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First of all thanks for all the replies on the tire issue. I was out ridding with a few buddies of mine last Saturday. We go to a place that is mostly sand hills and alot of trails. I happened to come across a trail up a hill that looked like it had not been traveled in a while. Well I soon found out why. This thing looked like it shouldn't have been a problem. Kinda steep....about 35' high....sand trail...with surrounding trees. I locked her into FWD and off I went. Made it most of the way to the top....then all of a sudden she reared up and started to turn over backwards..... as she was starting to flip I pushed her to my right. Next thing I know is that I am standing on my feet watching her fall through a small tree on my right.....then she rolled 4 times before she came to a rest....on her side at the bottom of the hill. She was still running so I shut her off. One of my buddies helped me put her back on her tires.I think that must have been my free pass,becouse I for one never got hurt,and the only thing that happened to the Grizz was a bent handle bar. I gained alot of respect for her that day. After I fixed the handle bar I rode for another couple of hours. Oh yea....if your wondering why she flipped...there was a tree root at the top of the hill which you could not see. Once she hit that it was all over. I will probably give it a little more thought next time before I try to attempt something like that. Thanks for listening guys and please be carefull.
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Chanaba,

You are very lucky indeed, at least you didn't get hurt. I am amazed that's all that happened to your Grizzly also! Leson learned there huh?LOL I remember when I had my 01 Kodiak and it only had 80 miles on it. It was winter and 3" of fresh snow covered the trails. I found it "WAY COOL" doing fishtails while hauling ass down the trail. Well all of a sudden I was thrown from the machine and the quad flipped twice(sideway rolls) and landed almost on top of me in the snowbank on the trail. I didn't get hurt whatsoever(except my pride) and the Kodiak didn't even have one scratch. After we put it back on the tires I seen the root I hit while doing fishtails and lucky for me I was running 589's at the time. If I would have had the stock Dunlops, the sidewall would have blown out and no telling what may have happened. Needless to say NOW when the snow covers the trails I am real careful when I do fishtails! lol
 

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blue-grizz,
There's just something about them hidden tree roots Huh?lol Thanks for the reply.
Chanaba
 
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