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post #1 of 16 (permalink) Old 09-02-2012, 03:27 PM Thread Starter
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Question Tire Sizes

so i'm needing new tires. heard great things about the shinkos. problem is that they dont make one in the same size that i have right now (150/90-15), but they do make a 150/80-15. that is a shorter tire than i have right now, and i actually want to go taller. at 70mph i'm right around 5K rpm, and i'd like to drop that down a little bit. anyone have any suggestions?

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Do they have a 170/80? That should work for you too.

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would the width make a difference? i've ridden a bike with a really wide back tire and it didn't handle for **** lol

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I'm running 170/80 and haven't noticed any problems in handling? How about some of you other guys that are running 170's? Any problems?

Was a tight fit getting it past the final drive, but not too bad. I put mine on after letting out most of the air pressure so the sidewall would go past the final drive easier.

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Ditto for me. No issues with the 170/80 Shinko for me.
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mine is on its way to me so i cant tell you yet but i havent heard a bad thing about the shinko's on here yet

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just got my shinko 170/80/15 today and off the rim it looks smaller than the stock size but on the rim it looks almost exactly the same

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I'm running 170/80 and haven't noticed any problems in handling? How about some of you other guys that are running 170's? Any problems?

Was a tight fit getting it past the final drive, but not too bad. I put mine on after letting out most of the air pressure so the sidewall would go past the final drive easier.
Same here. I'll stay with the 170/80/15 size.

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The 170/80 shinko gives me the same, 5k @ 70mph.

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I just ordered a Shinko 170/80 at cycle gear. It cost a few bucks more but I'll save some on shipping and on mounting. I then went on eBay and ordered brake shoes so I can change them as we'll as the spline lube in one shot.

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