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    Default Metzler ME888 & Shinko 777 tires

    Metzler ME888 tires talked about @ 6:39 and Shinko 777 tires talked about @ 7:26


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    Default Re: Metzler ME888 & Shinko 777 tires

    Interesting . His last comment about it (Shinko) being hard to spoon doesn't sit well.... cowpuc had no problem with mine. Of course, Puc has lots of experience so his technique, that he explained/showed to me, is no doubt better than most! I really liked that tire on the RSV. I regret we didn't do a video of how he changed out the rear tire....it was priceless...
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    I installed Shinko 777s in May without a problem. I have a shop sized tire changer for trailers and motorcycles. It is 16" maximum and works great. Had it for eight years, and I use Dyna Beads exclusively for balance, I have never had a problem.

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    Default Re: Metzler ME888 & Shinko 777 tires

    I like the Shinko 777's myself.

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    I like the Shinko 777. Just installed one on my Victory XCT. I am having a small interference issue, but it wouldn't effect you guys. I went from a 180/60-16 to a 180/65-16 Shinko. The being hard to spoon may be because it is a reinforced tire and the sidewall is pretty stiff. But I didnt really have much trouble either. A little dish soap/water mix and no problem.
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    I'm running the 777 front and rear now. I think there great on our bikes. the rear so far has outlasted another tire i've put on and still sticks like glue, I know these are touring bikes but I grew up in the dirt and I push her hard!!! I have the scars on the running boards to prove it ( not as many as the TD but they are there)

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    Default Re: Metzler ME888 & Shinko 777 tires

    What I like is the way the tread is. It allows the water to get out of the center. With as much rain as we get and I seem to find most times when I go out it helps it not hydroplane. I saw a you tube video that a fellow was explaining that this type tread patter is less likely to develop that "howl" the E3 gets when worn.
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