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Re: Shinko 890 JOurney review thread
« Reply #105 on: September 14, 2013, 06:27:10 pm »
I was hoping to see some Reviews on these tires after some of you have put at least a full riding season on them. ???? :-\
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Re: Shinko 890 JOurney review thread
« Reply #106 on: September 16, 2013, 01:44:55 pm »
I was hoping to see some Reviews on these tires after some of you have put at least a full riding season on them. ???? :-\
I removed the 890 after about 3500 miles. I got tired of the out of round(second in a row) POS.

I mounted up  a 777 in the 150 size. Much nicer tire, and it is round. It currently has about 11k miles on it, sh/be good for another 2-3k. About 2.5 to 3k was 75+mph loaded with camping gear. Rides and handles nicely, no surprises on cornering, teams up well with the 110/80 PR3 on the front.
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Re: Shinko 890 JOurney review thread
« Reply #107 on: September 16, 2013, 08:38:51 pm »
I removed the 890 after about 3500 miles. I got tired of the out of round(second in a row) POS.

I mounted up  a 777 in the 150 size. Much nicer tire, and it is round. It currently has about 11k miles on it, sh/be good for another 2-3k. About 2.5 to 3k was 75+mph loaded with camping gear. Rides and handles nicely, no surprises on cornering, teams up well with the 110/80 PR3 on the front.

Thanks Steve.  I've got a brand new set sitting in the garage waiting to be installed.  I hope I don't have the same issue.  :o
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Re: Shinko 890 JOurney review thread
« Reply #108 on: September 17, 2013, 05:27:44 am »
I put one on this spring.  No out of round issues.  About 5k trouble free miles.  Still looks new and i've used it pretty hard.  I did however, spin it getting on I-95 the other night on an entrance ramp in the rain.  I think i've learned where its wet break point is now.  Luckily I was going pretty straight at the time.  In defense of the tire, I was rolling at about 5k when I throttled up with Steve's jet kit.  In the rain.
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Re: Shinko 890 JOurney review thread
« Reply #109 on: May 14, 2014, 06:44:58 pm »
Well, replacing my Shinko 777 rear and Pilot GT front with a full set of Shinko 890s..   So, is it obivious when they are out of round, or do you start 'bouncing' when you go down the road?

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Re: Shinko 890 JOurney review thread
« Reply #110 on: July 16, 2014, 03:35:34 pm »
I felt a bounce at certain speeds, maybe 40-60??

You can also put the bike in gear and check it while running on the C stand with something on the floor next to the tire tread. Any variance in the gap indicates an out of round condition. Good Luck.
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Re: Shinko 890 JOurney review thread
« Reply #111 on: July 20, 2014, 08:44:30 am »
I installed a set just before I departed for the National Rally in Johnson City TN.  I now have just over 4K miles on them.  They replaced a set of Pilot GT's.  So far I love'em!  Yes, they wonder a little on "Rain Groved" pavement and they are a little "Sensitive" when Slabing it from point A to B.

However, they improved the Ridability of my Connie greatly!  It's more nimbile and feels lighter when under way.  The GT's made her feel like a Tank and a handfull when in the Twisties.

I havent had any issues with "Out of Roundness" to this point and they dont show any signs of wear other then a 1/2" "Chicken Strip".   For my money, these are the best set of "Matched" tires for the C-10.

Just my $0.02.
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