Rear tire 05 r1200 gs

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Rear tire 05 r1200 gs

Postby bmrjack » Tue Feb 11, 2014 10:03 pm

I want the best bang for the buck tire. I'd appreciate hearing from joe, ken, Gary, Tom, bill, bob, Jim, Dan, rand, Steve, Roy, mike, mike, mike, mike & mike and anybody else. &'thanks Gordy.
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Re: Rear tire 05 r1200 gs

Postby ken » Wed Feb 12, 2014 3:42 pm

replying as requested, but a GS uses a different type of tire from what I'm experienced with.
Most long-time GS riders seem to prefer Anakees or Tourances, though.
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Re: Rear tire 05 r1200 gs

Postby Gordon Olson » Fri Feb 14, 2014 8:44 am

My BRAND NEW (vice 2005)1200 GS came with Tourances and I got 9,000 miles out of the rear tire and still have the original front one at over 10,000 miles (all of those are PREZidential miles, by the way).
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Re: Rear tire 05 r1200 gs

Postby bmrjack » Fri Feb 14, 2014 6:45 pm

No Gordy, I said Cheap!
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Re: Rear tire 05 r1200 gs

Postby ken » Fri Feb 14, 2014 9:40 pm

bmrjack wrote:No Gordy, I said Cheap!

I'm told the Anakee is a lot cheaper, and lasts as long...
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Re: Rear tire 05 r1200 gs

Postby bmrjack » Sun Feb 16, 2014 10:47 am

I posted this a few days ago to generate exactly what I got. At the Saturday after breakfast go round at A &S I was assailed, assaulted & assimilated by the wave of "wags". The cacaphony of comments was confusing at best. Each expert was adamant about what was good, and bad, about all the choices. That person was inevitably followed by the next expert who said exactly the opposite.

We Beemer guys are generally recognized as farkle nerds, or performance oriented, depending upon what the opinionator rides. It might appear to boil down to a rather fundamental dichotomy-hype vs. real. On one hand are the legions of legendary rubbers-Metzler, Pirelli, Dunlop, Avon, Heidenau, ad nauseum. All with their ardent supporters, all similarly priced. Standing alone at the other end of tiredom is the Shinko, about half the price. Tires to me are the most fundamental part of my bike. I don't go cheap when it comes to my arse-on the other hand.....

For the vast unwashed, Bridgestone formed a venture with Yokohama Cable Co. in the early 1900's.The Chinese bought Yokohama's molds in the 80's & started importing bike performance tires to the U.S.thru Western Power Sports in Boise Idaho under the Shinko brand. From fellow riders to A&S employees who ride them,to the web, they are generally well received. Much of the negative comments seem to come from those who have not tried them.

So, my conundrum. I runaway from hype. I don't like wearing brands, & doing their advertising for free-look at my hat. Am I being sucked in to the Madison Avenue vortex, or is my proudly abstemious nature overriding my logic?
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Re: Rear tire 05 r1200 gs

Postby Gordon Olson » Sun Feb 16, 2014 1:05 pm

Jack:

I have not heard anything bad about Shinko tires. To be fair, I haven't heard anything good about them either. I do know that LEGO makes an excellent off-road tire for the truly adventurous like yourself!

Ride on, bro!
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Re: Rear tire 05 r1200 gs

Postby Erivera » Sun Feb 16, 2014 2:34 pm

Hi Jack,
Don't stress too much with the choice. Go ahead and blaze a trail and give us a review (write it in our newsletter as our editor suggested). If it turns out to be bad, then you have helped some of us make a choice in the future. If it turns out to be good, then you got the best of both worlds. Either way, someone will benefit from the choice that you make.
You probably thought about the same thing when you bought the Shorai battery too, right?
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Re: Rear tire 05 r1200 gs

