For the record, I go quite slow, prefer rock crawling, only ever go about 20mph if it's really flat and smooth. Occasional sand, snow, mud.
I don't know what stock tires you had, but the Dunlops that came with the Grizzlies were awful. They seem paper-thin and as bias-ply, they ride terrible. When I first rode with GrizzlyGuy - who had Big Horns, while I had the Dunlops - I kept thinking "how can he go so fast?" - the rocks were pounding me and I had to keep slowing down. The ride difference with Big Horns was amazing, and I have yet to get a flat or damage of any kind with them.
Paynes Creek 2016!
16 Yamaha Wolverine R-Spec EPS SE
09 Yamaha Grizzly 700 FI 4x4 EPS
2 things I noted:
1. Turning in is softer, it doesn't respond as well to turning the wheel as the older (stiffer) tires did. I think the tread pattern, with it's lack of tread blocks that are aligned in the direction of travel make them a little less grippy from side forces, but more grippy in traction forces.
2. The rear tires now stick out a little bit from the side of the Rhino, and when going through water it throws this water up onto your butt cheek at moderate speeds. So, if you butt is warm, go fast through water. if keeping dry is important, go very slow.
Not like this, in other words:
They are great tires.
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