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Larger Replacement Tires? #147475 03/30/20 10:06 PM
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Anyone know what larger tires will fit, without problems, a 2013 to 2020 XT250? I am exploring my next set well in advance of a necessity.

Re: Larger Replacement Tires? [Re: JDon2whls] #147476 03/30/20 10:23 PM
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Specifically the sizes? I don’t want to start any type of war on which tire make/model is the best...

Re: Larger Replacement Tires? [Re: JDon2whls] #147484 03/31/20 02:37 PM
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Why do you think you need larger tires? Larger tires can be significantly heavier, which is bad for both suspension movement (unsprung weight) and acceleration. Larger tires also tend to float on the surface of anything loose and not dig in and get traction. Good for sand, bad for most everything else.

You need to look at the actual sizes of the tires, not just what's on the sidewall. Knobbies in particular can vary tremendously in actual size compared to what's on the sidewall. The most common interference issue is with larger rear tires and the front of the swingarm. A longer chain may be necessary to move the wheel aft so it won't rub.


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Re: Larger Replacement Tires? [Re: JDon2whls] #147568 04/05/20 06:50 PM
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You don't say what tires you're running now?


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Re: Larger Replacement Tires? [Re: Paul49] #147854 04/30/20 05:38 AM
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Stock OEM.

Re: Larger Replacement Tires? [Re: JDon2whls] #147875 05/04/20 02:52 AM
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Went bigger and returned to Stock or close as I could. Bike did not perform as well.

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