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Hi everybody!!!



I just picked up my TW200 today and I can't to get out on the trails.

I'm reading your articles on tyres right now, some radical looking tread patterns!!!



Speak soon.




 

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Hi everybody!!!



I just picked up my TW200 today and I can't to get out on the trails.

I'm reading your articles on tyres right now, some radical looking tread patterns!!!



Speak soon.






OK...! Which one of you guys wrote an article on TYRES??!




Us Yanks use tires on out TW's mate. Just having some fun with ya though. Glad to see the TW is popular 'round the world. And you hail from???
 

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I wondered if I'd get picked up for tyres!!


I'm from Wiltshire in England.

In the UK we only have the TW125 because of licence law, (125cc limit without a passing the test)

The TW200 is a very rare beast indeed, the one I have just bought is the first one I have seen.

It is a direct import from Japan and is very clean with 4000kms.



The TW is not the obvious choice for trail riders here.

People seem to go straight for XR and DRZ etc.

I tried a KDX200 a few weeks ago and it was lethal!!!


Then I tried this TW200 on some gravel lanes and was really nice.



I'm really looking forward to making some luggage racks and fitting some crazy tyres!!!

Trying to get good tyres here will be a challenge.
 

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I'm not very well-traveled but my guess is that "tyres" won't be a huge problem.



Most of the front "tyres" depicted are actually commonly available 18" "tyres" intended for the rear of a typical dualsport bike. The rears depicted could be a regional problem as most are ATV "tyres" intended for the front of an ATV. Most are not legal for road use in the U.S. and I suspect the same is true there.



The standard O.E.M Bridgestone Trailwing TW31/34 combo still seem to be universally available, and the more street-oriented TW203/204.



I like sayin werdz like "tyres", an' I never been to England...but I kina like the Beatles... I even wrote a song about it, but someone stole it from my backpack and made a zillion dollars off it, while I live in abject poverty.



Yeah, dat's it. But I digress.



Welcome aboard.
 

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Europe has several sets of tires for the TW that are not imported to the Americas. Hook up with Sebastian at http://www.tw-parts.com.


Looks like the original TW32 and 34 is not available in Europe.

The Dunlop K108 is readily available but wouldn't be my first choice.

Vee Rubber looks the best alternative, I'll ask at the tyre shop on Monday.



Thanks Qwerty.
 

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I believe the Dunlop k180 is available in the UK...It is an excellent dirt track tire, wish it was available here.



Now if you want a bighorn, that may be a bit more difficult







 

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Michelin also makes tires in TW sizes.
 
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