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post #1 of 12 Old 08-28-2013, 03:09 PM Thread Starter
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Shinko 705 Question

I have tried to search this site but am not finding the exact info I am looking for. I am looking at buying Shinko 705 tires (front and rear) for my Vee. I've decided on the radial rear, but what is the difference, if any, between radial and bias on the front? There is about a $40-$50 price difference, and I wanted to know if there is any performance difference...

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Radial all the way........Check Pinwall cycles on Fleabay , got mine for 170.00 a set Shipped. I've never "mixed" tires , so I can't speak from experience. I can tell a big difference in R vs. B on truck tires though.........
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Earlier Shinko 705 Bias had problems with "delaminating" or "chunking"......this is when they were first introduced. Since going to the radial, most, if not all, of those problems have gone away (there might be a few sporatic cases). I didn't realize the bias models were still available........check the manufacture date if so??

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Earlier Shinko 705 Bias had problems with "delaminating" or "chunking"......this is when they were first introduced. Since going to the radial, most, if not all, of those problems have gone away (there might be a few sporatic cases). I didn't realize the bias models were still available........check the manufacture date if so??
My rear radial did this 2 years ago with about 3500 miles on it. Pictures are here in at least one thread. I heard about other people whose radial got bit, both here and on other forums.

If you do go with the Shinko brand, just keep a close eye on them for small cracks around the blocks -- frequently. Other than that, I liked the tires.

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We know that the Full Bore tires are very similar--probably the same molds from the same factory. Do the perform better than the Shinko?

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No the Fullbore tires perform no different. They have the funky handling the same feel all the way around.


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I recently mounted Full Bores, probably have 200 miles on them, so I can't really say. I got about 4000 miles from the rear Shinko. Most of these miles were fully loaded highway miles.

Do I like the Full Bores? I can't say yet. The rear felt and handled exactly like a Shinko, but when I mounted the front tire I got the classic shinko 45mph roar and the "dip" feeling when cornering. Both issues have lessened with miles and I'm getting use to the "dip". There is also a slight handle bar wobble with high speed acceleration on curves that made me pucker a little the first time.

Will I buy them again. Maybe, but doubtful.
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Has anyone ridden on a sandy road with them? This is my main reason for looking at these tires because I live about a mile down a sandy road and right now its getting a little bit squirmy
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The Strom itself just doesn't like sand. Too much weight. I did have luck in (greatly) improving the feel and traction on sand by airing down but if you are commuting this may not be an option for you.
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95% of my riding is street for now, I am new to the area and have not had a chance to explore off road yet...when I get the shinkos that will change
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