Thanks for the tire advice. We will probably go with the Maxxis Bighorns after I get tired of plugging tires. I think I'll also throw a little tire sealant in just to help with puncture resistance. Heck, I don't mind plugging the tires as long as he's enjoying himself riding!!:smile:Yeah, the stock tires are pretty weak.
I don't know how much experience you have with off road vehicles in general, so I'll just offer up some quick tire advice if you need it:
Maxxis Bighorn (not the 2.0) is a good all-around tire that seems to be one of the most popular. I use them on my vehicles and like them.
Sedona Rip Saws are very tough and an aggressive tread, and they protect the wheel very well. but they're super heavy and need to be mounted right (yellow circle 180 deg. away from the valve stem).
For people who shred BigHorns due to terrain, Pit Bull tires are recommended.
There are of course many opinions on what tire is best and many factors like the terrain you ride, what ride comfort level you want, how much tire weight you want to have, what size you want to run, etc. This will quickly turn into a wheel/tire thread and go on for several pages if you let it.
He's been riding a lot in a cut hay field, but there are a few thorny plants and really small but stiff 1/4" tree "stumps" in the thick grass. I think the little cedar stumps have played the largest role in the punctures.What has been puncturing the tires? Nails? Tree branches?
Those little stumps will poke right through a normal sneaker, too. I ordered some of the Ride-On ATV tire sealant from Rockymountainatv last night. I know I'll use it in the two fronts that I plugged--1 is holding air fine, the other still has a leak somewhere, but it is not my plug!! I may purchase some more later to use in the rears, but they are holding up fine (so far).Aren't those little boogers tough? I hate them when I'm trying to walk through a pasture to groundhog hunt. If they don't try to twist puncture your hunting boot, they'll make you twist your ankle. I am going to put some Quad Boss ATV tire sealant in mine for that reason. Got my dealer to order me a gallon of it for all 4 tires.