Radial shinko sidewall cracks


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Radial shinko sidewall cracks

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Just installed in May. Like the tire, hope it is just a isolated incident. Got a replacement on the way, good thing i mount my own....



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What is/was the date code?
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What PSI do you run your tires at?

I always run at max sidewall PSI, 42-44 lbs.
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I hope you have good luck with the Shinko. I have not heard of anyone that has on the Gold Wing.
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Date code is 29/19. Same date is on the one that will replace it. Cracks are small and only on the left side. 36 psi when they were discovered, I don't think that is an issue, IMO... Not even 1500 miles on it.

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kingofvenus wrote:
Wed Jul 01, 2020 1:11 pm
Date code is 29/19. Same date is on the one that will replace it. Cracks are small and only on the left side. 36 psi when they were discovered, I don't think that is an issue, IMO... Not even 1500 miles on it.
I've seen valve stems self destruct in less time after production went overseas. Lack of UV protection.
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This is only the 2nd time in 50 years of riding that i've had trouble with a tire. The first was in '83 when the front on my brand new gs750es (a bike i still own) developed a quarter sized bubble in the tread. And Bridgestone or Suzuki would not cover it... I think i'm gonna be screwed over this time too.

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I had the sidewall give out on the rear tire on my GL1000 many years ago, forget the brand of the tire.

A buddy of mine and I were out riding, and decided to stop for lunch. When we came out I found the rear tire (tube-type) on the 1000 was flat. It was fine when we parked. Rode with my buddy to get a can of "fix-a-flat" in hopes of getting the tire inflated enough to get more air in it and make it 30 miles home.

Well, the fix-a-flat didn't work, we found a dime-size spot in the otherwise good sidewall that had disintegrated, and the inner tube had expanded thru that and burst.

Local Police officer came by, and being helpful led us about a mile away to the police station where I could park the bike for safe keeping, drove it there on the flat tire. Didn't figure I'd hurt the tire any more than it was.
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DenverWinger wrote:
Thu Jul 02, 2020 7:46 am
I had the sidewall give out on the rear tire on my GL1000 many years ago, forget the brand of the tire.

A buddy of mine and I were out riding, and decided to stop for lunch. When we came out I found the rear tire (tube-type) on the 1000 was flat....snip
Local Police officer came by, and being helpful led us about a mile away to the police station where I could park the bike for safe keeping, drove it there on the flat tire. Didn't figure I'd hurt the tire any more than it was.
I'm guessing that was a rather wobbly ride on a flat rear tire.

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Wobbly would be a very good description of that ride :lol: I decided 15 MPH was quite fast enough! (but it might've smoothed out some if I went over 30) :o


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