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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 10-02-2016, 11:00 AM Thread Starter
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Discount online the best?Cheapest?

Just bought a 1800 for a song.My 5th...lol...All it needs is a front tire.Found a Shinko 890 for 97 bucks.Should i pull the trigger?I had Shinko rubber before and they performed very well.

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I have never used a Shinko tire but I know there are guys on this board that do use them. Personally, on a big heavy powerful bike like the 1800 I would feel much more confident with a high-end Dunlop or Metzler. When I read about guys putting a cheap tire like this on a big bike, like this guy putting a Shinko 890 on his GL1500 it makes me think the VTX 1800 is too much bike for a cheap tire: In his Amazon review of this tire "Very soft compund and at full pressure on my GL1500, they still flatten and follow every little road defect or rain gulley in the road. The bike is well maintained so ruled out bearing/fork/alignment issue. Bike drifted left and right up to 65MPH when the front end started to aggressively snake back and forth. 200 miles later I'm having to replace them and since they were installed, I'm eating the cost"
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Every Dunlop i ever had on front cupped and totally sucked.They were the stock tire though if that makes a difference.There are also excellent reviews for Shinko.

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I usually ride Metzler but have a set of Shinko on now. I've only ridden a few of hundred miles on this set. To be honest I really can't tell any difference, but I re-did my front end suspension at the same time and the bike's overall handling and ride is much better. However, all the reviews I read about Shinko before purchasing them was positive.
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Rocky Mtn. Tire gets good reviews from those who've used them.
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I am running the Shinko 777 set.
Very good...
I had some "Snaking" feel & wondering in lane ~ and after extensive investigation, found I had bad stock shocks.
Replaced with Progressive shocks (Finally) and solid as a rock now...
Dont discount other issues besides the tires.....

"In My Opinion" Shinko is a very good tire, I will buy them again..



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Yes, OEM Dunlops suck. But they make much better tires starting with the Elite3&4 and the even better new American Elite tires. These American Elites are dual compound tires that will give you at least 15,000 miles and probably more and they ride great in wet and dry. I had the fore runners of these on my HD CVO Ultra and when I replaced them they had 18,000 on them and were still good on tread. I only replaced them because I was headed out on another 7,000 mile trip and didn't want to have to hunt for tires on the road. Yeah Chinaco's are cheap but will last about 5k miles on a heavy bike. So your $99 bucks will be $400 bucks at the end of 20,000 miles on the American Elite. No, I don't work for or sell Dunlop tires
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You will get more life out of an E-3.
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PS....on that set of Dunlops that had 18k on them, no cupping either
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Good tires, Good price, on my 2nd set of 890's
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