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post #1 of 19 (permalink) Old 05-14-2012, 11:24 AM Thread Starter
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New tires, Shinko 777 Wide White Walls

I just installed a set of Shinko 777 WWW. I did a lot of reading about the Shinko tires. I read both good and bad reviews. As the price was so good I decided to dive them a try. I was still on the OEM Dunlop tires at 5,300 miles. I "thought" they were wearing great until I compared them with the new tires. The back was a lot thinner then I thought.


I put the bike on the jack stand, and removed the wheels. I had a local dealer switch the rubber for me... My 1st impressions of the tires, I love the look. I wanted an old school look and thats what I got. I took the wife for a little spin, when I noticed something interesting.. The small road bumps are not as noticeable, the ride seems to a lot smoother. My wife even commented that she didn't feel the road bumps, and the the ride is a lot smoother. So after 75 miles, I give the Shinko's two thumbs up...


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Getting ready to pull the tires


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post #2 of 19 (permalink) Old 05-15-2012, 06:40 AM
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I think it looks a lot better!
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looks way better !!!!

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post #4 of 19 (permalink) Old 05-15-2012, 10:05 AM Thread Starter
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It's funny a friend of mine doesn't like the white walls... This look may not be what others want... but its what I wanted and that's what makes life interesting.. Personalizing our bikes to suit our tastes...

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Seats modded by Mean City Cycles
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post #5 of 19 (permalink) Old 05-15-2012, 02:58 PM
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love the white walls!
what are a set of those running?

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love the white walls!
what are a set of those running?
They were $175.00 delivered from Chapperal Motorsports. I did have to wait on the front tire as it was on back ordered from the MFG.

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SENA headsets
Roadhouse Moto Classics slip-on exhaust
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post #7 of 19 (permalink) Old 05-15-2012, 10:23 PM
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NICE! I have seen others with www's and I love the look. Next tire swap I am going for them too! Good job!
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post #8 of 19 (permalink) Old 05-16-2012, 01:51 PM
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look nice on your bike.
Off topic: I painted the underside of my passenger floorboards. Makes the bike look so much cleaner when they are up! I think it would look even better on your bike! I did polish the top surface so I wouldnt have to worry about wear.
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Bike looks a lot better I think. Makes a huge difference. However you will spend plenty of time keeping them white.

Here's a trick though. Get them super clean and spotless, then take a rag and put some vegi oil on it, and put a light coat of that on the wheels. Will keep brake dust from attaching to it for a while, and makes it easier to clean the next time. Also consider switching to sintered brake pads, they make 10% of the dust of regular pads, and only cost a few bucks more. They also last considerably longer.

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post #10 of 19 (permalink) Old 05-16-2012, 03:19 PM Thread Starter
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that's for the tip, as I couldn't believe the amount of brake dust I had to clean. Its one of things, you "think" your bike is clean... then you remove the wheels, and wow the amount of break dust supprised me...

I will be adding the vegi oil ASAP

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Current Mods
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Crash Bar
Driver Backrest
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Seats modded by Mean City Cycles
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SENA headsets
Roadhouse Moto Classics slip-on exhaust
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