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Re: Shinko Tire Review

Posted: Mon Apr 11, 2016 7:21 pm
by mweddy@gmail.com
I still have the rear Shinko on my bike too. With a Bridgestone on the front. I will wear out the Shinko and then I'm going to install the new tire and wheel I bought from a company that builds trikes. Did you all (All Y'all for those of you in the South) know that you can buy a tire and wheel for about the same price as a new tire?

Re: Shinko Tire Review

Posted: Mon Jun 06, 2016 6:58 pm
by mweddy@gmail.com
Okay. The rear (Shinko) tire just failed. I got 7581 miles out of it before it also suffered a tread separation and a wobbly ride home. Luckily I had a brand new tire and wheel to install. Back to Bridgestone Exedras front and rear. I'm going to do my best never to buy another product from Korea again. And crappy products is only one reason. The other reason is they raise dogs for food, and I like dogs more than I like people that eat them.

Re: Shinko Tire Review

Posted: Fri Jul 01, 2016 5:34 am
by pidjones
I had a front Shinko do almost exactly the same at about 5k miles. Near the end of my 20 mile commute home. It was over 5 years ago, and I've run Bridgestone or Metz on the front since (a safe ROF on rear). I didn't give the rear a chance to do the same and replaced both. I don't think they can handle the big girl's weight in their radials.

Re: Shinko Tire Review

Posted: Fri Jul 01, 2016 11:30 am
by MacNoob
People please when you post "my Shinko just failed" - what MODEL of tire? And how OLD is it?

Continuing to run Shinko 230 front and rear on my 1200, with no issues.

Re: Shinko Tire Review

Posted: Fri Jul 01, 2016 1:38 pm
by mweddy@gmail.com
Shinko SE890 Journey Touring Radial Front Tire
Color- Black, Size- 130/70R-18
SKU#384844

and

Shinko SE890 Journey Touring Radial Rear Tire
Color- Black, Size- 180/70R-16
SKU#384842

Read more: viewtopic.php?t=30187#ixzz4DBRsUe00

Re: Shinko Tire Review

Posted: Fri Jul 01, 2016 3:57 pm
by MacNoob
The pattern I'm starting to see here:

People are generally happy with the 230 Tourmaster.

People that are unhappy are using the 890 or other models.

Let's see if we can support/defeat this conclusion.

Re: Shinko Tire Review

Posted: Fri Jul 01, 2016 4:37 pm
by mweddy@gmail.com
From what I can see online, the 230 Tour Master does not come in any sizes that will fit a GL1800.

Re: Shinko Tire Review

Posted: Fri Jul 01, 2016 7:05 pm
by MacNoob
That's very possible! I'm using them (successfully) on my 1200 - which is probably 200 lbs lighter and 50 less horsepower than an 1800.

Re: Shinko Tire Review

Posted: Tue Aug 02, 2016 7:22 pm
by tomos
Good afternoon , I have been riding last 6900km on Shinko 230 Tour Master front and rear ,always with a passenger .Front tire doesn't have any signs of wear and rear one lost just under 2mm of thread.Tire pressure front 30psi , rear 40psi , checked before every ride.There is no issue of any kind as long as tire pressure is correct . I have checked construction ,material and compared this particular model of tire with Michelin bias tire and found that there is no difference in a construction and materials used for the tire carcass between the two.
Regarding thread design I have noticed that Shinko uses Michelin winter tire design for water evacuation .That is water suckling holes in cooperation with thread and compaund design equal
great traction control in any condition,that is my own experience .
Just to add one more information about Shinko tires company :Shinko is world largest motorcycle tire manufacturer ,so I would not be surprised if Michelin and other Big name companies tires are produced by Shinko.
Kind regards Tomos

Re: Shinko Tire Review

Posted: Tue Aug 02, 2016 9:07 pm
by mweddy@gmail.com
As I've said before, I average 10,000 plus miles per year on motorcycles. This since I started riding on the street in 1974. Which doesn't include off-road miles on my bikes with no odometer. I've never had a tire fail on me until Shinko. And now I've had two failures. I've actually, (unintentionally), ridden tires until the fabric was showing. This one, a Metzeler, was still riding smoothly when I took it off my bike.

Re: Shinko Tire Review

Posted: Wed Aug 03, 2016 6:10 pm
by tomos
Oh man,that is a very scary looking tire,I am glad you are still with us . Obviously we all have different experience with motorcycle tires.I hope that we all can learn from that and make right choices .
Kind regards Tomos

Re: Shinko Tire Review

Posted: Tue Oct 17, 2017 7:20 am
by Solina Dave
mweddy@gmail.com wrote:
Tue Aug 02, 2016 9:07 pm
As I've said before, I average 10,000 plus miles per year on motorcycles. This since I started riding on the street in 1974. Which doesn't include off-road miles on my bikes with no odometer. I've never had a tire fail on me until Shinko. And now I've had two failures. I've actually, (unintentionally), ridden tires until the fabric was showing. This one, a Metzeler, was still riding smoothly when I took it off my bike.
That's nasty! A Metzeler is considered a top-line tire. How did it get that far before you caught it on a routine tire inspection?