Kenda Executioners....Good or bad?

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Kenda Executioners....Good or bad?

Postby Rider11x » Tue Jun 06, 2006 12:06 am

I was browsing around a local dealer and saw a set of these in 25" size, and they look really good, especially the rim guard was really heavy duty looking. They have sort of an ag style tread with indentations on top for extra traction.

Anyone have them? Where do they do best and worst? How do they ride? Are they a stiff tire? Do they last?

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Postby Ken » Tue Jun 06, 2006 11:07 am

I have no experience with Kenda....and haven't read anything about them either on any of the sites I visit.

I would look straight at the facts....how many plies...etc.
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Postby Rider11x » Mon Jul 17, 2006 10:12 pm

Here is a link to them....

http://www.kendausa.com/atv/utility.html
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Postby MrPolaris » Tue Jul 18, 2006 8:36 am

Those tires look decently meaty compared to the tires that ken rides with. I was trying to get a view of what there rim savers they had look like, but cannot seem to tell.

They look to be going for about 115-120 a tire, which seems to be for just the tires, not for a set of rims as well, but I could be wrong on that one . . .

I also noticed that the 25 and 26" tires have the same tread depth is 1.08, while the 27s had 1.18, but that is a whole lot of tire to go to (the 27"s).

One thing that I noticed with the Mud lites that I used to have is that little groove they had in the lugs, similar to what these have, filled with mud and crap, so they really did no good for the tire, plus as old trucks pointed out, they seem to wear down a lot faster, but these grooves they have are a little smaller so maybe it will not make a difference in this situation.
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Postby Ken » Tue Jul 18, 2006 9:02 am

Yeah..on the mudlites....I call them cups, on the tread. They wear out fast. Great idea..virtually useless.

Those executioners look "mean"...but I think the 589's have more tread than 1" or 1.18".

OG Larry has the Bear "Paws"....I give him grief for them...but I think they have super hard rubber that wears well...but doesn't have they same grip as the ITP. Just my observation.
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Postby Rider11x » Tue Jul 18, 2006 10:48 am

MrPolaris wrote:Those tires look decently meaty compared to the tires that ken rides with. I was trying to get a view of what there rim savers they had look like, but cannot seem to tell.

They look to be going for about 115-120 a tire, which seems to be for just the tires, not for a set of rims as well, but I could be wrong on that one . . .

I also noticed that the 25 and 26" tires have the same tread depth is 1.08, while the 27s had 1.18, but that is a whole lot of tire to go to (the 27"s).

One thing that I noticed with the Mud lites that I used to have is that little groove they had in the lugs, similar to what these have, filled with mud and crap, so they really did no good for the tire, plus as old trucks pointed out, they seem to wear down a lot faster, but these grooves they have are a little smaller so maybe it will not make a difference in this situation.
The rim guard is what drew me to these tires, as it extends about a 1/4 inch past the outside of the rim!!! Great design! And price wise, Rocky Mtn. sells these between $48 and $75 a tire depending on size! Looks like a winner in many ways....
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Postby Chadd » Tue Jul 18, 2006 10:54 am

We've sold a few sets.. IMO there VERY heavy hard as hell and ride rough.. they work good in the mud though... and last a very long time
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Postby MrPolaris » Tue Jul 18, 2006 2:20 pm

Rider11x wrote: The rim guard is what drew me to these tires, as it extends about a 1/4 inch past the outside of the rim!!! Great design! And price wise, Rocky Mtn. sells these between $48 and $75 a tire depending on size! Looks like a winner in many ways....
is that for the tire or for the tire and rim? I was not able to see how this rim guard was set up. do you have any pictures that show how this sytem might work?
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Postby Ken » Tue Jul 18, 2006 3:18 pm

On Rock Crawler tires (before they went to bead lockers), it's usually a rubber lip, over the rim. That's probably what they did.
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Postby Rider11x » Tue Jul 18, 2006 10:14 pm

MrPolaris wrote:
is that for the tire or for the tire and rim? I was not able to see how this rim guard was set up. do you have any pictures that show how this sytem might work?
The rim guard does two things

1 Keeps debris from getting stuck between the tire and rim, potentially causing air loss.

2 Keeps the rim flush or in some cases recessed slightly into the tire's sidewall to sheild it from taking a hard hit and bending or breaking the wheel.

Basically a design that is well suited for severe useage. :wink:
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Postby Ken » Wed Jul 19, 2006 12:05 am

I think for mud/dirt/snow...they'll be great. I've seen their tires on rocks...and the long wear, equates to less grip.

It's like NASCAR...can't have everything.
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Postby wellzy » Fri Jan 30, 2009 2:23 pm

i have these kenda tyres fitted to my quad and they are excellent!! slippy grass, mud, paved surface, gravel, rocks anything!! the only problem i have had with them is i have a screw in one of the rear ones ( the ones that have only done less then 30 mile!!GRRRR) but they are 6 ply and are very good over any terrain, but they need to be fitted to a heavy bike to work properly.
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Postby Wildhorse800 » Tue May 05, 2009 8:16 am

I know this is an older topic, but I have Kendas on my Kodiak. They are a very rough riding tire. Puncture resistance is great, but ride is sacrificed. On an IRS quad, you may be OK, but straight axle...no way.

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Postby Ken » Tue May 05, 2009 1:37 pm

Not surprised.


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Postby wellzy » Fri May 08, 2009 3:42 am

on hard ground like tarmac or concrete even with irs you do feel the bumps because they need to be kept at high pressures to stop them shreading but at high speed just like any other tyre.
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