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Shinko Tourmaster tires, very impressed so far
In the process of installing a pair of the Tourmaster 230s on my '85 Aspy. They went on needing half the weight to balance compared to the old E IIs.

I was happy to see a production date of 08/13 on the tires I bought - so they weren't sitting around in the warehouse too long.

The 10-year-old E IIs were so rock hard and stiff I had to cut the beads with a cutoff wheel to remove them.

The Shinkos popped on in 5 minutes and the beads sealed with about 35 psi.

I used chrome, straight valve stems.

Just waiting now for my new OEM Honda front brake pads and it can all go back together in time for our annual family M/C trip next week.
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#16 08-25-2013, 08:02 PM,
I am really enjoying those Shinko's on my bike. Amazing performance for an incredibly low price.
Ed (Vic) Belanger - 1954-2015
Founder of gl1200goldwings.com

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#17 08-26-2013, 03:47 AM,
(08-26-2013, 03:47 AM)admin Wrote: I am really enjoying those Shinko's on my bike. Amazing performance for an incredibly low price.



I'm installing my second Shinko rear tire & first front today. I got 9,900 miles out of first rear mounted in April of this year. Pulled a loaded trailer for about 5,000 of those miles. Poorboy
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#18 08-26-2013, 06:22 AM,
Just installed my new tires today. They ride very nice indeed. While I was at it I installed the right angle metal valve stems which will make checking the pressures much easier. What pressures are you guys running front and rear if I may ask.
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#19 09-05-2013, 04:22 PM,
I'm running 36 front and 38 rear for solo riding and 40 front/41 rear for 2 up riding. Good choice on those valve stems, next time I change tires I'll install the same.
Ed (Vic) Belanger - 1954-2015
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#20 09-05-2013, 06:36 PM,
What tire size are you using for the front and rear?
Wyatt from Az.

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#21 09-11-2013, 11:50 PM,
pretty much have to use the original stock sizes,since there is no room for any larger size
1987 Aspencade 129K
1986 SEI 93K
2014 Tri-Glide HD 17K

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#22 09-12-2013, 01:54 AM,
Same here.
Ed (Vic) Belanger - 1954-2015
Founder of gl1200goldwings.com

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#23 09-12-2013, 04:15 AM,
ditto
enjoying the view from the saddle....... due mainly to the people and information found within this site
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#24 09-12-2013, 07:47 AM,
Just got back from a little ride, 4556 kms in 10 days 2 up with maybe 400 pounds total load. I have nothing bad to say about the Tourmasters.

Did anyone happen to measure tread depth on a new set? I can measure mine and get a good idea how fast they are wearing.
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#25 09-12-2013, 07:54 PM,
I think a new 230 has 10/32 of tread depth, at least that's what I've read.
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#26 09-13-2013, 05:46 AM,
Great price on these tires--just checked at Motorcycle Superstore--front 69.99-rear 82.99--total of 152.98 shipped free--Smile
Wyatt from Az.

Wyatt Earp--Wyatt Earp
brave,courageous and bold
long live his fame & long live his glory
and long may his story be told

'84 Aspencade--Pearl Saturn Red
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#27 09-13-2013, 06:31 AM,
Looks like the rear has 7/32 left, out of the original 10. So we used 3/32 out of 10/32, so a little less than a third of the rear tread in 4550 kms. Points to 15k km tire life - this trip was heavily loaded and a lot of hot weather too.
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#28 09-13-2013, 07:11 AM,
maybe we shouldn't praise the tire so much as the retailers may raise their prices....Tongue

it IS a good value for the money though
enjoying the view from the saddle....... due mainly to the people and information found within this site
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#29 09-13-2013, 02:10 PM,
(09-05-2013, 04:22 PM)mtnsurgtech Wrote: Just installed my new tires today. They ride very nice indeed. While I was at it I installed the right angle metal valve stems which will make checking the pressures much easier. What pressures are you guys running front and rear if I may ask.

Did you order these in the 8mm or 10mm size?
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#30 10-05-2013, 01:08 PM,


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