Zach (udall )
Great tire for the money .
John (Green Bay )
I got 7000 miles out of the first one on my Vulcan 800, it wasn't quite down to the wear bars but was rather flattened out, decent traction in all conditions, well balanced, I think it's a bit stickier than the stock tire was. This will be my third and I'm glad I didn't try a more expensive one, I just got a deep gash in my last one from some road hazard and it'd really suck to have to replace a $100 plus tire. The only improvement I can think of would be a dual compound but that would increase the price and make early replacement much more painful. It's got an unusual tread pattern, I like it.
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! 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. BTW, the HD in the tire description does NOT stand for Harley-Davidson! It stands for Heavy Duty, i.e., heavier sidewall. 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!
Buffalo_Bill (New Buffalo )
I bought these in Nov. 2010 for my 82-Suzuki GS 1100G and did a track day with them! Now 5 years & 5000 miles later I replaced the rear because it squared of enough to feel wobbly transitioning to steep lean angles. Did not think at all about stepping up to better known brand names. I can't tell the difference between these and Battlax BT45s for performance, 'cept for the money I saved!
Ronald (Clarkston )
I have a set of these tires on my Harley and I think their great. I haven't had any problems whatsoever. I've ridden them wet and dry and there has been no loss of grip. I have about 600 miles on them so far and the nipples are still on the tire.
Paul (Elkton )
I had purchased and installed this new Shinko SR734R Rear Cruiser Tire for my 1994 Goldwing 1500A and have put about 700 miles on it. I have really enjoyed the ride of the radial tire over the bias tire. I toke off on the bike yesterday morning to notice vibration in the rear of the bike, when I arrived at work I checked the tire pressure to ensure proper inflation (Tire at 38psi). Set bike on center stand, rotated tire and found felt side wall bulging out in one area about 4 inches long, 2 inches wide, and out about 1/2 inch in the center of the bulge. I know the tire is cheaper but shouldn't it hold up better then that?