I know eyes will roll, but can I get an opinion? Tires.

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I know eyes will roll, but can I get an opinion? Tires.

Postby Hidalgo » Mon Feb 20, 2017 8:52 am

I need a front tire for my Rockster and this seemed like a good tire for a fair price.
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Re: I know eyes will roll, but can I get an opinion? Tires.

Postby riceburner » Mon Feb 20, 2017 9:26 am

Unfortunately the merriment will have to wait..... the image isn't showing.
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Re: I know eyes will roll, but can I get an opinion? Tires.

Postby Hidalgo » Mon Feb 20, 2017 10:15 am

I was hoping to get the Bridgestone T30 tires for my Rockster. Specs are 120/70ZR17 GT58W TL

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Re: I know eyes will roll, but can I get an opinion? Tires.

Postby trickytree » Mon Feb 20, 2017 1:10 pm

Just check it out but I'm sure the GT version has a stiffer sidewall and is intended to fully laden tourers. Although no featherweight you don't really need that type of tyre on a Rockster.

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Postby sweatmark » Tue Feb 21, 2017 12:37 am

FWIW - I usually buy tires at local Cycle Gear to get good deals and cheap mount & balance. Sport touring tires on sale in Rockster sizes are usually a given.

For recommendation, I will defer to the combined tire experiences of kirby and riceburner (how many Rockster tire sets each?)...
Now: Rockster2, S1000R, K1300S
Then: R850R, R1100R, R1150R, Rockster1, R1200C, F800S, etc.

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Postby kirby » Tue Feb 21, 2017 8:47 am

10 sets of shinko 009 ravens so far, best bang for the buck in the states. A yokohama tire made in korea. I run 170/60 r 120/70 front. Good for the street even sport riding and I have even had them on one track day and they didn't scare me.
twice the mileage I have ever got from so called premium tire. under $200 a set, I mount and bal myself.

You asked and this is just my experience.

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Re: I know eyes will roll, but can I get an opinion? Tires.

Postby Hidalgo » Tue Feb 21, 2017 9:47 am

Wow Kirby!! Is this the tire you talked about? (Shinko 009 Raven Radial Tire 120/70ZR17 Front 87-4041)
It seems to be a really good little secret. People love this tire! I read a few reviews and it's a solid performer for a bargain price.

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Postby kirby » Tue Feb 21, 2017 10:37 am

Hope most will poo poo this 'cause if the demand get higher then the price is going up!!!! Shhhhhhh!

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Postby sweatmark » Tue Feb 21, 2017 11:16 am

kirby wrote:Hope most will poo poo this 'cause if the demand get higher then the price is going up!!!! Shhhhhhh!
:-)


OK, I'll be quiet... and buy these for my Rockster!

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Bought 'em. Tire set was $152.99 with free shipping.
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Re: I know eyes will roll, but can I get an opinion? Tires.

Postby kirby » Tue Feb 21, 2017 11:41 am

Now you've done it!

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Re: I know eyes will roll, but can I get an opinion? Tires.

Postby peels » Tue Feb 21, 2017 3:38 pm

no eye rolling here. time for at least a rear for me....


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Re: I know eyes will roll, but can I get an opinion? Tires.

Postby Hidalgo » Thu Mar 09, 2017 12:18 pm

sweatmark wrote:
kirby wrote:Hope most will poo poo this 'cause if the demand get higher then the price is going up!!!! Shhhhhhh!
:-)


OK, I'll be quiet... and buy these for my Rockster!

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Bought 'em. Tire set was $152.99 with free shipping.


Hello again Sweatmark! Can you send me the link from where you bought your set? That’s a really good price and free shipping! Hard to beat. I can’t find a set for that price and shipping.

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Re: I know eyes will roll, but can I get an opinion? Tires.

Postby sweatmark » Fri Mar 10, 2017 10:40 am

Hidalgo wrote:Hello again Sweatmark! Can you send me the link from where you bought your set? That’s a really good price and free shipping! Hard to beat. I can’t find a set for that price and shipping.


https://www.cyclegear.com/tires/shinko-009-raven-tire-set

Received my order in 3 days. Cannot beat this tire deal. Looking forward to evaluating these Shinkos.
Now: Rockster2, S1000R, K1300S
Then: R850R, R1100R, R1150R, Rockster1, R1200C, F800S, etc.


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