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Well I got the new 34s mounted on my shop demo es. I'm not a big fan of anything over 32" on a sxs but I'm not going to get into that. Previously I had the new Tusk Megabites in 32" and they were performing great but I could see that they were not going to have near the life expectancy of the Terrabites. I get to demo and run these different products and give feedback so it's a great opportunity for me. Just thought I'd start this thread to let people know there is a 34" tire option now. I will say this, the large size seems to help with the low gearing running down the roads at speed so that's a plus.
 

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The "stupid low" gearing in the KRX is perfect for the riding I do and what the machine was designed for. I absolutely love it for rock crawling and the slow rocky trails here in Colorado. I also agree with KrxSpecialist about putting oversized tires on these machines. 1-they are hard on the machine and 2-they really give little to no advantage to the machine. A 32" tire will literally do anything a 34-35" will do. Use springs if you want lift.
 

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32.5" with 8 psi
Guess that's about right for Tusk Tires. They always seem to run pretty short. My 29" Warthogs ran more than an inch short as well.
BFG KM3's run pretty true to size.
 

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The "stupid low" gearing in the KRX is perfect for the riding I do and what the machine was designed for. I absolutely love it for rock crawling and the slow rocky trails here in Colorado. I also agree with KrxSpecialist about putting oversized tires on these machines. 1-they are hard on the machine and 2-they really give little to no advantage to the machine. A 32" tire will literally do anything a 34-35" will do. Use springs if you want lift.
We'll have to agree to disagree. There are lots of things I love about the KRX, but IMHO, Kawasaki greatly missed the mark on the gearing/clutching. Low range should be Low geared for rock crawling, slow going, etc. High range should be for cruising the less rough dirt roads at brisk pace without the motor revving to the moon.
 

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We'll have to agree to disagree. There are lots of things I love about the KRX, but IMHO, Kawasaki greatly missed the mark on the gearing/clutching. Low range should be Low geared for rock crawling, slow going, etc. High range should be for cruising the less rough dirt roads at brisk pace without the motor revving to the moon.
I average around 8.6 mph. The gearing is perfect for me to ride in high a majority of the time, with low available for the serious stuff. If it was geared higher, like my General was, I would be using low probably 50% of the time (or more) at considerable rpm's where I can cruise the KRX in high. A "brisk" pace for me is 20-25 mph. :) I think folks just need to understand what they are buying vs what they want to use it for. This machine was built to be a rough trail, rock crawling machine, and for that it is spot on.
 

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I’m confused on this. I read somewhere that if your under 20mph to use low. If you don’t it eats the belt up. What’s everyone’s opinion on that. I sure don’t know.
 

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I’m confused on this. I read somewhere that if your under 20mph to use low. If you don’t it eats the belt up. What’s everyone’s opinion on that. I sure don’t know.
I was worried about that too. On previous machines that was super important. l found that high on on a KRX is good for almost everything. And I was super analyzing it!!! Especially after I went to 35” tires. After 1000 miles plus on 35’s I’m comfortable with only using low range on extreme climbs. High for everything else. I check my belt and blow it out after every 200 miles. I do not ride fast.
 
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We ride Hatfield and McCoy trails and since I ride slow so I keep the machine in low. Sounds like the motor is getting ready to blow the entire time. Maybe I will switch to high.
 

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I forgot to add I use low gear for extreme descents also. Just for more engine braking to save on brakes. I’m also on HMT in WV. From 5 mph and higher I use high range in the KRX. So pretty much always in high except for EXTREME vertical ascents and descents.
 
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We ride Hatfield and McCoy trails and since I ride slow so I keep the machine in low. Sounds like the motor is getting ready to blow the entire time. Maybe I will switch to high.
Yes, Try switching to high, you will be amazed. U won't go back to using low unless it's Extreme.....
 

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I don't really pay any attention to what speed I decide to shift into low at. You can just "feel" when it needs it. Kinda hard to explain. If you are in high and it needs to be in low, the machine just doesn't react right to throttle input.
 
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