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Question about Tire choices URGENT

Hello,

So I just came across this tire:

777 & 777 H.D. (Heavy-Duty) | Shinko Tire USA

It is Heavy Duty and says it is Reinforced and rated at 79H and can handle over 1000 Lbs.

This would be for a Rear tire for a 1999 K1200 LT

Anyone here familiar with these Shinko Tires ?

They are a Japanese brand.

Cheaper than the Metz and Bridgestones Bias plys that I've used.

Can anyone tell me how they compare to the Bridgestone 020 Battalax Rear tire ??

And if the savings on the Shinko tire are worth it ?

They seem to have a lot of good reviews.

Tires are expensive (to me) considering how short they last.

thank you.
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Re: Question about Tire choices URGENT

There is a previous thread that you should review on this forum that will answer all your questions on the Shinko tires.... Please do a search for this thread. Thanks (BTW - I just ordered a new Metzler front tire as I prefer not to support Chinese companies when possible...).

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There is a previous thread that you should review on this forum that will answer all your questions on the Shinko tires.... Please do a search for this thread. Thanks (BTW - I just ordered a new Metzler front tire as I prefer not to support Chinese companies when possible...).
I thought Shinko was Japanese not Chinese.
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I thought Shinko was Japanese not Chinese.
Looks like they are manufactured in South Korea, designed in 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. Today Shinko Tires produces approximately 200,000 motorcycle tires per month.

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Re: Question about Tire choices URGENT

Well....I was close in any event...

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Re: Question about Tire choices URGENT

Here is one thread on Shinkos and the LT.

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But lack DE, MA, RI and CT with the 2005 LT

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Re: Question about Tire choices URGENT

For me, I will not get the Shinko tires (came on the cruiser I have, so I have some experience with them). Better tires are more costly but not that much more costly to provide better wear and better grip.
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