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Old 11-13-2012, 06:41 PM
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What kinda milage are you guys getting out of the rear??.I'm heading up to Alaska next June ( 6,000 miles RT) and wondering if I can make it on 1 rear..


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Alan - Enumclaw and I are both getting around 9K out of the rears + or- a little. I would trust a new one to last on a 6K trip.
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Thanks Don,thats great to hear !!.


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Old 11-13-2012, 11:39 PM
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https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/...W1FQjFnWEh4Mmc

Click the "Tire Life" tab at the bottom of the linked page.
Where did you get your tires in Anchorage?
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Old 11-14-2012, 12:07 AM
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Where did you get your tires in Anchorage?
I usually get them from Anchorage Suzuki Arctic Cat, 907-272-2412. The Shinkos are a special order tire, but the Suzuki guys usually can get them in about a week.
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What is the difference between the bias ply and the radial type?
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What is the difference between the bias ply and the radial type?
In general terms, there is an excellent description here (not my image -- I found it from a link here).

Specifically for the Shinko, the difference is that the bias-ply tire does not seem to be tough enough to hold up to the forces generated by lead-sled ADV-type bikes like the Wee/Vee or BMW GS series, and therefore the bias-ply tire starts coming apart before the tread life is gone. Although some here have reported otherwise, I have not seen the radial-ply tires have the same problem in my -- granted, somewhat limited -- experience, even though I ride the Wee pretty hard.
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I usually get them from Anchorage Suzuki Arctic Cat, 907-272-2412. The Shinkos are a special order tire, but the Suzuki guys usually can get them in about a week.
Thanks. Just about the time I posted that question to you, I was at Alaska Leather and was talking to Barb and she told me that they were having an end of the year sale and all their in-stock tires were 50% off. She had one Metz Tourance in the 150 size, so I snapped it up. Still need a front one, though. I was going to try and eke out about 3000 more miles on the OEM front tire, but the other day I noticed that there is a puncture in one of the tread blocks. I don't know how deep it is, and it doesn't appear that it's leaking air, but I don't want to leave anything to chance, so I'll be getting a new front tire before this year's riding season starts.
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Thanks. Just about the time I posted that question to you, I was at Alaska Leather and was talking to Barb and she told me that they were having an end of the year sale and all their in-stock tires were 50% off. She had one Metz Tourance in the 150 size, so I snapped it up. Still need a front one, though. I was going to try and eke out about 3000 more miles on the OEM front tire, but the other day I noticed that there is a puncture in one of the tread blocks. I don't know how deep it is, and it doesn't appear that it's leaking air, but I don't want to leave anything to chance, so I'll be getting a new front tire before this year's riding season starts.
No problem!

Yeah, Barb's great, too. I've bought a lot of gear and accessories from AK Leather, but Anchorage Suzuki helped me acquire my Wee. There were none to be had in Anchorage, but they found one at Northern Powersports in Fairbanks, and put me in contact with them. I asked if that would bilk them out of a commission, and they said they weren't worried about it. I appreciated their help, so now when I buy OEM parts or tires, I try to go through them first. I even got the tires for my XS750 project and for my wife's CB750A from Anchorage Suzuki.
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I just dropped my rear wheel off to get a Shinko 705 mounted and balanced. I had tried another size on an FJR I had a few years ago and didn't like it at all - that same greasy/rolling sidewall feeling yall are describing, but it never went away.

So I wonder if it goes away or yall just get used to it? I'll post my thoughts after I get some miles on it, I guess. It sure was cheaper than the tourance I'm used to.
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On the FJR, did you try it on the front, the rear, or both?

I installed the 705 on the rear wheel when the OEM Bridgestone was still good, and didn't have a problem. The next year, I pulled the Bridgestone off the front, installed new 705's (front and rear) and wondered what I had gotten myself into. Somewhere between 20 and 50 miles later, I stopped noticing the problem

I expect I'll need another front in a year or two, and at that point, I'll find out if I just got used to the feel of the tire, or if the tire just has to scrub in before it settles down.
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