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post #11 of 168 (permalink) Old 02-09-2015, 07:36 PM
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On the Can-Amtalk forum, the HTR is one of the most popular tires. Many GNCC racers use them.
I ran them twice with great results. I usually put new tires on close to every 500 to 700 miles. The last set had 700 miles and still had 50% tread. They sold with my Can Am.
If you like hard core riding, other 8 ply tires to consider are the Grim Reapers. I actually got 750 miles on this set with 80% tread on the front and 70% on the rear. Unfortunately I tagged a sharp rock hard and tore a side wall so I just replaced both rear tires. By the look of the fronts, I should be good for another 800 miles.
That may not sound like a lot of miles but remember I consider a tire trashed when it gets to 50%. Same on a car.



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Among other things my favorite thing about Bighorns is I had great luck getting tires that never needed to be balanced. I just purchased a set of STI HD 4's with 26in Bearclaw HTR's. I'm waiting for a replacement primary spring that was out of spec in the clutch kit I ordered and my machine is still on jack stands so I haven't had a chance to run them. I hope I don't regret trying something new. The reviews on the HTR's were overwhelming good so knock on wood. I should take it for a ride this weekend, if the snow isn't a issue hopefully I can get into some decent rocks to get a good idea about the tires.

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Thanks for all the input so far. I'm starting to get a little concerned about the leaking tires and out of balance tires. I'm also not seeing much about how they perform in rocky terrain, which is 99% of my riding. Keep the info coming. This is already as much or more useful information than I had been able to gather after a day of searching.

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)
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I had mine balanced also. Over 60mph and they would shake. Now they're good.

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I have over 800 miles a set and they are easily 75% left. They do need balanced though. I put most of those miles on in utah so they have seen plenty of rocks. I don't think you can hurt the sidewallls without some serious abuse.
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Since I rarely even get up to 40 mph, hopefully that wouldn't be an issue.
Found a great thread over on the Nyroc forum about the HTR's. Again, nothing but good things to say about them, even after a couple had been on them for a year or so. One or two previous Bighorn owners even said they preferred them over the BH's, and would buy them again over the Bighorns. Starting to sound like the HTR may be the best kept secrete in tires.

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)
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Lots of sharp shale like rock here. I babied the stock tires and absolutely shredded the lugs off. I have never babied the HTRs at all. No flats yet.....

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I have had the HTR's since fall of 2013...have not lost any air yet...and I ride lots of sharp rock trails...these tires wear like Iron...the rubber compound is super hard as the lugs on the tires show no cuts and good edges..

I also use these to plow with and great in the snow...cant say I have done any deep mud as I dont mud bog..but a foot deep mud they are great...

I would buy these tires again...they just dig in and most times I dont need AWD on the trails...

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Ordered a set this morning. We'll see how they do. It wasn't easy to bypass the Bighorns, but for savings I will give them a shot. Can always sell them if I don't care for them, but I don't think that will be the case.

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
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I think they'll be perfect for your riding Bob. As far as the losing air thing, I was told it was a certain date range as I had to take pics of my date codes for the warranty. Mine were made in the 3rd and 9th week of 2014...0314 and 0914.

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