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I very like the 5.10 Shinko's 244 look.
I installed my new tire this evening....now I am waiting for good weather to try this Golden Boy :icon_biggrin:

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Hey Mart,

-Welcome to the forum!

-Looks like you have another bike that will be needing a new front tire shortly.

Brian
 

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Thanks TW-Brian,
I read a lot on this forum since 6 months now, but I am a new registered member :) . This forum is very useful to me.

Like you said, the other bike are going to need a new tire soon, but the ATV in background too.

I hope to be able to try my new tire before the snow starts to fall. You know, here in Canada, it's 33F outside tonight.
I'd prefer not to store my bike for the winter, but the time of the snowmobile is at our doorstep :(


Hey Mart,

-Welcome to the forum!

-Looks like you have another bike that will be needing a new front tire shortly.

Brian
 

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New tire should help you a lot. There are a few good alternatives to the stock front tire and the 244 fits the bill quite nicely. I've been very satisfied with mine.
 

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It will feel funny at first, especially if you have become accustomed to that crappy stock front. After a few days though you will gain a lot of confidence in that tire and love it!
 

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Just rode the weekend in Big Bear, CA with my new front "golden Boy". What a massive difference from the stock front! My wife and I ride 2 up and I cannot believe the difference on the trails!
 

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Do they make a 244 to fit the rear also?
 

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No 244 for the rear. The consensus seems to be the stock Bridgestone is the best for 50/50 riding. Myself, I just replaced two original 3200 mile 1995 tires with a 244 5.10 "Golden Boy" front and Bridgestone rear. OMG!! Its like a new bike.
 

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Indigo,
as far as I know, the 5.10 is the wider dimension. Not enough for TW :(
Do they make a 244 to fit the rear also?
 

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That new front tire is "Golden" in the dirt. I had got used to my stock front tire but last year went with the "Golden boy" like a lot of members here and it does grip a lot better in the dirt. Enjoy!
 

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My cycle shop ask me 10$ to mount the tire. 30 minutes after, the job was done without any scratch on the rim :)
The 244 is a rear tire for most bikes. Unfortunately, not for the TW!

(my local Cycle Gear shop refused to mount it on my front rim)
 

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man i wish i would have seen this before i bought a new stock front tire for mine, I bought tires before joining the fourm...I will not make that mistake agin! I am learning to check the fourm before buying any acc for my t-dub.



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