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Well I am new to four wheeling and did not really want to get into this hobby, but I am hooked now. Here in Florida we have alot of mudding events that go I and have spent most of my time working on my Bronco. At the events my buddy's have quads and always asked me if I would ride one an I always turned them down. Not my wife. She went for a ride with my 2 year old son and got off and said, "We need one!" He said, "Best ever!" I knew I would say the same thing if I got on one. So my buddy was cleaning out is garage and had an old 125 trx and asked if I wanted it. I jumped at the chance. The quad was in great shape for a 1986. All the plastic was in dusty, but all there and not a crack. The paint was a little rusty and it had mismatched rear tires.
I had to repair the gas tank, install new air filter, change oil, buy new battery and tear apart the carb. Put it all back together and it was running in five minutes.
Now I have a few quick questions.
I have mix tires on the rear end. Both are wolly boogers. One is a 22-11-8 and the other is a 22-12-8. Both have the same diameter so I am not concerned about messing up the rear end, but it looks funny from the back.
Both are kind of worn.
So here is what I learned from my searches. Frist there are not a lot of choice for an 8 in rim and tires weigh a lot different depending on the tread design.
I would like to get a tire that has grip for the mud, but I also need to be able to spin it so it clears.
If i get a heaver tire to I need to change the sprocket and is that bad for the quad?

I know it is only a 125 but what choices do I have for my tire situation.
I was thinking of the Kenda Bear claws 22-12-8 but they way 25 pounds.
Sorry so long and thanks for the help in advance.
 

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Welcome to the site. I think something like the mud lite if they come in an 8" rim size. Smarter people will have better advice... LOL
 

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Welcome to the site. I think something like the mud lite if they come in an 8" rim size. Smarter people will have better advice... LOL
Yeah, I agree. If they come in the 8 inch rim size, the Mudlites would be a good choice. I think they're about the lightest tire out there for that type of tire.
 

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Welcome to the forums.
 

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The mudlites are the GREAT! I have a pair on my 400 and my father has a set on his BIGBEAR. I am not sure if they come in an 8 inch rim. You could also look into a different rim, I know they make a mudlite for a 9 inch rim.
Welcome to the Forum!
Look at the ITP website for the mudlites.
 

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Welcome to the forums! Don't know if you would be interested but i have a set of AMS Zippers 22-10-9 on ITP polished aluminum wheels like brand new $125+ shipping if you google AMS tires an wheels look for the Zippers to see what they look like the bolt pattern is 4/110 let me know if you want pics or are interested, you can run them backwards and they will sling the crap out of some mud and only weigh about 10lb each wheel and tire.
 

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Thanks for all the welcomes. I know I will have alot of questions and this seems like a great place to get answers.
I looked up those zippers and they would throw some mud, but I do ride on hard packed trails some times and they look they would vibrate by brains out.
I looked into the mud lite and they say they are for front tires on the 22-11-8. Does it really matter or is the front tires more rounded at the sidewall then the rears tires?
 

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You wouldn't want the mud lites on the front just the rear use some non aggressive type on the front like a 21-7 10 razor, hole shot, quadcross pro, or a stock type tire.
 

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You wouldn't want the mud lites on the front just the rear use some non aggressive type on the front like a 21-7 10 razor, hole shot, quadcross pro, or a stock type tire.
I think he's wanting to use the Mudlites made for the 8 inch front rim on the rear of his. They're not any rounder on the edges. They will just be a narrower size where they're made for the front.
 

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I gotcha!!
 

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Helmut you are correct. I plan on only using them on the rear. My front tires are in fine for now and having a young one around our atv is not really a priority. I like the mud lites alot and plan on putting them on. Where is the best place to purchase them? Is the a vender on the forum?
Since I will be running bigger and more agressive tires, should I change my front or rear sprocket? I am not really interested in top speed, but would like to be able to spin the back tires to clean in the mud. Would this have a negative effect on my ATV? Will I snap things?
Thanks again!
 

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I'm not sure of the power of the 125. I've never owned one, but you could always try the tires first and if you need a little more power, just go down a tooth or two on the front sprocket.

I'm not sure where the place to buy tires is. I always purchase mine locally. Someone else should be able to tell you a good place to buy them, though.
 

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I went with the Super Grips Super Lites. They are basically the same as the Mud lite, but last longer, are lighter and have rim guards build. I hope they perform well and I can spin them. Only 3 days and I will be able to tell you.

Now going down a tooth on the sprocket is an idea I am interested in for sure. Do I have to go custom or is there an online shop you guys use?

PS Should I be posting in the four trax or TRX part since my is a fourtrax 125trx?
 

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There's plenty of online stores to buy the sprockets. Just google it and find the cheapest place. That's what I usually do. You can also get them at your local Honda dealer. Someone else might know of a good place to buy them.

Yeah, I would post in the Fourtrax section.
 
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