Postby RocklinMike » Sun Feb 16, 2014 4:05 pm

Jaaaccck!
There's a possibilty of me getting flamed for this, but here is my experience with Shinkos. I have run Shinko raven 09s on my k12rs and my r1100s. As good as any tire I have ridden. Track tire? No. I hate slabbin it so most of my riding is twisties at a spirited pace. No knee draggin but movin along. My riding buds ride pr2s, pr3s, pirellis, metz, blah , blah ,blah. Did an ironbutt ride, salem, 5 passes and tons of twisties without one issue or complaint with this brand. Got 9.5k from my last rear tire. Best mileage to date. Riddin in the rain, frosty roads, sand without a problem. If I lost a little traction so did my ridin partners on their higher priced dual compound tires. I have bought them because they work for me, they are durable, and the cost doesn't suck. Go to Motorcycle superstore, look up the tire you want and read the reviews. I know your tire choice will be different then mine for your GS but, IMHO, I wouldn't hesitate the purchase of this brand. I do usually run a pr2 on the front as I don't subscribe to the don't mix brands mentality. BALONEY in my opinion. Got a smokin hot deal at motosport.com on a set of connie motions for 169.00, no shipping or tax. Going through at least 2 sets of tires a year if I get 5 or 6k outta these skins I'll be happy. Plus, it doesn't suck that I own a tire changer. Ask my riding partners. We've practically solved global climate change over tire swaps and a coupla barley pops. Bring your wheel to my place Jack and help us solve world issues!. Let the.FLAMING BEGIN!
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Re: Rear tire 05 r1200 gs

Postby bmrjack » Sun Feb 16, 2014 7:23 pm

Miiiiikeeee!
Boy howdy did I need that! Here I am mired in the abyss and
u come out smokin. What cajones!are u married? Oh yeah, sorry Roxanne. I was about to capitulate, go over to the dark side and you just face posted it. I gonna do it. And I'll write the review Ernesto asked for even tho you just did. Here's a big rebel yell to all you infidels.
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Re: Rear tire 05 r1200 gs

Postby Jadoca » Sun Feb 16, 2014 10:50 pm

buy shocks and tires are free.....
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Re: Rear tire 05 r1200 gs

Postby bmrjack » Tue Feb 18, 2014 9:23 pm

Thanks to all who have contributed. I have made a decision. Maybe.

As MIIIKKKEEEE said, I may get flamed out for this. I have no idear what that means, but here goes:

Shinko 705 rear prices for my gs:
Motorsport-$105.99
Bike Bandit-92.95
Jake Wilson-87.99
Motorcycle Superstore-86.99
Revzilla-51.92

Caveats-research done tonite, prices to be confirmed tomorrow. That's out the door folks.

Hours researching, reviews outstanding-time will tell. Given Bob Lawrence's comments re a bit of road noise, i will proceed. Much more to be said, but for now particular thanks to Mike Robles, Fred Jewel and to Ernesto, who dared me to try them & provide a running Road Report. I love running against the grain-Dr., your on.
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Re: Rear tire 05 r1200 gs

Postby Bob Lawrence » Wed Feb 19, 2014 11:06 am

Better check into this a little further Jack, I believe the 705 is a bias ply tire, not a radial. You will have to check me on this. The pair I tried were bias ply tires and I do believe they were the 705 model. I put on a new matching pair at the time and found they wanted to follow the lines and groves in the road. So the bike wanted to wag its tail or swim like a fish at freeway speeds. I have no idea what would happen if you run a radial in front and a bias on back. Maybe it does not matter on a bike I’m not sure. If nothing else you could go to one of the Harley Davidson burnout contests and win your money back.

I purchased a set of Anakee III's to mount on my GS if spring ever makes it here...
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Re: Rear tire 05 r1200 gs

Postby quack » Wed Feb 19, 2014 11:44 am

Life is too short to go cheap, and best bang for the buck on tires. Get what is called for on your bike and go ride. After all it's not that much difference in money if you consider peace of mind.
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Re: Rear tire 05 r1200 gs

Postby Bob Lawrence » Wed Feb 19, 2014 12:53 pm

I liked the tread pattern for the dirt of the Shinko, kind of like the Heidenau K60 Scout But I rarely go off road with the GS. I have had three or four sets of the Michelin Anakee's and they have always been a great road tire, and now with the Anakee IIIs pattern it looks even more of a great street tire. I agree with Mike don't go cheep on your rubber... (so many jokes come to mind as I write that.)

And always use USPS for shipping!!


