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Shinko 777s

I need to get new tires. Has anybody had any experience with Shinko 777s? How did they work out for you?

If not, what tires do you all recommend?

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I just bought a pair of whitewall Shinko 777s from Amazon - price was unbeatable. From what I have read about them, they don't last as long as other brands; but, for the price they are cheaper per mile. The people riding them liked the quality, they just tend to wear faster.

Shipping was free, and quick. I have an appointment to have them put on my bike Tuesday, if you haven't decided by then I can let you know how they look and feel.
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There are a lot of different opinions of the best tires. If you search the forum for tires you will have a lot of reading and may help you make a decision. A lot of what tire is best depends on your riding style.

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There are a lot of different opinions of the best tires. If you search the forum for tires you will have a lot of reading and may help you make a decision. A lot of what tire is best depends on your riding style.
X2. I have the Shinko 230s. I got almost 14k miles out of the rear and just replaced it with another Shinko 230. The front is still going strong. But your mileage may vary (literally).

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Have one season on a set of Shinko 230 Tourmaster, 4000 miles and they still look new. I'm satisfied with the ride and handling.

Got a card from these guys the other day, says free shipping and up to 62% off:

www.shinkotiresdirect.com

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Have one season on a set of Shinko 230 Tourmaster, 4000 miles and they still look new. I'm satisfied with the ride and handling.

Got a card from these guys the other day, says free shipping and up to 62% off:

www.shinkotiresdirect.com
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www.shinkotiresdirect.com is owned and operated by Pinwall Cycles. I know a few people have commented on here that Pinwall is less than reliable, expectantly when it comes to tires. So just a heads up.

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I just bought a pair of whitewall Shinko 777s from Amazon - price was unbeatable. From what I have read about them, they don't last as long as other brands; but, for the price they are cheaper per mile. The people riding them liked the quality, they just tend to wear faster.

Shipping was free, and quick. I have an appointment to have them put on my bike Tuesday, if you haven't decided by then I can let you know how they look and feel.

That would be much appreciated, thank you!

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www.shinkotiresdirect.com is owned and operated by Pinwall Cycles. I know a few people have commented on here that Pinwall is less than reliable, expectantly when it comes to tires. So just a heads up.
Really? I hadn't seen those comments, but I knew they had become a shinko dealer. They were great every time I bought anything, answered my questions, good shipping, etc. I know there are some old comments on the web about Pinwall shipping old tires, so that was one of the questions I asked them. The lady said they wouldn't be in business very long doing that. My tires were three months old when I got them. Maybe someone bought used tires from a parts bike?

I know I did comment that I saw turn signal relocators on some of their parts bikes, but they never put any up for sale on Ebay. Emailed them about those parts and they just said all they have is listed on Ebay.

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I'm running my second set of shinko tour masters.
My only complaint is the edges cupped on my last set.
But, that was near the end of their life. So, they performed pretty much as expected.
I'll buy a third set when the time comes.
Mileage on the last set was about 10,000 miles.
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That would be much appreciated, thank you!
Just got them installed today, and I am very happy with them. They look great on my bike, and the handling (obviously) is much greater. I posted a photo in my VN750 blog if you would like to take a look:

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