I've got your homeboy hanging bp. If you have nothing constructive to say, perhaps you should just keep to yourself.
Hey beergut, recognize you from there. I know in my years of riding the same trails with my X2 and 12's, I never had these problems. When riding my wifes 500 with 26" BH's on 12" wheels at 4-5 psi, I've never felt a hit that was enough to cause worry. My point is, same rider, same trails, same riding technique. The only difference is the wheel/tire combo. Since moving on to the XP, several times every ride you can feel the hard hits that worry you about pinch's. I run a minimum 20% higher pressures in the 14's than I ran with the 12's. I'm frustrated and irritated right at the moment. It's not about the money, I can afford the tires easily enough, it's about being broken down out on the trail.
Anyway, the whole reason for this thread is to give those who are questioning a wheel swap something to think about and consider. I'm not going to sit here and argue with everyone. I have stated my thought's on this matter several times, and have posted this as supporting backup. Take it or leave it. The proof is in the pictures.
2015 Sportsman 570 Touring EPS, 26" Kenda Bearclaw HTR's on ITP Delta Steel wheels, Warn XT25, Iron Baltic HDPE Skid Plates (Mine)
2015 Sportsman 570 Touring EPS, 26" Kenda Bearclaw HTR's on ITP Delta Steel wheels, Warn Vantage 3000, Warn Mid-Mount Plow (Wife's)
2011 XP 850 EPS (SOLD
3,600 miles), 28" Kenda Bearclaw HTR's on STI HD2 Wheels, Warn XT25, Ricochet Ultimate protection, Elka Stage 1 shocks, QSC clutch kit
2009 Sportsman 500 EFI HO (SOLD
2,600 miles), 26" Maxxis Bighorns, ITP Delta Steel wheels, Polaris 2,500 lb. winch, Cycle Country plow (Wife's)
2007 Sportsman 800 X2 (SOLD
2,500 miles), 26" Maxxis Bighorns, ITP Delta Steel wheels, Polaris 2,500 lb. winch
Last edited by bobx2; 03-17-2013 at 10:40 AM.