Hi all, and please don't laugh at my ride!!
Also, I have searched high and low, and can't find a satisfactory answer, so I'm posting it here.
I have a 2002 Honda 350 (It's called the Rancher in the United States I believe). That thing has never let me down, and even though I'm in the market for a new quad, I'm keeping this thing. But the stock Bridgestone Dirt Hooks are now 14 years old, bald as Kojak, and are starting to crack from dry rot. It's unreal what they've been through for the past 14 years. I ride mostly terribly rocky rough, slow trails, with some mud and bog (winched out 4 times on Saturday and my trail buddy is getting a bit sick of that I think!!). I also spend a fair bit of time on the T'Railway (the old train tracks in Newfoundland). Stock size is 24x8 on the front, and 24x9 on the back. I am thinking of moving up to 25x8 fronts and 25x10 rears. Front rims are 12 inch, and rear rims are 11 inch. I know that my options are severely limited with 11 inch rears, but that's what I'm going with. I have narrowed my options to the following:
Kenda Bearclaw K299 (the originals)
I was kind of leaning toward the Mud Lites, but have read that they are susceptible to premature wear. I have also read that ITP has upgraded the rubber compound and that the wear issue has been addressed. True or not????
Also, is there any concern with my 350 having enough power to turn any of these tires? Thanks in advance for any help you can offer.