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Has anyone ever had a shinko tire come apart on them? I have about 2000 miles on my rear and on my way home had about a 6 inch section of it come off the tire. Any advice on a new rear.

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I've got about 45,000 miles on Shinko tires with no problems. I have heard of knobs chunking, but this phenomenon is not limited to Shinko tires. It's the nature of the beast.

My first suggestion would be to contact Shinko. They seem to have a product warranty second to none.

Here is a response I received from Shinko regarding warranty:

RE: Questions regarding warranty
From:
Scott Casper <[email protected]>
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To: Patrick W. <[email protected]>

Hi Patrick,
If a tire fails that is not worn out and it appears to be an actual failure of the tire due to workmanship, we will warranty the tire thru the dealer it was originally purchased from. There is no pro-rated warranty like many automotive tires, a replacement is offered at no charge.
This applies to all Shinko motorcycle and scooter tires we sell in the U.S..

Thanks,

Scott Casper
Street Product Manager / Shinko Tire Tech
Western Power Sports
601 E. Gowen Rd.
Boise, ID 83716
Phone: 208-376-8400 ext. 3404 Fax: 208-375-8901


-----Original Message-----
From: Patrick W. [mailto:[email protected]]
Sent: Tuesday, April 14, 2009 4:39 PM
To: Shinko Info
Subject: Questions regarding warranty

Hi. I have been using Shinko tires for the last three years. I have questions regarding warranty on these tires. I plan on taking a several thousand mile trip soon, and need to know how Shinko deals with tire failure issues. Can you forward me the warranty information Shinko has on Dual Sport tires?

Thanks in advance
Patrick W.
I'd encourage you to contact Shinko, and keep us posted on the developments. Due to their low cost, Shinko seems to be selling a lot of tires. The reported failure rate is pretty low, considering the volume of tires they sell. I'd be contacting the phone number given in the above email copy, and follow their lead on resolution, rather than go to the distributor first.
 

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I bought my first motorcycle last year and I had 2 new tires last year to put on. I had them mounted and balanced by the place when I bought them. The back tire has more significant wear than the front. I have had to stop quite fast 2 times twice this year but other than that I have done nothing other than just ride. I have not spun my tires at all as I this is my first motorcycle and I am just getting used to riding and am just getting my confidence. I would like to know if my tire would be covered under warranty? I probably drove around 750 to 1000 miles this year but I cant be for sure because I had to replace my speedometer.
 

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I bought my first motorcycle last year and I had 2 new tires last year to put on. I had them mounted and balanced by the place when I bought them. The back tire has more significant wear than the front. I have had to stop quite fast 2 times twice this year but other than that I have done nothing other than just ride. I have not spun my tires at all as I this is my first motorcycle and I am just getting used to riding and am just getting my confidence. I would like to know if my tire would be covered under warranty? I probably drove around 750 to 1000 miles this year but I cant be for sure because I had to replace my speedometer.
Firstly be aware that you resurrected a thread from 2011. The info may no longer apply.

What brand and model is the tire. Not that it makes a difference in regard to your warranty question but just curious to know. All tires wear differently, some a lot quicker than others.

I would say probably no warranty and you need to look at it objectively. There are so many factors that affect tire wear on a motorcycle. Pressure, braking, stunting, road conditions etc. And no matter what you say about the mileage and your riding habits the tire company likely isn't going to believe you. Warranty is extended when there is an obvious flaw in the tire but seldom heard of for wear. Unlike a car tire I don't recall ever seeing a motorcycle tire advertised with a mileage rating guarantee.

Ride on. It's only money.
 

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little info about shinko:

the motorcycle tire technology and molds from Yokohama Rubber Co., and began production of these products under the Shinko Tire brand. ... Today Shinko Tires produces approximately 200,000 motorcycle tires per month.
I use them on my 250 ninja and they work great.
 
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