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    Hello TWer's, I just joined the forum and wanted to say Hi. I have a 1987 TW with ~3,300 miles, I ran across this site when researching for front tire replacement options (I guess the Shinko SR241 is the tire of choice around here). This place has a lot of good information on these great little machines, I mostly putt around locally but last year I started taking the TW with me camping and I've started using the bike on different trails. Last summer while I was camping in the Eastern Sierras (June lake Loop) I ran across different terrain that I was having a lot of problems with, the trails were hard dirt, rocks and what looks to be a fine powder. The dirt and rock trails are fun but when I came across the powder I would lose control and the bike would be tough to handle. I had a blast but I thought I was doing something wrong and thought there was no way it should be this tough to ride in powder, I did a little research and I heard of the front tire washout with the stock tire and knew this was part of my problem. Next year when I return to June Like I want to be prepared with a new front tire and a little more knowledge.


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    welcome to the forum. all though the stock front tire ( the death wing) has a bad rep, i found that it usually only let me down in the wet grass, mud. there are some here, that actually like it. mine left me sliding the first day on wet grass, so it was gone in a week. replaced with a trials tire and never looked back. good luck

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    Welcome to the forum Chip!

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    Welcome Chip's,

    I think you'll quickly find these are not high performance machines. Although there are a lot of 18" motocross and DP tires available, it all depends on what kind of riding your going to be doing. Everything's a trade off. I think you'll find plenty of threads and advise on tire choices around here. Good luck and above all, Have Fun!
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    Let me try that again. Welcome to the forum!
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    Welcome to the forum Chip! I upgraded to the 241 based on what I read on this forum and it does seem to be as good as they say.

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    Welcome from Vancouver Island! The 241 is a good upgrade.
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