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Depends on so many variables and personal preferences....12” or 14” rim? Need DOT rating? Riding in mud and/or public roads? Extending swing arm to permit wider tire selection? Concerned about top speed and rotational mass? Noise? Vibration and stability at speed on the road? Service life? Directional or non-directional tire so it can be reversed following wear? Square or rounded profile?
For example just for a 12” rim you can get a ~14 lb sand tire or a 22lb mud tire with lots of choices of weights, tread depth and tread patterns in between.
 

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I do not recommend the Sedona Rip-Saw which I chose. While it looks gnarly, those tall lugs result in squirrelly handling on the road and hard packed dirt. Joemama also claims that it does an outstanding job of ejecting rocks at the rider behind me.



I am considering replacing it with either a Ceros or a Duro Power-Grip.
 

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Of note: The new Duro PowerGrip V2 in a 12x26x9 is out and hits all the high notes for an improved alternative to the ever popular original Power Grip: s-l300.jpg Plus Rocky Mtn has them on closeout for $90 closeout-tag-160-product.png


  • The Duro Power Grip V2 is a new version of the popular Power Grip line
  • Featuring radial construction and a 6-ply rating
  • The Power Grip V2 has a more rounded profile
  • It's lighter, features more spread out treads and has additional puncture resistance between the tread blocks and shoulder area
  • Rim guard integrated into tire design
  • Non-directional tread patter
 

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Discussion Starter #6 (Edited)
Thanks for the replys. So the 12'' sounds like the best choice for wheel size. I don't really want to extend the swingarm. This will be on the pavement, mud, rock and everything inbetween.

If the Duro PowerGrip V2 in a 12x26x9 would be your choice, I'd try it.

DOT would be a big + but not a deal breaker. I want this thing to get traction anywhere! If I get pulled over for a non DOT tire, I can add one later. The deeper the tread the better.
I'll probably do the dual sprocket setup in the future also and will probably build a single wheel trailer also. I may even tow the log splitter to the woods with the TW.

I just need to take the tire off the spare wheel and send the hub to McGeachy. If you have the exact wheel part number and link, that would be appreciated.

I'm pretty ignorant about this and don't mind copying someone that has already done it.
Thanks for helping!!
 

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Here's the one that I got for my second trailer wheel build. I ordered it with a valve stem for a total of $16.00. Economy shipping cost me about the same. You might consider shipping it directly to Mike to save the cost of reshipping it from your place to his.

12X4 4-Lug on 4" White Spoke Trailer Wheel

Here are a couple of pics of this modified wheel and the modified hub.

Trailer wheel 1.jpg

Trailer wheel 2.jpg
 

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Not sure if the Duro V2 is the best, but it sounds better than the original which I have ridden on for a good 6,000 miles which seemingly worked well on snow, mud, sand, hardback, slick rock and twisty asphalt. The squarish profile of the original Duro PowerGrip does have it’s occasional drawbacks so the V2 is intriguing.
Lots of other seemingly clones of this tread pattern whose bold cross bar lugs do not flex as readily as smaller knobs of tires like the Ripsaw. They sure afford good traction in loose terrain, and aired down to 4psi will allow you to swim through stuff that stops a stock tired TW.
Please feel free to look into others.
The Cerros is a recent favorite too. Somewhat less aggressive, likely a bit lighter too. So many options!
 

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I didn't go looking for this tire ...... but stumbled across it at the local bike shop on the clearance tire rack. :)

Its not the biggest tire that you can stuff under a extended swing arm TW that is for sure, but I am very happy with it and the profile makes it behave like a motorcycle should in my opinion.
 

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Oddly enough the squarish profile of the original Duro seemed to cause me more issues off-road than on pavement.
On pavement it did not take long to adapt to the sharper edged transitions when cornering.
However off-road in rutted terrain the Duro’s square profile seems to dart and climb from one side of rut to the other leaving a drunken sailor set of tracks behind while the stock tire seems to track in a straighter line.
Traversing steep firm sidehills like packed snow or slick rock one can really feel that the Duro’s point of contact is not directly under center of tire but offset to the uphill side requiring more weight transfer to compensate. This is not a big problem, just requires a few more feet of trail to get back in proper balance after changing directions like on switchbacks.
So I am hoping newer more rounded profile front tires for UTVs will have better manners when stuffed under a TW.
 

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Well I've got most of the parts that I need ordered, Thanks to you guys! Here's the list that I ended up with.


1- Stufidmotard's machined hub. (I decide not to sacrifice the spare TW wheel I have.)

2- The wheel and tire TW-Brian recommended.
12X4 4-Lug on 4" White Spoke Trailer Wheel

https://www.rockymountainatvmc.com/p/723/46654/Duro-Power-Grip-V2-Radial-Tire
Duro Power Grip V2 Radial Tire 26x9-12

3- Wheel bearings and seal from Partzilla.
https://www.partzilla.com/search?q=93102-25311-00
93102-25311-00 OIL SEAL,SD-TYPE (Yamaha Motor) $5.18

https://www.partzilla.com/product/yamaha/93306-20310-00
93306-20310-00 BEARING (Yamaha Motor) $13.34 @ 3 = $40.02

Now I just need to decide what sprocket setup I want for this. and I should be on my way.
Thanks for the help!!!
Now back to the real thread.
http://tw200forum.com/forum/performance-customization/17412-trailer-wheel-tw-mod-tw200.html
 
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