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post #1 of 22 Old 07-14-2019, 09:18 AM Thread Starter
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Good cheap tires?

I am looking to replace my TKC80s with something more general use.
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Shinko big block 804/805, cheaper and better than TKC 80's........
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I run Shinko's 705's
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For general use, Shinko 705s.

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I just bought a set of Shinko 705's. For my R1200GS (110/80-19 & 150/70-17) from 2wheel. com for under a $145.00. They have increasingly been my go to place for tires. I ordered them on a Monday mid morning and they were in my driveway the next day.

I've run 705's before and they are a great tire for the money. A better value if you do your own tire changing.
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You can get a great price on Anakee 3’s at Revzilla. Around $200 for a set.


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Define "cheap"!

Then what do you want your next tires to do better than the TKC 80's.

Are you wanting a tire that exhibits better wear patterns over longer mileage for pavement use, or are you still wanting something that is considered ok for dirt?

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It would also be helpful if you defined what YOU mean as "good".

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You can get a great price on Anakee 3’s at Revzilla. Around $200 for a set.


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Revzilla is running a sale on Anakee 3's right now but if you look around places like 2Wheel have then for about $3 more per tire all the time.


I have a set on my 06 R1200GS and they perform very nicely on wet or dry pavement. I cannot comment on off pavement as I don't take this GS off pavement.


I have two comments on the Anakee 3's.


1. They are holding up better than any tire I've ever ha on any bike period! I have around 4,000 miles on them and they are still at least 3/4's tread. Usually by the 4K mark my rear tires are well below the 1/2 way mark.


2. They extremely loud at anything over about 35 MPH. I mean my worn out TKC 80 on the other GS are 5X more quiet on pavement. It is a shame I finally found a tire that is affordable and gets good mileage but I'm not sure I'd put up with another set. I guess you can't have you cake and eat it too.
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tires, like tools, typically give you the option of "good" or "cheap", rarely both together.

That said, Shinkos provide a nice tire for the money. But I'm not sure of any front tire that sings as loud as the Shinko does, which is why I stopped using them on the front.

Over the years I have run different brands of tires. When I calculate the miles ridden for the price of the tire, they all seem to end up pretty close to each other. The expensive tires lasted longer miles, the less expensive ones lasted fewer miles -- but dividing miles by dollars I end up with a tight range of answers.
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