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post #1 of 30 Old 04-27-2015, 08:03 AM Thread Starter
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BIG BLOCK shinko

i dont start many threads here just comment from time to time.

im running TKC 80's right now but man the price of these new shinko big blocks is right on.
804 and 805 Series | Shinko Tire USA


generally i see the price of the tkc at around $189
the shinko is running around $100.
Shinko 804/805 Big Block Adventure Touring Tires - RevZilla

not looking for opinions on knobbies vs dual sport vs street type tires.

just wondering if anyone is running them yet; or how good they, are how hard they are stuff like that.


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Adult Diaper....Depends

They look good but I am opposed to most of this if it 90 street
and if your on up to fire roads then a real street tire would do fine

So need an explanation of what you intend on doing

Example, I run damp smooth rocky trails so I have trials tire on my trail bike for lower speed climbing
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Just mounted a rear up yesterday. Heading to the Romney Rally and needed a rear. Hope to do more "off road" this year and figured the price was worth trying.

Initial thoughts: easy to mount. A little slimy during the scrubbing in but that was expected. Took them down a couple gravel roads to speed up the scrubbing and it performed very well. No mud yet but will report back next week after WV.

The front is a Mitas/Sava MC-60, long story on the mismatched set.

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Adult Diaper....Depends

They look good but I am opposed to most of this if it 90 street
and if your on up to fire roads then a real street tire would do fine

So need an explanation of what you intend on doing

Example, I run damp smooth rocky trails so I have trials tire on my trail bike for lower speed climbing
LOL trail bike. my v strom is my trail bike buddy. tested out my new alt rider skid plate on a piece of concrete i found behind my house last night. dented the skid plate just slightly but it did its job.

like i stated i wasnt looking for opinions on knobbies vs street or dual sport tires. im just wondering how people like the shinko or if anyone is running them at all.

obivously if you are running this tire your not travelling across the country. when im riding if i see a dirt road or trail i go down it and get lost. i like to ride on grassy areas, dirt roads, trails, some freeway, some commuting. i dont care if it wears down on the tar and im not trying to be a road racer with knobbies on. plus if i ride any sort of long distance on tar yes it will wear them down faster but this is the point of this thread. shinko $120 vs $190 conti. i love the idea of being able to roost dirt/mud/debris for a good 50ft off the back of my 1000cc dual sport. lol.



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Just mounted a rear up yesterday. Heading to the Romney Rally and needed a rear. Hope to do more "off road" this year and figured the price was worth trying.

Initial thoughts: easy to mount. A little slimy during the scrubbing in but that was expected. Took them down a couple gravel roads to speed up the scrubbing and it performed very well. No mud yet but will report back next week after WV.

The front is a Mitas/Sava MC-60, long story on the mismatched set.

Last, $115 OTD at the Iron Pony.


sounds good man report back here if you would.
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sounds like a good tire. im probabaly going to try it next. dude on there said he got 1000 mi on a rear. even if i got half that i would be impressed.
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Used Shinko tires once on my KTM 450. They are cheap tires. Crappy when new. You have to run them in before they grip on hard surfaces. They wear out in no time. Are hard to balance. Torn knobbiest on the third rock and dirt ride.
Cheap tires are a bad idea. I buy used bikes, but only the very best tires.

I would never consider a cheap knobby tire for even 10% on road.
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Used Shinko tires once on my KTM 450. They are cheap tires. Crappy when new. You have to run them in before they grip on hard surfaces. They wear out in no time. Are hard to balance. Torn knobbiest on the third rock and dirt ride.
Cheap tires are a bad idea. I buy used bikes, but only the very best tires.

I would never consider a cheap knobby tire for even 10% on road.
Shinko makes fine tires, have run several sets on both my Strom and my WR250R.........they just plain work and are indeed cheap. MANY MANY here alone run them, very few have had issues and that was typically with the bias ply. Spend the extra money on whatever gives you peace of mind "if that is possible", the rest of us will save a few bucks and still enjoy ourselves immensely.

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OK guinea pig your up

Set bead no hire than 65 psi

I go anywhere on Bridgestone T30 .... up to a point
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Max pressure is 33 psi. Thought was kind of low but according to Shinko that gives you a 716 lb weight capacity.

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