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Hey guys I am going in the morning to pick up some new tires and I am debating on what to do .....Currently I run 26" Mudlite XL's (26x9x12 And 26x10x12) on a 500ES Foreman , and I am just looking to change things up a bit .
I am looking at the Big Horn Tire.

Here is my dilema:
Do I go with the 25" or 26" tire ? Will my bike be ok with the 26" tire with the added weight?
Here are the wieghts of the tires in question.

Mudlite XL-26x9x12 ....23.2
Mudlite XL-26x10x12...22.9

Bighorns
25x8x12.....21.4
25x10x12...27.1
26x9x12....25.7
26x12x12..30.6


So by the way I am looking at it I am adding a few pounds with the bighorns and if my bike can handle it I would like to go with the 26" due to the added ground clearance.....please give me your advise..thanks
 

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well your bike should easly be able to turn all of those tires and the type of tire u get also depends on how u ride.. heres my opinion

Mostly trail riding
ITP 589 M/S
-front- 26x9x12
-back- 26x12x12

Mostly mud
HL outlaws
-front- 27x9.5x12
-back- 27x12x12

About half and half
Mud Machine bi/tri claws
-front- 27x9.5x12
-back- 27x12x12

thats just my opinion i hope it helps
 

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well your bike should easly be able to turn all of those tires and the type of tire u get also depends on how u ride.. heres my opinion

Mostly trail riding
ITP 589 M/S
-front- 26x9x12
-back- 26x12x12

Mostly mud
HL outlaws
-front- 27x9.5x12
-back- 27x12x12

About half and half
Mud Machine bi/tri claws
-front- 27x9.5x12
-back- 27x12x12

thats just my opinion i hope it helps


I agree with this 100%
 

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I run 27" BIGHORNS and love them. They are awsome. I am running them on my 500 Foreman ES. No problem pulling them. I dont think you can beat the ride of the HORNS. Hope this will help you. O also hear is a pic of them on the bike. front is 27-9x12 rear is 27-12x12.
 

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You should not have any issues whatsoever with a 500.

I am running Bighorn 10"x 26" fronts and 12"x 26" rears on my 350 Rancher and can break the rear loose at will in most situations. My bike has zero performance mods. (I do have a Warn 424 kit installed and ride mostly in 2WD)

The ride quality is fantastic. The tires are everything people say about them and then some. Don't let $20 extra a tire be the decision that keeps you from buying them. They are worth it.
 
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