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post #1 of 17 (permalink) Old 07-23-2008, 07:45 PM Thread Starter
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Anyone use Shinko Tires? Check out this 170-15

I think I'm switching from IRC 150-15 to this Shinko 170-15

http://www.motorcycle-superstore.com...Rear-Tire.aspx


Also, anyone SNiPE their tires (slices in the tread to provide better grip)? Dirt trackers used to do it before trackmaster tires were on the market, and some tire shops in town will do it for extra $$$ when buying auto tires, but do any street bikers do it?

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I think I'm switching from IRC 150-15 to this Shinko 170-15

http://www.motorcycle-superstore.com...Rear-Tire.aspx


Also, anyone SNiPE their tires (slices in the tread to provide better grip)? Dirt trackers used to do it before trackmaster tires were on the market, and some tire shops in town will do it for extra $$$ when buying auto tires, but do any street bikers do it?

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Most tires today are designed with state of the art computer programs that can factor in road type, rain, sand, etc...so tread patterns are pretty much the best one can hope for as they come from the factory...so cutting the tread and not knowing what you are doing or effecting is not really done anymore.

Keeping that in mind, the only complaint I have heard about the Shinko tire you have pictured is that wavy center groove they have seems to wear oddly and tends to follow rain grooves or edges in the road. The compond also seems not to like "road snakes" (those lines of tar they use to seal cracks)
Otherwise likely a good tire (for the money) Not however , heard anything good about their front tires, so I'd go with a Dunlop or Bridgestone there.


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So far, No complaints. I've got it on my front & rear. (different models but both shinko) I haven't put a bunch of miles on them yet But, HWSpeeds i'm happy with the "feel". Deffinetly a dollar for mile tire.
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Keeping that in mind, the only complaint I have heard about the Shinko tire you have pictured is that wavy center groove they have seems to wear oddly and tends to follow rain grooves or edges in the road. The compond also seems not to like "road snakes" (those lines of tar they use to seal cracks)
Otherwise likely a good tire (for the money) Not however , heard anything good about their front tires, so I'd go with a Dunlop or Bridgestone there.


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From what you say here, they pretty much suck.

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From what you say here, they pretty much suck.
"Suck" may be a bit harsh, but sometimes you get what you pay for. For less than 90 bucks a tire, they are a alternative for those on a budget, and you have to examine the type of riding you do. If you are a full bore , sparks a-fly'n corner killer, they may not be the best choice, if you live in Kansass, where the sharpest curve is still pretty much a straight line , they may work out fine.
My take has always been that the only thing that makes your bike work as intended is the connection between it and the road. Higher priced tires have alot more technology in their make up and for the most part, how well they work in the rain, and how well they stick you to the pavement, and how many miles you can get out of them are always factors to consider.
One also tends to learn the limits of their tires and rides accordingly. I wish all tires exeeded my needs, but it always boils down to a comprimise between long life and good traction.

Many folks think they are already riding to the "limit" but are really only riding to the limit of their tires. The Vulcan is not a race bike, and not really able to "push the envelope" as a well fitted sport bike can, so there is some leaway as to what tires "work" with the bike.


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Well, you're the one that described how bad the Shinko's handled curtain road conditions and how they wear. They sound just like my old Dunlops, which sucked.
As you stated, our bikes are not race bikes, but you want to feel safe and enjoy riding, not leery of every little crack, line, tar snake or bridge we come across.
I went with the lowest cost tire out there, the Kenda Kruz K673's. From what I've observed so far, they are more than a match for our bikes performance wise and they show none of the bad characteristics of the tires mentioned.
As for engineering and how well a tire is made. The Kenda's balanced out, with no wheel weights front or rear, that could not be said for the tires they replaced.

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I checked out the Kenda brand too but my local shop doesn't import them. They will mount and balance the Shinko for $12 if I buy it from them.

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What do they charge to mount and balance a tire not bought from them? The reason I ask, the add you posted has the Shinko 170/80-15 is $90. The Kenda Kruz 170/80-15 is $60+ maybe $10 shipping.
I couldn't find anything about the Shinko, other than what was posted here.
I don't know, give the Shinko a try, it may or may not work for you. I and others who have tried the Kenda's know they work, work very well.

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I had the Shinko Advance 005's (120F/200R) on my Meanie and got 10,000 miles out of them. They were good tires from a quality aspect, rode well, and handled well.

Went with Avon Storms now (130F/180R), wonderful tires.

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170/90/15 it`s not to large for vulcan?
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