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post #1 of 5 Old 07-14-2018, 12:10 PM Thread Starter
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Shinko 804 clearance issues??

Hi guys,
Getting ready for a 2 week trip in September that will include some gravel travel and I'm looking to replace the Mitas E-07's that were great last Spring on a similar trip.
Right now I'm looking at the Shinko 804/805 combo. I keep hearing about clearance issues on the front, has anybody experienced this issue on the 2012-2016 year 650 models or is it only on the Gen2 1000's?



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post #2 of 5 Old 07-14-2018, 12:33 PM
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If you do run into this issue, this front fender raising kit from AdventureTech should help out!
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post #3 of 5 Old 07-15-2018, 07:29 AM
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I've gotten into some mud that about locked up the front wheel (804/stock fender).
I cobbled up a UFO fender to the fork brace a couple of years ago, still hanging on.
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Yes I highly recommend Rick's fender raising kit.
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post #5 of 5 Old 07-23-2018, 10:20 PM
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Originally Posted by Big B View Post
Yes I highly recommend Rick's fender raising kit.
Agreed. It took me about an hour to install. But I'm running my second set of 805/804 and I love those tires. And the clearance is now not a concern. I can't say I ever used an 804 before i raised the fender. It only raises approx 1/2" (if my memory is half accurate).

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