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06-23-2014, 07:41 AM,
#31
RE: Shinko Rear Tires for 1100 [170/80/15]
@indie_rocker With the current craze, bacon would be the most popular flavor for a lollipop. Smile

@zag Congratulations on the new tires. The main thing for long tire wear is, not letting the porcupines eat the rubber off of them. Rolleyes
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06-23-2014, 07:56 AM,
#32
RE: Shinko Rear Tires for 1100 [170/80/15]
With lollipops, bacon, and porcupines, I'm confused. What was this thread about?? [WEARY FACE]
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06-23-2014, 08:45 AM,
#33
RE: Shinko Rear Tires for 1100 [170/80/15]
(06-23-2014, 07:56 AM)matty032 Wrote: With lollipops, bacon, and porcupines, I'm confused. What was this thread about?? [WEARY FACE]
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Cats, what else?
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06-23-2014, 06:08 PM, (This post was last modified: 06-23-2014, 06:10 PM by zag.)
#34
RE: Shinko Rear Tires for 1100 [170/80/15]
Porcupines are very slow when crossing the road. They always look sleepy.
No bacon lollipops but have some leftover from last Halloween.

Wait 10k miles for any sweet.. Who knows if that would be slap instead. :D
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06-23-2014, 07:28 PM,
#35
RE: Shinko Rear Tires for 1100 [170/80/15]
(06-23-2014, 06:08 PM)zag Wrote: Porcupines are very slow when crossing the road. They always look sleepy.

Not sleepy, cautious! Think how carefully you might walk if you were carrying around several hundred little spears on your back... LOL

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V&H Cruzer Pipes, Memphis Shades Bat Wing, Floorboards, Highway Bars,
Locking Bags, Tail Rack, LED Signals & Aux Brake Lights, Headlight Modulator,
Brake Light Modulator, 5/8" Gel Pad Under Upholstery.
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06-24-2014, 12:30 PM,
#36
RE: Shinko Rear Tires for 1100 [170/80/15]
I found them cute. :D
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06-24-2014, 12:33 PM,
#37
RE: Shinko Rear Tires for 1100 [170/80/15]
(06-23-2014, 07:28 PM)OldePhart Wrote: Not sleepy, cautious! Think how carefully you might walk if you were carrying around several hundred little spears on your back... LOL

John
How about if your lady friend was carrying around several hundred little spears on her back? Huh
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09-27-2015, 01:45 PM,
#38
Shinko Rear Tires for 1100 [170/80/15]
Just an update on how the Kendas worked out. I got about 12,000 miles out of the front tire before it started cupping pretty bad and needed to be replaced. It had good grip in the rain on my trip to Florida. It was replaced with a Dunlop 404 because it was in stock locally and I was leaving the next day for a 500 mile ride.

The rear tire still has a lot of meat left on it. As much as I wanted to replace both tires at the same time, I couldn't justify spending the extra money just to have matching tires front and back.

I wouldn't hesitate to put Kendas on it again. They were affordable, proved to wear great and gave decent performance. The front tire seemed little jumpy on gravel, but I'm also on my 2nd year of riding so it could be inexperience that makes me feel that.
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09-27-2015, 07:20 PM,
#39
RE: Shinko Rear Tires for 1100 [170/80/15]
(09-27-2015, 01:45 PM)indie_rocker Wrote: Just an update on how the Kendas worked out. I got about 12,000 miles out of the front tire before it started cupping pretty bad and needed to be replaced. It had good grip in the rain on my trip to Florida. It was replaced with a Dunlop 404 because it was in stock locally and I was leaving the next day for a 500 mile ride.

The rear tire still has a lot of meat left on it. As much as I wanted to replace both tires at the same time, I couldn't justify spending the extra money just to have matching tires front and back.

I wouldn't hesitate to put Kendas on it again. They were affordable, proved to wear great and gave decent performance. The front tire seemed little jumpy on gravel, but I'm also on my 2nd year of riding so it could be inexperience that makes me feel that.
what model kenda did you try, i'm going with the 673 front and rear. they say there better than k671 & k657 combo.
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09-27-2015, 08:05 PM,
#40
RE: Shinko Rear Tires for 1100 [170/80/15]
@pauli466 Righto! I ran the Kenda 673 front and rear. Got 12,000 miles out of the front and lots of miles left on the rear.
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09-27-2015, 08:49 PM, (This post was last modified: 09-27-2015, 08:58 PM by pauli466.)
#41
RE: Shinko Rear Tires for 1100 [170/80/15]
(09-27-2015, 08:05 PM)indie_rocker Wrote: @pauli466 Righto! I ran the Kenda 673 front and rear. Got 12,000 miles out of the front and lots of miles left on the rear.
looking at the 673 front, it looks a bit chunky, was it kinda grabby til you broke it in. looks like it might be noisy too.i'm trying to get all info on em before i buy. i have 18,000 on my 880s and there is still some thread but sides are micro cracking so i'm changing em this winter. if i have enough money i would go with 888s but well see. the 650 is so light i'v never got less than 15,000 on any tire. those 880s would have gone another 5,000 if they didn't crack. i usually do 10 to12 thousand miles for the year depending how long the weather holds. last year i rode up to new years day 54 degrees unusual for ct. and put the bike up the day after when temps dropped to the 20s crazy new england weather we have for sure.
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09-27-2015, 09:09 PM,
#42
Shinko Rear Tires for 1100 [170/80/15]
@pauli466 I really don't have anything to compare them to. This is my first bike and second year riding. They didn't seem loud or grabby in any bad way to me. Even with it cupping, the tire wasn't bouncing or vibrating. The tires before those were worn and dry-rotted. The Kendas went on and I was amazed how much faster I could take corners and the low speed stability.

I'm sure I could have squeezed another couple thousand miles out of that front tire. I started to doubt it's effectiveness in rain and that was enough reason for me to have it replaced.
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