Shinko 230 Tour Master

Patmanbbe

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I am shopping for tires for my '84 Yamaha fj600. It has 18 inch wheels front and back which I am finding are a pain to shop for. So far it seems the best value has been the Shinko 230 Tour Master. It gets great reviews online from what I have seen. Can anyone speak to these tires and their own experience with them?

I need to get the following tires for my bike:
Front
110/90-18
Rear
130/90-18

If anyone has any alternative suggestions I am open to it. Thanks guys!
 

cxman

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i use a lot of the shinko tour masters i think they are the best value around right now

i have them on my goldwings and my cx500s and 650s

most important to me i have them on my wifes bike
 

Patmanbbe

Been Around the Block
cxman said:
i use a lot of the shinko tour masters i think they are the best value around right now

i have them on my goldwings and my cx500s and 650s

most important to me i have them on my wifes bike

Looking at the pictures I can't tell if the contour of the tire is smoothly rounded from edge to edge or if there is a flat spot in the middle like a cruiser style tire. Can you confirm this on your shinko tour master tires?

And thanks for the reply!
 

cxman

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there is no flat spot it is gently sloped they do not track grooves
 

Patmanbbe

Been Around the Block
Excellent, when time comes I will pick up a set. Thanks for the feed back cxman.

Love your work on the cx500s and looking forward to your version of the Goldwing!
 

cxman

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i have 3 goldwing kits in development lol

a 32/32 weber kit that has all the torque and power most of us will ever need and is so simple i love it

a dual 38 mm mikuni kit that wakes thing right up and is just a blast

then come stupid lol

its a quad mikuni kit that is just plain dumb fun
 

Maritime

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I run both the 230 (GL) Bike does 4-7000 miles a season, usually get one season out of the tires. and 712 (CX500) only doen 3-400 miles so far but tires have just worn in. I like both very much, and if I ever get the coin I will wil getting a murray kit for both my GL and my CX LOL.
 

Scruffy

West Tennessee
Have a 712 on the front of my 2003 LS650 daily rider. At 1000 miles on the tire, tread is fine, carcass is still nice and pliable, no cracking in the tread grooves. It does leave marks on concrete though...
 

fury413rb

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Scruffy said:
Have a 712 on the front of my 2003 LS650 daily rider. At 1000 miles on the tire, tread is fine, carcass is still nice and pliable, no cracking in the tread grooves. It does leave marks on concrete though...

what do you mean it leaves marks?
 

cxman

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maritime my 78 gl1000 gets 7-8 k on the back tire then is still looks ok but the rubber is hard and tire does not track as good

i get 2 seasons or close to 15k miles on my front tire normally 2 back to one front on the 230s

i run dyna beads in them

and keep the front tire at 35-38 psi and rear at 40

and i dont drive NICE!
 

Maritime

Over 10,000 Posts
Murray I could see that, my first set I did 5000 miles and it was almost all freeway so just the center was shot, I flatten the center so bad I changed them, I am hoping on this set to not have to do so many upright freeway miles. I want to run the sides off instead.
 

Scruffy

West Tennessee
fury413rb said:
what do you mean it leaves marks?

Rolling it on concrete, like the sidewalk at work or Walmart, leaves a black line on the concrete. Tire is so "grabby" that it picks up rubber and brake dust from the road surface. It left no line at all when I rinsed the tire off and and test rolled it on the carport slab at the house.

I've had Avons do the same thing.
 

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