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2009/2010 Wolf Tires

Discussion in 'General' started by SKOGDOG, May 26, 2017.

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How many Wolf (220/50/20) tires can you commit to?

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    I found a tire that would work, it's a vee rubber. 200/40/ R20. $130. But I just sold my wolf..Very sad day...but until big dog gets a grip on there company I'm done with them. I am one of there biggest advocates, but they make it very hard to defend them anymore...
     
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    I think a lot of people miss the manufacture support. With that being said other than the wolf tires most parts and support can be found thru the forum
     
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    I'm not sure what you expect from a company that has a whopping 3 full time employees amd a 2500 square foot shop who sold 17 bikes last year.

    While I understand your frustration with the tires. You must be able to understand that when your a small company you can't tie up 100k-200k In working capital for a rear tire on a bike they didn't have a hand in producing. Not to mention with the limited wolfs made I'm not even sure they could sell 100 tires before they went bad and then became a liability. If they made those kind of silly decisions they would sure fail for the third time. There is a good reason they only produce 2 bikes now, a K9 and a Mastif

    You can't look at the new Big Dog and the old one the same, drastically different companies

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    Well you answered my question! I was just talk'n bout this last week at Paul's house with Ker, I did'nt think that they are selling a whole lotta bikes, is this info you got from Matt himself Eric?
     
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    Yep..i asked him in KS 2016 they sold 17 and they had sold about 15 already this year, was on track for about 30. Their goal is only 100 bikes a year they don't want to make anymore than that as it brings too much additional overhead. Not to mention we all know motorcycles are cyclical industries and when you get too big you can't be agile enough to withstand downturns in the economy.

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    Yeah, we all sat down and were able to ask questions and so on, their line up for 2017 is the K9, Mastiff, Coyote, and Boxer.. they don't ever want to get anywhere near as big as they were because of over head of coarse, but quality. Their frames are being made in house again as well as the majority of everything else. All redisgned and better quality. That s what they are looking for.
     
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    Well definitely sounds like a good business approach this time, stay smaller and don't get in over your head! Thanks for the info guys!
     
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    I'm guessing they don't know about the forum then cause we have heard anything from them except for the 2 on here
     
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    Who doesnt?
     
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    It's not the wolf tire that has me frustrated. Its that there stuck in the past...I want a new big dog...I tried talking to Matt about what I wanted and didn't want...I want a pro street without the big rear tire, and he said he couldn't do it... Im sorry to be the one to say this but the days of the big tire are gone...Just like these baggers, there on the way out too. Big dog use to be 10 years ahead of the pack...Now there 10 years behind..
    They made one of the best bikes on the market...Knowing what I know I can't understand why a company that is in financial trouble and on the verge of closing the doors keeps making a product that isn't selling..Get with the times BD..or I have to do what I don't want to do....and that is buying a Harley...
     
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    Go buy your Harley then. There are a whole bunch of us who love our big tire, big hp, great riding bikes.
     
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    then go buy a harley, ain't nobody holding you down.
     
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    Yup.
     
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    I think he just wants to stick with what him and the team knows which is the big tire bikes. He has a few smaller tire bikes and they have never sold. I might argue the opposite side and say for him to tell you he can't do it means he is staying in his lines and not interested in putting out something one off or custom as the cost to build exceeds a profitable job for him. At least he didn't just say "sure" and build the bike over budget. Plenty of custom builders out there that will take on your project.

    There is a Mastiff that has been sitting for 2 years on the showroom floor in Dream Machines in Dallas. I'm not sure how many prostreet bikes are selling. So someone still buying these big tire choppers as I know Dream Machines in Dallas has sold 3 or 4 2017 k9's already this year.

    I'm not old and I still like the fat tire choppers. But I won't argue with you that it's "out of vogue" at the moment.


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    Or a Spyder[​IMG]wait, :skep: I did :oldlaugh:
     
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