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Old 04-28-2012, 10:15 PM   #1
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Shinko Dual Sport Tires

For what it's worth............... If you use these or are thinking about it, DO NOT put these on your bike or take them off. Not worth the savings. I thought I would save myself some money and put a set of these on instead of the usual Metzler Tourances, what a hugh and almost deadly mistake.

At first they appeared to be wearing OK, good grip both on and off road but then I noticed the rear tire had 7, yes 7 seperate tears right down to the steel. Then I checked the front tire and it too had some seperating.

They had some really good reviews but then again I don't think many vendors are putting the bad reviews on-line.

Just my 2 cents..................... PLEASE be CAREFUL.
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Old 04-28-2012, 11:00 PM   #2
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Could you be more specific? Which model of Shinko tires? What size? What bike did you have them on? Tire pressure? Loaded heavy bike or unloaded light bike?

Your experience does not match with a lot of other riders. I am running Shinko 244's on a DR650, an XT225, and a KLR 250 with no issues.

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Old 04-28-2012, 11:55 PM   #3
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I put shinko 244 tires on my xt225, and it handled better than the stock tires, they lasted a long time too.

then I put some shinko 244 tires on my dr 350, they have worked well, and often get used at zero psi for traction

I even ran a shinko 705 tire on the rear of my bmw gs, it was a great tire.

Not one second would I hesitate to run a shinko tire.
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Old 04-29-2012, 05:35 AM   #4
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My experience with Shinkos have been good.
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Old 04-29-2012, 08:19 AM   #5
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I'm not a fan of Shinko tires (mainly because of their weight) but as far as I know none of them are steel belted, so I assume the steel referred to is the wire bead. The vague description seems likely to be mounting damage.
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Old 04-29-2012, 10:45 AM   #6
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I have always had good luck with Shinko tires. Cheap you get what you pay for, they are usually gone in less than 8k but never any failures.

However I dont think I would run them a heavy bike, I run them on my KLR.
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Old 04-29-2012, 10:47 AM   #7
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The 244 on my KLR was fine, great tire actually. The 705 on a heavy adventure bike, there you are asking for trouble.
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Old 04-29-2012, 02:05 PM   #8
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The 705's on my KLR are holding up just fine, now Duro's thats a whole nother story.
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Old 04-29-2012, 09:22 PM   #9
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Hmmmm....put a set of 244's om my klr and they stick great on the road and dirt with lower pressure and wear like iron. But no way would I run a set of cheap tires on a big heavy bike which I am assuming the op may have. Kind if a useless post until we have more facts.
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Old 04-29-2012, 10:26 PM   #10
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Search the oilhead forum. A lot of guys running the radial 705 on GSes. I'm on my third rear and second front on my 1100, no complaints.
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Old 04-29-2012, 10:46 PM   #11
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I ran a front/rear set of 700 series with no trouble. Changed to Mefo Explorer and got comparable mileage/performance. I now have a set of Shinko 705 with about 1500miles and no issues.
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Old 04-29-2012, 11:33 PM   #12
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Quote:
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DO NOT put these on your bike.
I WAS thinking about Shinkos for the KLR, but now will NOT put them on.

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DO NOT take them off.
I have a set of 244s on an old XT200, where they're doing great, and I will NOT take them off.

Thanks for the advice.
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Old 04-29-2012, 11:56 PM   #13
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I use 705s on my XT660...
Good tyres not had a prob with then..
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Old 04-30-2012, 12:08 AM   #14
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Could you be more specific? Which model of Shinko tires? What size? What bike did you have them on? Tire pressure? Loaded heavy bike or unloaded light bike?
Think the OP will get around to answering these?
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Old 04-30-2012, 08:13 AM   #15
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No, I'm thinking TROLL.
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