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Old 12-17-2013, 01:46 PM   #1621
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XL500S rear tire close to a TW9 front tread wise?

What rear tire is close to the Bridgestone TW9 Trail Wing Dual Sport 23" Front tire? (Only game in town)
Thought I could buy a pair/set? But they do not offer an 18. Orig rear was a 460x18.
Anyone run other sizes? 5.10? Looking for a tread that more or less matches the 23" front TW9 below.
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Old 12-17-2013, 06:25 PM   #1622
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This is what was on my bike when I bought it. Its a pretty close match so I will probably keep it which means pulling it off this rim (three cracks) and mounting it on a rim I bought off ebay with no cracks. its a 4.50 x 18 kenda and Ill have to take a look in better light to find the model.

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Old 12-17-2013, 06:48 PM   #1623
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Thanks! Looks like the "Kenda K270 Dual Sport Tire" I was just checking out. They offer in in 4.50-18 and 4.60-18. Is the stock 4.60 a lower profile tire than the standard 4.50-18? Only need 0ne.

And thanks again!

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This is what was on my bike when I bought it. Its a pretty close match so I will probably keep it which means pulling it off this rim (three cracks) and mounting it on a rim I bought off ebay with no cracks. its a 4.50 x 18 kenda and Ill have to take a look in better light to find the model.


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Old 12-18-2013, 03:33 AM   #1624
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Ended up ordering a Shinko Dual Sport 244 in the stock 4.60 -18.
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Old 12-19-2013, 08:51 AM   #1625
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What rear tire is close to the Bridgestone TW9 Trail Wing Dual Sport 23" Front tire? (Only game in town)
Thought I could buy a pair/set? But they do not offer an 18. Orig rear was a 460x18.
Anyone run other sizes? 5.10? Looking for a tread that more or less matches the 23" front TW9 below.
Thanks!

That tread seems similar to the Cheng Shin C858 to me.


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Old 12-19-2013, 09:49 AM   #1626
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Here is the 244

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Old 12-20-2013, 11:34 AM   #1627
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I went with these for my XL250R. The PO had old Cheng Shin off road tires but I wanted something more street-friendly. So far I can highly recommend them although I understand that the Shinkos may not be an option with your rim size.



Here's the bike now. Enjoying the snot out of it. Great mix of speed and agility. I don't need the fastest bike in the world.



My only complaint would be that I wish the kickstand was about an inch longer. Seems like the bike goes over just a bit too far when it's on the stand. Otherwise, as I said, I love these bikes.
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Old 12-20-2013, 07:24 PM   #1628
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I got 10,000 miles on a Shinko 700 on the front of my XL600. Rear not so good, 3500 miles, just about the same as any other, but the front still amazes me as far as wear. Will definitely buy another.
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Old 12-20-2013, 10:15 PM   #1629
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Unfortunately the only choice for a 23" front tire I'd the trailwing.
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Old 12-21-2013, 12:49 AM   #1630
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Unfortunately the only choice for a 23" front tire I'd the trailwing.
There are some others on EBay if you are looking for a different tread pattern.
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Old 12-21-2013, 11:10 AM   #1631
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Here is the 244

I am running 244's on all my D/S bikes because if you shop right you can pick up a set "front and rear both" for less than what I paid for my last Dunlop D606 rear only - but I learned that you need to pay close attention to pressures, Stay above 20 psi and below 35 psi I had a couple failures where the knobs started tearing on the rears.

Kinda like this photo (not mine but I had similar failure on 2 of 6 tires so far) I used to lower the pressure when in sandy trails but since I have stayed around 25+ psi no more failures. Also I rode very agressive that last couple rides in rocky Arkansas and noticed one failure where 2 knobs were just starting to come tear after running 20 psi in AR.



I still recommend them because they are a great value in low cost.
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Old 12-21-2013, 06:07 PM   #1632
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I got 10,000 miles on a Shinko 700 on the front of my XL600. Rear not so good, 3500 miles, just about the same as any other, but the front still amazes me as far as wear. Will definitely buy another.
Geez, 10,000 miles! For about $100 for a pair, I'm not planning on worrying too much about them maybe not being the longest-lasting tire around, at least as far as the rear is concerned. I'm a big Shinko fan as far as bang for the buck goes.

I'm running both mine at 21, but haven't done any off-roading in them yet. Still getting used to the new-to-me handling of the bike on city streets. Completely different feel than my previous CX500 Custom.
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Old 12-22-2013, 07:08 AM   #1633
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Have been very pleased with Shinko tires.
I run 705's in 18" & 19" on my XT/TT 500 and 241's on my 70 SL350.
No problems at all, and the price online is unbelievable at under $100 a pair. Note the 23" TW9 Trail wing was not much fun to buy at around $85.00.
But who knows how long they will be made. I have read posts where they have been MIA through the yrs. but are available now.
So I bit the bullet.......
Am noticing most of us working on these bikes are about 50 & older.
My self included.
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Old 12-22-2013, 08:51 AM   #1634
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Completely different feel than my previous CX500 Custom.
Here you go CX500 "Custom" with Shinko 244's on it.
Previously ran Dunlop 606 and Shinko is much quieter ride but still has a whine at about 50-60 mph.

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Old 12-23-2013, 07:48 AM   #1635
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Am noticing most of us working on these bikes are about 50 & older.
My self included.
All in a vain attempt to recapture our youth, no doubt...
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