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    Default Shinko 777 Tires

    I have decided to replace my worn out Dunlops with Shinko 777 tires. Please note, NOT the Shinko 230 Series tires that wear out if you ride them around the block.

    I went with the Shinko 777 tire front and rear based upon: Pricing, availability, load range, and expected mileage.

    I ordered the tires from J&P Cycles. When they arrived I noticed these were the freshest tires I have ever bought for my car ,truck, or bike. The front Shinko 777 was made the 13 week of 2015 and the rear Shinko 777 was made the 15 week of 2015. It is now July, so that means that these tires are just 3 months old.
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    I like the way the Shinko 777 tires look.
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    I am sure that all tires ride well when new, but these Shinko 777 tires ride really well and have a "soft" ride as compared to the Dunlop 404's. The Shinko 777's seem "stickier" as well. As the result of changing two variables, new tires and going to a 130/90-16 front tire, or as a result of one or the other, the front end is now much lighter and the bike corners easier. So much so that I am over doing it, and I have to remember to calm down and not lean so hard to make the same turns I used to. Parking lot maneuvers don't take as much muscle either. Straight line 80mph stability with the Shinko 777 tires is still the same as it was with the Dunlop 404's, which is to say excellent.

    Here is a chart showing the differences between the Shinko 777 tires and the Dunlop 404 tires that were previously on the bike.

    MtireCompare.pdf

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    I have Shinko 777 WW on my bike. Used them for varying reasons. Have used them before. While they perform well, I didn't get as many miles from them as I do some of the more expensive tires such as Michelin. But, I wanted to try WW and went with 777 because I have had experience with them before and for the price.

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    Those wide whitewalls really look good.

    Mike

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    Agreed, Mike. I like the whitewalls...
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    I have a pair of the 230 tourmasters on mine now. The rear is close to done. I too ordered a 777. I like the tread patter as it crosses the centerline of the tire so when riding in the rain the water has some place to go. The load rating is very good also. Which has been upgraded since last time I bought tires a year or so ago. I like the 130 front also and will go back to one next time the front get changed out.
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    I got the Shinko 777's WW 130/90-16 front tire and very much like it ..... a lot easier to handle and it seems to roll through corners instead of plowing through

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    I had the Michelin Commander 2 in the 130 front. Rant them over 17k. Loved them. First day I took the bike for a ride with the OEM size 230 Shinkos on it was like relearning to ride this thing all over again. It seemed really lazy trying to get into a round about and turning out onto the highway from the subdivision. Turning into like a street or parking lot to the right on more of a 90 degree wasn't a big deal. But by the 30 mph or so gradual corner was a shock how lazy truning in the 150 was.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MikeWa View Post
    Those wide whitewalls really look good.

    Mike
    As do those.

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    Quote Originally Posted by djh3 View Post
    I had the Michelin Commander 2 in the 130 front. Rant them over 17k. Loved them. First day I took the bike for a ride with the OEM size 230 Shinkos on it was like relearning to ride this thing all over again. It seemed really lazy trying to get into a round about and turning out onto the highway from the subdivision. Turning into like a street or parking lot to the right on more of a 90 degree wasn't a big deal. But by the 30 mph or so gradual corner was a shock how lazy truning in the 150 was.
    My front is the 130. It seems much lighter handling at slow speeds than the 150. I have had the Michelin tire before. Sold the bike before I got very many miles on it, but was supposed to be a great wearing tire. The last Shinko tires I owned were on a VStar. Back wore out at 9k, which is close to being right for a VStar. Front was on it when I sold it at 10k+ and looked not even half worn.

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    I will say, the 230 I am running now is not going to get near the milage I got out of the MC2. Right now I think its about 8k or so and can probably get another 1000 out of it or so. Just running it out until I need to change.
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    I have the 777s on my 1st gen, it did well in the rainy north, Colorado mountains, Utah/arizona desert, and dry flat land when it stopped raining in Nebraska. that was just my first two days with my new tires. I will be getting a set for my 2nd gen next year when I get back home.

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    Default Shinko 777 Series Tire Update 08-17-15

    I have 9000 miles on the bike now, 500 miles on the Shinko 777 Series tires.
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    I am liking these tires very much. They are confidence inspiring and Stick-E. I have less than 3/4 inch wide Chicken Strips,
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    And I can scrape the floorboards at will.
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    These tires also ride smoother than did the Dunlop 404's when they were new.

    Side note:
    I believe the bike is finally broken in now. The engine is quieter and smoother. The mirrors are crystal clear.
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    At any speed.
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    I just ordered the blackwall 777 in a 120-90-18. Never have used this tire before. I usually get pirelli for bikes, but could not find that size in a front tire only found rear tires.

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    Dang, that was fast. Monday I ordered the front tire. Yesterday I ordered the back tire. In less than 20 hours the back tire was at my house. Waiting on the brakes, front tire and ordered Ride On from ebay. It was cheaper there than any other place I could find. I was debating between that or dyna beads. I liked the puncture protection.

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    Default Re: Shinko 777 Tires

    I also had just replaced by 3rd set of Rear Bridgestone for a new Shinko 777 HD. I liked the tire and I think it will hold up well on my Venture. Already put in 200 miles and I am happy with the feel of the ride. I shall update you guys as to how the tire performs in the long term.
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