I recently won, yes WON, my first wheeler...a new 09 Honda foremen 500. Stoked to say the least! Now I need to upgrade the stock tires to something more 'Alaska friendly'. I've read through the archives here and am still very unsure which tires/wheels/sizes to go with. I mostly ride the trails within reach of Fairbanks so hard, soft, flat, hilly, rocky, gravel, slow, fast and mud mud mud all come into play. I'm leaning toward keeping the stock rims and mounting ITP mudlite XL's in stock sizes figuring I can't go wrong that way. I'm hoping someone has better advice for me than I get out of the search tool here. Should I jump to a 26 or 27 inch? Or maybe wider than stock? I haven't a clue and the multitude of choices out there have me boggled..... Your input is much appreciated.