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Hi All,
I thought I'd made up my mind to buy a set of Trail Wings.
Then I noticed the Cheng Shin C858. The bits of info I've managed to find about them is surprizingly good. Anyone have any first hand experience with these? The price is almost scary! Too god to be true?

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I just got the metzler tourance for on road travel, they are awesome. If you are plannin go on and off then these aren't for you, listen to these guys here. A general drawback is price, but I got a good deal from motorcycle superstore, they were like 25 -30 % off a couple months ago, plus I have orderd a lot from them, great service.

But I have a question for any one reviewing this thread, where can you get another set of klr rims, I am shite at changing tires and I have two left thumbs, so I woud like to have basically two sets of tires ready to go (on roads and stubbies)? I've looked around a but cannot find anything, maybe I just call a dealer
 

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But I have a question for any one reviewing this thread, where can you get another set of klr rims, I am shite at changing tires and I have two left thumbs, so I woud like to have basically two sets of tires ready to go (on roads and stubbies)? I've looked around a but cannot find anything, maybe I just call a dealer
eBay. You'll pay a fortune at the dealership. $300+

I'm wanting to do the same thing.
 

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Chen tires have been in Canada forever - I had them on my 1973 Kaw. The rear tire would last about 6000 miles.

They also make tires for Bicycles.......

I do not think you will get the distance out of the tire that you would get for a more expensive brand..... you get what you pay for. Chen's over all are good buy.

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I have c858's on my KLR now... Good tires!! Especially for the price.
 

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Here's a couple pic's I just took. Hope it works out OK. 1st try. :)

<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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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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Here's a couple pic's I just took. Hope it works out OK. 1st try. :)

<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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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.
 

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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.
 

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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
 

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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
 
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