Filed under: atv tires | Tags: interco, radial atv tires, reptile, snow tires
Every year it seems like there is more and more snow on the ground. It becomes more of a hassle to dig out the shovel and start clearing the driveway. ATVs have become a popular way to get rid of the snow quickly. All you need to do is hook up a plow to the front of the ATV and you’re moving way more snow than your shovel could ever dream of pushing.
You know that with snow come streets with less traction and you’ll need to have a good tire to keep you moving. Interco offers the Reptile tire that has been one of the best tires we at POR have seen. After personal use, we have seen that this tire can run with the best of them in other conditions and has the traction we need to move all the snow out of the way of our vehicles. Check them out and let us know what tire you run for the snow.
Filed under: ATV Accessory Review, New Products | Tags: atv rims, atv wheels, crusher atv wheels, crusher wheels, m15 crusher, motosport alloys, motosport alloys crusher, msa wheels
The wheel we’ve all been waiting for has arrived! A few weeks earlier than expected actually. We’ve got the new M15 Crusher wheels available ready to ship in most fitments. Both in 14″ & 15″ sizes for most ATV/UTV applications. MSA has done it again, they continue to come up with new designs that are unlike any other wheels on the market. Unique, cool, stylish & different. If you want to make your machine stand out from the crowd I’d suggest you take a look at Motosport Alloys rims. In addition to the fair price and stunning looks, MSA offers a lifetime structural warranty on all of their ATV wheels. Check em out boys, the brand new MSA M15 Crusher Wheels
Filed under: Protective Gear | Tags: bike stand, high roller tie bar, tie down bar
A couple weeks ago we featured our motorcycle tire changing stand. Today I would like to look at another item that can save you time and effort. I’m talking about the High Roller tie bar. I always hate loading up the bikes and then spending forever trying to weave the tie down straps all over the place just to find an eye hole on the truck bed.
With the tie bar installed, you have 3 open spots for bikes. There are 8 spots that you can anchor your tie down straps. You have all the necessary elements to make your loading time go down and your riding time go up. I think it is ingenious. For you guys that always like the nitty-gritty details, the High Roller is made of heavy-duty steel and has a black powder coat finish. You can choose from 2 different sizes: 58″ and 53″.
This is an all-around good idea. It makes loading easy, it keeps your bikes secure and it takes up hardly any space. Go check it out.
Filed under: atv tires | Tags: DOT tires, GBC Afterburn atv tires, street tire
Every year when the snow starts to melt I see more and more people out riding their ATVs. Everyone gets spring fever and wants to get out again. A problem that can come about is if you are out on the roads with a stock ATV you can get in trouble with your local law enforcement. There are special regulations about ATV use on highways and city streets. Take some time and find out what are the rules in your neck of the woods.
I was looking a little into the idea of having an ATV set up for street riding and thought it would be nice to get some street tires so I could cruise up and down the street with a smooth and quiet ride. I was looking at all the street tires that are out there and I came across the GBC Afterburn Street Force tires. They have almost the exact same tread as a normal car tire. One thing that I liked was the flame details on the side walls. You could be cruising down the road. Everything we’ve heard about these tires is good. I think they would be just the answer for any street use ATV.
Filed under: New Products | Tags: motocross pipe, motorcycle exhaust, pro circuit exhaust, pro circuit ti-4
Hey guys, this last weekend was pretty eventful for me. I headed down to a local Arenacross to watch my cousins race. I got there just in time to watch the first heat of the 450 pro’s class. There was a guy on a Kawasaki that took the holeshot and never looked back. He was flying around everywhere and made the track look like a cakewalk.
At the end of the heat, I happened to get a glimpse at his pipe and saw that he was running the Pro Circuit Ti-4. I remembered that Pure Offroad has that pipe on the site so I went home to look it up again. This pipe has a pretty well set price and it looks like it has some good payoffs.
Filed under: motorcycle tires | Tags: maxxcross it, maxxis, motocross tire, Trail Riding
I have been running the Maxxis Maxxcross IT tires on my bike and I have to say they are amazing. I would say they have about a year’s use out of them and they still like brand new. I’m not really sure how Maxxis handles to do it but the tread just never gets worn down. I have down a mix of track riding and trail riding and I haven’t seen any problems in either terrain.
Filed under: atv tires, Trail Riding | Tags: atv mud tire, gbc gator, itp 589, itp mud lite xl, kenda executioner, maxxis zilla, STI mud trax xl
It is starting to warm up little by little here in Northern Utah and it’s about time to get out riding again. I want to get out as soon as possible. I can’t wait until the snow has all melt and the ground has thawed and isn’t mushy anymore. I need a good mud tire to help me still make it up the hill when there is snow and mud on the ground.
The best option would be a medium mud tire. If you are going to the hassle of buying a different set of tires for mud riding you might as well get the best your bike can handle. They will give you more traction than a basic mud tire but won’t require anything special done to your bike like the beefier tires would.
There is a rather big selection of mud tires on POR and after some quick research all the tires seem to do great on any terrain. Looking at the tires there seem to be 3 main components that help you make your decision.
First is the tread depth. 1-1/8″ is the standard tread depth but you can find anything from 5/8″ on the GBC Gator to the 1-1/4″ on the Kenda Executioner. The choice of tread depth really just depends on local conditions and personal preference.
The second thing to consider is the tread design. The Gator seemed to win in the traction department. It has over sized lugs that reach out over the center point of the tire. The rest of the tires have a conserved tread that makes for easy clean up and you won’t have to worry about the tread getting plugged up and losing traction. The Interco Swamp Lite has a unique tread as well as the STI Mud Trax XL. Both have been said to keep traction and add a little flair to the tire. I personally lean toward the ITP 589 tread design.
Next is the tire weight. Most of the tires run about the same weight. A couple standouts in weight were the Maxxis Zilla and the ITP Mud Lite XL. You notice a little difference in tire weight and if you are looking for a littler ride those would be good options to consider.
All in all, mud tires are a treat to have when you head out before the ground is back to normal. They will keep you riding all day and you won’t waste the afternoon trying to dig your bike out of a mud puddle.