Replaced my last low priced ($62) 130/80-17 which gave me really good grip and respectful mileage (6300miles, Half the mileage loaded for camping and hiway time).
Just put a couple hundred miles on the Shinko 130/90-17 ($70)and I like how it handles and as suggested by someone here it completely fixed the speedo error! It handles the road grooves with little wiggle and feels solid in the rain. I am not a racer but get a little athletic a bit, it feels comfortable. I think it will feel even better when I refresh the Shinko 230 front tire (12000milage) with a new one for the new riding season.
If you swap to this tire a few things,
First make sure you keep the card board spacers in the center of the tire until you change it have it changed. If you dont the beads will sort of collapse and you wont be able seat the tire. I had to prop the beads open real wide for a few days before they stayed open enough to seat. Hope that makes sense??
Secondly, let the air out of the tire when you slip it between the swing arm and final drive. Makes it slip more easily into place, Oh! that's what ___ said! sorry made me giggle anyways.
I hope to do 5-6 k miles by the end of Sept.
Has any one else tried this tire?