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I have a set of Shinkos 705's on my dual sport and they are pretty good. A popular tire with dual sport riders that ride 80/20 (road/dirt).

Does anyone have experience with Shinko's Touring tires?

They have the same H speed rating as the Dunlop E3's but the rear tire has a lower load index of 77 ~ max load 908lbs, compared to the E3's load index of 80 ~ max load 992lbs.
The Shinko front tire has a higher load index of 72 ~ max load 783lbs compared to the E3 front tires load index of 63 ~ max load 600.

Good prices on these tires too.

http://www.shinkotireusa.com/tire/se890-journey-touring

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they say good for gold wing. Maybe go to a gold wing forum and see what they say. Most wing riders are high mileage guys so they might have a good life span
 

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I just put on a Shinko rear to see how it preforms. So far I can't complain. It seem to grip well and it handled last weekends two-up camping trip load fine. I only have about 1000 miles so far but at almost half price it's a good deal if I can get close to the same 10,000 miles out of it.
I like the E3's been running them for over 50,000 miles on my VTX and XC. Have to wait and see on these.
 

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I just put on a Shinko rear to see how it preforms. So far I can't complain. It seem to grip well and it handled last weekends two-up camping trip load fine. I only have about 1000 miles so far but at almost half price it's a good deal if I can get close to the same 10,000 miles out of it.
I like the E3's been running them for over 50,000 miles on my VTX and XC. Have to wait and see on these.
Let me know how you like it and how it holds up for you.

The E3's on my new to me 2011 Cross Country are cupped, the previous owner had 20 psi in them so they are destroyed at 7400 miles. I'm seeing online there are others with E3's that are having cupping issues. I'm thinking about the Shinkos, or possibly the Dunlops that come on the HD Street Glide. The Street Glide rear tire (D407) is a 65 aspect ratio, I don't think that will be a problem though. Dunlop also has the 2nd generation American Elite which is also 65 aspect ratio. The Elite is supposed to be a high mileage touring compound.

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My two cents ...

Kind of late to this thread, but thought I could add a bit.
Like the OP, I have experience with the 705s on my GS . have not used the touring tire, but the brand in general is pretty consistent across models. Well made tires, but a bit heavy, difficult to balance, and lower mileage life compared to major brands. They also require a bit more air to prevent cupping and heat related shredding. Not sure it would happen to the tours, but many who run 705s at lower pressure have had sudden delamination with long rides on hot slab. Easily prevented with proper inflation, in my experience. The newer tires seem to be far better than those from prior years.

Given the price difference, and with some attention, I felt the Shinko was a good choice. I will try the tours when the time comes.

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I have a set of Shinkos 705's on my dual sport and they are pretty good. A popular tire with dual sport riders that ride 80/20 (road/dirt).

Does anyone have experience with Shinko's Touring tires?

They have the same H speed rating as the Dunlop E3's but the rear tire has a lower load index of 77 ~ max load 908lbs, compared to the E3's load index of 80 ~ max load 992lbs.
The Shinko front tire has a higher load index of 72 ~ max load 783lbs compared to the E3 front tires load index of 63 ~ max load 600.

Good prices on these tires too.

http://www.shinkotireusa.com/tire/se890-journey-touring

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I run a Shinko on the rear of my XC. My bike has cams and underdrive pulley so I am sure I am harder or rear tires than most. I get around 9k , That is with a lot of burnouts and racing my friends all the time. I buy them from ebay $119 and free shipping. Hope this helps.
 

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I run a Shinko on the rear of my XC. My bike has cams and underdrive pulley so I am sure I am harder or rear tires than most. I get around 9k , That is with a lot of burnouts and racing my friends all the time. I buy them from ebay $119 and free shipping. Hope this helps.
What Shinko are u running? The 180/60 or the 180/70? The 60 has a load rating of 74(827 lbs) the 70 has a load of 77(908 lbs).
 

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A little over 2months into riding on the 890 rear tire and I can't complain. We did a weekend camping trip before winter set in and the tire seemed to handle the extra weight without any problems. Two-up full saddlebags and trunk with the Victory top bag. The tent was strapped under the trunk and both saddle bags had a small duffle strapped to the top. I've towed a trailer camping before but this was an experiment to see if we could get it all on the bike without the trailer. Tire and bike did great, I can't say enough about how much room is in the XC for travel.
Winter has come and although we ride even in the 20's this year there has been a lot of ice and snow. I have still managed to put a little over 1000 miles the Shinko and so far no regrets. I'll be installing a Shinko front soon as my front E3 has started to cup badly. In 5 sets of E3's this is the 2nd one to do this. I'll post more as the ice recedes and the weather warms.
 

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Any update on the Shinkos?
Looking to put one on the rear soon, as my more pricey Bridgestone is almost worn out in just one year of use and maybe 7000 miles.
 

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Any update on the Shinkos?
Looking to put one on the rear soon, as my more pricey Bridgestone is almost worn out in just one year of use and maybe 7000 miles.
Being down in FL you should check your air every two weeks. Use a good gauge. Bet you'll find you loose two to three pounds of air depending how hot it gets.
 

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Being down in FL you should check your air every two weeks. Use a good gauge. Bet you'll find you loose two to three pounds of air depending how hot it gets.
I have one of those but admit I should check it more often! :eek:
 

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Hey VJ. Where do you get that gauge?
Got mine here. Works GREAT
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I just put the Journey's on my 2012 Cross Roads. They balanced with no weight on the front and just 4 of the 1/4oz weights on back. The stock E3's needed twice the weight. They run smooth and true, handling seems fine. As always, any new tire works better than any worn out tire. My E3's were gone at 9000. I've never seen a back tire cup like the E3 in 40 years of running all kinds of motorcycles.
 

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Shinko's

Haven't got as many miles this year as in the past but they have almost 5000 since installed. We did a trip to the Smokey Mt. and ran the dragon. They griped fine through the curves. The last 60 miles on the ride home in a downpour, seemed to handle the wet roads just as well as any tire I have used.
They look to have enough rubber to go the 10-12000 miles I have been getting out of my E3's. Bottom line at the price difference I can see putting on front and rear set when this rear is gone.
 

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I have been putting the 777 white walls on my wifes bike (softail deluxe) for a couple years now and she rides the hell out of them, just getting ready to change over hers and it has been a year and about 11,500 miles on it. Its been a good tire for half the cost of the HD Dunlop. she rides her bike very hard.

I have just put a set of the 005 Advance on my XC for sizing mostly. Im running 200/50ZR-17 on the rear with a new rim and I will have the 130/VR70-18 on the front with the stock front rim. It also balanced out perfect with no weights required at all. The installer was amazed, first wheel/tire combo he ever saw balance out like that in 20 years of doing moto tires. thought his machine went bad! :crzy:

I have new a 21" front 005 that Im not going to use .... in the Norcal Area... shipping is too expensive to send it back.
 
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