86 Aspencade Tires


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GiantDon49
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86 Aspencade Tires

Postby GiantDon49 » Tue Aug 28, 2012 2:15 am



A nail(uninvited) decided to make a home in my rear tire so now I will be buying new ones(tires, not the nail). I have currently have E3s on it now and also are looking at Michelin, Bridgestone and Pirelli MT 66 Route. The Pirelli's have the highest customer satisfaction rating and are considerably cheaper(like me) than the others. Anybody have any expierence with them? I'm looking for one that will last a long time.



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maestro319
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Re: 86 Aspencade Tires

Postby maestro319 » Tue Aug 28, 2012 11:11 am

Good question, Giant. I too, have an '86 Aspy and will, more than likely, be buying tires next year. so this info is of interest to me too. Thanks in advance to all of you who will be sharing your info and preferences on tires with us.

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bwagner6
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Re: 86 Aspencade Tires

Postby bwagner6 » Tue Aug 28, 2012 4:24 pm

If you don't mind an imported tire the Shinco 230 Tourmaster is an excellent choice... They too have great reviews. I have run them all summer and am very pleased. Smooth, quiet and handle the twisties great! They were so inexpensive I was afraid to try them but they made me a believer.
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Niteshift5
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Re: 86 Aspencade Tires

Postby Niteshift5 » Sun Sep 02, 2012 4:21 pm

I put a set of Pirelli MT 66 Route tires on my 87 Aspencade about 3000 miles ago and I love them. Everything you may have read in the reviews is correct. They ride great, have excellant traction both wet & dry and like one of the reviews states, these tires do not grab grooves or splits in the road surface.
No noticible wear on them yet, no vibrations or shimmys. I am using Dyna Beads in them for balancing.
I'm sold on Pirelli and will stick with them in the future.

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metalsmith
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Re: 86 Aspencade Tires

Postby metalsmith » Mon Sep 03, 2012 3:03 pm

When I had to change out my rear tire this spring I was deciding between the Shinko and the Perrelli. I went with the Shinko since the reports I read showed it being a 'stickier' tire and better in the rain. This of course, comes at the cost of tire life. It has been a great tire so far and I don't have enough miles on it to show much wear yet, so I'm still undecided there. It is very likely I will try the Perrellli next just so I know what works with my bike and what does not. The Metzler that came off the rear only had about 6000 on it but it was starting to crack in the tread grooves...a couple went through to belting!! It was also showing a little 'table-topping' and getting flatter in the center.

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Charlie503
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Re: 86 Aspencade Tires

Postby Charlie503 » Sun Sep 09, 2012 1:24 am

I've put nearly 9K on my Shinko 230 Tourmaster over this last year and I love them. Had to ride the bike in to work with 2" of snow on the ground at 5am and didn't slip or spin the hole 7 mile trip. I'll buy them again

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bwagner6
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Re: 86 Aspencade Tires

Postby bwagner6 » Wed Sep 12, 2012 4:48 am

Charlie503 wrote:I've put nearly 9K on my Shinko 230 Tourmaster over this last year and I love them. Had to ride the bike in to work with 2" of snow on the ground at 5am and didn't slip or spin the hole 7 mile trip. I'll buy them again

I love it Bro... Bring on the bad weather!




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