Author Topic: Rear tire for 2015 V7, Shinko 230 Tour Master 130/90-17 test  (Read 136 times)

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Rear tire for 2015 V7, Shinko 230 Tour Master 130/90-17 test
« on: March 02, 2019, 08:30:28 PM »
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?

76' Yamaha RD400
76' Suzuki GT500
89' Honda PC800
15' Guzzi V7 Stone

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Re: Rear tire for 2015 V7, Shinko 230 Tour Master 130/90-17 test
« Reply #1 on: March 02, 2019, 08:39:30 PM »
 The 712 or the 230 rear . Yeah , both , like the 130-90 712 , slightly quicker steering , mileage is OK , just make sure the wiring under the rear fender is tucked out of the way . DAMHIK .

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Re: Rear tire for 2015 V7, Shinko 230 Tour Master 130/90-17 test
« Reply #2 on: March 02, 2019, 08:58:05 PM »
I prefer the tread pattern on the 230, will have to see how the rear will wear, the front wear is okay.   Ran the 712 on my Suzuki GT500, okay but wear was pretty fast both front and rear.
76' Yamaha RD400
76' Suzuki GT500
89' Honda PC800
15' Guzzi V7 Stone

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