Shinko Tires. A nice surprise
Hi all, I've been a member here but haven't posted in a while. I just wanted to give a quick report on a set of Shinko tires I bought a few thousand miles ago and thought I would share my experience thus far.
At about 6,000 miles, my stock Dunlop rear develped a bit of damage and it was time to replace it. Looking for the best bang for my buck, I came accross the Shinko SE890 touring tires. That particular set offered a matching front/rear that would fit my ride as a set. Doing my online research, I read that they were obviously "taller" than stock tires of the same size and when I got mine it did seem taller. However, I went slightly wider from a 170 to 180 which by the way fits perfectly in the rear fender. I've been thinking about lowering the rear an inch and if I do that, i'm confident there is more that enough room for the tire to fit. I guess I should mention I'm riding a 2012 Vstar 950.
A little over 4,000 miles later, I have been pleasantly surpised and impressed. The grip on the tires is excellent and inspire confidence. Even on wet roads. They are wearing far better than the Dunlops and they are far more affordable. There seems to be a LOT of life left which brings a big smile to my face. With the rear being a little wider and taller, I get a little more lean before my floorboards start scraping. I'm also happy about that too. As an added bonus they shipped from Amazon for free. If you were in the market for replacement tires and ride a lot, give these Shinko's a chance. As always, YMMV.