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Time for new tires
Written by goldwingman40 on 6/15/2010 at 01:30 pm

The Shinko model is the 230, 140/90-15. I have put a set on my wife's Shadow
VT500 and they feel good. I am going to try one on the back of my PC along with
an Avon Roadrider 120/80V17 on the front. Down here I get 8 to 10k miles on
Metzelers and 6 to 7k miles on Dunlops. This is about half what I got up north.
It has to do with the the material used for the roads and all the mountain

--- In, "Wade" <wbpc800@...> wrote:
> John,
> Don't want to turn this into a dark side thread. Just an observation on tread
wear. I ran an Avon Vennom on the rear. Similar in cost to the Metz. Was quite
disappointed to only get 13 K on it. Guess you are happy with 8K but I just
don't like to deal with it that often. Typically do more than that in our rather
short season in northern Wisconsin.
> After seeing your post, I stuck a penny into my BF Goodrich Radial T/A. Not
certain of the milage but it had just under 5K on it when the speedo broke this
April. Haven't got around to fixing the speedo yet but have been from WI to
Arkansas since. (Much rather be riding than wrenching;-) That trip, along with
normal driving, must put the tire at least 7K and probably approaching 8K. Tread
came to Lincoln's mouth -- around 3/8 inch. Rode through some heavy rain this
week and didn't ever feel anything but firmly planted! As much as I liked the
Avon in the rain when it was new, by 8 K I was already noticing decreased rain
> Wade
> --- In, "literidr" <literidr@> wrote:
> >
> > Hey David,
> >
> > I get the same mileage on Dunlops. With Metzlers I get 12K+ on the rear.
Some years back I did a cost per mile comparison between Dunlop and Metzler and
the rear tire came out the same. I do my own tire changes, so adding the tire
change costs, the Metzler would come out slightly ahead even though the tire
cost much more. The Metzler front tire on the other hand was dramatically less
expensive per mile than the Dunlop tire. I get close to twice the mileage out
of a Metzler front tire than a Dunlop.
> >
> > The handling of the Shinko tire is really nice, as good or better than
either the Dunlop or the Metzlers from start to finish. I've always used the
Shinko during the winter months so the tire I'm about to mount will be the first
one I've used for summer riding. I can't wait.
> >
> > The Shinko tire is taller than the Metzler 140/90 so be sure you're tall
enough. ;-)
> >
> > Hope this helps,
> >
> > John Handford, literidr@
> > Taylors, SC
> > '90 PC "Spirit"
> > '94 PC "Chance"
> >
> >
> > --- In, "David" <formeruper_95pc@> wrote:
> > >
> > > John, how does that 8k compare with the brands tat you've run?
> > >
> > > David
> > >
> > > --- In, "literidr" <literidr@> wrote:
> > > >
> > > > I'm on my third one and I love them. I'm getting about 8K miles on mine
and the handling is great.
> > > >
> > > > John Handford, literidr@
> > > > Taylors, SC
> > > > '90 PC "Spirit"
> > > > '94 PC "Chance"
> > >
> >

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