Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: N. Las Vegas, NV
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Sorry, just have to vent. I have always ran Maxxis tires on my 450R and have never had many problems, I can count the number of flats I have had on one hand, all of those have been while racing. I don't know what Maxxis did different to the Razr tires for the 11" wheels, but the side walls are WEAK! I already have one plug in the sidewall of both the rear tires and one tire will have three plugs after today.
I got my one 700XX back from Teixeira Tech with the new front and rear a-arms and planned to go out and do some testing to give Ed some feedback (look for a post on the quad later today for more info on the suspension) and only got to ride for 4 miles before I BARELY clipped a rock and got a flat. I was riding my normal test loop and I hit this same rock all the time, never had a problem with my 450R's. In fact, I have been riding in this area for over a decade, I have had three flats out there in all that time, and all of them are the 11" Razr's on my 700XX in the last year!
I have decided that something must be up with the sidewalls on these, maybe it just has to do with the bigger rim and having less sidewall and they are easier to pinch, I am just really disappointed. Based on my experience so far with them, I wouldn't run them in a race, I would run out of tires before I got to the finish!
I do have a couple sets of Kenda's though out in the shed, plan on getting those mounted up and giving them a try, they have to be better the the Razr's, at least I am hoping. If not, I guess I may have to invest in tire balls.
2004 TRX450R, 2008 TRX700XX
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