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post #1 of 15 Old 03-14-2009, 07:34 PM Thread Starter
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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.




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Cool, please keep us posted. I have a rear in waiting.
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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.

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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.


You make a good point. I don't think anyone should be purchasing this tire if expectation is to have a soft rubber sport tire in the $400 a pair range that will last about 2-3k miles.....and stick like glue and be awesome in the rain.

I purchased this tire because I plan to do a lot of highway miles this year and I want a tire that can take the 2-up load and possibly eclipse 15k miles. Oh yeah, the 712's are Bias Ply.

By the way, the reviews I have read on this tire so far gave it pretty darn good scores for stickability and rain performance.....but for me, I will be the test of that.


I suppose I should also mention that I purchased these tires from Bike Bandit. Shipped to my door with my AMA discount, I got both for less than $100 total. I do my own mounting and balancing.

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I just got back from a 150 mile ride on the Shinko 712's. I was very impressed. After I felt I had the tires 'scrubbed in', I ran some twisties with the wife aboard. The tires felt solid, stable and had no feel of "walking" in the corners. I was running them at 40psi.

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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?!?

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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?!?
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!!!!!


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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.

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Hey,

Here is the link to the Shinko tire in question. Kick can get you information.

https://www.stromtrooper.com/showthread.php?t=36110

I'm in line for a set.

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By the way it is the 705 series and you have to go to the second page of this thread (#20) to get to the info from Kick.

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