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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 06-02-2019, 10:10 PM Thread Starter
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Shinko tires!!?

Who runs these and what’s the mileage, and wear life (I live in the mountains going from cold to hot to cold). There’s killer deals and supposedly their Yokohama’s tire? and the load range is that of a Michelin or Dunlop! But are they too ‘cheap’
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post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old 06-02-2019, 10:21 PM
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I'm Interested in them also.
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It's a Japanese company that bought Yokohama tire molds, but makes them in South Korea. That's what I read, anyway. I wonder about them also.


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I've got one on my '16.
It cost a total of $150.00 with me pulling the wheel off and reinstalling the wheel myself after it was mounted.
I run 40# of air in it and it feels exactly like the commander that was pulled off.

It's a little stickier when I put the bike in the wheel chock in my garage. In other words, the left right movement of the bike is less in the chock.


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I think I’m going to pull the trigger on a set for my ‘92 Glide the load range for the front is 67 and the rear is a 74 or so, Mich and Dunlop’s are the same, but these are cheap!!! I ran Yoko’s on my R6 and couple 1000cc I had and they were sticky and rode good but lasted a season...but that was mph’s in the upper 100’s and cornering like a fool...this old HD didn’t do that!
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I ran the older (non HD - which is heavy duty not harley davidson) version of the 777 on my old street glide. It had the same 18" rear as the current specials and CVOs run so there were very few tire choices. The 777 got fairly good wear (didn't get a chance to wear it out thanks to a guy snorting lines in his pickup) and it stuck very well. I just put a 777HD on my 18 FLTRXS. Initial impressions are its MUCH better than the crappy stock dunlops (they always cup on me no matter how religious I am with tire pressures). I only have about 2 days of riding on them so far but they are pretty damn sticky. hopefully they last at least 10K miles.
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We run a lot of them at my shop. No problem with them.


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I have run Shinko tires for years, on several different bikes. Never any issues. They are not "cheap", but they are about 1/2 the price of Dunlops, Metzlers, Michelins, etc. They are very well made, on Japanese equipment, formally Yokahama in Korea.

For a big HD touring bike, you want the 777HDs. Run the front at 36 psi, the rear at 44 psi. You will get about 6K miles out of a rear. Why? They are a softer compound, stick like glue, and are great in the wet. Handling is great. The price you pay is decreased mileage.ma,
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