PSA: Shinko 804/805 Foil Sticker

Discussion in 'Equipment' started by LostInPA, Jun 4, 2016.

  1. SteelB12

    SteelB12 Our Purity of Essence

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    These metal stickers have a legitimate purpose???
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  2. LostInPA

    LostInPA Professional American

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    Not sure. When I contacted Shinko about it they said they were put in at the factory during production. RFID for inventory? Lot number? Dunno.

    I did point them to these threads and posts where guys had blown tubes because of it.
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  3. sea-rider

    sea-rider n00b

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    Hi there from Greece, i just made this account to write that yesterday i had the same problem on my front 21 inch wheel of my f800gs.
    But not with a Sinko or Avon tire, but with a Continental tkc 70 !
    Googling for the problem i found this post, so Conti riders be aware!
    Piece of the alu sticker on the attahed photo:

    Attached Files:

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  4. Berger

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    Just received my TT 804 and so far I can't find the sticker. Been running an 805 TL on my Tiger which I converted to Tubeless two seasons ago and the 805 did have the sticker. Hoping this is has been resolved or they are now only present on the TL tires.
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  5. immoody

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    Recently installed an 805, date code 1317, and there was no sticker.
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  6. trc.rhubarb

    trc.rhubarb ZoomSplat!

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    Just remember that they are often coated in a thin layer of black something... it's not rubber, seems like paint almost.
    I keep watching for them on my tires and a bright light helps. 805 in the garage right now had one.
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  7. Berger

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    Ya, I went through it with a light. Was able to locate one on the 805. I am thinking it really might be a TT versus TL issue.
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  8. Bad Wolf

    Bad Wolf High functioning sociopath

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    My guess is they are RFID for inventory tracking.




    Or....


    The gubment trackin us from space. :dic
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  9. GettinDirty83

    GettinDirty83 Dirt Trail Hero

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    This post is amazing. Thank you, I'm installing some 804/805s on Saturday!
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  10. CharlieInStLouis

    CharlieInStLouis Been here awhile

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    You're kidding, right?
    Dammit. I put 804/805 on my Tiger last month. I didn't know about this. Great. Now I have something else I need to do.

    Thanks for the heads up.
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  11. Berger

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    If you guys bought TL or TT and you find a tag, can you let us know in what type of tire you found it in?
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  12. baldman1

    baldman1 Been here awhile

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    Shinko is not the only one who does this. I've had the same issues with Dunlop, Kenda, Bridgestone, IRC and Avon. I got a flat from one of these little sitckers about 12 years ago and ever since then I check the tire prior to mounting and remove all stickers from the inside.
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  13. nixter

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    Agreed. Though after reading this whole thread, I didn't see any instances of anyone stating they found a sticker in a tube type tire. My AT is currently in the shop having these tires fitted. I did ask them to have a look for the sticker. Shop guy mentioned that nobody makes a tubeless 21" anyways. Not sure if that's true or not.

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  14. bluestar

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    It's not true.
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  15. Raconnol

    Raconnol Been here awhile

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  16. 14ES

    14ES Super Turbo Hopper

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    Glad I found this thread! Getting ready to order some 804/805s and wanted to do some last minute research before pulling the trigger. Now I know to look inside real good before I mount them.

    Maybe they're done putting the stickers in them now....or maybe they're using drywall screws? :D

    THANKS!!!!!!
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  17. Coyote1000

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    I just installed 2 sets, none had the stickers.
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  18. 14ES

    14ES Super Turbo Hopper

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    We're both tubeless?
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  19. Coyote1000

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    3 tubeless 1 tube.
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  20. typevii

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    804/805. Just fitted a TT front. No sticker. About to fit TT rear, found a foil sticker.
    I had previously inspected both and found no stickers, so now I am worried I may have missed one in the front.
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