Got the 712's mounted and balanced today...and went for a spin. So far, I really like these tires. From here on out, I might alternate between these 712's and TKC's.
Looks like a cheap cruiser tire......also doesn't look like it will be worth a damn on a wet road, or in the rain.
Did 150 miles, 2-up with the wife today and these tires are SOLID!!!! I have absolutely no concerns. Several times I stopped to check the heat of the tire, etc., and it was all well.Both for $100? Hope the "get what you pay for" doesn't bite. I just bought a set of Anakee 2 for $211, and that's with a distributor connections. These Shinko tires for half the price, at a good retail price? A concern?!?
What's the model # for this tire ?Did 150 miles, 2-up with the wife today and these tires are SOLID!!!! I have absolutely no concerns. Several times I stopped to check the heat of the tire, etc., and it was all well.
Before I purchased, I did a lot of research and Shinko is rising up the scale. There is a guy on ADV that has ready eclipsed 5k miles and loves the tires.
Matter of fact, their new Dual-Sport tire will be my next purchase.... Check this one out!!!!!
What's the model # for this tire ?
What's the model # for the matching front ?
P.S. I read the ADVrider threads on the Shinko's, and I believe the above tire is a 705. They say it won't be available until June.
As for the 712's, the rider reports it to be about a 5,000mi. tire.
Better like changing tires often. If the 5,000mi life is true, I'd rather stick with the Tourance for about $160 and see if I can't get near 15,000 with it.
I see where you've decided to go with the Sinko 705's instead of the 712's. Since my riding is 100% highway, mostly 2 up on the Vee, would you recommend the 712's over the 705's for my type of riding? BTW, I do my own tire changing and balancing. Thanks.The 721's are getting a BIG Thumbs Down from me after about three months. I purchased these tires hoping they would be a 10k tire.....and the rear is only going to last about 5k. The front is easily a 10k tire.
Gave 'em a shot and am not pleased with the mileage and won't be repurchasing.