In order to test the durability of the Shinko Stealths, we ran the budget buns on our Buell test bike during a Pacific Super Sport Riders trackday at Thunderhill. The profile is flatter than I prefer in a track tire so it tends to fall into corners at maximum lean. To my surprise they still have easily over half tread left. Shinko 777 tires are soft and provide great traction on the road. Got Shinko's on both front and rear now. By - January 20, 2016 This article applies to the Harley Davidson Touring 2000-2016.
White wall and black wall versions are available to meet all of your styling needs. I ride in all weather conditions, and I am heavy on the brake and throttle at all times. I rode them for about 6,000 miles… and they looked to be holding up great. The tires used for your application must have a load index and speed rating equal to or greater than the tires fitted as original equipment. I have not overpowered the tires, even in the corners.
Keep in mind the low horsepower and flat torque curve inherent to the American-made V-Twin when you are making any judgments regarding the stickiness of the rear. For higher mileage and a still affordable price, it's recommended that you go with the Shinko 712s, but those don't come in white walls. Again, supple rubber is crucial to effective braking, and the Shinko 777 tires gave him feedback that he found impressive. Note the wider chicken strips due to its lesser grip. A few months and a couple thousand miles later, the verdict was in—he loves them.
The relationship between a rider and the road is only as good as the tires between them. So at least they stand behind their product. They also asked him to slash the old bad tire. Kits are available for easy installation. It does not grip as well as the Shinko or wear as well as the Dunlop, but it is a good compromise. However, I can attest to at least the apparent quality of the tread pattern in the wet, as I have had to navigate rain and wet roads with these and under normal wet conditions riding, I felt no shortcomings.
Some of the Guzzisti seem to cringe at the thought! The tires are made in South Korea, using motorcycle tire technology and molds purchased from Yokohama. In general, they stick like glue, and they make sizes that fit odd size rims that come on some vintage bikes. Reflector is specifically designed for cruiser machines and available in a multitude of sizes to fit many V-Twin and metric cruiser models. After a bit over 1,000 miles on all types of roads and at speeds into triple digits, approximately 87 percent of the original tread depth remains on the front tire and 77 percent on the rear. Look at those chicken strips! Both are very reasonably priced. Suffice to say, our Honda Shadow Aero 750 owner was extremely happy with the Shinko 777 tires. Some of the Guzzisti seem to cringe at the thought! With that in mind, I set out to uncover the truth about Shinko premium rubber.
Long-term impressions These things are wearing in great. I was planning on needing new tires once I got home. On the trail, the tires grip admirably. The sidewall profile looks really good. It designs its tires in Japan and produces them in South Korea.
Once up on the elevated dirt road and trail section, they gripped well enough to compare to a true set of knobbies. Oil change 15-40 Rotella, Final drive change to 90 weight gear oil my outboard gets, smeared a little high temp lithium gear grease on the pinion before adding the gear oil. Shinko is a japanese company that uses factories in china and malaysia iirc. They have affordable pricing, and a reputation for limited time tread wear, but I haven't proven that out yet. In updating tire designs for classic models, Shinko is finding success in the competitive American motorcycle tire market by collaborating with an experienced distributor, Western Power Sports. For more information: See your dealer or visit for dealer locator I bought these tires for my Dressed up 97 Vulcan 1500 Bagger… I loved the ride and Handling so much… I just bought some for my 2005 Ultra. On a Harley Roadster — used to spin Dunlop 402, not with this tire.
If you want the best high performance tire with decent tread life then go with Avon Road Riders. However, I can attest to at least the apparent quality of the tread pattern in the wet, as I have had to navigate rain and wet roads with these and under normal wet conditions riding, I felt no shortcomings. Im amazed at how the 705s are holding up on the pavement on the little beemer. Without any support from Shinko distributors, I chose a very standard 31 lbs in the front and 30 in the rear tire. On a Sportster 1200C got 18,000 miles from the Dunlop 404, with Shinko got 7,000 miles. A number of riders said it took some work to get the tire balanced, while others did not report this problem.
The knowledge that Shinko tires incorporate the technology, equipment and rubber recipe it purchased from Yokohama motorcycle tire manufacturing division is just enough reassurance that the odds of surviving the afternoon unscathed are decent. Im amazed at how the 705s are holding up on the pavement on the little beemer. Both tires are recommended for motorcyclists who want a good all-around tire and are okay with mounting a tire that only provides moderately high mileage. The tire seems to handle well, but at a lower tread life as compared to other tires like the Dunlop 404. Buy It Now: Check out more and at. On a Sportster — tire feels better and provides better traction than Metzeler 880 at half the price.
Perhaps you don't ride sportingly but what happens in an avoidance situation? With respect to longevity, after 2,000 miles, the amount of wear is consistent with other adventure tires—about 80 percent of the front tread and 60 percent of the rear tread remains, with even wear and very little cupping. Shinko 777 Motorcycle Tire Review I got him a set of cruiser-friendly tires with instructions to tell me if he could notice a difference, and if the wallet-friendly rubber met his standards as a daily commuter. Know the Shinko by its very reasonable price. As soon as I get past the semi the wobble stops. They're as safe as any other tire. Initial inspections of the rubber shows very little wear, so we expect these tires to last a long time in this application.