Check this out. Price vs performance
http://www.allmotorcycletirereviews.com ... eviews.htm
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Re: Rear tire 05 r1200 gs

Postby quack » Wed Feb 19, 2014 4:06 pm

You might want to check this out. Shandong Hengda Rubber Co. LTD.
$2.00-$10.00 a tire if you buy a 1000, cheaper if you get 5000. Wear shouldn't be a problem. :twisted:
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Re: Rear tire 05 r1200 gs

Postby bmrjack » Wed Feb 19, 2014 10:42 pm

Durn,knew this was gonna happen

1. I caveated last nite prices subject to confirmation. At A&S today Mike thE parts toowas astounded. Half hour later as I was strapping on the Gs he came running out
And said thEre was "an update button". When u hit it it showed this was thE front price. The rear is $86. Dang, now a set is gonna cost me $137!!!

2. I was really uncertain what to do until:
A. Ernesto as I indicated yesterday said go ahead Jack & give us a running road test. I'm doin a flicking public service to RCB. I could campaign on this slogan! A big thank u.
B. then the other end who really pisses me off. The guy with more money than brains, the Beemer rap rep. Buys nothing but top of the line so any time we're Dustin off the farkles he thinks he wins. All the Harley guys love us for that. I said right out of the box since i started with my first 1951 r500 i never go cheap on tires. used to do an iron butt on it in mid-sixties going back and forth from new jersy to FSU, before ther was an iron butt-2-3 times a year. I dont wear swooshes, i dont buy Madison Ave./Rodaaaayooo Drive. Game on bud.

Stay tuned

(Sorry for all the typos but its late I been all day on my worn out rear & screw the horse u rode in on.)
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Re: Rear tire 05 r1200 gs

Postby RocklinMike » Thu Feb 20, 2014 12:17 am

Jaaaaacck! U infidel u!
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Re: Rear tire 05 r1200 gs

Postby bmrjack » Thu Feb 20, 2014 11:20 am

Sitting in Burger King in downtown Carmichael waiting on wife's Previa to fail smog, nothing to do, so why not a further tedious embellishment? Bought gs 8/12 with 26k on "new?" Metzler tires. Checked clipboard to see when I last changed them. Hadn't !! Bike has 38k now. Front looks new, rear 2k left-depending on who you ask. No chicken strips either. They don't call me El Smoothoe for nuthin!
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Re: Rear tire 05 r1200 gs

Postby bmrjack » Sat Feb 22, 2014 7:00 am

Way over my head here but trying to post Ken Carruthers' post on his post to my post here. The review below is"interesting".


http://www.allmotorcycletirereviews.com ... eviews.htm
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Re: Rear tire 05 r1200 gs

Postby bmrjack » Sat Feb 22, 2014 8:13 pm

My Shinkom705 came in, and was waiting for me on the counter at A&S after breakfast. Held it, caressed it. Didn't buy it,I will tomorrow & gain one more days interest. The most gorgeous dual sport radial tread I've ever seen. I will mount it tomorrow. Orgasmic.
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Re: Rear tire 05 r1200 gs

Postby Jadoca » Sat Feb 22, 2014 8:24 pm

So your going to be on top then ...........
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Re: Rear tire 05 r1200 gs

Postby Erivera » Sat Feb 22, 2014 8:39 pm

This I have to see tomorrow. I have never seen a motorcycle tire mounted before...
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Re: Rear tire 05 r1200 gs

Postby bmrjack » Sun Feb 23, 2014 8:51 am

I'm a little disturbed re all this flutter about mounting a tire. To very roughly paraphrase the immortal Bobby Knight-your position is irrelevant as long as u get the job done. How else do you think the tires get on the bike? Much reminds me of a recent outing with my 5 and 6 year old granbabies at KFC, trying to explain to them how the chicken they were eating got there.
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Re: Rear tire 05 r1200 gs

Postby Roseville Rick » Sun Feb 23, 2014 3:36 pm

Jack, please post here after you get home so we all know you didn't go down in a flaming ball of fire after installing that Shinko!
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Re: Rear tire 05 r1200 gs

Postby bmrjack » Sun Feb 23, 2014 7:08 pm

Where the sun don't shine Rick. Am currently preparing the running road test at the 25 mile stage, as per Ernesto. I will cleverly change threads and thereby lose all the troglodytes, Luddites and tyros.
Speaking of same thanks Al M. for the report re the Schuberth. Bugged me for 2 years. Bought when it went on sale, & they call me tight! Ate pizza & heckled me while I rebuilt my bike with the help of Gordy et. al &'not a word re helmet. Don't like it?
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