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Old 10-27-2014, 09:46 PM Thread Starter
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Default Bought a Shinko SE890 Journey, we shall see

After much debate with myself and back and forth, reading reviews and considering cost I decided to give the Shinko SE890 Journey a try for a rear tire. Currently have the Avon Venom and ate it up in 5100 miles. I simply can't afford that business, hell I rode 1800 miles last week alone and ride about 500 miles a week just to work and back.

I am actually dead in the water right now with belts showing. I knew I was getting close but checked it last weekend and all was good. Checked it yesterday after a long week of running back and forth to work and VA and wow was I surprised. Center band showing all the way around and belts showing in several places.

No idea how the new tire will work, guys I work with swears by them on his Concourse, mixed reviews everywhere you read. But then again that is about every tire out there.

I got about 15K out of my stock Dunlop, but I hated every minute I rode that tire in the rain. So switched to the Venom's thanks to my buddy Squatch and that tire sucked for AND it is expensive. I will say the front Avon still looks pretty much new though...

Will give a ride report on the Shinko once on and I get a few miles on it. $110+free shipping is much better than $250 even if it only lasts 5K miles. Really hard to believe we can drive on Mars but we can't build a decent motorcycle tire. Amazes me even more at the people that are happy to get 5K-6K miles on a tire at $300 per pop....I guess those guys don't ride much and maybe only change every year or so.

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Old 10-27-2014, 09:58 PM
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Yeah I'm only getting 6K miles out of a rear and I ride hard and do a lot of miles. Tried Avon Venom was on the back when I bought the bike.
Best run was a used E3 thru ebay, then 6K on a Night Dragon , now gonna be 6k miles out of current Metz 880 Marathon.
Probably go back to a Night Dragon again at $320 fitted.
Sounds a lot but how much do drinkers and smokers spend in a couple of months???
Prefer my motorcycle habit......Fuel and Tyres VS Jack n Marlboro?
I'm off for a ride...
let us know how the chinese tyre goes hey.

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Old 10-28-2014, 07:16 AM
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Keep it quiet... right now Shinko tires are the best kept secret in the motorcycle tire market, so the price has remained reasonable while the quality is excellent.

Established in 1946, the Shinko Group began as a manufacturer of bicycle tires and tubes in Osaka, Japan.

In 1998 the Shinko Group purchased the motorcycle tire technology and molds from Yokohama Rubber Co., and began production of these products under the Shinko Tire brand. With manufacturing based in South Korea and design based in Japan, the company has seamlessly combined Japanese engineering and design principles with South Korean production and quality control standards.


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Old 10-28-2014, 07:34 AM
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I had Shinko Journey's on my '10 XC when I traded it. They had about 6k miles on them at that time and were probably at around 50% yet. For the money I paid for them they did really good for the time I had the bike with them on. I think I'm going to try the Michelin Commander II's on the XCT when I wear the E3's out but I wouldn't be afraid to buy another set of the Journeys as an alternative.
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