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Shinko-another tire thread

Post by minimac » Wed Jan 03, 2018 8:55 am



It's been long enough since my previous bad experience with Shinko tires, to maybe consider them. I'm curious how they perform and hold up on the 'Wings that have been running them. Are they as good as some say they are, or are they as poor-being barely adequate-as I remember them? I've been running the Austone on the rear and a Bridgestone Excedra Max radial on the front of my 1500 and I am very pleased with the ride, handling and wear. Before I reorder this combination again, I'd like to know about the Shinkos.



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Re: Shinko-another tire thread

Post by AZgl1800 » Wed Jan 03, 2018 11:05 am

From an observer who bookmarks such things:

Recent Shinkos have been giving good service for a lot of people.
and at the same time, for some who put them on the 1,000 lb bikes, they sometimes don't fare so well.

IIRC, those on 1500s say they like the grip and feel in the wet, but the lifespan is pretty short.

From my armchair, if you like what you have, stick with it.
I know that the taxi tire is just about the best rear tire you can find for the 1500, assuming you don't want to use a Dunlop or Bridgestone m/c tire.

Dunlop has recently released the E4 tire model, and I have been reading good things about them on several different bike models, 1500s and 1800s....

In general, the E4 has different compounds that give it good handling on wet, slippery surfaces. And it is getting good reports for cornering.


It is also giving fairly high mileage reports, I have seen numbers above 10,0000 and 15,000 miles on them.

Is it better than what you have now? don't know, I suspect the grip to be about the same, with a more m/c feel as you lean the bike over into curves.
~John

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Re: Shinko-another tire thread

Post by AZgl1800 » Wed Jan 03, 2018 11:09 am

I have a folder named "Tire Reviews" which I will just post, and let you take the time to sort out the ones that are not applicable.


Tire Reviews


http://www.goldwingfacts.com/forums/2-g ... tires.html
http://www.goldwingfacts.com/forums/5-g ... tires.html
http://www.goldwingfacts.com/forums/5-g ... eview.html
http://www.goldwingfacts.com/forums/2-g ... -83-a.html
http://www.goldwingfacts.com/forums/5-g ... -tire.html
http://www.goldwingfacts.com/forums/5-g ... 0-a-3.html
http://www.goldwingfacts.com/forums/5-g ... ncers.html
http://www.goldwingfacts.com/forums/5-g ... -good.html
http://www.goldwingfacts.com/forums/5-g ... tires.html
http://www.goldwingfacts.com/forums/2-g ... -tire.html
http://www.goldwingfacts.com/forums/2-g ... again.html
http://www.goldwingfacts.com/forums/2-g ... tires.html
http://www.goldwingfacts.com/forums/2-g ... nions.html
http://www.goldwingfacts.com/forums/2-g ... ost3090890
http://www.goldwingfacts.com/forums/5-g ... -tire.html
http://www.goldwingfacts.com/forums/2-g ... ncade.html
http://www.goldwingfacts.com/forums/2-g ... l1200.html
http://www.goldwingfacts.com/forums/2-g ... ander.html
http://www.goldwingfacts.com/forums/2-g ... 500-5.html
http://www.goldwingfacts.com/forums/2-g ... tires.html
http://www.goldwingfacts.com/forums/5-g ... ughts.html
http://www.goldwingfacts.com/forums/2-g ... -bias.html
http://www.goldwingfacts.com/forums/2-g ... -tire.html
http://www.goldwingfacts.com/forums/2-g ... -757s.html
http://www.goldwingfacts.com/forums/2-g ... tions.html
http://www.goldwingfacts.com/forums/2-g ... tires.html
http://www.goldwingfacts.com/forums/5-g ... -880s.html
http://www.goldwingfacts.com/forums/2-g ... l1800.html
http://www.goldwingfacts.com/forums/2-g ... -wing.html
http://www.goldwingfacts.com/forums/2-g ... anted.html
http://www.goldwingfacts.com/forums/5-g ... tires.html
http://www.goldwingfacts.com/forums/2-g ... 500-a.html
http://www.goldwingfacts.com/forums/2-g ... ction.html
http://www.goldwingfacts.com/forums/5-g ... e-3-a.html
http://www.goldwingfacts.com/forums/5-g ... kyrie.html
http://www.goldwingfacts.com/forums/5-g ... alant.html
http://www.goldwingfacts.com/forums/5-g ... ne-8k.html
http://www.goldwingfacts.com/forums/5-g ... trike.html
http://www.goldwingfacts.com/forums/5-g ... -kruz.html
http://www.goldwingfacts.com/forums/5-g ... l1200.html
http://www.goldwingfacts.com/forums/2-g ... views.html
http://www.goldwingfacts.com/forums/5-g ... -k673.html
http://www.goldwingfacts.com/forums/5-g ... sizes.html
http://www.goldwingfacts.com/forums/5-g ... ndors.html
http://www.goldwingfacts.com/forums/5-g ... eview.html
http://www.goldwingfacts.com/forums/2-g ... ystem.html
http://www.goldwingfacts.com/forums/2-g ... t-rim.html
http://www.goldwingfacts.com/forums/2-g ... l1500.html
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~John

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Re: Shinko-another tire thread

Post by MikeB » Wed Jan 03, 2018 1:47 pm

minimac, if you are happy with your current tire configuration, you may as well stay with it. No real need to re-invent the wheel.

As far as going back to a tire that had disappointed you in the past, that just does not seem wise.


MikeB
Tacoma, WA, USA

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