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Old 01-02-2015, 12:39 PM   #1
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Does anyone make a tire just like the Shinko 700 that will fit an F650GS?

I ran many tires on my old DR-Z400 including TKC-80s but in the end I really found the Shinko 700 to be the best all around 80/20 on/off road tire and was pretty bummed to find that they don't make it in the right size for the F650GS. So, I went with the TKC-80's instead which I've been finding a bit squirrely at highway speeds not to mention they're 3 times the price. I know many companies make very similar style tires so I was wondering if there was another similar option out there I didn't know about.



TKC-80 vs. Shinko 700



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Old 01-02-2015, 04:18 PM   #2
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Nope.

At least I haven't seen any that people put out there as workable options. There are less expensive tires than the TKC 80, but it takes a little more work ordering them online as they usually don't have solid US support networks. The Shinko's are made for lower weight bikes while the TKC's come from the R112GS. You can change your rear wheel to an 18" and have a few more options, but that is challenging on the F650 since it isn't a laced rim.

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=389662

Short answer, if you are good at shopping around you can get some lower cost options (10-30%) but usually not at the price point the Shinko is at.
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Old 01-02-2015, 04:25 PM   #3
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Nope.

At least I haven't seen any that people put out there as workable options. There are less expensive tires than the TKC 80, but it takes a little more work ordering them online as they usually don't have solid US support networks. The Shinko's are made for lower weight bikes while the TKC's come from the R112GS. You can change your rear wheel to an 18" and have a few more options, but that is challenging on the F650 since it isn't a laced rim.

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=389662

Short answer, if you are good at shopping around you can get some lower cost options (10-30%) but usually not at the price point the Shinko is at.
Thanks, but price isn't my priority. Just finding something that's a tiny bit more street oriented in the middle between a tire like the TKC80 and one like Distanzias.
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Old 01-02-2015, 04:28 PM   #4
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Oh if price isn't the issue, there are lots of options in that thread.
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BTW, are 140/80-17 & 110/80-19 the only sizes this bike can use?

I think the DRZ was able to use more than one rear tire size as well.
A fatter and a skinnier one if I recall correctly.
But that may have had to do with metric versus standard sizing?

I notice that when I had a TKC80 on my DRZ it was 120/90S-18
But when I had the Shinko 700s on it was 5.10-18.
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Old 01-02-2015, 04:35 PM   #6
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Here is the one post I remember with pictures in it.

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showp...2&postcount=57

The original specs for the F8GS were 150/70-17

I think folks have run down to a 130/80-17, but the 140/80 is pretty common in conversation.

I think there are conversion charts out there for US vs Euro tire spec.
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I use this metric converter to compare tires with metric numbers vs inch numbers. http://www.worldwidemetric.com/measurements.html

The big difference in the numbering system is the first number for a metric tire is tread width in millemeters. The second number is sidewall height as a percentage of width.

Inch tires have the same sidewall height as their width. A 5.10 tire is the width and the sidewall height measured in inches. In Millimeters it would be 130/100

I think you will find very few/if any knobby inch tires that are tubeless.

If you run the numbers on a 140/80 tire you will find it is narrower in tread and has a taller sidewall than a 150/70/17, but you can run it.

There are differences between tire sizes and who manufactured it.
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Old 01-04-2015, 04:24 PM   #8
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Pissed shinko

I have seen Shinko tires on amazon, though was not looking for those sizes or type.
Lol, debating 712s vs 230s for an 81 street bike hopefully running soon.
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Old 01-06-2015, 06:52 AM   #9
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Full Bore & Shinko

I have a set of these but not mounted yet. Similar to Shinko 705s.

http://www.motorcycletiresmaniac.com...i468P8HAQ#5912

Some feedback on the Full Bore.

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=965641


These are also available and similar to TKC.

http://www.revzilla.com/motorcycle/s...-YoaAuei8P8HAQ
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Old 01-06-2015, 07:27 AM   #10
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The Full Bores are awesome. I highly recommend them. Also the Vee Rubber VRM-163's are good (don't think they make a front that'd fit though but the rear is awesome).


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I have a set of these but not mounted yet. Similar to Shinko 705s.

http://www.motorcycletiresmaniac.com...i468P8HAQ#5912

Some feedback on the Full Bore.

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=965641


These are also available and similar to TKC.

http://www.revzilla.com/motorcycle/s...-YoaAuei8P8HAQ
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