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I have a Dunlop 404 on the front of my bike and I got almost 12,000 miles out of it. It needs to be replaced.

I have looked at replacing with the same tire, but in doing my research, I found this Shinko SR733F as a viable replacement and I was just wondering if anyone else has run a Shinko tire.

130/70-18 63H

$77.00 shipped to my door.
 

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The only thing I can remember for certain about them is that they are commonly referred to as Stinko. Seems to me the owners didn't care much for them.
 

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stinko shinko bought the old yokohama molds
 

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Cheapo Shinko. Don't do it. They may have Yokohama's old molds but their rubber combounds are near the worst in the industry. Not for your Wing my friend.
 

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stinko shinko bought the old yokohama molds
Poor performance and..... what else? lol

I have heard the Stinko reference from a Honda salesman from Everett Power Sports in Everett, WA last year. He said they sell them and mount them.... but he was not a fan of them. The bike he was riding that day had them on it and we were discussing Wings on the ferry. This was before I bought my Wing. He actually was the one who convinced me to test ride a Wing. I did, but they only had 1800's up there and he suggested that if I wanted to try a Wing......to look for a low mileage 1500 and give it a one year try out. Well, one year is up.... and the 1500 Wing is a keeper.
 

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Cheapo Shinko. Don't do it. They may have Yokohama's old molds but their rubber combounds are near the worst in the industry. Not for your Wing my friend.
I value your opinion.

I was reading some reviews of the tire from some track folks and they were ok with that particular tire they were running on the bike, that day.

When I bought my Dunlop 404 tire and brought it to the shop that installed my tire, he said, "not the right tire for my bike." I said, it was rated for the weight and speed of my bike. He said, "Not the right tire." I had him put it on. Almost 12,000 miles later, I am replacing it as it is worn out.

I am still looking at that price tag.... lol I am not in a hurry to buy, so I am doing my study now.
 

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we use to call yokohama tires yuckohama tires and if you got a bike with yuckohama's your first modification was to get rid of them
 

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Not sure about running them on a big touring bike but I have been quite happy with all the Shinko tires I have run on my Dual Sports and Adventure Touring bikes.

I think the negative you hear is simply parroted ignorance. It would be nice to hear from someone that has actually run them.

Again, I have not run them on a Big Touring bike but I will as soon as I wear out the set that I have.
 

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Not sure about running them on a big touring bike but I have been quite happy with all the Shinko tire I have run on my Dual Sports and Adventure Touring bikes.

I think the negative you hear is simply parroted ignorance. It would be nice to hear from someone that has actually run them.

Again, I have not run them on a Big Touring bike but I will as soon as I wear out the set that I have.
Don't say anything to anybody, but I just ordered them from Motorcycle Superstore. I will be the test dummy on these. If I don't like em.... I will immediately pull them off and do something different.
 

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Let us know how you like em. To be honest, the last Shinko I bought was over a decade ago. The knobbies tore off from the carcass the first weekend, plain junk. Like any company which has been around for a while, I am sure they have improved or obviously they wouldn't still be in business. I just had a knee jerk reaction to the brand name.
 

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I value your opinion.

I was reading some reviews of the tire from some track folks and they were ok with that particular tire they were running on the bike, that day.

When I bought my Dunlop 404 tire and brought it to the shop that installed my tire, he said, "not the right tire for my bike." I said, it was rated for the weight and speed of my bike. He said, "Not the right tire." I had him put it on. Almost 12,000 miles later, I am replacing it as it is worn out.

I am still looking at that price tag.... lol I am not in a hurry to buy, so I am doing my study now.
when i got my 1200 wing the tires were past being bad but the riding season was almost over. i got a 404 put on the rear only to find out that the load rating was too low for a fully loaded wing so when spring came i ordered e3's for the front and rear and thats why your guy told you " wrong tires "
 

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Amazing variety of tire brand names available. Just had " Americus " ?????? brand put on my service van. Made in China, I think. Thank goodness there are four tires on my vehicle as there is little chance they will all blow up at the same time.
 

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Never tried shinko. But I have to admit most of what I have read has been negative. I would like to read reviews from those who have ran them until they wron out then gave their opinion. The best that I have tried on the front so far has been Bridgestone.
 

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when i got my 1200 wing the tires were past being bad but the riding season was almost over. i got a 404 put on the rear only to find out that the load rating was too low for a fully loaded wing so when spring came i ordered e3's for the front and rear and thats why your guy told you " wrong tires "
You are correct with your assessment of a D404 on the rear of a 1500.

When I was doing my research, I found out:

Front Tire: The service rating, speed ratio and the fitment was the same as the D177 which was stock on the Wing.

Rear Tire: D404 is not rated high enough for the 1500.

He and I went over that data and we agreed that it was an adequate installation.
 

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Funny I was just going to ask

I was just going to post a question about shinko tires in GL 1100 sizes I'm running shinko 100/90-18 front and 130/70-16 on my 81 Maxim 550 5k on the front 4k on the rear, so far their great the compound is soft but they stick like crazy. I don't see the rear going more 9-10k but so what it was only like $65. The only thing I don't like is the fronts tendency to fall into a turn , but that might be the bike not the tire. And I'll be perfectly honest here I'm not rich Thats why I ride an 81 Yamaha and soon an 80 GL 1100 so a tire that serves my purpose and one I can get at a good price is important. Now back to the matter at hand I know the Maxim is only about 2/3 the weight of a GL 1100, so has anyone run shinko's on a goldwing for the life of the tire? Inquiring minds want to know
 
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