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03-14-2008 08:30 PM
Paulo888 Thanks for the info guys.
03-11-2008 10:53 PM
SLO-KLR
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Where can I find the cheng shin's in 5.10x17? Help. I searched the net but couldn't find in this size. thanks
http://www.americanmototire.com/cata...th=200_215_217
03-11-2008 10:51 PM
SLO-KLR
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Originally Posted by Backmarker View Post
Which tire worked better for you??
I've really liked both tires. They both are excellent on pavement and off road. I would give a slight edge to the Maxxis on the pavement because it is more solid when pushed hard in the corners but they both peerform well. I like the C/S on the front enough that I bought another instead of trying something different. The front lasted for 8k which for me is good. I just wish they made it in a 3.5in width, the 3.0 is a little narrrower than stock width.
Here are the tires that I've run on the rear in no particular order.

Kings 966- good all round tire, reasonable price, best wearing rear tire I've used

Kenda 270-fair all round tire, doesn't handle well being pushed on pavement. Not a tire I will buy again

C/S 858- excellent all round tire, inexpensive, wears quick

Dunlop 606- fair all round tire, a little squirmy when pushed on pavement, howls like a rabid coyote, wears quick, okay off road, not a tire I will buy again

Maxxis 6006- excellent all round tire, solid performance on and off road reasonable price

Mefo Explorer- excellent all round tire, decent off road and solid on pavement, expensive compared to other D/S tires, not a tire I will buy again due to price

Front tires
Kings 966- handled okay on and off road but cupped badly, replaced early do to cupping

C/S 858- excellent handling tire on and off road, wears well, not the best in deep sand due to narrow width
03-11-2008 09:44 PM
DXKLR this site lists the 5.10, but you will probably have to call for the price:
http://www.totalmotorcycle.com/photo...-Shin-C858.htm
Think I got ahead of myself on that link....I don't think they sell tires, I just saw the size listed and took for granted they did...
03-11-2008 09:16 PM
Backmarker
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Originally Posted by SLO-KLR View Post
Heres the C/S 858 in front of a Maxxis 6006.

I thought I had some pics of them mounted but can't find them.
Which tire worked better for you??
03-11-2008 06:46 PM
Paulo888 Where can I find the cheng shin's in 5.10x17? Help. I searched the net but couldn't find in this size. thanks
03-11-2008 01:24 PM
blimpman
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Originally Posted by DXKLR View Post
Those are some good looking tires, let me know how you like them on the road, am curious as to if they feel squirrely or sure footed, I put a Kings Tire on the front, it looks a lot like the factory, but the thing feels pretty squirrely all the time no matter what tire pressure. It's not real bad, but I can feel it, plus there seems to be more handlebar vibes than with the oem tire. I am thinking I might just go Gripster all the way around. I do like the gripster I have on the back. It is great for highway and gravel, about all the riding I do.
The c858's always feel good on the street, not squirrelly at all. Off road they are good. They aren't a full fledged knobby but they work well. Pretty good bang for the buck.
03-11-2008 10:42 AM
DXKLR Those are some good looking tires, let me know how you like them on the road, am curious as to if they feel squirrely or sure footed, I put a Kings Tire on the front, it looks a lot like the factory, but the thing feels pretty squirrely all the time no matter what tire pressure. It's not real bad, but I can feel it, plus there seems to be more handlebar vibes than with the oem tire. I am thinking I might just go Gripster all the way around. I do like the gripster I have on the back. It is great for highway and gravel, about all the riding I do.
03-11-2008 09:39 AM
klr4evr
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Originally Posted by OlNortonut View Post
Here's a couple pic's I just took. Hope it works out OK. 1st try.
[IMG]<a href="http://s179.photobucket.com/albums/w316/OlNortonut/?action=view&current=100_1516a.jpg" target="_blank"><img src="http://i179.photobucket.com/albums/w316/OlNortonut/100_1516a.jpg" border="0" alt="Cheng Shin C858 4.60-17"></a>[/IMG]
<a href="http://s179.photobucket.com/albums/w316/OlNortonut/?action=view&current=100_1509.jpg" target="_blank"><img src="http://i179.photobucket.com/albums/w316/OlNortonut/100_1509.jpg" border="0" alt="Cheng Shin C858 3.00-21"></a>

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03-11-2008 07:24 AM
blimpman Here is the new c858 I put on. The 5.10x17 will fit fine. It looks HUGE.

Next to the MEFO I took off after 7500 miles.

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