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post #21 of 23 (permalink) Old 12-13-2012, 12:14 AM
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Have a Shinko on the back of my 800. Bought because was cheap and needed tire. Not sure what model, but was $90 for a 140/90/16. Have maybe 3500-4000 on it and looks to be about 1/2 gone. Rides and handles ok, but wear could be better. Going to try ME880s in febuary because they are the only tires I can find in a 140/96/16 with wide white walls. Hear good things about them.


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post #22 of 23 (permalink) Old 12-13-2012, 07:07 AM
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Here is my experience on my Vulcan 500:

Original Bridgestones--8K miles front and rear

Dunlop 404 (two sets)--front 10K/rear 8K for each set

Running ME-880s now and the front has 8K on it and it still has plenty of tread. The rear has 3K miles on it and it still looks new.

I replace mine before they get too slick; 1-2mm range.

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