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Shinko Tires

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Don’t know if anyone has ever had this question or knows about them. This is my very first post on this site and will have to post pictures of bike soon. I have a 1981 GL1100 and live where there are a lot of gravel roads. I am about to put a new tires on as my bike has been parked for 10 years due to a work accident. Has anybody ever used a Shinko e705 dual purpose tire on their bike? As I stated there are a lot of gravel roads where I live as was just wondering if that ire would be a good fit for where I live in canada. It is rated 80% highway 20% off road. Any help would be appreciated.



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i'm using conti tkc 70's on my GSA, thet seem to work pretty good for what dirt and gravel I've seen and they are good on pavement wet or dry. been looking at the shinko's but it will be awhile before I buy a set
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Thank you for the information. Just slowly working on getting the bike back on the road after sitting for like 9 years.

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Don't expect to get good mileage out of stinko tires. They crack and delaminate. They are not a good choice.

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Ok. Thanks for the info!

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In my opinion there are better choices. A friend of mine had a Shinko on his Harley. He made a trip from Idaho Falls to Vegas and back. By the time he returned it was shredded and the cords were exposed.
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Ok. Thanks I was going to pick one up here in Canada because the price was right since the tire was brand new but now it doesn’t sound like they will hold up.

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I think this tire will do well for you.

Read about them on other forums with positive comments.
I have no experience with them myself.

https://advrider.com/f/threads/shinko-e ... s.1280716/
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Thanks for the link to other reviews

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newday777 wrote:
Tue May 14, 2019 8:32 am
Don't expect to get good mileage out of stinko tires. They crack and delaminate. They are not a good choice.
I got close to 10,000 miles on the shinko's I had on the Mighty ST 1300, a raven on the rear and a verge on the front. they were better than the bridgstones that cam on the bike
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Tires available, with good reviews and reasonable prices, for earlier GLs are minimal. I used Bridgestone Spitfire II tires on my '78 GL for years. Good mileage and no problems. Excellent handling. I really liked them. About a year ago obtaining a rear 130/90-17 became virtually impossible, at least in Canada.
I've had Shinko 230 Tour Master tires on for the past 8,300 kms. I keep a very close eye on them regarding wear and tire pressure. I'm estimating probably another 2,000 kms. That's maybe a little early, but I feel better on newer rubber. Mileage with these tires is not that good with their softer compound rubber, but handling and grip is excellent. Also, for what it's worth, the rear tire has a 6 ply rating, allowing for a higher load rating than the more common 4 ply tires. And also, they both required very little balancing. I think that's likely a good indication of a better build, and better factory quality control. The price for these tires from FortNine is quite reasonable. ($99 front and $104 rear) I like these tires, and just ordered another set to have available for a change later in this season.

I hope that helps.......Good luck...Dave
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the guy's I hear having problems with shinko's seem to all have 800+ pound bikes, I would not put them on my 1500 wing but I would get another set for my 730 pound ST1300
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This is my front and rear Shinko 230 Tour Master tires with 8,320 kms./5,170 miles.






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