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    Single Malt Imbiber Sanders's Avatar
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    Square 17" tire needed

    I put an 'El Cheapo Shinko on the front of the bike so I don't feel to bad about the wear factor on it, but my searched for a 110/70 17" Square profile tire have led to naught, and double naught.
    I've been pointed to lots of places and I'm not a dope (well at least in this case) when it comes to internet searches, but I'm not having any luck.
    If you can help a fellow Hackmeister out I'd appreciate it

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    Unfunded content provider tommcgee's Avatar
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    Sorry, I can't answer your search query -- just a comment...

    Quote Originally Posted by Sanders View Post
    I put an 'El Cheapo Shinko on the front of the bike
    Gotta say I'd call them inexpensive because there's nothing cheap about them. I've got a set of dual sport Shinkos on one bike now and I doubt I'll ever buy anything else again.

    Shinko History (from their website):

    In the United States Shinko Tires are imported by Western Power Sports, Inc. (WPS), with corporate headquarters in Boise, Idaho. With a strong foothold on the power sports market, and with warehouses located in Boise, Idaho; Fresno, California; and Memphis, Tennessee, Shinko Tires USA-in conjunction with WPS-is proud to bring you the Shinko line of Sportbike, Cruiser, Scooter, Off road, and Dual sport tires.

    On going testing in the USA and R & D at Shinko Tire's factory means a continuous path of exciting tires to meet the need of today's riders. Shinko Tires and WPS are here to serve your needs.

    Established in 1946, the Shinko Group began as a manufacturer of bicycle tires and tubes in Osaka, Japan that today has become a burgeoning manufacture of rubber products.

    In 1998 the Shinko Group purchased the motorcycle tire technology and molds from Yokohama Rubber Co., and began production of these products under the Shinko Tire brand. With manufacturing based in South Korea and design based in Japan, the company has seamlessly combined Japanese engineering and design principles with South Korean production and quality control standards. Today Shinko Tires produces approximately 200,000 motorcycle tires per month.
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    Single Malt Imbiber Sanders's Avatar
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    Ok so I've been schooled on the Shinko's. I don't want to buy another EL Cheapo, so has anyone out there got a line on a 17" sq. front tire for a R1100R ?

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    angysdad
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    No help...just a suggestion.
    Try contacting Dauntless sidecars or another builder you might get an answer.
    Did you contact Coker tire...they are quite helpful.

    regards...happy hunting

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