Shinko 705's

Discussion in 'Japanese polycylindered adventure bikes' started by Big_John, Mar 15, 2009.

  1. chtucker

    chtucker Been here awhile

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    Sooo what are do give up with these besides less cash?

    I have about 7k on my Anakees and I probably could get another 1-2k out of them. They are worn evenly side to side on the tread and the front is worn about the same as the rear... I have been very very happy with them... but to save almost $200 I could go through three sets of these...

    Besides??? Where the heck are the michelins manufactured?
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  2. Poolside

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    That's an important question cause some countries don't have access to nylon for tire carcasses and instead use old socks and tree gum like on Gilligan's Island.

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  4. nanohiccup

    nanohiccup in time

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    just ordered a set from chaparrel. cheap!
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  5. chtucker

    chtucker Been here awhile

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    My F650 uses 100/90/19... Can I get away with 110/80/19s?
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  6. eakins

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    usually 1 tire size up or down works for rim size.
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  7. eakins

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    time will tell w/ mileage & performance reports.

    the true savings come for those who can change their own tires.
    a cheap tire that wears twice as fast does not represent saving if you need to spend the time & $ to have someone else do the work.

    a smart man would take those saving and invest in tire cyhanging equipment
    -harbor freight changer
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  8. Uncle Larry

    Uncle Larry The most suave of stooges

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    Yup!

    Or having a motorcycle guy who replaces/balances for $15 a wheel.:evil

    Loose wheels, not on the bike.
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  9. Night_Wolf

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    My fav mechanic in Ontario was $10.00 for "loose" wheels and only $30.00 if on the bike. Here in Alberta, dealers want $90.00 per tire on the bike and an hr's labour if "loose" and that hr can be as low as $60.00 and up. I invested in a tire changer :thumb

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  10. Night_Wolf

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    keep us informed of the price please and if they'll ship to Alberta :thumb

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  11. Poolside

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    Sure, which will read like "which oil should I use on the chain" threads, heh heh.

    Seriously. It might be that the only way to find out for certain is to risk a hundred dollars and ride them for yourself. Tires steer and ride very differently. For example, lotta people love how Tourances steer, me not so much.

    Shinko makes sportbike tires and if you read the internet forum reports for any particular tire they cover the range from "they suck, no traction, wore out in 2000 miles" to "they're great, gripped well, got more than my usual mileage from a rear tire" to "I had two friends who crashed on Shinko tires and they said... "

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  12. Uncle Larry

    Uncle Larry The most suave of stooges

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    Sounds like standard reports about oil, chains, filters, brake pads, and tires.
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  13. eakins

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    that's the exception not the norm people deal with.
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  14. Goofy1

    Goofy1 Been here awhile

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    My Scrambler took the same tires as yours. I've got the 705s on now and it works great. A little heavier feeling in the front but for me that was a good thing as I had lost the front on a couple of turns before the change.

    I did have a flat rear Wednesday but I had pinched the tube in my rush to get the tires on and rolling. Fortunately I was a mile from a bike shop and they had a new tube installed in about 30 minutes. This after a 200 mile run that morning! :eek1

    I've now got about 500 miles on these and still have nubbies showing. I try to push these tires a bit more with each ride and they are consistent and predictable every time. :clap
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  15. Bultaco206

    Bultaco206 Back-to-back motos suck Supporter

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    Shinko is the old Yokohama brand reborn...with the same people/technology. This is not the case of a better Cheng Shin like Maxxis is.
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  16. eakins

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    they also buy old molds like 700 series tire http://www.shinkotireusa.com/product/product.php?id=48 which is a kings mold.

    the 244s are originally from a bridgestone trailwing (tw18/19) design. kenda k270, irc gp-1 also use this general design.

    the 705 looks to be a new mold design, i haven't seen that used elsewhere.
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  17. Moving Pictures

    Moving Pictures Sir Loin of Biff

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    For those in Canuckistan... I phoned Chaparral Motorsports today. Shipping to Canada is, the lady said, upwards of $80 PER TIRE.

    Nationalistic pride, I think, is damn difficult. My local shop quoted $508 installed on a pair of cheap-ass D607 dualsport tires on my DL650.
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  18. Bultaco206

    Bultaco206 Back-to-back motos suck Supporter

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    You are correct...the 705 is a new mold. :evil
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  19. Uncle Larry

    Uncle Larry The most suave of stooges

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    My tires arrived today. They certainly look rugged and manly.

    I took the wheels off the Strom and went over to the motorcycle guy. He replaced the old tires with the Shinkos and now I am in the process of putting the wheels back on. What a pain in the ass this is. The front fender is causing me many headaches.
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  20. jgunsett

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    What size did you get for your strom?
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