Re: what rear tires do you run on your Banshee???????????????
I currently have the stock tires on my banshee, and was getting ready to ask what tires people run until I saw this thread. I live in Maine, and mostly ride in rocky, muddy, tight trails where Im lucy to hit 3rd once in a while. My stock tires are still brand new looking, and I hate to change them before they go bald, but they really suck, in my opinion.
I bought my wife a scrambler 400 4x4 friday, and took her for a ride saturday. She kicked my ass up and down the whole trail, and never once got stuck. I had to pull mine through 3 mud holes by dragging it, and was covered from head to toe. Needles to say, I was kicking myself for forgetting a strap...
Either way, she had 4wd. I took her riding again yesterday with my buddy who has a new 400EX. He also kicked my but down snow covered trails and through some mud holes. I'm assuming thats because the stock honda tires seem to be a little more aggressive than the banshee's.
I realize I bought the wrong machine for this type of riding, but I dont mind the stiff throttle, excessive clutchwork, and bottem end bog. A wide open blast through 4th more than makes up for it. What's getting me is the traction issues.
I want to try something like a 22" holeshot XTC. I hear they are pretty good for all around traction. Im worried about about losing what little low end torque I have.
What Im wondering, is if anyone has a recommendation for a 22" tires that will work good for this type of riding. Also, would changing the front/rear sprockets get me back a noticable amount of bottem end grunt, if not more than I have now? Im not all that concerend with top end, as I hardly ever had it pegged in 6th anyways.