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New Shinko Tour Masters 170/80-15 & 110/90-19

For those wanting to know clearances.

I threw these on the bike today. You can definitely tell a difference. For the better of course. Did the spline lube as well when changing them. It's a good idea to do this when you change the rear tire. You can find directions here. Thanks Fergy


Here are some photos of the clearances of the Shinko Tour Masters:






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Okay, share some more. Improved how? For instance, I switched from the Dunlops for Pirellis and immediately noticed far less wobble and fork tracking when crossing lane strips and uneven ridges in the tarmac. Also noticed significantly better grip the first time I got caught in the rain. What do you base your "for the better" comment upon?? Thanks.
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Okay, share some more. Improved how? For instance, I switched from the Dunlops for Pirellis and immediately noticed far less wobble and fork tracking when crossing lane strips and uneven ridges in the tarmac. Also noticed significantly better grip the first time I got caught in the rain. What do you base your "for the better" comment upon?? Thanks.
Sorry. I should clarify. This is an IMO statement and was more geared toward others asking about images of the clearances of the oversized tires in other posts. I can't speak for the rain yet but I feel as the bike has better stability than with my Dunlop. I only took it out for about a 15 minute ride but could tell that it just felt better in general. Maybe it's because I've been wanting to ride for the last week and couldn't wait to get on the bike? lol Can't complain about the looks either

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I just put these on a week ago i like them alot switched from the dunlops and I only paid 130$ shipped for the set, Im scrapin pegs through the twisties......note to self this is not a sport bike this is not a sport bike........... these tires grip the road very well havent ridden in wet weather just yet but one of these days ill get caught out in it , I ride 100 miles a day I really wanted Michelin's but they discontinued them, that's all I use on the crotch rockets but I must say these Shinkos are the bomb.
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Well, sounds like they have promise. I'm pretty happy with the new Pirelli's, and like qweesy have found myself leaning further into the curves than with the Dunlops without even making a determined effort. I wish it were possible to get at least three bikes together with different rubber on them and do a little head to head, but in my neck of the woods there are only two other registered VN750's, and they are running the stock tires.
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why do people blurr the license plate or scribble on the pic.?

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why do people blurr the license plate or scribble on the pic.?
Good question. I don't have an answer though. I just felt like erasing it.

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I have a set of stock size Tourmasters on my bike, and I like them a WHOLE lot better than the IRC Durotours that were on there. The handling is a LOT better, I'm finding myself leaning more in the corners with a little more speed, and they do feel a lot more stable and it has a lot less wobble on uneven pavement. I have ridden in the rain with these tires, and they are good so far.
I'm still learning this bike with these Tourmasters on it, and so far so good.
I'm still a little unsure of myself after not riding for a number of years, but I do like the feel of this bike with these tires on it.
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Hey VC, can you take a pic of the tire clearance between the center stand? And also the side bar thing that mounts to the brake housing.

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why do people blurr the license plate or scribble on the pic.?
because with the license plate you can find out quite a bit about the person particularly where they live its all public info, and with that info a smart thief who liked the bike or car would stake out that house to see when would be a good time to jack it
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