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Old 02-11-2015, 11:23 AM
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Good to know, thanks. I will have to check the dates on them when they show up.
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Old 02-11-2015, 02:02 PM
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Enjoy. I don't think I will be disappointed.
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Old 02-14-2015, 12:09 PM
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Got the new HTR's mounted up this morning. I gained a full inch of ground clearance with just 5 psi in the tires, compared to the 8-9 psi I was running in the Rockers. Should make for a much smoother ride over the rocks, and with them being a 28" tall tire, my issues and worries about pinch flats should now be gone. I now have the same amount of sidewall to play with that I had with 26" Bighorns mounted on 12" wheels.
I can also take some of the preload out of my Elka shocks if I want to and soften up the ride even more with the extra ground clearance I gained. Just need to get it out on a couple of rides to fine tune the tire pressures and shocks.

My only complaint right off the bat would be that they run a little narrow. The 11" wide rears measure 10" wide, and the 9" fronts measure 8 1/2" wide. I really can't imagine that will make any difference other than the look. If anything, it will probably handle a little better with the narrower tread widths.









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Old 02-14-2015, 12:18 PM
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Look good. Give us a review when you get seat time on them.
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Old 02-14-2015, 12:22 PM
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All three are advertised as 11" wide. My 26.5" Rockers and 26" Bighorns both measured the same height when mounted. In this shot the BH is still mounted and the new HTR has the weight of the machine sitting on it, so the height looks a little deceiving.




Here's the fronts with no weight on them. Now you can see the height difference between the 26" BH and the 28" HTR.
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Old 02-14-2015, 02:30 PM
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Nice, I think this is the way I am gonna go. They look almost like a paddle tire, will work great in the sand :-) Let us know how you like them. I am sure you will loose some power with the larger tires but will be nice to be lifted a bit.
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Old 02-14-2015, 04:17 PM
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They are lighter than the Pitbull Rockers that I took off, so I don't think there will be any performance difference. I'm more of a rock crawler, technical rider so quick acceleration and top speed don't mean much to me anyway. The 850 has way more than enough power to turn large tires as well. Can't remember a time that it ever bogged down and couldn't spin the tires in high gear. Hope to get some seat time and some miles on them before too long and see how they perform in the snow and rocks. I've read that they will dig in the sand, but not much sand in these parts to worry about.
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Old 02-14-2015, 04:31 PM
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I finally got my clutch buttoned up today, missed the ride I had planned so I was only able to putt around on a few dirt roads around the house. Thankfully I won't need to balance them. If I were a high speed rider I'd stick with Bighorns as they are smoother but not by much and I'm not a high speed guy, I like Mtn trails. Look forward to putting them to the test.
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Old 02-14-2015, 05:41 PM
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Wow those are the best pictures of HTR's out there! Nice write up!
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Old 02-16-2015, 01:46 PM
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Looks great. Looking forward to hearing how they compare to bighorns
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