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    Senior Member Rohnsman's Avatar
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    Not long ago, Admiral purchased a Shinko SR244 "Golden Boy" front tire for his TW. I was impressed and decided to get one as well to replace my balding Cheng Shin. I couldn't find an SR 244 and so purchased a Kenda K270. On our ride today we were amazed at how similar these two tires tread patterns really are. Both are excellent tires for both street and trail and did much to reduce the "pucker factor" when riding on gravel roads.



    Now, if you have either of these tires, you're excused from this test, but if not, see if you can guess which is which - which tire is on the left and which is on the right?




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    The tire on the left looks to have a more radical style while the one on the right seem to be a more conservative design. This all seems to be way too political. But seriously folks, I don't have a clue but I couldn't pass up a chance to be a smartass. If I had to guess I'd say the tire on the left still has the new tire nubbies on it so it is the newer tire. So the answer is yes, the Kenda is on the left.



    Dan



    P.S. I didn't vote.
    I don't want a pickle, etc.


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    Senior Member Rohnsman's Avatar
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    I'll let more folks give this one a try before I reveal which is which.

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    I'm going with Trulights Kenda on the right, only because it appears to have some 'blacktop' scrub on it, and we all know Admiral is allergic to pavement!!



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    They do look VERY similar. The one on the left appears to have larger knobbys. Are these quieter on pavement than the oem front tire?
    '13 690 Enduro R too many frickin farkles...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bagger View Post
    we all know Admiral is allergic to pavement!!



    Bag


    That there is funny. True, but funny.



    I did haul the TW on the trailer to and from our starting point, so you ain't to far off Bag.
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    I need to get me one of those tires soon. My riding is 90 percent dirt I've washed out a bunch and dumped my bike. I thought I was just a terrible rider

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    Ive liked my 270 so far.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JdubSC View Post
    They do look VERY similar. The one on the left appears to have larger knobbys. Are these quieter on pavement than the oem front tire?


    WAYYYYY quieter on pavement than the oem front tire.

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    Senior Member Rohnsman's Avatar
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    FYI...



    If you're in the market for a new front tire and do a combination of on/off road riding, my opinion is that you'd really like either of these tires (the Kenda K270 or the Shinko SR244 Golden Boy). The 5.10-18 in either tire fits very nicely on the TW rim. As you can see, the tread pattern is almost identical. The biggest difference is the price. Right now Motorcycle Superstore is selling the Kenda for $72.99 while the Shinko is $24.00 less at $48.99. I bought the Kenda, not because I think it's better, but because I wasn't able to find a Shinko in stock when I wanted one. I see MCSS has 'em back in stock. Perhaps time will prove the Kenda wears better, I don't know, but from the "testing" Admiral and I have done, I'd say save yourself a few bucks and get a Golden Boy.

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