If you're an off-road enthusiast, you know that flat tires can be a common occurrence. Punctured tires come with the territory when you're racing down unpaved and unkept off-road trails. If you own a Kawasaki Mule, it's only a matter of time before you experience a flat tire. That's why it's important to be prepared for this eventuality.
One way to prepare for dealing with a flat tire on your Kawasaki Mule is to always carry a tire repair kit or tire sealant with you. While tire repair kits are better than nothing, they aren't a guarantee. Every tire puncture is different, so having a tire repair kit or tire sealant won't always work.
A much better option is to bring along a spare tire. Unlike relying on tire repair kits or tire sealant, having a spare tire on your Kawasaki Mule guarantees that you'll be able to make it home, as long as you know how to change a tire. Carrying a spare tire on your Kawasaki Mule is a good idea, but it's important to secure it for transport.
Some riders will throw their spare tire into the bed or even cab of their Kawasaki Mule, but this is not recommended. Not only will a spare tire take up valuable storage space in your Kawasaki Mule, but it's also dangerous to have something as bulky and heavy as a spare tire unsecured.
The best way to safely secure a spare tire on your Kawasaki Mule is with an aftermarket UTV spare tire mount, spare tire carrier, or spare tire holder. At Everything Kawasaki Offroad, we've got Kawasaki Mule spare tire holders, carriers, and mounts from all the best brands in the business, such as Hornet Outdoors, Great Day, DragonFire Racing, Assault Industries, AJK Offroad, and Razorback Offroad. These brands make it easier than ever to safely secure a spare tire or two onto your Kawasaki Mule.
Many riders like to mount a spare tire onto their Kawasaki Mule using their receiver hitch. This can be done by using something like the Kawasaki Teryx/Mule 1 1/4" Receiver Hitch Spare Tire Mount by Hornet Outdoors. This receiver hitch spare tire mount is compatible with any standard 1.25” receiver hitch, but Hornet Outdoors also has 2” receiver hitch spare tire mounts.
Another option is to mount a tire to the back of your Kawasaki Mule's cab using something like the Kawasaki Mule Spare Tire Carrier by Great Day. This spare tire carrier is built to last with heavy-duty steel and is super easy to install. At Everything Kawasaki Offroad, you can find all the best Kawasaki Mule spare tire carriers, spare tire straps, and spare tire mounts.
If you already have your spare tire/rim combo ready to go, but lack a place to put it, we can help with that. If all you have are the four tires that came attached to your machine, we've got spare tires as well as spare tire mounts for the Kawasaki Mule. For those who own the bar-style back partition, headache rack tire carriers like the ones by All Steel Offroad work great. Alternatively, the UTV firm Hornet makes amazingly simple spare tire carriers that insert into the hitch receiver. The only drawback to hitch-style spare tire carriers is that you can't open the tailgate when they're on.
To ensure that you never get stranded, make sure to always have a spare tire at the ready. And the best way to carry a spare tire is with one of the many great Kawasaki Mule spare tire mounts from Everything Kawasaki Offroad!