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Important Tire talk for my grizzly 700

Hey all, just a question for you experience grizzly riders. I just purchased a 2016 Yamaha grizzly 700 a few months ago and wanted to upgrade my tires. I am a trail/mud/rock/snow just a general rider, i was thinking 28inch maxxis zillas as i know they're light a fit like 27s or 27 inch mega meyhems. Will i need any clutch mods or will i be alright for power. If i do need any mods should i go with shims or a spring. The help would be greatly appreciated cause i know i will lose some power and i want to gain it back, that being said i want my clutch engagement to remain smooth and not jumpy. If i lose around a little top end that isnt a big issue just want the bike to run like stock ( have good power etc) thanks for your time guys
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Hey...Braeden..Welcome to GC from Wisconsin.

There are literally hundreds of posts asking very similar questions.
Learning how to search will help you greatly. Looking in the stickie post for info that is relevant to your questions.

Big tires will take some power to turn. You have picked a light mud tire. What most people forget is while that tire maybe light, when you load up those big lugs with mud those tires get real heavy.

Start with as much shim as you can install around 1.5- 1.75 mm plus install at least a purple spring. See how you like it.

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Okay, thanks i didnt know im new to the forums.
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Just my opinion. But i would steer clear if the mayhems if you do alot of trail riding. They are more of a dedicated mud tire.

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Ok i was thinking the same so I'm going to go with the 28inch zillas. the one question i have and no one can really answer for me is what should i do to get my power back? should i just run a 1.5mm shim and a purple spring? i do not wanna lose to much top end ( i know ill lose a little) i just want the power Im losing back.
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Reo did an excellent job of answering your question. Start with the shim and spring. They are cheap. If you aren't happy, then look into a machined sheave. I can tell you that with 26" bighorns, 1.7mm shim and a purple spring brought my low end back to an acceptable level for me. I'll probably do a machined sheave at some point just because. So what we are saying is try stuff and see if you are happy. That's the only way you will know what's right for you and your machine.

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You will a 1,000 different reply's for tire choices. Look and see what works for people who ride where you do first (mud, trails, rocks, etc). Personally, heavy tires killed my power more than anything, that is why I currently run Zilla's. However they are not the best mud or trail tire, they are an all-terrain compromise in between. 27's will not kill your power unless they are heavy. Big Horns and ITP Blackwater's seem to be good all around tires also.

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I was looking at Bighorn knockoffs (Tusk Trilobite HD's)...read that the original trilobites sidewalls sucked, but they beefed them up... Anybody use them, or hear how they are as a budget friendly all-terrain tire?
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Be careful with budget tires if you ride remote country, most a known to puncture easy and wear fast.

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I was looking at Bighorn knockoffs (Tusk Trilobite HD's)...read that the original trilobites sidewalls sucked, but they beefed them up... Anybody use them, or hear how they are as a budget friendly all-terrain tire?
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Be careful with budget tires if you ride remote country, most a known to puncture easy and wear fast.
Agreed. Best to carry a plug kit all the time but especially with stock and budget tires. Tires is one of those deals where you often get what you pay for.

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Ok i was thinking the same so I'm going to go with the 28inch zillas. the one question i have and no one can really answer for me is what should i do to get my power back? should i just run a 1.5mm shim and a purple spring? i do not wanna lose to much top end ( i know ill lose a little) i just want the power Im losing back.
Highly recommend zillas' very durable great performance for a mud/trail tire

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I recently bought 27" STI Outback XT's They are now available in 10" and 12" wide sizes where only 9" and 11" wide were available before.

Anyway.. I bought the 10's and 12's because I hate the "Skinny" look on atv tires.

Do these tires look tough ? YES!
Do they feel tough? YES!!! Sidewalls 1/2" thick (nearly haha)
Do they ride like tires made of bedrock ? YES!

Here in lay the problem. the ride is absolutely terrible, 2lbs of air, Still hard as a rock. its NUTS! They grow 2" if I air them up to 10psi so I geussed they'd be softer. NOPE! I run 3-4 psi just to keep them a respectable size. They only measure 25" tall at 4 PSI, can get 26.5" at 7psi
I swear I could run over spike strips and Id never know.
And Heavy !!! Lordy lordy. the rears weigh 38 lbs .
My STI Black Diamonds rode like a cloud.. I was shocked by these.


Lesson learned.
Just a little info to help you if you were considering these.

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Sorry. I know it's not a grizzly... I made a mistake.. forgive me.. I'll fix it soon. Hehe


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