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Old 06-14-2005   #1
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Shinko Tires? Good? Bad? Ugly?

Does anyone have any experience with the Shinko brand motorcycle tires. I'm starting to see a lot of suppliers carry these tires and they tend to be half the price of the namebrands.


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Re: Shinko Tires? Good? Bad? Ugly?

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Does anyone have any experience with the Shinko brand motorcycle tires. I'm starting to see a lot of suppliers carry these tires and they tend to be half the price of the namebrands.
Half the price, half the quality.....

Here's their website for those interested.

I've heard good things about the Maaxis sportbike tires.

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Re: Shinko Tires? Good? Bad? Ugly?

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Half the price, half the quality.....
I knew SOMEONE was gonna say something like that!

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I've heard good things about the Maaxis sportbike tires.
I bought a set of Maxxis touring tires from Holeshot a while back that I liked fairly well, and those were about half the cost of namebrand counterparts as well.
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Re: Shinko Tires? Good? Bad? Ugly?

I would sure hate to see you go down over a cheap tire. I often heard these cheap tires are decent until they get some wear and they turn to s**t. I think you get what you pay for.
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Re: Shinko Tires? Good? Bad? Ugly?

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I would sure hate to see you go down over a cheap tire. I often heard these cheap tires are decent until they get some wear and they turn to s**t. I think you get what you pay for.
So... if a Shinko front tire was $120 instead of $60, then I should buy them?
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Re: Shinko Tires? Good? Bad? Ugly?

Not Stinko, Shinko!

I see they have H-D tires. You think the potato-potato crowd wil go Shinko? That's one of the reasons Cheng Shin released the Maxxis line. The H-D crew wouldn't put Cheng Shin tires on their ride. But Maxxis...
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Re: Shinko Tires? Good? Bad? Ugly?

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So... if a Shinko front tire was $120 instead of $60, then I should buy them?

Ohhohhhhhohhh. Can we turn this thread into a helmet debate? Please?

What do you have to loose? For the price, try 'em. If they suck, put on some less sucky tires.

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Re: Shinko Tires? Good? Bad? Ugly?

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What do you have to loose? For the price, try 'em. If they suck, put on some less sucky tires.
That's kinda what I figure.
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Re: Shinko Tires? Good? Bad? Ugly?

Tom, there was some feedback on www.SupermotoJunkie.com about the supermoto SHinko's. Someone raced on them, and had good things to say. I don't know about their other lines.
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Tom, there was some feedback on www.SupermotoJunkie.com about the supermoto SHinko's. Someone raced on them, and had good things to say. I don't know about their other lines.
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I just ordered a bunch of sets of shinko supermoto tires.they will be full slick,radial(something called aramid belting?) and H speed rated.

they should sell thru most dealers for around $170.00(120/70-17 150/06-17)or $175.00(120/70-17 160/60-17)as retail is $95for the front $122.95 for the 150 and 125.95 for the 160

anyone else heard about these?

I am supposed to see mine around the first of may.
Sumo Bill is from Northern Kentucky and this is his Avatar:

Gee... I wonder who this might be??

Looks like a lot of the guys are having some good experiences with the racing tires. Thanks for the info Jim!
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Sure. Didn't know if you wanted them for a street bike, or one of your performance machines. But at least I contributed more than Danhires!
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Re: Shinko Tires? Good? Bad? Ugly?

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Sure. Didn't know if you wanted them for a street bike, or one of your performance machines. But at least I contributed more than Danhires!
Hey, I had two memorable quotes. However, the actual content of my posts was lacking, I will admit.

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Sure. Didn't know if you wanted them for a street bike, or one of your performance machines. But at least I contributed more than Danhires!
I'm going for street use (Triumph), and probably leaning more toward touring than sport over the next couple months.
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However, the actual content of my posts was lacking, I will admit.
Lacking what? Good humor, profanity and/or nudity, experience, intelligence?
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Re: Shinko Tires? Good? Bad? Ugly?

just ordered a set of the tires in the upper left of your pic (looks like a michelan)for my YZFfrom Holeshot. Recently at a rally I attended in north carolina one of the other attendees was using the tire shown in the lower left (looks like a continental) mounted on a heavily modified fj1200 and I believe that it is considered to be the sport touring tire. They seemed to be working very well on his bike.Not sure what kind of milage he will get tho....

BTW the local rep for Shinko is a member here....johnk408 where are you....
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