All praise the Shinko 804/805. I got just over 8,000 miles with this front trying to keep pressure at 33 or 35 if loaded down. Wear bars are not exposed but the sawtooth was bad and the howling... my God, the howling so off to the dump you go. Nothing like fresh rubber, clean sheets and an alibi.
I toasted the rear. It was great off road for a bunch of Colorado passes. Ran 30 psi. Put 500 miles on it. Then from Pikes peak to Breakinridge, long stretch of two lane hi way, lost pressure. It had a gash/cut about a half inch long. In between knobs. Tire and rim were to hot to touch. I plugged it and started to fill with air and it blew another hole. Rubber was really thin and soft between the knobs. Never found a nail or what caused the first cut. Don't know if it lost air somehow(nail/sharp rock) then over heated or overheated first then because of thin pliable rubber blew. Altitude? 8000ish, temperature 75,overcast. Steady 75-85mph for almost an hour.
Anyone else have similar problem? Shinko 805 or other tire.
under inflation , non the less for highway .... good tire but I think works better on lighter bikes , the big adv bikes are on the extreme end for use .... I have 705 which are radial and can run normal pressures I run 36 front 38 rear, when loaded I run 36 front and will bump rear to 40 , even 38/42 when I think it needs it.... I thought about the 804/805 but it seemed light built , as for mud when riding the tenere , no matter the tire , don't care for mud.
I never got over 4500 on my rear with my Vstrom but
1. I don't run them till they are completely square, if the knob is super short it may as well not be a knobby
2. I ride pretty aggressively which I am sure contributes to wear.
I did scrape peg a couple times on the Vstrom on these tires, they are great and especially for the stupid cheap price (local dealer had free installation if you bought there so I was at like 225 a set installed) and they were stable and fine at 90+ (I commute on a toll road with an 85mph limit)
That said, they did transfer more vibration than a normal street tire, and the front howled loudly on the highway at 85. I was planning on doing them on my S10 but now that I am back on a normal street tire (the stock bwings) I think I am going to take a break from the knobby life for a while.
I like big knobs and I cannot lie...
Not sure how I missed these or when Shinko started production but this is the radial version of an 805...
Speed rating is up to a R from Q and max pressure upped to 41psi. Capacity remains 700lbs. Somehow, price was $7 less than the bias tire.
looking at these for the front tire for a long trip this summer. Can anyone say if this tire is betters in rocks soft dirt/gravel then a tkc 80? or recommend a better off road front tire that make it 4-5000 miles?
Many miles on the 804 and only 4K with a TKC... If you want offroad traction and don’t care about lifespan, get the TKC. Avoid panic front brake use and the Conti should last you 4-5K miles. While not as good in rocks/dirt/mud, the 804 is very serviceable in any situation, more durable and handles pavement better. Compromise and enjoy the ride!