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Hello, very basic question. I have a 2017 Grizzly with 1000 miles on it (20% on tarmac), tires Maxxis AT26. I repaired punctures several times on the back ones. I am not sure when is the time to replace them? Any hint on what I need to check to see how worn they are?

When I need to replace them, Big Horns are the ones I see you guys use the most, but why is that? Thanks in advance!
 

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After 1000 miles I replaced the stock tires with O.G.'s.
They are a better tire for several reasons,
1) They wear slowly,
2) They pull better in the terrain I ride in.
3) The added ground clearance was an improvement.
 
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I don't think there is a "right" time. There isn't a wear bar like your vehicle, it's more of a preference. If you notice they are losing traction, or if they don't suit the terrain/style of riding or if you have too many punctures, etc. On my g/f's Kodiak I left them alone, but on My grizzly I had different/tires/wheels put on at the dealership.
 
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Hello, very basic question. I have a 2017 Grizzly with 1000 miles on it (20% on tarmac), tires Maxxis AT26. I repaired punctures several times on the back ones. I am not sure when is the time to replace them? Any hint on what I need to check to see how worn they are?

When I need to replace them, Big Horns are the ones I see you guys use the most, but why is that? Thanks in advance!
I would say replace them just as soon as you can afford it or sooner! Ha, Ha!! I can't wait to get rid of these crappy stock Dunlops and get some decent radials on Old Green!
 
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Yeah, the Grizzly OEM Dunlops were horrible tires. OP has the newer Maxxis tires which are different on the 16/17/18 Grizzly as those are 26" than from the previous Grizzly years that also had Maxxis tires but in a 25" size. Not sure if those were the same Maxxis tire design.

Coincidentally, was just speaking with @RansomP yesterday and he told me he feels the '17 Grizzly OEM Maxxis tires are actually not too bad and will be keeping them on for now. I didn't ask how many miles he's put on them yet. I was surprised to hear that but don't doubt what @RansomP is saying.
 

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I can't remember the exact mileage on mine, but I have some where around 800-900 miles on them. The stock tires have been pretty good. I've ran them in a lot of different conditions and have been impressed for stock tires. I haven't had any flats yet. Once they wear out will i replace them with another set just like them? No way! One thing good about stock tires is weight, they're light and don't rob power. When the day comes to replace them most good aftermarket tires are going to be a lot heavier, but will last longer.
 

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I have under 200 miles on mine and am replacing them. Though mine came stock with Maxxis tires, the stock tires on all of these machines, quite frankly, suck.
They feel OK until you go with some good radials or ride a machine that has a tire upgrade. You quickly learn what yours is lacking. I would get a lot of of shimmy due to flex out of mine in corners. Handling is much better with better tires. I'm mounting my new Bighorns as soon as a get some time hopefully this week. I went with Bighorns because of the type of riding I do. It's a great all-terrain tire with a focus on aggressive trail riding, rocks, sand, snow, etc. If you're mudding, go with something else.
 

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Maybe pulling them off while they still have some value is smart. Sell them and use the money to help offset the cost of the Bighorns you want. I bet they are worth 100 or so as a set of four with decent tread on them. I'm thinking of doing this too.
 
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I was looking at a new Grizz and made a comment to the salesman about them still putting crappy tires on the new machines , he said they do that because most people replace them as soon as they buy it. I was thinking maybe they wouldn't replace them so quick if they weren't so crappy. I always see the SXSs come new with usually BH 2.0 , wonder why the atvs don't come with those.....things that make you go mmmmm?
 
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I was looking at a new Grizz and made a comment to the salesman about them still putting crappy tires on the new machines , he said they do that because most people replace them as soon as they buy it. I was thinking maybe they wouldn't replace them so quick if they weren't so crappy. I always see the SXSs come new with usually BH 2.0 , wonder why the atvs don't come with those.....things that make you go mmmmm?
Most people that replace them want the blig bling from new wheels and run a different wheel offset ( because wheel spacers are harder on bearings) I personally have had good luck out if my stockers 4700 miles zero problems no they are not as good as my bighorns on the rzr but the are good for what they are.
 

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I can't say when to replace the stock tires since I pulled mine off with only 5 miles on them with Blackwater Evos. So far so good they are a little heavy but a good 8 ply tire. I would definitely put them on again. I'm not telling you this is the tire for you just another suggestion. Good luck with your tire shopping.
 
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I used my stock tires way past their useful life and I am now of the camp to replace them as soon as you get the Grizz home so you can sell the stock tires and rims for a decent buck - probably $300-400. If it wasn't so rocky where I ride I might keep the stock rims, but they get annihilated on the rocky trails around here.
 
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I was looking at a new Grizz and made a comment to the salesman about them still putting crappy tires on the new machines , he said they do that because most people replace them as soon as they buy it. I was thinking maybe they wouldn't replace them so quick if they weren't so crappy. I always see the SXSs come new with usually BH 2.0 , wonder why the atvs don't come with those.....things that make you go mmmmm?
Money. Charge $9K to $10K for a machine, put cheapo tires on it, make more profit. Plus, aftermarket tire and wheel manufacturers get to sell their products at top dollar to all of us instead of having to give big discounts to the OEM's.
 

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I have to say I am glad for this thread! I have an '02 660cc for those of you who don't know. It has maxxis tires on it that I think are the ones from the showroom. Scary! I want some new tires, these are baldly worn and any power I give the machine is just wasted into tire spin and drifting. Lol. Fun but not practical. I think that I would say unless you have cash laying around wait and see if you can't find a deal on some good used ones... I know that sounds impossible but I have seen it before! However your Grizz, your choice. That's my two cents.
 
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