Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Brampton, ON, Canada Eh
New Skinko Bias Ply any good ?
the short: trip in 2 days, closest shop has 1 705 rear for my wee in stock they say is bias ply. They state its made in 2015 so its newer stock. Is the newer bias ply ok ?? Note very very short on time as well as doing a 4 day trip starting friday.
the long: So wife wants to do a trip as we are expecting a kid in 5 more months (our first). Its a last min planing one, ie last Saturday idea and leaving this Friday. We believe it may be a few years before we get to do a motorcycle trip together so wanted to get one in. Plus getting as picture in front of the Blue ridge parkway sign where I proposed, with a baby bump sounds fun.
So her tire on her hyperstrada should make it, but looked at the wee this morning after new battery and oil change and did a O CRAP. the tread on the center of my tourance in the rear is almost completely gone. this being long weekend in Canada (where I am) and the US, if we run out of tread on tire getting ti changed would be a pain tell Tuesday when i am suppose to be back to work.
so did some calling around, the shop near me has 1 705 in stock, great and its made this year great, its 117$ WOOO not as cheep as i can get it but great local price, then only to find out its bias ply DOH. This was to be my first shinko as wanted to try the 705, and planed on radial. Most everyone now uses the radial, but are the newer bias ply better then they where, ie would this thing be ok if its made this year or am i asking for problems and should try other places. I do know where to get the radial, but its a lot further away and i am really short on time, will have to beg for a work form home day tomorrow just to do this local shop at lunch.