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    Senior Member small's's Avatar
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    Hey fellers! I have a 98 tw with tw31 front, tw32 rear and I'm guessing they are the originals by the dry rott around the nobbies. I'm not to worried about it since they are tube tires but I am taking a trip in 2 months so i thought it would be a good idea to change them before we go. I was thinking of a k270 front and tw34 rear or a tw32 if they are still around. Anyone have any experience with stock and k270 front? Is it any better on the road than the stocker? Also what's a good hd tube to run. A friend and i are heading to the silverton area of Colorado in July for a week and maybe Moab so I'm looking for just a better all around front. I'm not to dissapointed with what i have but it not very good on anything damp but it does seem to handle good in the corners on pavement. Oh and what size? I see a few different sizes that will fit. Any likes or dislikes?

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    I have the 4.10 k270 on my bike and I'm impressed with it. I run the heavy duty tube also. The 270 seems to throw up quite a few rocks and gravel.
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    I've got the 5.10 K270 on the front. It's slightly taller and wider than the stocker. I use the Bridestone heavy duty tube. TW34 in back, stock tube. They don't make the TW32 anymore. The K270 is better than stock in any situation, although it is twice as heavy (14 lbs versus 7 lbs). K270/TW34 is an excellent combo if you're truly doing the 50/50 thing.

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    Unfortunately I'm on the road most of the time but I get in the dirt as much as I can. Any pro's or cons between 4 - 4.6 - 5.10 besides the weight. Well if it handles as good on pavement it's a win win situation.

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    Anyone have any experience with the shinko 244?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Small's View Post
    Anyone have any experience with the shinko 244?


    I run a 5.10 244. Quite happy with it. This one has 2,500 miles on it with somewhere around half of that on dirt. I'll be putting another 2,400 pavement miles on it in the next 2 weeks.







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    I just replaced the stock front tire on my '01 TW to the K270 5.10. One thing I noticed right off is that is a much heavier tire. Seems to have good traction but I definately noticed the "gyro" affect from it.

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    Shinko 244 works well. Not as good on gnarly terrain as a Kenda Trackmaster, but better than stock.




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    Thanks guys now I just have to start shopping for a deal and tubes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by azwheelin View Post
    I just replaced the stock front tire on my '01 TW to the K270 5.10. One thing I noticed right off is that is a much heavier tire. Seems to have good traction but I definately noticed the "gyro" affect from it.


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