Shinko 804/805 Review after 4500 miles
Just wanted to give a short review of my Shinko 804/805 tire combo. For those who don’t know these are 40/60 on/offroad tires similar to TKC 80s. I got 4500 pretty much on dot on the rear, front has I’m guessing 2500 more in it. To sum it up- I replaced them with the same thing so it tells you I like em!
Dry roads- 10/10
Wet roads- 8/10
Thick gravel/rocks- 9/10
These things were incredible on the road! On mountain twisties I’m scraping pegs a dozen times or so (within the speed limit of course) and can’t complain. Tires do get a little squirly on pavement repair areas but it’s not bad. On wet pavement they were surprisingly good and I never had an issue with slipping under normal throttle, reducing my normal riding speed of course.
On dirt and gravel roads these are great. They do slide out a little on turns under throttle, but that’s to be expected. On rocky roads (thinking Rollins Pass in Colorado) these tires were very impressive and gave me confidence to tackle the entire route.
Out of the 4500 miles I did roughly 100 miles of difficult trails (for me at least), 750 miles of forest roads mostly light gravel, 750 freeway, and the rest twisty/curvy/two lane highway roads. No issues with leaks or punctures and I drive up on campsites with broken glass/bullets/etc often. I highly recommend them for anyone looking for a tire that sees dirt or gravel use!
2009 Wee-Strom. Center Stand, Givi crash bars, AMS skid plate, MadStad wind screen mount, Cee Baily Windscreen, voltmeter, fork mount fog lights, Shinko 804/805, seat concepts saddle, EB PC8,heated grips, single headlight cutout, dual USB charger, 12v charger. Next mods: sonic springs, short blinkers, bark busters, delkevic exhaust.