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Old 01-12-2019, 10:22 AM
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Default mud lites leaking

I was about to buy some itp mudlites for my 86 honda fourtracks and the dealer tried to steer me away from them saying they had many issues of them leaking air from the bead. instead hew was trying to sell me some bear claws
Is there any one our there that can confirm this .

Also anyone break there axles on an older honda using these higher gripped tires
Old 01-12-2019, 07:12 PM
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Been running mudlite xls on my grizzly for 10,000 miles with no leaking around the beads.
Old 01-13-2019, 12:01 PM
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Probably not installed right. Also consider not using cheap cast aluminum wheels, some of the cheap wheels have porosity in the castings that allow air leaks. Steel wheels rarely leak if in good condition, unless mounted incorrectly.
Old 01-13-2019, 06:03 PM
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One of my friends bought a set of Mud Lites on aftermarket steel wheels and one leaked. Where the two halves on the wheel were welded together there was a small hole. After he got that wheel replaced everything was good, but his tire and wheel combination was too wide for some of the tight trails we rode. He took them off and put them in storage to use if we ever went to play in the mud someplace, but we never did. Even when his Mud Lites just sat there for ages they didn't leak, so I don't think there's anything wrong with them. Your dealer just wanted to sell you something else. I'd find a different dealer. One who's ready sell me what I want to buy, and not what they want me to buy.
Old 01-14-2019, 02:31 PM
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I had mudlite ats on my Brute Force, no issues with the tires losing air in the 2 years I owned it. I'm guessing he was trying to sell you a different type of tire because it was a higher profit sale for him.
Old 01-14-2019, 03:02 PM
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Dittos to the above. Leak wise the Mudlites aren't any better or any worse than other ATV tires. I had Mudlite XTR's that I liked a lot and never had any leakage issues with them.
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