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Offline F14CRAZY

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Re: Tire recommendations
« Reply #125 on: April 17, 2017, 11:43:09 PM »
I've wanted to try a Pilot Activ but when a Shinko Tour Master is $105.95 (list) and lasts 12k miles and is awesome...How much are Pilot Activs?
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Offline kmev

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Re: Tire recommendations
« Reply #126 on: April 18, 2017, 08:00:48 AM »
I've wanted to try a Pilot Activ but when a Shinko Tour Master is $105.95 (list) and lasts 12k miles and is awesome...How much are Pilot Activs?


Online, the rear is $132 and the front is $108. For some reason I have strong aversion to buying a tire brand named Shinko.
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Offline F14CRAZY

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Re: Tire recommendations
« Reply #127 on: April 18, 2017, 09:45:26 AM »
$77.34 for a rear Tour Master at Motorcycle Superstore currently. I'm on my third rear. They're excellent tires. Johnny likes Shinko's too.
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Re: Tire recommendations
« Reply #128 on: April 18, 2017, 09:57:09 AM »
greetings...

the rs eleven hundert shinkos are not a direct replacement...

last summer i scored a set of stones t30 evos... was surprised... nearly shinko money... and really fine tiors...

just turned all 1up 6k on them... wow... im calling them better than than the metzger avon mitchlyn conti shinko and others ive tried on the rs eleven hundert...

http://www.bridgestone.com/products/motorcycle_tires/products/detail/pr009/index.html

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Offline scsbronco

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Re: Tire recommendations
« Reply #129 on: April 22, 2017, 10:16:54 AM »
I'm going to try out Roadtec Z6. 172$ shipped from Revzilla plus an additional 40$ rebate.


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Re: Tire recommendations
« Reply #130 on: April 22, 2017, 10:41:26 AM »
greetings...

my experience is the z6 will be very good until the rubber goes to cords... so keep an eye on the rear after a few thou... it happens very fast when it happens...

j o


Thanks Jo, I had seen some pics of them at the cords. I was wonder what that was about.


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Offline kmev

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Re: Tire recommendations
« Reply #131 on: June 07, 2017, 09:59:13 PM »
The official Michelin Pilot Active mileage report: the below image is after 11 months and 12,361 miles. I intended to put an additional 1,000 miles on the tires, but leaving for work this morning I had a flat rear tire and discovered a very large nail - so I just installed the new tires I had waiting in the garage. The arrow is pointing to the wear bar - when flush it indicates 1/32" of tread left. There is probably 2/32" of tread left. The front tire had about 3/ or 4/32" left, but I replaced the front also as I am heading cross country in ten days. I also discovered my "angular bearing" was pretty rough, so new bearings ordered today and installed tomorrow.


Edit: I forgot to mention that I have no complaints on these these tires. I ran them between 32 and 98 degrees Fahrenheit, in both wet and dry conditions, and between 60 mph back roads to 90 mph interstate - I am very happy with them (especially since they are not labeled "shinko" :eek: ).
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Offline wmax351

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Re: Tire recommendations
« Reply #132 on: June 09, 2017, 08:06:19 PM »
I'm liking my shinko 230 rear that replaced my flat pilot active.


I think it handles the wet a little better, and I ride rain or shine.
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Re: Tire recommendations
« Reply #133 on: July 19, 2017, 01:43:51 AM »

 Heidenau Scout 140/80-17... its a thight fit. Not tried on Road yet. But seems like a perfect fit.
Chr


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Offline rover215

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Re: Tire recommendations
« Reply #134 on: August 18, 2017, 07:25:50 PM »
Just joined- Hey everyone!


Bought my first K bike a few days ago; 1986 K75C, 57k on the clock and seems in decent shape. It needs tires bad, though. Going for the Shinko 230 Tour Masters for price and good reviews. Seems lots of people go for non-stock sizing. I'm not qualified to have strong opinions either way, so I'm inclined to go with stock sizing (100/90 18 in front, 120/90 18 in rear). I'm more of a distance and windy road rider, not too aggressive in twisties.
Also thinking I should just replace wheel bearings as a matter of course- what do you think?
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Re: Tire recommendations
« Reply #135 on: August 18, 2017, 08:05:02 PM »
Just joined-
Also thinking I should just replace wheel bearings as a matter of course- what do you think?
Welcome, rover. Post a few pictures of your bike over in the Welcome to Motobrick.com section. Tell us more about your bike, yourself and your genealogy over there.

It's obvious this is your first K-bike or you wouldn't have suggested replacing wheel bearings as "a matter of course." :giggles Download a Workshop manual from the repair guidance center and have a read. If the front wheel isn't jiggling on its axle or rumbling and howling as you go down the road, I suggest leaving them alone. If the wheel on the rear drive is wobbling, you'll be far beyond "a matter of course" and into the realm of magical thinking and incantation.

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Offline rover215

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Re: Tire recommendations
« Reply #136 on: August 18, 2017, 08:38:35 PM »
Thanks, Laitch- I have a lot of reading to do. Might be a few weeks :)
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