Main Motorcycle: Bonneville T100 SMQ SE
Join Date: Dec 2014
Location: Vancouver, Canada
Other Motorcycle: 1974 Norton Commando 850
Welp...bike now has its second set of Shinko 705 Trail Masters on. Did them myself but had such a bear of a time, esp with the rear, I don't think I will do that again. Put in the CounterBalance bead-balanced tubes, just like I've had on my Commando for a year now, and went out for a shake down run. Very smooth feel at high speed, so the beads are doing their thing (incidentally, they also sell a bead kit to be used on any tire type, with or without tubes). Seems the "Wuggah, Wuggah, Wuggah" noise I've been living with ever since the Bridgestone Trail Wings were put on (3 seasons ago...see the above reason of spike stripe inadequacy of the Shinkos). So it seems that noise was most like due to tread pattern as suggested by some smart bloke on these forums 3 yrs ago....didn't need to do all that troubleshoot I guess! The front Trail Wing was undersized as 90/100-19....all the repair shop had on hand at the time of the spike strip incident. These did alright off road but made the bike feel twitchy in corners, turned in too easily. The 110/80-19 shinko front now provide quite a stable turn in.
2013 T100 Steve McQueen; +NH Togas; -SAI; -O2; +Breathe; +TTP#3; +Avon RoadRiders; +Iron&Resin Sidebag; +Kisan Auto-Off Indicators & BrakeLight Flasher; +MatchlessClueless LED Brake & Indicators; +LED 3000 Lumens Headlamp; +DeCosse Keyless system
Last edited by Tornado99; 06-14-2019 at 10:20 PM.