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  1. f6rjter
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    Has anyone tried Shinko tires? My RSTD is in need of a rear tire,and I love my Avons,but for the price I was wondering how the Shinko tires wear and handle.Thanks...

  2. Jonezpoj
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    I've never heard of them.......good luck. Check www.ridedirect.com for tires. They carry quite a few bramds.

  3. BikBojinMS
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    Has anyone tried Shinko tires? My RSTD is in need of a rear tire,and I love my Avons,but for the price I was wondering how the Shinko tires wear and handle.Thanks...
    I just put a set of their 230 Tourmaster models on my wifes Vstar 650 and I researched the heck out of them before I did it. I only focused on people who actually used them and was told that they wear well and grip well even in the rain. And the designs and formulations were bought from Yokahama. Seems to be a good tire.

    Edit: By the way, I run a Kumho Power Star 758 car tire on my Venture. I have about 4500 miles on it now and as far as handling, I can't tell the difference except for the better grip in the curves and when braking. The other pluses? 1/3 the cost of an M/C tire, 25% higher load rating (1201 lbs) and It should last between 2 and 3 times as long as a cycle tire. I have no measurable wear yet.

  4. Jonezpoj
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    Hey BigBoy, throw some pic's up of the rear tire when you get a chance....

  5. TSdar
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    Has anyone tried Shinko tires? My RSTD is in need of a rear tire,and I love my Avons,but for the price I was wondering how the Shinko tires wear and handle.Thanks...
    I'm running Shinko's front (230) and rear (747).

    bikebandit.com

  6. MorkKW
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    Shinko purchased their tire molds from Yokohama a little more than 10 yrs ago tires are quite popular mostly overseas, but are beginning to make their mark here in the USA. They also are said by most to be a good tire, but a 2nd tier tire, also, and not quite up to the standards of Metzeler, Avon, Dunlop E3, etc., but they're also available for less out-of-pocket money, which is part of their attraction.

  7. BikBojinMS
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    Hey BigBoy, throw some pic's up of the rear tire when you get a chance....
    Here ya go... This is at 4500 miles when I was doing a Moly60 drive line lube.

  8. hovmeg
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    Has anyone tried Shinko tires? My RSTD is in need of a rear tire,and I love my Avons,but for the price I was wondering how the Shinko tires wear and handle.Thanks...
    I put a set of Shinkos on my 07 Roady just before a trip to Colorado for some moutain riding and so far, they are awesome. I am also running the dynamic balance beads and would like to know if anyone else has tried them? I would have purchased Bridgstone Spitfires is they were available in my size, but will stay with the Shinkos if I get decent mileage.

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