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    Quote Originally Posted by 1911garand View Post
    So - With the big back tire installed, my gearing isnt the best for slow climbing, but great for cruising gravel roads and trails.

    The bike has new, stock gearing and new Oring chain. (14/50)

    My rear adjusters are on setting #4, lots of adjustment left.

    Thinking about going to a 55 tooth rear sprocket - will I need a longer chain or chain extension?

    Thanks!
    Does this help? Does someone else have a calculator to confirm this one is CORRECT? (EDIT 6-8-18 LINK Calc is incorrect) Buy a bigger one anyway, press off the links you do not need and keep them as spare. X- Ring chain is your best bet.

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    Any updates on the rear tire?
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    No updates.

    The Kenda K270 front (4.50-18) and Run Flat rear (Carlisle Terrathon ERT 26x8-14) are working great.

    I am running the front a 15psi and the rear at 8 psi. I had them at 30psi and 15 psi earlier and that was too much, didn't feel right.

    I have not played with the gearing yet, it is factory gearing and I can "easily" hit 60 mph.

    Most of my riding is trail / gravel road, so the factory gearing (for now) is perfect for the flat lands of MN.

    What other update were you looking for?

    Thanks!
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    On road performance actually. I have quite a distance on road to get to the dirt. I like it from your review so far.

    Thanks..!

    Quote Originally Posted by 1911garand View Post
    No updates.

    The Kenda K270 front (4.50-18) and Run Flat rear (Carlisle Terrathon ERT 26x8-14) are working great.

    I am running the front a 15psi and the rear at 8 psi. I had them at 30psi and 15 psi earlier and that was too much, didn't feel right.

    I have not played with the gearing yet, it is factory gearing and I can "easily" hit 60 mph.

    Most of my riding is trail / gravel road, so the factory gearing (for now) is perfect for the flat lands of MN.

    What other update were you looking for?

    Thanks!
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    The on road handling is fine. No issues at speed and it is safe.

    I do fear that with extended on-road, higher speed usage, that Terrathon ERT will wear the center lugs down fairly quick, but that is just my opinion.

    So far, I have about 500 miles on it, and the center lugs are just rounded off a little and starting to flatten out.

    There is probably a better ATV tire for on road, long term wear.

    Notice: the Terrathon ERT does not have much rubber in the center of the tire. So when driving straight, the road contact is divided on small areas of the LH and RH center lugs...does that make sense?

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    I'll be checking back with you occasionally Thanks

    Quote Originally Posted by 1911garand View Post
    The on road handling is fine. No issues at speed and it is safe.

    I do fear that with extended on-road, higher speed usage, that Terrathon ERT will wear the center lugs down fairly quick, but that is just my opinion.

    So far, I have about 500 miles on it, and the center lugs are just rounded off a little and starting to flatten out.

    There is probably a better ATV tire for on road, long term wear.

    Notice: the Terrathon ERT does not have much rubber in the center of the tire:


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    Sounds good.

    I have 2 of these Terrathon ERT tires (one installed on TW, one spare). At 1000 miles, I'll post the tread depth measurements (worn VS. new).

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    Quote Originally Posted by 1911garand View Post
    Sounds good.

    I have 2 of these Terrathon ERT tires (one installed on TW, one spare). At 1000 miles, I'll post the tread depth measurements (worn VS. new).

    Thanks!
    Is the spare just in case you get a flat! Giggle

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    Quote Originally Posted by admiral View Post
    Is the spare just in case you get a flat! Giggle
    You just crossed the line!

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