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Offline volador

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Re: Tire recommendations
« Reply #275 on: April 22, 2019, 04:33:59 PM »
Bridgestone moto tires currently offering a rebate on select models to April 30. Rewards link You upload a copy of your receipt and got the approval confirmation in a week. A credit card arrived within 2 weeks, set up a pin number and used as a debit card.
Best price with free shipping I found from Chaparral Motorsports on eBay. Received tires banded/strapped together through UPS. Uploaded a .PDF copy of eBay receipt. No issues

93 k75s 3 spoke wheels Rear 3.00x17 Battlax T31 150/70ZR 17  Front 2.5x18 Battlax T31 110/80ZR-18
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Offline beemrdon

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Re: Tire recommendations
« Reply #276 on: June 17, 2019, 09:07:55 PM »
Michelin PR Tire Update

I now have 10,2xx miles on Michelin PR 4 GT-version (120-70-18) front, and the Michelin Road 5 (150-70-17) rear. Even now with all those miles, the tires perform well and turning in is no problem, although the rear has squared off from riding mosrly in the middle of the tire.

I believe they will last another 1,000 miles.

These are not the stock sizes and the bike originally came with bias ply, not radials but they work great.








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Offline beemrdon

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Re: Tire recommendations
« Reply #277 on: June 17, 2019, 09:15:41 PM »
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Offline cycle

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Re: Tire recommendations
« Reply #278 on: July 22, 2019, 10:46:17 PM »
Been running Shinko 712's on my airhead and two of my K's for several years. I think they're great tires. Good in the dry, good in the rain, and not upset by tar snakes. The other tire I'd recommend is the Bridgestone Spitfire S11. I've tried many different brands on my BMW's and these are my two favorites, regardless of price.
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Offline John Lang

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Re: Tire recommendations
« Reply #279 on: July 23, 2019, 09:39:01 AM »
+1 for the Shinko 712s. They are much cheaper than the Michelins I formerly used. I cannot detect difference in performance or endurance.
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Offline beemrdon

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Re: Tire recommendations
« Reply #280 on: August 20, 2019, 02:29:03 AM »
I now have 11,200 miles on the above tires and they do not look much different than in the pics from 10,200 mi. They also continue to handle well and the rear isn't particularly squared off. Good job Michelin. These are an improvement over previous generations, which I thought were pretty good. This is the most mileage that I have gotten on M/C tires. The good news is that I am going to get some more! FWIW, I am running 42 PSI rear and 40 PSI front. :1thumbup
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Re: Tire recommendations
« Reply #281 on: August 23, 2019, 04:00:26 PM »
Just put some Shinko 230's on my K75S, and I've been loving them so far. Feel a lot more planted and far more eager to lean in than the 712's the PO had on there. It could've also been that the back tire was pretty squared off after a lot of highway miles. I'm looking forward to seeing how they hold up.
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