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Old 05-21-2009, 08:14 PM   #61
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Sooo what are do give up with these besides less cash?

I have about 7k on my Anakees and I probably could get another 1-2k out of them. They are worn evenly side to side on the tread and the front is worn about the same as the rear... I have been very very happy with them... but to save almost $200 I could go through three sets of these...

Besides??? Where the heck are the michelins manufactured?
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Old 05-21-2009, 08:35 PM   #62
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Sooo what are do give up with these besides less cash?

I have about 7k on my Anakees and I probably could get another 1-2k out of them. They are worn evenly side to side on the tread and the front is worn about the same as the rear... I have been very very happy with them... but to save almost $200 I could go through three sets of these...

Besides??? Where the heck are the michelins manufactured?
That's an important question cause some countries don't have access to nylon for tire carcasses and instead use old socks and tree gum like on Gilligan's Island.


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Old 05-21-2009, 08:55 PM   #63
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You can also use coupon code C409CTLG5 when your checking out from Motorcycle Superstore and get another $5.00 off! Saw the coupon code field and did a google search and found it on a coupon site. It worked! Total for me was: $122.98 on the below after the coupon code. This code works for any order over $100.

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These appear to be available on the motorcycle Superstore website now, but prices are listed a bit higher then you posted, although still not bad at all. Shinko 705. And actually, the threads I saw on the Vstrom board put these at $145 shipped. This comes out to $128 shipped to my door so even cheaper then we thought!

If the rear gets me 6k-8k miles and decent grip in the wet and gravel, I will be more then pleased. That's less then half the cost of Anakee's ($266) or Tourances ($290) shipped from the same place.

It would probably be worth it to order 2 rears and 1 front all at the same time.

110/80Q-19-TL - $55.99 (Actually listed in the same drop down as the rear)
150/70Q-17-TL - $71.99

71.99 + 55.99 = $127.98. This qualifies for free shipping so that is is $127.98 to my door!
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Old 05-21-2009, 09:02 PM   #64
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Old 05-21-2009, 09:05 PM   #65
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My F650 uses 100/90/19... Can I get away with 110/80/19s?
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Old 05-21-2009, 09:12 PM   #66
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My F650 uses 100/90/19... Can I get away with 110/80/19s?
usually 1 tire size up or down works for rim size.
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Old 05-21-2009, 09:16 PM   #67
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Sooo what are do give up with these besides less cash?

I have about 7k on my Anakees and I probably could get another 1-2k out of them. They are worn evenly side to side on the tread and the front is worn about the same as the rear... I have been very very happy with them... but to save almost $200 I could go through three sets of these...

Besides??? Where the heck are the michelins manufactured?
time will tell w/ mileage & performance reports.

the true savings come for those who can change their own tires.
a cheap tire that wears twice as fast does not represent saving if you need to spend the time & $ to have someone else do the work.

a smart man would take those saving and invest in tire cyhanging equipment
-harbor freight changer
-mojo lever
-marc parnes balancer
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Old 05-21-2009, 09:21 PM   #68
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a smart man would take those saving and invest in tire cyhanging equipment
-harbor freight changer
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Yup!

Or having a motorcycle guy who replaces/balances for $15 a wheel.

Loose wheels, not on the bike.
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Old 05-21-2009, 09:34 PM   #69
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My fav mechanic in Ontario was $10.00 for "loose" wheels and only $30.00 if on the bike. Here in Alberta, dealers want $90.00 per tire on the bike and an hr's labour if "loose" and that hr can be as low as $60.00 and up. I invested in a tire changer

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Yup!

Or having a motorcycle guy who replaces/balances for $15 a wheel.

Loose wheels, not on the bike.
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Old 05-21-2009, 09:35 PM   #70
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keep us informed of the price please and if they'll ship to Alberta

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Dualsport Plus in Ontario has informed me the Shinko 705s will be available in Canada in 3 weeks.
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time will tell w/ mileage & performance reports.
Sure, which will read like "which oil should I use on the chain" threads, heh heh.

Seriously. It might be that the only way to find out for certain is to risk a hundred dollars and ride them for yourself. Tires steer and ride very differently. For example, lotta people love how Tourances steer, me not so much.

Shinko makes sportbike tires and if you read the internet forum reports for any particular tire they cover the range from "they suck, no traction, wore out in 2000 miles" to "they're great, gripped well, got more than my usual mileage from a rear tire" to "I had two friends who crashed on Shinko tires and they said... "


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Old 05-21-2009, 09:47 PM   #72
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Shinko makes sportbike tires and if you read the internet forum reports for any particular tire they cover the range from "they suck, no traction, wore out in 2000 miles" to "they're great, gripped well, got more than my usual mileage from a rear tire" to "I had two friends who crashed on Shinko tires and they said... "
Sounds like standard reports about oil, chains, filters, brake pads, and tires.
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Old 05-21-2009, 10:55 PM   #73
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Yup!

Or having a motorcycle guy who replaces/balances for $15 a wheel.

Loose wheels, not on the bike.
that's the exception not the norm people deal with.
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Old 05-22-2009, 03:39 AM   #74
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My F650 uses 100/90/19... Can I get away with 110/80/19s?
My Scrambler took the same tires as yours. I've got the 705s on now and it works great. A little heavier feeling in the front but for me that was a good thing as I had lost the front on a couple of turns before the change.

I did have a flat rear Wednesday but I had pinched the tube in my rush to get the tires on and rolling. Fortunately I was a mile from a bike shop and they had a new tube installed in about 30 minutes. This after a 200 mile run that morning!

I've now got about 500 miles on these and still have nubbies showing. I try to push these tires a bit more with each ride and they are consistent and predictable every time.
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Old 05-22-2009, 06:33 AM   #75
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wow, that's cheaper than i expected.
quality rubber/compounds cost $...
and thus i'm not expecting much rear life from these.
i do like the look of the tread!

similar thing happened with rear maxxis detours.
great tread, cheap prices, life sucked...and then they pulled the tire.
Shinko is the old Yokohama brand reborn...with the same people/technology. This is not the case of a better Cheng Shin like Maxxis is.
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