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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 08-18-2014, 10:40 PM Thread Starter
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Shinko 777?

Ive got my eyes on a new rear. Looking at those. Tell me something about them. They sound good in most that I read(99%).

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My experience with Shinkos is that they grip really well, but they wear down really fast. I only got about 4000 out of my last rear, and 6k out of my last Shinko front.

I've heard people say they've gotten as much as 7000-8000 out of a rear, but never any more than that. Considering it ends up costing me about $160 for a mounted rear Shinko, and $200 for a mounted rear Michelin Commander II that yields 15,000 miles, I'll never buy Shinko again.

Even if you mount the Shinkos yourself, you'll get double the mileage and comparable grip for $40 more with an alternative. Some people swear by them, but with tires being so critical to the safety of me and my wife, I'll pay a little more for the added peace of mind.

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I just installed one on my 1300 about 1000 miles ago. So far no complaints. Got caught on the interstate in the rain and it did fine. I'm anxious to see how many miles I get I out of it.
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Well my current bias ply Excedra Max will be lucky if it makes it 12000kms(7500 miles). I can get the Commander II for $230. Or I can get the Shinko 777 for $143. I have heard nothing but good about the Commander II, and 80% good about the Shinko 777. I think I'm willing to try the Shinko. And when it comes time to put a front one on its $105 for the Shinko vs $149 for the Commander II.

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Home Made Intake/Big Air - Found in Mod Section
Road Burner 2 1/2" Street Pro's painted black tips
Lowered 1 1/4"
Progressive Front Springs
Cobra FI2000 O2
Memphis Shades Batwing & 6.5" Spoiler Smoked Shield
Drag Specialties Bagger Bars
Avon Cushion Grips w/Throttle Boss
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Commander II rears are only $140 on Amazon. Maybe it's because you're in Canada.

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post #6 of 8 (permalink) Old 08-20-2014, 10:45 PM Thread Starter
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Yah canadian pricing is high. We have one shop in the area that is known for the best pricing on tires. I will be contacting them before pulling the pin on anything. As well as one local shop that I am friends with the owner and family that will be consulted also. The more a read tonight after posting my last comment, I think I will be going with the commanders. Thanks again for all your input guys. As always this place answers what people ask.

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Home Made Intake/Big Air - Found in Mod Section
Road Burner 2 1/2" Street Pro's painted black tips
Lowered 1 1/4"
Progressive Front Springs
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Memphis Shades Batwing & 6.5" Spoiler Smoked Shield
Drag Specialties Bagger Bars
Avon Cushion Grips w/Throttle Boss
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Candied tail light and signal lights w/360 LED bulbs
Horn relocated to left chrome cover
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Had them on my Volusia and loved them. Good bang for the buck! Very recently, I thought real hard about them for my 1300, especially since the Exedra Max and Comm II were all back-ordered around here. But then my dealer wrangled a set of the Max's and I had them installed last week. If the Max's don't last long, I may go back to the Shinkos for the $. Longevity seems to be the only knock on the Shinko's.
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post #8 of 8 (permalink) Old 08-23-2014, 07:01 AM
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The Comm II rear is not an OEM fit for the 1300. Not an issue but I felt a tad uneasy squeezing a wider tire onto the rim, even if just mm. But if the Comm were available first, I prob would have pulled the trigger as the cost was same as the Bridgestones.
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