Shinko 230 Series Tour Master Tire – Rear – 170/80V15 , Position: Rear, Tire Size: 170/80-15, Rim Size: 15, Tire Ply: 4, Speed Rating: V, Tire Type: Street, Tire Application: Sport, Load Rating: 83 XF87-4177

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    Posted 08/30/2014 at 19:05 | Permalink
    8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    A Worthy Tire, August 31, 2013
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    D.K.

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    This review is from: Shinko 230 Series Tour Master Tire – Rear – 170/80V15 , Position: Rear, Tire Size: 170/80-15, Rim Size: 15, Tire Ply: 4, Speed Rating: V, Tire Type: Street, Tire Application: Sport, Load Rating: 83 XF87-4177 (Automotive)
    I ride a 2007 Honda VT1100, bought groundbreaking new in the box in 2008. The factory Bridgestones died after 6200 miles. Really the cord was screening on the back tire, a small, I hadn’t caught it because the Michelin’s I ran on my Goldwing routinely gave me 9500 miles so I was caught small, surprised, by the abysmal tire life on this light a bike. I crossed the Bridgestone brand of tires off my list of substitution tires. I tartan the VT forums and settled on a Shinko rear tire to try out as a sleeper, a cheaper than brand name and surpass tire. I ordered my first one in 2009. I just ordered my third one today. The first one ran me about 10,000 miles, I ran it until the tread was gone in the center, subdue had excellent rubber but was slick. I replaced it at 16,800 miles with the current tire, I just twisted over 25,004 miles and the rear tire subdue has tread left in the center. I ride to and from work, about 28 miles a day. I’m getting 10,000 miles out of these “cheap” tires. I’ll replace my current tire when it gets too cold to ride this winter, it will have over 10, 000 miles on it. The grip is exceptional, it’s a silent tire and has exceptional adhesion when the infrastructure wet. The rear has never slipped except on sand or an asphalt “snake”. My front tire is a Shinko too and it’s only about half worn out, I place it on at about 12,000 miles, I replaced the original Bridgestone with it. I’ll replace it this winter too just due to it’s age, not because the tread’s gone.

    Anyone who says that these tires wear out too quick needs a reality check. Granted my bike only weighs 560 lbs. dry and I only have 60 hp and 70 ft/lbs of torque so I don’t turn my rear tire over when I “get on it”. If you wear out your rear tire quicker, quit laying rubber. I don’t know of ANY other tire that will give this level of performance and tire life, mainly for the tire price. A harder tire might give me 12,000 or 12,500 miles, but it won’t stick as well in the rain. And yes, it’s a radial tire and my bike was designed for bias ply, but if you check the forums these tires work really well on a VT1100 cruiser, radial or not. I could straightforwardly pay 120-160 bucks and not get a surpass tire. Your mileage may vary, but I can find no surpass tire for my bike. If someone knows of a surpass tire, I’d like to know about it. Two years ago my wife and I did a nitrogen fill on our tires and I haven’t lost any air after the first 6 months. My tires settled down to 35 lbs per tire from 41 lbs after all the oxygen worked it’s way out of the tire and I’ve left it there. I used to run 40-41 lbs but had to fill them every month or two. It cost 6 bucks a tire to fill with nitrogen but I’ll do it again just for convenience’s sake. Also the tires don’t heat up like air filled tires but I haven’t seen any improvement in tire life. Well, maybe just a small, perhaps I’ll get an extra 1000 or 1500 miles, but not the 40% that has been touted. At 35 lbs the front tire wanders a small on rain grooves, which it didn’t do at 40 but the ride overall is a small smoother. I like these tires and I’m replacing the tires on my wife’s Silverwing scooter with them. Enough said.

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    Posted 08/30/2014 at 19:47 | Permalink
    3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
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    Thanks, again…, July 6, 2013
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    J. Dunn

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    This review is from: Shinko 230 Series Tour Master Tire – Rear – 170/80V15 , Position: Rear, Tire Size: 170/80-15, Rim Size: 15, Tire Ply: 4, Speed Rating: V, Tire Type: Street, Tire Application: Sport, Load Rating: 83 XF87-4177 (Automotive)
    Came on time, exactly what I ordered, ride is comfortable, excellent price, comparatively…
    Hope it lasts a long time. Might, go ahead and buy another set, just in case they do last a long time and prices go up…

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    Posted 08/30/2014 at 20:20 | Permalink
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    Terrible Wear…, Development 5, 2013
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    This review is from: Shinko 230 Series Tour Master Tire – Rear – 170/80V15 , Position: Rear, Tire Size: 170/80-15, Rim Size: 15, Tire Ply: 4, Speed Rating: V, Tire Type: Street, Tire Application: Sport, Load Rating: 83 XF87-4177 (Automotive)
    Bought these tires last year,for my VL 800, less than 10,000 miles and Im replacing the Rear tire, for this year, it is Completely Bald….was a Nice Riding tire, but they don’t last… The Front tire Seems to be o.k. for half this coming year…we will see, how long it last.My advice…spend the extra cash on a Surpass Tire.

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