Join Date: Jun 2016
Location: Northern KY, USA
Shinko 712 as Interim Tire?
I would like to get some opinions....
I have about 3200 miles on my '17 Gen 3 Wee, and a picked up a small-ish screw in my rear tire. It was pretty near the center of the tread, so I plugged it with a typical rope plug, and it seems to be holding just fine. However, I'm just not comfortable riding indefinitely on a plugged tire (more power to those of you who have no problem trusting a plugged tire...to each his own). So...
I'm planning to get a new tire to replace the plugged Bridgestone Battleax rear tire. Right now I'm leaning towards an inexpensive Shinko 712. I'm not too concerned about longevity, because I figure I'll replace the front and rear as a set when the front is used up. And I don't need a 50/50 or even a 90/10 tire because I don't have any immediate plans to do any off road riding
But I have some questions:
1. I believe the Shinko 712 is only available as a bias ply tire. Is it OK to run a bias ply rear and a radial front?
2. The Shinko is half the price of a Battleax or a Michelin PR4. But is there any reason I should stay away from it in this scenario?
Looking for some guidance. Thank in advance.