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    Hi all! From Keene N.H. My story, 2up, new to moto's, tw204's, slick mud. My wife,1 dislocated toe. Me, two burned calves.

    Now, most of my riding is commuting with 30% dirt rd's. I would like to explore more off road terrain 1 or more times a week. I am not new to the 2 wheel thing, I've been i love with the bicycle all my life on and off road.

    I have read a lot about front tire choices but not as much the rear tire. Is the Bridgestone TW34 a good 50/50? At $100+.

    what combo are you running, size etc. and what sacrifices pavement vs trail.

    a chart that you could "vote" tire, size, pave vs dirt quality's..



    Thanks So Much!

    Boz

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    A great combo is the Stock rear knobie and the Shinko Goldenboy SR244 up front. Rides very well on the street and the same on the dirt. My buddy Peter has this setup as well as my wife's TW.
    A very very wise man once said “it’s more fun to ride a slow bike fast, than a fast bike slow”.

    "Now then get your weapons... and go out to the open country to hunt some wild game for me"
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    Quote Originally Posted by goldenhtr View Post
    A great combo is the Stock rear knobie and the Shinko Goldenboy SR244 up front. Rides very well on the street and the same on the dirt. My buddy Peter has this setup as well as my wife's TW.
    Thanks! this is a combo I was considering.

    Boz

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    Good Anything is better than that stock front tire. Well almost I went with the 5.10-18 front tire. If you have ever changed a bicycle tire you should be able to change your front tire no problem. The 244 runs around $60.00 online.
    A very very wise man once said “it’s more fun to ride a slow bike fast, than a fast bike slow”.

    "Now then get your weapons... and go out to the open country to hunt some wild game for me"
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    Quote Originally Posted by goldenhtr View Post
    A great combo is the Stock rear knobie and the Shinko Goldenboy SR244 up front. Rides very well on the street and the same on the dirt. My buddy Peter has this setup as well as my wife's TW.
    I run this combo with a 5.10 front. Excellent for your purposes.



    The 203/204 are great on the road, but really, really suck in mud.




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    Is this the going rate? $60. per tire mount and balance.?

    looks like I will try myself...Any diy balance tips?

    thanks once again!

    Boz

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    Check your car tire shops they may do it for less.Motorcycle shops wanted 50 to 60 dollors to mount a tire.Tire shop did it for 10.

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    $53.32 shipped.



    Best price I've found.



    Most independent motorcycle shops charge $25-30 for mounting. Branded dealers usually charge more, and many refuse to mount tires not purchased from them.




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    Shops here have different prices for wheel carried in or bike brought in. Around $20 for carry and $50 for ride in. Some also have a tire disposal fee.

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    Yahoo, my tire fund is ready! going with "stock" Bridgestone tw34 in back and a Kenda K270 5.1 in front.

    was going to go with the Shinko 244, but out of stock.

    these 2 tires look almost identical, is one faster wearing? should I expect any ill effects compared to the Shinko?

    Once again thanks for all the good people on this forum!!

    Boz

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