Also,unless you have done quite a bit of hopping up that 500,you would prolly be better off staying under 27s,or even go with a 26" tall tire if you wish to be able to pull them with any kind of authority in any gear other than 1st,or spin them really hard in the thicker stuff...:r_c:Maxxis Zillas vs. Itp Mud Lite Xl's? I am riding the 2009 Honda Foreman 500
They do, kinda. Its not so much an issue with just the sidewall as it is with the whole tire. To save weight the Mudlite uses a soft rubber compound. It makes the tire lighter than most its size, but not as hard. So they will puncture easier. However, the off brand Supergrip Lite is supposed to correct this issue by having the same tread design, but harder sidewalls and a little heavier. I hear good things from them. Here is a few pics from my experience with ridind railroad tracks and brushing against the side of a rail.I think the mudlites have side wall issues. Its what a large portion of other forums say (no personal exp with them), this is why zillas get my vote, provided its not always on hard packed trails. On hard packed they wear out fast.