Riding for 9 Years
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- Jun 1, 2019
- Roanoke, Va
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- ‘11 Thruxton 900
Call me old fashioned, but they look well over inflated and dangerous to ride on the bitumen.The tires are a dual sport. Go to a website like Bike Bandit, do a search for dual sport tires that will fit a Bonneville and compare the tread designs.
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These are dual sport tires. I would guess they are 70/30 (70% on road/30% off road) or possibly 60/40. They look similar to my Metzeler Karoo 3's. They look like they might be Shinko's. My 70/30's do very well on pavement, even in the wet. Yes, they great for fire trails.Call me old fashioned, but they look well over inflated and dangerous to ride on the bitumen.
Look more like a fire trail tyre.
I while ba k I put a shinko on the front of a Norton. It was OK in the Dry, but when it rain, wholly crap, it was a disaster. The front was just floating. Barely made it home in one pieceThese are dual sport tires. I would guess they are 70/30 (70% on road/30% off road) or possibly 60/40. They look similar to my Metzeler Karoo 3's. They look like they might be Shinko's. My 70/30's do very well on pavement, even in the wet. Yes, they great for fire trails.
Hi Carl.Shinko has definitely improved. I know several guys that use Shinko's and ride with one of them. Shinko did not have the sizes for my Tiger or I would have bought Shinko's.
I agree and there are many builders of custom seats out there.The seat looks like a custom recover if you ask me. There is many mods to this Bonnie and the only way the OP will find out about the seat is to try and talk to the builder/owner.
Chris, it definitely rains in Florida - tropical rains! So far my buddy's Shinko's have done very well in the wet and he has ridden in some torrential rains. I have ridden in torrential rains with my Metzeler Karoo 3's and they did just fine. If you ride in Florida in the summertime, you will get wet sooner or later.Hi Carl.
I know it rains in Florida, from " Key Lagos" with Humphrey Bogart.
Humphrey's movies are all my favorite movies.
So if you and your mate are caught on " Long and Winding Road " (/ another song) in the Rain. Ask him are they OK.
That day is imprinted on my memory, as on went the Metzler asap.
Carl and Q,Shinkos are one of the better dual sport tires for the money out there from everything I've read on them. Probably NOT the same tread pattern as ChrisAnglophile had on his bike and maybe it was when Shinko was new on the market and they WERE bad tires.
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