHorns off for awhile.
i agree with you i really enjoyed how my stock tires while i had them on my foreman, it did everything i asked of them, but i knew it was only a matter of time before i got a flat in them and that's the main reason for the switch over... also i broke through some ice right after i changed the tires and my zilla's dug me out of it, with the stockers it would of been tow time for sure
2012 FOREMAN 500 ES
27 INCH ZILLA'S
ITP SS212'S ALL BLACK WHEELS
1.5 INCH STI ALUMINUM WHEEL SPACERS
BIG GUN EXHAUST
TWIN AIR FILTER, K&N OIL FILTER
ALUMINUM PRODUCTS SKID PLATE
POWERMADD STAR SERIES HANDGUARDS
MOOSE OZARK REAR BAG
4 INCH PVC STORAGE COMPARTMENT