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Ok worked all week got my yxz all ready so did my brother we went to ride and didn't get any of the knarley rock or hill climbs in because I pinched a sidewall on a rock at about 50 mph ...
My fault ........ BUT....
But hurt time !!!! Anyone priced a tire ??!
I am a sponsored Moto/woods rider for local Yama shop and I buy at 10% over cost...
I can buy 4!!!! 28in maxis big horn 2.0 tires for 540$. My cost ....for 2. 28x9 and 2 28x11. 4 total tires !!
Only place you can get the 27 2.0 is from Yamaha..... See where this is going ??
1 27x9 big horn from Yama is .... Drum roll.... 315$ !!!!!!! Fuck me
My cost is 215$$$&. Holy crap what are they smoking !!!!!
I can get 4. For not mucho re than they want for 1!!! Just stupid that is high way robbery
I love love love my machine and we will try again sat hope I Can make it longer than a hr this time ...
I hop Yama reads this because that just stupid. I can get a 28 in in same tire for 130$ and they want 300$ for smaller size of exact same tire.
Any ways I ordered 27x9..11 roctanes. 8 ply
And just so you all know.
I was runnin t 9 psi all way around which is about right
If your going to haul ass I woudnt go less than 13 in front and 11 rear going to tube my big horn till others get here. Pass on the info ???
 

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Wow that's crazy and sorry to hear about your bad luck. I think it is sad to pay 20k on a machine to get sub par tires on it IMO! It would be nice for a manufacturer to figure out that 4 ply off road tires are a joke and they should put something better on these machines.
 

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Yamaha replacement parts have always been extremely expensive. Last summer I got a replacement lid (8x12 cheap piece plastic) for my jet ski and when I picked it up from dealer I was shocked it was over $42 ... it should have been a $12 piece of plastic.
 

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Yamaha is not the only UTV Mfg to pull these shenanigans. Maxxis does the same thing for another mfg as well with replacements only available through the OEM. We were pissed the first time we ran into too. We replace all the stock tires on our UTV's now every time....
 

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Yamaha replacement parts have always been extremely expensive. Last summer I got a replacement lid (8x12 cheap piece plastic) for my jet ski and when I picked it up from dealer I was shocked it was over $42 ... it should have been a $12 piece of plastic.
Seems like the price of every little thing is outrageous. The only thing that has not been going up is my pay!
 

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Ive got all 4 of my BH 2 sitting in my garage with less than 30 miles on them, make offer with shipping and you can pinch those too! =)
 

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Man, you should have looked on the for sale forums here. There are a couple of us selling the big horns on there.

I have all (4) with 2 miles on them listed for 400 bucks.

I too went with a GBC 8 -ply. I am trying their Grim Reapers this time around too.

Rocktanes are a great tire too! A lot of people swear by them
 

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I have had several new quads, they all get new tires right out of the gate. Factory tires have never met my needs. I have tensors ready to go on mine when it gets here. One of the cheapest and easiest performance and durability mods out there.
 

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Try pricing all the OEM parts separate and build the whole machine. It'll make
that 20 sum odd grand look like a real bargain. This is what I call the old "Make myself feel good about my purchase trick"
But it Doesn't always work though!
 

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I have raced and worked around /in the industry for years. One day about 10 years ago I was bored (I was parts manager at a large Yama shop) and couldn't believe the mark up on some stuff...... So I took the most inexpensive thing I could ... A blaster ... Which retailed for I think at the time around 4k new ..... We added up ever but and bolt if you bought it piece by piece from Yama and it totaled up to like 9500$. Lol. That's is the truth. We all about shit. Lol. I'm gona get roctanes They make a 8 ply 27 in 9 and 11 I ran them in my cat and loved them and never had a flat. I like the litbulls also but there so dam high. Lol.
 

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It has nothing to do with Yamaha. It is the parts business from every OeM including car manufactures. They are an automobile manufacture that sell parts as needed. They are not a parts supplier.

Many times the OeM tire is different and a special compound designed by the OEM.
 

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No lol it's a 27 in big horn 2.0. Not a special heavy duty version it's same exact tire. Just a 27 in. You can buy 26s and 28s. Which my cost I can get for 110$ a piece. Retail on 27 from Yama is 305$ my cost is 215$. That is over 50% markup. They should bd ashamed of themselves. I'm putting rocktanes on any ways. But like I said it's the principals of it ..
 

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Polaris does the same thing. Just replace them out the gate. OEM tires aren't for hard driving anyway unless your on sand. I went with the Tensor. Very happy.
 

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Like True520 mentioned, I too have some stock take offs with 5 miles (I could not wait for the new tires and I had to take it for a spin) for $400 plus the shipping. I live in Northern California if anyone has any interest.
 

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This just means my factory take off parts should be easy to sell to someone who runs factory parts. Tires, axles, A-arms etc.
All of which will be replaced on my car
 

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To be honest I've never even priced a factory tire for anything. Stock tires have been shit on every quad, dirtbike, truck and car I've ever owned. Still waiting on my first SXS (YXZ), but there's no doubt in my mind it's going to be the same way.
 
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