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post #1 of 58 Old 10-06-2019, 11:26 PM Thread Starter
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Shinko tires

I’ve never heard of them has anybody ran them before. I guess they’ve been around for 70 years some guys On another forum say that’s all they’ll buy probably because of customer service if you have an issue with the tire They will send you another one

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post #2 of 58 Old 10-07-2019, 01:16 AM
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Shinko tires are generally cheaper than other major tire brands.

Some people see that as an advantage, and some see it as a disadvantage...

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I have always felt that Shinko would give your more mileage, but at a severe cost for grip. However a lot of people use them religiously because they can be had for 1/2 to 2/3 the price of most name brands. So it would all depend on your application and riding style (like any other tire choice). The only true way to figure out if they are a fit, is to buy a set and try them out.

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They are a top tire in the dual sport world search YouTube for nine has a video on the dual sport one.

Don't have any info on the road only version .

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I had Skinko's on my GSA but I wouldn't put em on my K16GT even if they made one that was compatible, which they don't.

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Shinko operates the old Yokohama Tire.

https://www.shinkotireusa.com/about

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Shinko are a quality tire company. As mentioned above, they took over the former Yokohama brand. Currently, their design house is in Japan and manufacturing takes place in South Korea. Iíve used them on a Super Tenere as well as a first-gen Concours with satisfactory results. They put tires a a good low-cost alternative in the marketplace.

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Are you sure Jonny they don’t make one for your KGT aren’t you running a 120 70 17 and a 195 55 17 ? I’m pretty sure those are the sizes on my bike and they make those sizes in a couple different types of tire but like I said I’m only going by what other people have said about them they’ve even stretched it out as far as to say they grip very well but all have said customer service is outstanding just wondering

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Had a Raven 009 that came on the rear wheel of a new-to-me Trophy SE. It had a very flat cross section, which gave a rather large and wide contact patch, which in turn might have helped with overall mileage. It had no bad characteristics and no problem keeping up with my spirited pace for road riding. Not a tire I'd buy, mostly because Bridgestone's T30/31 are IMO a better tire and, with the rebate Bridgestone seem to have once a year, come out as inexpensive as the Shinkos. However, I'd have no problem riding on them if they happen to be on my bike.

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Are you sure Jonny they donít make one for your KGT arenít you running a 120 70 17 and a 195 55 17 ? Iím pretty sure those are the sizes on my bike and they make those sizes in a couple different types of tire but like I said Iím only going by what other people have said about them theyíve even stretched it out as far as to say they grip very well but all have said customer service is outstanding just wondering
They do make the proper sizes but I don't believe they make the proper load rating. I've never heard of anyone installing them on a K16 bike. Remember, our bikes like a very stiff sidewall due to the weight and speed rating. Not too many sport bikes weigh 900lbs loaded!
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