I think its a matter of opinion. The skinnies seem to go to the bottom faster if you're in deep boggy mud. Does the creek have a sandy, muddy, or gravel bottom? Out here where I ride at I like my wides better than skinnies that I used to run. The skinnies would dig into the sandy bottom and I'd end up stuck in a water wheelie. Mostly when coming out of the water channels. Its a P.I.T.A. to have to lock into 4wd and let the front end down and get off and push! I never worry about it with the wides. NOW>>>in the same scenario...I noticed that riding in the buddy pit out at Mud Creek, the guys with skinnies on the rear moved quicker across the pit than I did....my bike just kept standing straight up, guess the skinnies cut the sludge better and kept moving forward. So like I said, depends on what kind of bottom. Also, keep in mind that the wides hold a larger volume of air, so the rear end is more likely to try and come up if you have wides. I dont worry about it due to my width and the rake on the rear arms that I get from the Catvos.
You live in central mississippi, I've actually ridden at all the parks around there (since 2000)... So I know where you ride and what it's like there. You want wides rear skinny's front. You don't want skinnys on the back in some of those nasty soft places that Rocks and CCC and T-Lane provide.
Dont get the wrong idea about wide rears from what I said above....something to keep in mind is that I was running across the pit in 2wd and the other bikes were in 4wd.... that was probably part of the reason why they moved quicker. I say buy what YOU want, not what we want lol. I like the look of the wides on the rear, and I do think they pull quite a bit harder than the skinnies due to the extra amount of rubber.
Like filthy said above, get what You want... I personally have skinny silverbacks on my brute, and love how they pull... I have been to CCC and no problems... It's not just where/what you ride, but also your riding style... I personally am stuck on skinnies... I know people who swear by skinny/wide and people who use wides..
With clutching yeah you will. And yeah I'd just leave them on those rims I woudlnt worry with getting thiner ones, unless it just looks stupid. Besides, Why get 31 skinnys for the rear though? Who wants a 9" tire in the rear except racers? Just get 31x11 for the rear and you'll be fine.
Okay guy I’ve got a 2013 kawi bruteforce 650i that I’m looking to make pretty mud capable. The machine has 8000 kilometres on it (still mint don’t worry lol) and in its retirement years I think it should become a decent mud/trail quad. I’ve got a 2 inch lift in the mail and already has a snorkel...
I was curious what are the pros and cons of having a 4” lift or not given 32” assasinators will fit on xmr 1000 with new floor boards. Just seems lift just makes breaking things easier while not going through any more mud?
Hey guys i have a 2008 kawasaki brute force 750 its all stock i ordered 28x10x12 and 28x12x12 maxxis zillas for it and im wondering if they will fit i know they will fit but i mean like on stock rims will they be sticking out enough on stock rims?
Looking for a Set of Bowman Mudwalkers to go on an old Honda i picked up and not having any luck finding any. I know they dont make them anymore so if you have a set or know someone that has a set and you want to get rid of them Id like to take them off your hands. Thanks in advance
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