Honda Foreman Forums : Rubicon, Rincon, Rancher and Recon Forum - Reply to Topic
Thread: Tires Consideration Reply to Thread
Title:
Message:
Trackback:
Send Trackbacks to (Separate multiple URLs with spaces) :
Post Icons
You may choose an icon for your message from the following list:
 

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Honda Foreman Forums : Rubicon, Rincon, Rancher and Recon Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



  Additional Options
Miscellaneous Options

  Topic Review (Newest First)
02-21-2012 09:44 PM
pls1911 Yup ..truely was looking for a second set of stock rims to have spares for both bikes, and the new tires happened to come with 'em.
I'll wear through them pretty quickly, and be ready for the B'Horns soon enough.
Cryin' shame nobody here has an opinion....Hah!!! tooooo easy to get a serious rise outta yous guys...
Cheers.
02-19-2012 09:43 PM
jbgill06 Every tire has a place. Right now, my stock tires are back-up tires in case I have a failure of either my Bighorns or my Mudlites. I actually have 3 sets of stock Rincon tires and rims. My dad uses one set on his Rancher 420AT for the summer, because he wanted a set of stock aluminum rims. Found them for $150 and they came with nearly new tires. I ran my original stock tires until they were bald, which if you have ever seen Rincon stock Ohatsu/Dunlaps it doesn't take long to wear them out. On most machines, in average conditions, most stock tires do good. They are light, and although 2ply and prone to slicing, they help absorb bumps better than stock tires. In dry conditions, where you do not require an aggressive tire, makes stock tires a good choice.
02-19-2012 09:35 PM
a_tack
Quote:
Originally Posted by chrisb View Post
I had stocks for 2 yrs and hated them but just wanted to pay for my quad first, I finally had a chance to ride mine today with my new sti black diamond xtr and mud where I use to have to keep it floored and rock it in 4wd. Today I was 1/4 throttle 2wd and walked right out with no problems. I was also really impressed how much more stable the quad is with stronger side walls. A world of difference

notice any power loss with those 26" XTR's?
02-19-2012 09:21 PM
lop3r1 here's something to consider when dropping big bucks on aftermarket tires...you gotta drop the big bucks!!! stockers are only temporary. they are only there to get you to your house. they suck after the 1st ride.
02-19-2012 08:53 PM
Kipes I agree, stock tires are the cheapest contract tire out there. Waayyy better choices out there.
02-19-2012 06:23 PM
chrisb I had stocks for 2 yrs and hated them but just wanted to pay for my quad first, I finally had a chance to ride mine today with my new sti black diamond xtr and mud where I use to have to keep it floored and rock it in 4wd. Today I was 1/4 throttle 2wd and walked right out with no problems. I was also really impressed how much more stable the quad is with stronger side walls. A world of difference
02-19-2012 02:35 PM
tskfreak oh yeah i agree main my zilla's ride great, but i was just saying i was impressed with what the stockers did as little as i rode on them that is.....lol
02-19-2012 02:16 PM
maine_rider15 yeah i didnt lke the handling of the 2 ply tire with the 6 ply i got now its way better handling around corners faster
02-19-2012 01:52 PM
tskfreak
Quote:
Originally Posted by pls1911 View Post
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
02-19-2012 12:25 PM
temagamiarearider Ive never had good luck with stock tires on my bikes.... moreso my canam than my honda. I am NOT a fan of ANY stock tires. the intended use should dictate the tire you require and not price in my opinion. if its light duty riding, the stockers will do the job cheapest and best. if you ride off road, they will not be reliable in the end. a 6ply tire minimum is required for durability off roading.
This thread has more than 10 replies. Click here to review the whole thread.

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome