i have a new 241 on the front and was thinking the same thing, that its a tad heavy fro the front i think a lighter tire would not push the bike around.... i run logging roads old and new at 50 miles an hour , and it seems that it wants to wash out on corners and in the striaghts wen i hit sand at that speed ,its a little crazy....
I decided on the Sinco sr244 4.50. Ya, I know. However, it seems just right, for me. I NEVER go over 40 on gravel roads. I just don't. Too old, I guess (68).
For me, the TW is a "trail tractor". I love the way it handles dirt and gravel roads but I like the off road open field performance the best. I do stream and vegetation surveys and manage construction sites in, sometimes, wet and mucky ground. The TW just chugs along. It is low enough to get on and off of, repeatably, comfortably. It likes to get dirty.
I have been thinking about trying the sr241 in a narrower size but the 244 is still brand new.
I read every tire post but, for now, sr244, for me.
Shinko recommended rim size for the SR241 3.50-18 IS 2.15".
For the 3.00 it is 1.85".
And for the 4.00 it is 2.5".
Might be an interesting experiment to see if the skinnier tire works better in the sand; since we don't have the power to bring up the front end in the sand like other bikes.
However; it would seem that we'd lose some of the suspension cushioning aspects of the fatter front on the harder stuff.
This format is terrible.
Why do I have solid gray blobs I can't see through going down the posts?
The graphics are distracting.
I never cared about ads.
What does it take to get rid of this or to go to a different format.
This is the worst format in the world. Nobody should use this format...
Oh Great Alpha Nerds of the TW200 Forum! I beseech thee for some of thy hard-earned wisdom.
My 1993 TW really has a hard time starting in the cold. It's got a new carb, clean gas, and new battery but just doesn't like it when it gets a little nippy outside (30 F). In fact, it won't start at...
Anyone ever heard of GPR exhuast? 125cc and 200cc???
Pricey, but cool.
Just wondering, who carries and uses a Rotopax fuel container and, what size? I'm dangerously close to pushing the order button on Amazon for one of these little 1 gallon containers. And of course, a mount too. There are of course, a few dozen imitations as well to consider. But...