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Shinko 244 2.5x17 front and rear

EDCMotoCamper

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Another follow up, the 244s preform insanely well on the trial. Night and day difference from the stock ones, I was riding on the same trail system. I could handle WAY better and took loose rock, large rocks, mud and anything the trail threw at me just fine. I was able to maintain steady speed and traction on hill climbs that gave me a trouble before. the 244s Really chang the bike into an off road go anywhere bike and makes for a comfortable and confident trail experience. And I was riding on some intense , rugged, treacherous, trails in Southern OH that I really had no bussiness being on. So for the more tame trails it will shred.
 

SLO

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Has anyone tried using the 2.5 in front and rear? I ordered 2 the other day then saw on the tire thread reccomened is a 3 in the rear and 2.5 front. Curious how much of a difference that would make and what the impact would be for a large rear tire so I know if I should go with a 3 in the rear.
I am going with the SHINKO 241 s 2.75/17 front and rear when they get here. I put 244 s on front and rear,but went back to OEM tire on front. Too much roll resistance to be on paved roads. If they wear faster than 244 s,you probably will replace the rear twice as often. How many miles are you ACTUALLY gonna ride on pavement by the end of year? REVZILLA has em for about 45 bucks,plus ship free. If you are riding on pavement the 244 s have too much roll resistance for the 8 hp motor. I put a 143 cc big bore with cam in it 200 miles ago,and would only go back to the 244 s if I was not here in the mountains,riding paved back roads mostly. OEM tires will put you down when off road. Also you have to let some air out when you go where you lose traction off pavement whatever you put on them.
 

SLO

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I am not a gambling person, but I would place a bet that if you are going 75 miles an hour for any length of time on that bike ,that it will not be the speed rating of the tire that kills you!
 

SLO

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To follow up, I got the 2.5 Shinko 244s installed. They feel great on pavement I can still top out at about 55-56 just takes a bit longer to get there. Going off roading this week and will update again after, expecting huge increase in performance compared to stock tires on the same trails.
I believe that you are supposed to break in your tires for about a 100 miles before you start TESTING them. Gotta heat em up to remove releasing agents used in the manufacturing process. It makes
them slippery,until you do. Cold roads won't do the trick,pick a sunny day.
 
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