Mark (Culver Cityc )
I installed front and rear around June 2015. The ride has been great. Smooth, stable at high speeds, good on Freeway or Twisty mountain roads. The front still has good thread and more miles to go. However, the rear seems to have worn faster. May need to replace rears soon, but front seems good. I would buy these again, but wondering if Rear 180-70/15 may not be as good tread life as the Dunlap I had on before. Price is clearly better.
Ray (New Ulm )
I'm putting on my 5th set, replacing my 4th set of Shinko 777 HD's on my Ultra. These tires are incredible, at any cost! But the price is a real bonus! A set of tires, WWW at that, for less than the price of a rear tire at the dealer! That equals a lot of extra beers in my belly!! Another plus!! I get 6500 - 8000 miles on the rear, 2 x's that on the front. (Actually, I can get 16,000 - 20,000 on the front, but don't want to get down into the 'body' rubber on the tire). I do a lot of touring riding, 15,000 - 18,000 miles a year. So, 2 rear tires to 1 front tire, that's the way I order them, 2 rear, 1 front, then I'm set for a while. The grip is great, dry, wet, riding in the rain, no worry, great grip! Tread life, no problem, better than the Dunflops I was running! The WWW are excellent! Get a bottle of Bleche-White whitewall cleaner, follow the directions, they will stay just as white as new until you wear them out. Don't wait 6 or 8 months to clean them though! Like anything else, they will stain. The blue coating on the WWW when new can be difficult to get off. At your local car wash, try soaking the blue with Tire Cleaner and/or Engine Degreaser, then pressure washing with the soap on. Works pretty well for me. BTW, the HD in the tire description does NOT stand for Harley-Davidson! It stands for Heavy Duty, i.e., heavier sidewall and tread carcass. The 777 HD is designed and fabricated for large baggers (touring bikes) that generally carry a load, 2 up, clothes, gear, etc. Heavy Duty for heavy loads on the highway, lots of speed, lots of miles. If your riding a bagger or other large bike mostly around town or on short trips, you may find the 777 (not HD) to be a better match for your bike. Lastly, don't look at the 777 as a 'cheap tire', it isn't! It a well engineered, well designed, well constructed tire at a great price! Try them, I know you'll like them!
Brandon (Ontonagon )
I bought these tires for my 1981 Yamaha Virago 750 around the middle of March 2016. They rode quiet without any shimmy or shake for the full riding season of about 11k miles. The only issue I ran across was after the tire wore down roughly half tread it didn't have all that great wet traction while cornering. I can see where the negative reviews can say that tread life is horrible leading me to believe that this tire is not suitable for the big heavy cruisers. I'm gonna be purchasing another matching rear spring 2017 and see how it last.
Scott (Coral Springs )
In case you're looking for a replacement rear for your TU250X, this is the one you need. I installed it by hand, it is a very stiff tire (it's meant to run tubeless) so it requires some work to get the tube in and then get the tire on correctly without munging up your tube. Be careful and use proper tools. The tire takes a LOT of pressure to get the bead to seat, because you are using a tube to inflate inside the tire. I had to inflate north of 50psi before the side beads would pop into seated position. Then you deflate back down to standard pressure. Tire feels great, even when new. Looks great too. Can't beat this price.
nick (easton )
very happy with the shinko sr741 rear tire on my 02 250 ninja. only have been able to put about 600 miles on it so far. have always had good luck with shinko's. mounted pretty good by hand for a tubeless tire. will do another reveiw when i know how many miles i get out of it. awsome fast shipping too! totally recommend.
Billy (Nashville )
Update on original review...I will not buy these tires again! Coming back from Ft Worth this past weekend the rear tire separated on us :/ after only 2 months of riding and 2k miles ugh!! Just hope the manufacture warranty covers it!!