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    Asking Bridgestone for a new Rear Tire

    I am writing a letter (a real paper letter, since they don't have an email address listed) to ask them to consider making a better off-road rear tire for the TW200. I'm referring them to this thread to help show that there is a market for another tire choice. So if you would be interested in a better rear tire than the current TW34, please say so in the poll, and add any additional comments to the thread.

    PLEASE keep this thread clean and friendly; since I'm hoping they will review this thread and keep an eye on it, I'd like them to be able to find information without having to wade through a ton of off-topic chatter. Cool?

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    Yes - I would be interested in a better tire than the TW34

    Yes - I'm quite happy with the TW34 - it rocks !

    So - how should I vote ?

    (Ah - I see what you did there - "a more aggressive tire" - sneaky - in which case - No) ........
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    Dear Bridgestone:
    Should you develop and market a dual sport off-road oriented tire superior to the existing TW34 I think it would become quite popular. I would certainly buy one immediately and replace it as necessary with another when the first one wears out. Please consider the broad market appeal of a more aggressive appearing and functioning tire for the Yamaha TW line.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fred View Post
    Dear Bridgestone:
    Should you develop and market a dual sport off-road oriented tire superior to the existing TW34 I think it would become quite popular. I would certainly buy one immediately and replace it as necessary with another when the first one wears out. Please consider the broad market appeal of a more aggressive appearing and functioning tire for the Yamaha TW line.
    +1! I'd buy one in short order and give up on an ATV tire graft onto the stock TW200 wheel.
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    I'd buy one and fit it promptly - provided it cost no more than the existing tire. If it is pricier then I'd wait until my current tire wears out to replace.

    Honestly, with as many of these little bikes that are ridden, and given the long DECADES of production, having ONE tire choice for dirt is a big load of cow droppings and smacks of laziness. Bridgestone already lost me as a customer for street tires thanks to the horrible Battleax that came fitted on the Z1000; they're about to lose my dirt tire business to Duro if they don't get a move on with a few options for the TW.
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    Good idea, but is Bridgestone the one to approach just because they currently make a tire for the TW?
    The more aggressive DS tires I have run on my other DSs have come from Dunlop, Pirelli and Metzler.
    Maybe Bridgestone should check out their competitors and get into making a more dirt orientated tire.
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    Ive contacted a couple manufactures about offering a rear tire. Neither has responded in any way.
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    This has been tried before in the past, with no results. Maybe this time??
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    I would be happy about a more aggressive rear tyre.
    I like my Bighorn, but all 14 inch ATV tyres does have a very big diameter. 26 inch is OK, but a smaller one would be much more better.

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