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The photos I've posted here give good reason to raise the front fender height on your TW200; that is if you ride yours in gooey mud! I had just installed a new 5.10x18 Kenda K270 front tire in preparation of riding the two-day Lake Hills Motors/TAT Ride last weekend. The ride began in Corinth, MS and was a 250 mile route (Saturday) on rural county roads to Batesville, MS with a different route back to Corinth, MS on Sunday. Kudo's to Sam Correro and Dewayne of Lake Hill Motors for the efforts in organizing such a ride. Most of the route would have been enjoyable, to say the least. BUT, it had rained hard the Friday night before and as Sam had written in the Registration form..."if it rains, there'll be MUD...not just any mud! Mississippi MUD! The kind where you can't stand up without sliding around, the kind that packs itself on everything on your bike and making your riding boots weigh 3X as much. After 62 miles and dropping my TW200 5 or 6 times in less than a mile, I had to bail. The mud kept packing itself between the front fender and tire tread preventing the front tire front rolling. It was more like a ski. Aside from this issue, the 5.10X18 Kenda performed great on pavement and hard packed gravel at speeds up to 60 mph.

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Very good adventure post, mud like that can certainly give wheel lock with stock fender location and tall Kenda 270. They can't self clean if they can't spin.:rolleyes:
 

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Out in these parts, we call that gooey messy mud "gumbo mud". Course ours ain't as red, but the effect is the same (packed wheels). Nice muddy picture's!:)
 

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Yeah, "gumbo" is name I learned. For years carried a 12" spike( nail?) as a tool to dig mud out from forks, tire, brakes, and fender. When front tire would start flicking buggers forward hinting of incipient mud- lock I would often divert off trail into sagebrush and grass. This rarely worked but instead made fiber reinforced mud mix perfect for adobe brick production. Now I have a raised fender and a healthy respect for gumbo.

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Chalk it up to experiences gained. BTW what is mud???
Mel
Mud is a dirt and water mixture where gravity is much greater than just dry dirt. Sorta like a black hole in space, sucks everything in and nothing can get out of it. Watch attached video.

 
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