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post #1 of 12 Old 07-19-2015, 08:11 PM Thread Starter
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Thoughts on a 22 or 23 inch front tire?

Last weekend was the first time I spent a considerable amount of time on a 700xx. The front end pushing into a turn is considerably more than my 400ex bikes. I am currently trying to find a company who will make some sway bars for these bikes. Who knows how long that will take. A number of people have posted the L8ton sway bars helps with this push into a turn.


As far as a short term solution I am wondering if a 22 or 23 inch tall tire will help with the handling of these quads.

The 400's come with a 22 inch tire stock. The Raptor went from a 21 to a 22 inch tire in 2015 to improve handling.

If I recall a number of sport quads use a taller tire in the front compared to the back.


What are your thoughts on 22 or 23 inch tall front tires on a 700xx?

Good? Bad? Indifferent?
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23's will rub my nerf's idk about your's. I like 22's front and back, my newer quad has the smaller 21's in the front. they look a good 2"s shorter in photo.




This picture is showing clearance between Honda Racing nerf's with used 22" Rzr II's, same tires as in above picture quad on the right.



Oh, and no idt any tire will help the push but that's just my opinion.

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Lightbulb These will help with the push.

If you consider these, spend the extra $60 on the needle bearing. IDT they will help the rear slide though.

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Dura Blue ATV performance - Anti - Sway Bars
a bit pricey if you ask me

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Teixeira upper a arms help some with the push. I run them and STI 22" up front and it helped the push. I was glad I got the upper a arms for my bike.
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I think Honda gave the xx 21" front tires to help reduce the amount of rear end traction, which innevitably leads to understeer. By giving the bike a slight forward lean, (front end lower than the rear) weight is slighly shifted forward which helps the front end gain traction. IRS is notorious for loading the rear outside tire while cornering which is why the larger swaybar is so important. It keeps the rear end flat and planted, which better allows the front end to control direction vs the rear tires that just want to go straight.

The swaybar doesnt really improve the turning radius at slow speeds (you'll need adjustable arms for that) but it does better allow the rear tires to lose traction with the blip of the throttle, which can help significantly when making a tight turn.

I've come to learn that just about everything has an effect on how the xx turns. Adjustable a-arms, sway bars, shocks, tires, steering stabilizers, steering stems and even the position/height/angle of the handlebars have an affect on how precisely it will handle. I've had setups which I thought were perfect untill I tried something else and realized how much better I liked it. It takes time to realize what works for you but once you find it, there isn't a better ATV around.

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With so many people wanting a l8ton sway bar. I am hoping I can find a replacement. I would buy 20 sway bars if I could get the original supplier to make them again. Sit on them and sell them as need be.
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Okay, so if the current "taker" for my L8ton sway bar doesn't get back to me by Monday, it's back on the table!

Just an FYI
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Okay, so if the current "taker" for my L8ton sway bar doesn't get back to me by Monday, it's back on the table!

Just an FYI
9/16" or 11/16"?
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Okay, so if the current "taker" for my L8ton sway bar doesn't get back to me by Monday, it's back on the table!

Just an FYI
do I have to beg ?

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