Hey Gang, I am looking for a little help with the rear tire sizing vs. handling for my 2001 WR 426. I am currently running the Maxxis SI 110-100-18 This tire replaced a Michelin S12 130- 80- 18 both tires worked fairly well in the woods of South Texas. Lots of sand and generally soft overall. My only issue with the Michelin was the few times it was lit up on roots it started chunking real bad which is OK considering that is not what it was designed for. That being said the bike is properly set-up and handles good overall. I was looking at the Michelin S12 in the 140-80-18 that some of the guy’s here are running. Can someone tell me how the larger rear tire will affect the handling overall as well as cornering in deep sand at race pace? Would the slight lift in the rear require the forks be moved back down in the triple clamps? I am thinking that the larger rear may help me put more power to the ground rather than exploding my way out of the corner spraying sand half way across the forest and going no where. I know that smooth is fast but I am still working on that. Any thoughts would be most appreciated. Thanks.