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    Senior Member Krampus's Avatar
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    Been very wary of Stinkos as a number of reviews gave them poor marks for grip, albeit on sportbike applications, which would be the trade-off for the longevity. I guess it is ultimately up to the quality of your traction control system on your NC (i.e. right hand) and your riding style.

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    Senior Member Shinko Raven
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    Changed stock tire out at 9K, don't remember what it was. Put on a set of Shinkos, first time I've used them. I believe they are the 500 series front and rear. So far they handle nice on and off the road. I have a tendency to ride rather aggressive in the mountains here so the sides seem to wear out before the center treat. Same thing on my cruiser. Torque leaving the curves and braking going into them. Hope the Shinko hangs in there as they are cheaper than a lot of brands. May try a set on my cruiser next time up.

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    I tend to only get 5-6 thousand out of rear tires. Currently have PR4's. I just put one on the rear b/c of a nail puncture. That tire had 6000 miles, but was nearing replacement. I'm taking a 7000 mile trip in June, so I'm thinking I should put another new one on before I leave, but I will only have a couple of thousand on the current one. With a loaded bike, I'm not sure whether I can make the trip w/o a fresh tire before I leave. (heck, might not make it with one)
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    Senior Member Shinko Raven
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    thank you all for all the responses,

    anyone has comment on ride quality? too harsh? ok, no difference?

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    Senior Member Shinko Raven davidc83's Avatar
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    Bringing this thread back from the dead. I installed Shinko Ravens on my bike last April (rear tire) and June (front tire). I am replacing the rear tire this week, with 8000 miles on the tire and wear bars are wearing... front tire has 6000 miles and still looks great, at least another 2000-3000 miles to go (maybe more). My next set will be Shinko SR777...I have the SR777 on my Boulevard C50 (rear tire) which I put on there last May, has almost 10,000 miles and starting to square off but tread still looks great.
    It is not the exact size but does come in 160/70/17..close enough...I will start a tread for the 777s when I start riding it.
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    After my ride to KSL I inspected my rear Raven closely. 1050 mile trip, 300+ on twisties.
    Prolly 5k on the rear in total.
    Question is this - the center wear is down to the TWIs on some spots and more rubber left on 66% of the circumference. The tire must be out of round, but a indicator check seems fairly true. Is this common? I never felt any surging or vibration from new to now. I run 42 psi and only 10% with a significant rear load. And, I am not a knee dragger
    Thanks.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JimbosToys View Post
    After my ride to KSL I inspected my rear Raven closely. 1050 mile trip, 300+ on twisties.
    Prolly 5k on the rear in total.
    Question is this - the center wear is down to the TWIs on some spots and more rubber left on 66% of the circumference. The tire must be out of round, but a indicator check seems fairly true. Is this common? I never felt any surging or vibration from new to now. I run 42 psi and only 10% with a significant rear load. And, I am not a knee dragger
    Thanks.
    Of all the tires out there, Shinko is one that I would not even be interested in running on anything.

    Tires are one thing that sticks true to "you get what you pay for".

    Is it balanced with weights? If so, are there a ton of weights in one area? If it were to be out of round, there would be a good bit of weights to make it balance out, otherwise you would be feeling a significant vibration.

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    Also is that what spec calls for on air pressure? 42 seems high to me, I only run 39-40 on my 850 lb bagger with Avon cobras on it. Got 35 in my Pilot Road 5's on the NC.

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    Senior Member Shinko Raven
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    42 is what the owners manual calls for. I agree it's high.

    The outside of the carcass no longer has runout. Do the grooves? Kinda hard to measure.
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    Responses:
    Not many weights.
    Mounted an arm with a clamp and checked clearance as I spun wheel/tire. Less than .020" runout.
    Used to run 38-40psi, but now 42 per manual. Wrong?
    Advanced center wear usually indicates overpressure on a car, but round profile motorcycle tires are different. Am hoping for insight/experience from you guys.
    Plenty meat on the side tread.

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