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post #1 of 16 (permalink) Old 01-25-2014, 01:29 PM Thread Starter
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Shinkos?

I have a 2002 mean streak and in worried about buying this brand and them not holding up so as usual when I need some trusty advise I turn to the guys on here...so I live in Illinois so I typically wear out the center instead of the side of the tires I ain't gunna say I ride hard but I like to push the bike to the limits at tines


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post #2 of 16 (permalink) Old 01-25-2014, 01:52 PM
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I've had different model Shinkos on cruisers and standards. Always been pleased with the wear and performance.
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I have 400 miles on my new ones and so far so good.. playing with air preassures but I like them

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post #4 of 16 (permalink) Old 06-18-2014, 08:14 PM
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I had the same concern about these inexpensive tires. After reading some reviews I decided to give them a shot. I picked up a 90/90-21 for my 900 custom front for $46. Didnt balance it and went with micro beads instead.
that was two years ago and I now have almost 6,000 miles on it. It wears and handles better than the original Dunlop. I now feel comfortable recommending these tires. I am very pleased with it.
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I was the same way, put a set on mine a couple hundred miles ago, very pleased with the performance and have heard nothing but positive feed back on those tires. I have the tour masters
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post #6 of 16 (permalink) Old 06-21-2014, 11:18 AM
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Have used them on my 1998 Honda Magna and now on the 2007 Vulcan 900 and I get good wear and good ride from the tires. I ride the Shinko 230 Tour Master tires. I've gotten about 8,000 before they start to show the wear nubs on them on both bikes. A little more on the front tire than I get on the rear tire. Never tried the beads for balance but I hear they do work.
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post #7 of 16 (permalink) Old 06-21-2014, 12:56 PM
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Just bought a set for mine after I found out Shinko had bought out Toyo tires motorcycle division to start his business. He moved the plant to Korea and has been getting great reviews.

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post #8 of 16 (permalink) Old 06-21-2014, 04:16 PM
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I'm running the SR 777 on the front which is still less than $50. The quality far exceeds what you would expect for the price. Most people shy away from this brand only because they feel such an inexpensive tire can be very good. I am getting better wear out of mine than some of my riding buddies are getting out of their tires costing 3 times as much.

In my sport bike days, I was always a Metzler guy and is what I was looking at when I came across the Shinko. Toyo tires were very good and the quality has continued with the Shinko. When the time comes to replace the rear tire, it will.also get a Shinko.
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post #9 of 16 (permalink) Old 06-21-2014, 09:33 PM
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A lot of racers in the sport bike world really like them...
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post #10 of 16 (permalink) Old 07-02-2014, 02:12 AM
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I also had the Shinko 230's and loved the feel, ride and grip. I got around 8k miles out of them. I would probably buy a set again because of their price.
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