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I don't think I ever seen a Bear Claw in person , and that is pretty amazing as I am around atv's "every" weekend , either they don't sell them down here or nobody uses them --------------------- If you want to , you can run 25's front and back on the 2wd or 4wd 300's
 

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I don't think I ever seen a Bear Claw in person , and that is pretty amazing as I am around atv's "every" weekend , either they don't sell them down here or nobody uses them --------------------- If you want to , you can run 25's front and back on the 2wd or 4wd 300's
I thought in the 4wd, The 1 inch difference in ft. and rr. was required for the diffs to be synced. Like OEM. I've thought about buying the 4 to 2 warn thingy.
 

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I have heard different theories of why the tires are different sizes from the factory , from the ratios of front and rear diffs being slightly different , to improving the steering radius , I can tell you from numerous hours of personal use on multiple bikes and from others with 300's that I know and all that I have read , you are not going to have problems from running the same size tire front and rear on a 300 4wd

The Wide Open 4x2 kick out is the best upgrade you can do to your 300 , it will feel like a different bike , makes it more fun to ride and less fatiguing on your body at the end of the day , it is expensive but worth it
 

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I have heard different theories of why the tires are different sizes from the factory , from the ratios of front and rear diffs being slightly different , to improving the steering radius , I can tell you from numerous hours of personal use on multiple bikes and from others with 300's that I know and all that I have read , you are not going to have problems from running the same size tire front and rear on a 300 4wd

The Wide Open 4x2 kick out is the best upgrade you can do to your 300 , it will feel like a different bike , makes it more fun to ride and less fatiguing on your body at the end of the day , it is expensive but worth it

Thanks for that info. I think that seized cable issue I read about can be solved by care and attention.
 

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are you talking about a shift cable for a 4x2 ? ------ I once had a cable that I had to replace , it was kind of my fault , I was rerouting the 4x2 when I added a winch and the cable still worked but I messed it up taking it apart to get it thru the fender hole , had to buy a rebuild kit , which comes with all the seals , bearings , bolts , grease and a new cable ( you can't buy the cable separate ) , it was $120 for the kit , whole unit list for $369 , since I had to take it a part to change the cable I replaced all the seals and bearings , it is really not a bad job , my second 4x2 for the wife's bike was a used one I bought cheap and got the kit and rebuilt it ----- I put grease on the shifter shaft and I think it helps keep water from getting into the cable housing
 

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I haven鈥檛 run a full set of bearclaws but I had an older pair on the front of a 450S. I used it to plow deep snow, on soft turf, ice and open range with cactus. I still have them for a set of spares and they still hold pressure.
Unlike the quad boss set I bought on recommendation鈥搕hose tires are a cactus magnet
 

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are you talking about a shift cable for a 4x2 ? ------ I once had a cable that I had to replace , it was kind of my fault , I was rerouting the 4x2 when I added a winch and the cable still worked but I messed it up taking it apart to get it thru the fender hole , had to buy a rebuild kit , which comes with all the seals , bearings , bolts , grease and a new cable ( you can't buy the cable separate ) , it was $120 for the kit , whole unit list for $369 , since I had to take it a part to change the cable I replaced all the seals and bearings , it is really not a bad job , my second 4x2 for the wife's bike was a used one I bought cheap and got the kit and rebuilt it ----- I put grease on the shifter shaft and I think it helps keep water from getting into the cable housing
Sounds like a perfect application for a single line hydraulic device.
 
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