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  • brash Posts: 650
    Performance Poster brash
    07 Oct 2017 07:03 PM
    Shinko 170/70/16 works on a stock wheel as it tucks in.



    I tried a Avon 160/80/16 and it scrubbed when the airbags layed out. The 160 was much wider than the shinko 170.


  • AlHD48 Posts: 405
    Stage 1 Poster AlHD48
    08 Oct 2017 08:20 AM
    Brash how did you find the shinko tyres are they any good durability wise and grip compared to the Michelin scorchers ? 
  • brash Posts: 650
    Performance Poster brash
    08 Oct 2017 08:52 AM
    Grip was so much better. Even better than the Avon Cobra's.

    I ride like a pork chop so I got just over 5000km's from them. No doubt you could get a lot more without burnouts etc. I didn't know a 48 could wheelie until I put these on haha.

    They are also cheap as chips too, I was getting from ebay for $160 each on special so bought a few at a time.
  • Kimbocv8 Posts: 9
    Adelaide, Australia
    Stock Poster Kimbocv8
    13 Oct 2017 03:49 PM
    Shinko 777 180x65x16 tyre on my 2016 Forty eight (alloy wheels).
    Standard guard and belt drive. No scrubbing and has been running well for over a year now..








  • Kimbocv8 Posts: 9
    Adelaide, Australia
    Stock Poster Kimbocv8
    13 Oct 2017 08:29 PM
    No problems Paul,
    Front wheel standard and rear rim is, you guessed it, from a Fat Bob to enable accommodating the bigger tyre.
    The wheel keeps you at 16" and allows fitment of the 180 tyre.
    This also works with the ABS, you just need to purchase the correct wheel fitment kit with the correct bearing for the ABS though so be careful with that.
    You also need to fabricate a spacer addition for the drive side and shim the LHS spacer to re-align the tyre. Basically that's all I did.
    I paid $300 from memory for a second hand Fat Bob rim, just over a $100 for the bearing kit. Got the tyre for $225 fitted to the rim.
    2 nights of test fitting and back and forth with a fabricator for the spacers, got a mate to bob my guard, a couple of LED bolts for the number plate and i was in business.
    P.S. make sure you have a mate to help with fitment and alignment - its a b*** trying to do it on your own (although achievable).
    Lastly, yes - you need to remove that riveted plastic inner from your guard to enable the tyre to freely fit under the guard.

    A few more pics from last year when I just finished the conversion.

    I checked out your pics mate, you can also get the 777 in whitewall to suit your bike which was what i was considering next tyre change.

    Cheers

    Kim








  • Kimbocv8 Posts: 9
    Adelaide, Australia
    Stock Poster Kimbocv8
    13 Oct 2017 10:11 PM
    All good Paul, I actually had been meaning to post what I had done for anyone else anyways mate.

    I'm going from memory here from last year so apologies if I get something a bit wrong.

    Yes, i meant the two plastic side pieces under the rear guard - lose them to enable the breathing space for the fatter tyre.
    I haven't noticed any difference in handling - although i didn't buy the bike to try and keep up with the sport bike folk, I ride pretty sedately
    Pulley is stock - no shimming. I shimmed the axle/wheel assembly to line it up as it was about 5mm off. The difference being the guys from the other forums did it to pre ABS bikes using pre-ABS rims where mine is ABS (the ABS wheel bearing is wider to accommodate the ABS magnet/sensor) and the rim I got was from a pre-ABS bike. I would say if you bought brand new Fat Bob rims you would probably not need to shim.
    I also fitted lowered shocks. it's a bit uncomfortable but bearable and I just love the look of the bike now.
    The rim/tyre combo really fill out the bike in my opinion.

    P.S the short look is mainly from removing the tail tidy, chopping the rear fender and mounting the plate on the fender.








  • shadowarrior Posts: 223
    Gold Coast
    Stock Poster shadowarrior
    14 Oct 2017 07:55 PM
    Damn Kim that is one good looking mod. Thanks for the write up. 
  • Sprocket Posts: 265
    ACT
    Stage 1 Poster Sprocket
    28 Jan 2018 08:24 AM
    Posted by brash on 07 Oct 2017 07:03 PM
    Shinko 170/70/16 works on a stock wheel as it tucks in.



    I tried a Avon 160/80/16 and it scrubbed when the airbags layed out. The 160 was much wider than the shinko 170.


     Thanks for sharing that the shinko 170/70/16 works on a standard wheel. I have an 08 1200 custom. What is the stock 48 rear wheel size?

    Cheers

    Sprocket 

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