Shinko 804 Advemture Front tyre

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Shinko 804 Advemture Front tyre

Post by 1coolbanana » Sat Jun 17, 2017 7:46 pm

Ive used Shinko 805 rear tyres on the 990 but never used the 804 front.
The blurb goes on about adventure bikes 60/40 dirt/tar etc and after the huge disappointment of the Tractionator Adventure front tyre I thought Id give these a go.
The motivation to try them was for a couple reasons, not much in tubeless in 90/90-21 thats fairly tough with at least 3 plies, the TA disaster and I was heading away on a couple trip with would be about 4000 k's of 50/50 dirt/tar.

Fairly shallow tread had me wondering how long they would be good for but they dont wear much at all

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Its a surprisingly good tyre, very good on the tar and much better than I expected in the dirt and its tough.

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After doing a couple runs through the Snowies and another north covering about 5000 k's, I have to say, they are much better than expected.
They have coped with all weather conditions, all surfaces and have been great.
After 2000k's, virtually no wear

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To give you an idea of the riding these have done, a few of the places these tyres have been, from the Barry Way in the south to 12 Mile in the north and have done a lot of wet weather.

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And they have behaved impeccably without even a single puncture.
They really are a great "scenic dirt touring tyre.
Better than TKC by virtue that they are much tougher being 3 ply and IMHO better on the road and gravel than TKC.
Also MUCH cheaper :D
Theyve done 5200k's now, not much wear, will last a while longer, probably another 3k easily and they have no sawtooth wear at all at this point.

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Highly recommended as a great dual sport tyre :thumb:
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Re: Shinko 804 Advemture Front tyre

Post by roverfj1200 » Sun Jun 18, 2017 8:27 am

Thanks for the review..

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Re: Shinko 804 Advemture Front tyre

Post by 1coolbanana » Sun Jun 18, 2017 5:00 pm

Added picture of tyre in current state at 5200 k's
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