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Decided I screwed up so going to sell, must pick up as I won't ship. if interested PM me at [email protected]

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My buddies wifes' 420 has 28s on it , with no reduction , she does really good on it , I have never rode it , so I don't have a clue how much them tires choke it down , I rode my 450 with 29.5s with no reduction and to tell the truth it wasn't much difference going from 27s to 29.5 , but the 450 I find is low geared to start with to me ------ I know there were 2 different wheel base 420s , don't know if the engine outputs were different
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Im quite surprised that your disappointed in the results going up to 26 tyres. As I mentioned, I run 28s, although theres a substantial difference I didnt think it was all that bad, I find my 450 equally as powerful as my fathers 500 foreman which is bone stock.

Have you had this foreman a long time? Would it be worthwhile checking compression and adjusting valve lash? Just wondering if your down on power at all.

I do feel your pain though buddy, when I got my first 300 fourtrax I bought some aggressive mud tyres thinking theyd be awesome and Id never get stuck. How wrong was I..!! It didnt have the power to turn them in the peanut butter gloopy mud, ended up selling them and throwing tons of cash at it and eventually built myself a great mud bike.
I've had it since new and always serviced as required, runs like a champ. Not down on power. The new Rip saws weigh 38.9 and 32.6 lbs. and that's just the tires. I'm pretty sure that's the problem.

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Decided I screwed up so going to sell, must pick up as I won't ship. if interested PM me

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haven't decided yet, need to do something with the heavy Rip Saws first, put the stock back on for now. guarantee they will be lighter. Open for suggestions.

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Decided I screwed up so going to sell, must pick up as I won't ship. if interested PM me

https://palmsprings.craigslist.org/s...809823620.html.
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haven't decided yet, need to do something with the heavy Rip Saws first, put the stock back on for now. guarantee they will be lighter. Open for suggestions.
I myself would stay with 25's you have a good selection of rims and tires to choose from.Sure you could find a nice setup for your Bike.

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Mudlites a re a decent tyre, as are bear claws, both lightweight and do well in most conditions.
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As for now I'll just keep my stock on till I can recoop the $ on the Rip Saws.

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As for now I'll just keep my stock on till I can recoop the $ on the Rip Saws.
So were the Rip Saws so heavy that you had actual bogging down problems? Or did you just not like how it responds and the acceleration you are able to get with them?

Yes they are super heavy tires. Probably a little heavier than the 26" bighorn knockoffs I put on my Grizzly (421cc). While it did hurt the acceleration some on my grizzly, they are nowhere near being actually too heavy for the machine to turn them. The added traction is still worth it to me.

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This may be of some interest . . . . wheel weight / acceleration

The Effects of Rotational Inertia on Automotive Acceleration

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The new Rip Saws weigh 38.9 and 32.6 lbs. and that's just the tires. I'm pretty sure that's the problem.
According to the many weight/inertia tables around . . .
Each pound of tire weight above stock is the equivalent of 2 lbs. on the racks.

Each pound of rim weight above stock is the equivalent of 1.6 lbs. on the racks.

OEM front steel wheel = 10 lbs.
OEM rear steel wheel = 12 lbs.

OEM front Dunlop tire = 14 lbs.
OEM rear Dunlop tire = 16 lbs.

Tires/wheels for 450S Foreman.

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