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post #11 of 15 (permalink) Old 04-03-2019, 04:16 PM
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the angle of the axles shouldn't change with adding taller tires, but the added weight and traction they can give, can add more stress to them axles and thus wear on them more than stock tires will
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I'm already getting a grinding from my rear end running 26's when braking
if your getting a grinding noise while braking, odds are its something in your brake system,
larger tires might weight moire and take more brake power to slow and stop, but shouldn;t have anything to do with grinding noises!
maybe a wheel bearing is going out on you, or a rear axle splines wearing and slipping as you stop, but odds are that doesn't have much if anything to do with the slight 1 inch taller tires your running!
if this is a solid rear axle atv, the left rear wheel bearing is a known weak spot, they fail, let water into axle and that quickly rusts/weakens the splines on the axle, which can make a grinding noise\ jack atv up off the ground and check rear wheel bearings for play! would be my suggestion here, and if good, take brakes apart and see what is grinding in them!
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I'm already getting a grinding from my rear end running 26's when braking
if your getting a grinding noise while braking, odds are its something in your brake system,
larger tires might weight moire and take more brake power to slow and stop, but shouldn;t have anything to do with grinding noises!
maybe a wheel bearing is going out on you, or a rear axle splines wearing and slipping as you stop, but odds are that doesn't have much if anything to do with the slight 1 inch taller tires your running!
if this is a solid rear axle atv, the left rear wheel bearing is a known weak spot, they fail, let water into axle and that quickly rusts/weakens the splines on the axle, which can make a grinding noise\ jack atv up off the ground and check rear wheel bearings for play! would be my suggestion here, and if good, take brakes apart and see what is grinding in them!
I would agree. The bike comes stock with 25” tires. Bumping up to 26” tires only nets 1/2” in height, hardly enough to eat a CV on one of these. Lifts or tires larger than about 2” over stock diameter is another story. I wouldn’t run anything larger than 2” over stock anyway...that’s just me. Others have done it with nary an issue, but I wouldn’t.

Tires break axles from added traction and grabbing. If you bounce around too much in the mud and start getting wheel hop when you are spinning, you better get off it real quick and put it in 4x4.
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I'm already getting a grinding from my rear end running 26's when braking
if your getting a grinding noise while braking, odds are its something in your brake system,
larger tires might weight moire and take more brake power to slow and stop, but shouldn;t have anything to do with grinding noises!
maybe a wheel bearing is going out on you, or a rear axle splines wearing and slipping as you stop, but odds are that doesn't have much if anything to do with the slight 1 inch taller tires your running!
if this is a solid rear axle atv, the left rear wheel bearing is a known weak spot, they fail, let water into axle and that quickly rusts/weakens the splines on the axle, which can make a grinding noise\ jack atv up off the ground and check rear wheel bearings for play! would be my suggestion here, and if good, take brakes apart and see what is grinding in them!
I would agree. The bike comes stock with 25” tires. Bumping up to 26” tires only nets 1/2” in height, hardly enough to eat a CV on one of these. Lifts or tires larger than about 2” over stock diameter is another story. I wouldn’t run anything larger than 2” over stock anyway...that’s just me. Others have done it with nary an issue, but I wouldn’t.

Tires break axles from added traction and grabbing. If you bounce around too much in the mud and start getting wheel hop when you are spinning, you better get off it real quick and put it in 4x4.
HAHA< seen a lot of things break over the yrs from folks wheel hopping a vehicle, even in 4x4 and then suddenly get a little traction and you find your weak link/s real fast LOL

like they say too though HOW you use, or abuse something , has a LOT to do with how well or long something lasts
some folks run tall tires and do better than others, but most I think use there brain more than thumb toi get the longer life
but then again, many that dabble in the big tire world, DON"T seem to care about braking things, they call it FUN< and just the price that has to be paid some times to have it!
I think we are all guilty of this mind set at some point in our life, I know I was, so I don't throw stones at those that still enjoy testing the limits
only go around once, enjoy what you like as long as you can afford to! or just can!
or till one day you get smarter and don't want to waste $$ anymore LOL
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I love those tires. I think it looks great. You'll love the trail traction they provide! I found mine wore fairly fast on hard pack though...

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