Dune Running: Tire Selection - Yamaha YXZ 1000R Forum
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post #1 of 16 (permalink) Old 09-09-2015, 12:21 PM Thread Starter
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Dune Running: Tire Selection

Any of you guys plan to run your YXZ1000 in the sand? from the promo vids looks like the stock wheels will handle sand ok, but I'm starting to get interested in sand paddles...

My plan is to add the turbo kit, MAYBE mild suspension work and then a set of sand paddles and hit the dunes for speeeeed!

Heard Skat-Trak are some of the best...
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I would recommend going with the Sand Tires Unlimited. I spoke with Joe at Fullerton Sand Sports and right now everyone is scrambling to get a 14" wheel wide enough (8" front, 10" rear) to accomodate the paddles and blaster fronts.
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What do you guys think about the Maxxis tires that already comes with it from the factory?



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post #4 of 16 (permalink) Old 09-11-2015, 04:22 PM
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Most of the reviews I've read regarding the Maxxis Bighorn 2.0 are positive and it's a great all purpose tire. One issue mentioned twice were the side walls. Apparently they don't last too long on rough trails.
I have not had any experience with them so maybe someone who has can let us know how they performed.
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I'm following Dustin Nelsons and Wellers builds closely, as they've both gone up on the stock tire... looks good but wondering how they'll handle...
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post #6 of 16 (permalink) Old 10-15-2015, 06:46 PM
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Been running 2.0s on my maverick. Almost 2000 miles and still lots of tread left. These have been the best tire I've owned. I was told yamaha had tires specially built for the yxz that are only 4-ply. The ones that you buy off the shelf are 6-ply. Not sure if this is true or not. Where I ride we can ride a lot of blacktop roads to connect trails, the wear has been very good imo.
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That's quite impressive, good thing they installed such a good tires with these as it's exactly what we should be getting rather than having to talk about what tires we want to upgrade to... that is until the stocks are worn out in good timing!



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well everyone knows I'm a Skat-Trak guy, I will bet it all on this one. The Yamaha will like the lightest tire and wheel combo you can find and I'm almost thinking that the 86 " to 88 Roll out on the 26x12.5x12 7 paddle will be the ticket to keep the wheel speed and RPM high. I really believe a heavy molded tire will kill this car
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I had two punctured side walls 30 minutes into my first ride so the Bighorns went into the garbage can.

Got them replaced with Tensor Regulator 28" tires all around. the Yxz rides so much smoother with these tires and they are much more dependable with 8 ply.
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Were they super expensive? How did the first tires pop so quickly? How did they pouncture?
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