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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 11-22-2012, 09:34 AM Thread Starter
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I am shopping for a rear tire and came across shinko 230's for $82 but if you use the promo code "gobble" you get 12% off.

http://www.leatherup.com/mp/Shinko-T...re/352579.html

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I have a set of stock sized Shinko Tourmaster tires on my bike, and I like them a lot. They handle good, and they are nice and sticky, and don't tend to walk on uneven asphalt and concrete. I have put close to 800 miles on mine, and they are wearing nice and even, and work great on wet roads.
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I've had the Shinkos on my bike for about 3500 miles now. They don't look like they are wearing much at all yet. And they ride pretty good. I got them (oversized front and rear) from motorcycle superstore for about $135 including shipping. If I recall, I had found a coupon code for them too.

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I've been researching these tires and haven't seen any bad reviews on them, either here or through Google searching.

I read that Shinko bought out Yokohama and is using their designs and tech.

There's a two tire deal on Ebay that I'll probably go for, $139 for front and rear, free shipping.

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I've been researching these tires and haven't seen any bad reviews on them, either here or through Google searching.

I read that Shinko bought out Yokohama and is using their designs and tech.

There's a two tire deal on Ebay that I'll probably go for, $139 for front and rear, free shipping.
Sounds like a great way to go !

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I wish I'd have known before I placed my order... doh!

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I wish I'd have known before I placed my order... doh!
...most of us have also performed a "Doh !" or two of our own.

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Post Upsized Shinko

Did a search at Ebay on the upsize option. A pair of Shinkos in the upsize is $3 less than the stock size. $136

Edit: Ordered a pair of 230 Tour Master tires yesterday, got them in the upsize for $133.

Would have been nice to have ridden on the stock size so I could evaluate the handling for myself. But, I need to have an inspection before I can get legal and the rear Bridgestone Excedra is bald in the center, the Duro up front has decent tread but cracks all over the tread area.

Edit II: Tires were delivered from Pinwall Cycle this morning, that was really quick. Ordered Dec. 5th and in my hands Dec. 7th. Gave them a close look for defects and all is well so far. Although, I can't say I'm thrilled with the tread depth of the front tire, but I've noticed this on several new tires lately.

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