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#14174 - 09/22/06 10:24 AM ATV ruts...
Tru Offline
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Registered: 08/28/06
Posts: 260
Loc: Oswego NY
ATV ruts are my nemesis. No matter how slow I go in late summer the weeds hide them and either my back tire falls in one which sends my front tire into another or visa versa. And plop I tip over and have to fight to get going again.

Sometimes if I can find them I just give up and ride in them, but if they get too deep it raises hell with my pegs and feet.

Going any faster ain't the answer either.

Anyone else constantly fighting the ATV ruts?
Whatta you do.
- Tru 2006 XT225, Larger foot pegs, Sidewinder 16:59 sprockets, Rear wheel & disc brake from 1997 KLX300R rear end, Kenda 760 120/100 rear tire, Excella OF219 80/100-21 front tire, Cargo Rack

#14175 - 09/22/06 01:08 PM Re: ATV ruts...
cajun tom Offline
Member L1

Registered: 03/02/05
Posts: 106
Loc: Louisiana
Those ATV ruts are @#$%&! Just don't let that back tire wander into another rut! In late summer off the beaten track they are sneaky for sure when you can't see them.
Cajun Tom--down in Louisiana 2005 XT225

#132699 - 06/20/16 03:19 PM Re: ATV ruts... [Re: Tru]
AKBearss Offline
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Registered: 06/11/15
Posts: 13
Loc: Nova Scotia, Canada
Most of the Trails I ride here are ATV trails so this is a common problem for me. My father had a nasty spill because of this and had his DR650 land on his ankle. He's in a cast now...

I just pick the easiest looking rut or center mound and ride there. or if its too bad I'll make my own trail beside it if there's room
2004 XT225: 3 turn, 42.5 Pilot, 130 main, Z1 Mod (1 1/2")


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