Shinko 705's

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

  1. Moving Pictures

    Moving Pictures Sir Loin of Biff

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    Talked to an Ontario-based company.

    Shinko 705's due mid-June.

    Expected retail is damned fine ($81 for a 150/50/R17; $63 for a 110/80/R19.)

    And me with a tire getting damned near shot to heck.
  2. Uncle Larry

    Uncle Larry The most suave of stooges

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    My camera is fooked! :cry

    But they do look rugged and manly on the Strom. :rofl
  3. Dyno

    Dyno Conquistador

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    <a href="http://s458.photobucket.com/albums/qq308/DaveDyno/?action=view&current=GEDC09521024x768.jpg" target="_blank"><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/advrider-photobucket-images/images/D/DaveDyno_GEDC09521024x768.jpg" border="0" alt="shinko side"></a>

    <a href="http://s458.photobucket.com/albums/qq308/DaveDyno/?action=view&current=GEDC09461024x768.jpg" target="_blank"><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/advrider-photobucket-images/images/D/DaveDyno_GEDC09461024x768.jpg" border="0" alt="shinko rear"></a>

    Only have a rear on, still running a Maxxis Presa Detour Front.

    After 100 miles of dirt roads and some highway speed, I hit a parking lot and tried to chunk it by repeatedly launching up out of corners at full throttle(a 1L strom). Best I could do was a small amount of tearing at the base of some blocks. For now, I'm thinking the blocks will survive ok.

    <a href="http://s458.photobucket.com/albums/qq308/DaveDyno/?action=view&current=GEDC09151024x768.jpg" target="_blank"><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/advrider-photobucket-images/images/D/DaveDyno_GEDC09151024x768.jpg" border="0" alt="tearing"></a>

    The rear tire does great on hard pack, has more grip than the front detour does in big marbly limestone. As can be expected, it doesn't do much in powdery silt. The tire squirms around a bit when you spin the tire off a corner on dirt, gives good feedback as you can feel it "hunting" from side to side.

    They are slightly squirmy compared to the detour's on pavement, and don't even think about trying a track day on them. But for most cruise down the road, hit a fire trail type riding, it shows promise. They haven't done anything to scare me yet.
  4. littlebhatia

    littlebhatia Adventurer

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    badass
  5. Boondox

    Boondox Travels With Barley

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    I just got this response from Motorcycle Superstore:

    Thank you for your interest in the Shinko 705 Series Dual Sport Rear Tire. Unfortunately we have received notification that this item is no longer available and has been discontinued by the manufacturer.

    If there is an alternate item you are interested in or if we may be of further assistance please feel free to contact us.

    Sincerely,

    Customer Services
    Motorcycle Superstore
    877-668-6872
    superstore@motorcycle-superstore.com

    WTF..?
  6. ekms377

    ekms377 The 2-Stroke Guy

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    I did as well. True??
  7. Uncle Larry

    Uncle Larry The most suave of stooges

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    Huh? How very weird.
  8. bwringer

    bwringer Gimpy, Yet Alacritous

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    Sounds like you got a canned response that wasn't quite right from MSS.

    The guy I talked to at Tires Unlimited said that they were out, but that a new shipment was expected in five to seven days. Try calling the week of June 1.

    I must have gotten the last 150/70-17 in stock at Motorcycle Superstore... :evil

    It left Oregon Tuesday and should arrive here in Indianapolis next Tuesday. Guess I can't bitch too much about free shipping, but jeez -- is UPS using pygmy mules or something? :scratch
  9. Uncle Larry

    Uncle Larry The most suave of stooges

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    It does sound like a mistaken response. And yes, you probably got one of the last tires from MSS!

    Yeah, their shipping is slow. But the tires will get there!
  10. Big Toe

    Big Toe Been here awhile

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    Was that Dual Sport Plus?
  11. DrLax

    DrLax I like the desert.

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    Shipping 5/31 at Chaparral. Got my order in for a set.
  12. The Toad

    The Toad on the go since...wait. where am I ?

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    Ordered last Thursday.

    Got'm yesterday (even with the weekend/holiday).

    Got from http://www.tiresunlimited.com/default.htm

    They arent listed on the website, but call up and ask for "Todd".. hooked me up... front & rear + shipping was less than $130

    Anyway, tires LOOK great... much better than the Trailwings. Gonna mount them up tonite and see how they run... road, dirt, mud... anything I can find.

    To add to the "Debate" of Shinko's quality vs others...and blah blah blah.... my experience has been:

    Had Shinko's on ZRX (different model obvously) they looked & handled excellent... wet and dry pavement...got about 6K out of them and they still had plenty of life in them when I sold the bike..

    Bought NEW Trailwings for a strom had to return as they had a manufacturing defect in them... went with Maxxis (Detours) instead... BAD IDEA... they looked good.... however after about 1K miles the front tire strated to "split" where the yellow "Maxxis" was burned into the tire. The rear lasted about another 1K before signs of the same thing started showing.... I contacted Maxxis who never replied... gee..... didnt take too much research to find a couple other people who had the same problem... anyone care to guess why Maxxis has since pulled the Detour ?????

    Next up was Anakee... which was a good looking, good feeling tire... lasted about 5K before selling that bike... but they were probably twice the cost of the Shinko's...which IMNSHO... look BETTER...

    Soo...... not sure where all that leads.... but hopefully the Shinko's will prove to be as good as they look.... planning a 5K + trip end of month...over multiple types of surfaces... so.. will have alot to say about them one way or the other afterwards...
  13. jackpiner57

    jackpiner57 Moto-Racks.com Super Supporter

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    The Shinko's look like a great deal, but they are a low speed rated tire.
  14. The Toad

    The Toad on the go since...wait. where am I ?

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    Well not an issue for me... as I rarely (actually never) exceed or even approach the 99mph limit on my weestrom.... those days.. and those bikes are in the past for me...

    so... ON WITH THE SHINKO'S !!!!
  15. Uncle Larry

    Uncle Larry The most suave of stooges

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    I've ridden mine for about 400 miles or so, highway and surface streets (no dirt or off-pavement).

    They seem to stick well even in the rain. Once I got used to a different feel in the front, I am comfortable with the overall handling.

    So far, so good.
  16. eakins

    eakins Butler Maps

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    agreed. if the limit is 100mph then i'm happy.
    the wee, atleast, is happiest cruising at 80 all day anyway & so so am i.

    tires with higher limits cost more $$ anyway.
    if 100+ is your goal then buy tires that match your lifestyle.

    i bought my wee to slow me down and it has been great for that.
  17. eakins

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    pics pleaseeeeeeeeee
  18. mdmair

    mdmair n00b Adventurer

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    Uncle Larry,

    What do you mean by "a different feel in the front"? I am anxious to hear about your dirt experiences with these.
  19. Moving Pictures

    Moving Pictures Sir Loin of Biff

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    (nod)

    Unfortunately, my rear is dead NOW and my front dead very soon. I hadda pull the trigger on some Trailwings.
  20. Uncle Larry

    Uncle Larry The most suave of stooges

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    No pics, my camera be dead.

    As for the different feel on the front, that's because the new Shinko has somewhat different shape than my old (and worn) Tourance. I am quite used to it now and the tires feel just fine.

    I don't really ride off road so I can't comment on the tire's performance in that regard.