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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 05-31-2019, 01:44 PM Thread Starter
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Tire suggestions?

Love my rebel but I can't help but feel the stock tires aren't much cop. I live in Bangkok and the roads are terrible - pitted, patched, cracked, missing top surfaces, poorly laid tarmac, shiny concrete, even huge metal grills laid over storm drains. I feel that the bike tracks all of these and more. When I'm riding along calmly it's all fine but mix up the bad roads with constant filtering, ducking and diving and it starts to get a little stressful.

Any recommendations for a more suitable tire for the job? Longevity is not important to me, but quality and not tracking every groove is. What do you think could work?
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A lot of us like the Michelin Commander II

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A lot of us like the Michelin Commander II

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I second that, 10000kms and they performs like new... nice all weather, allround tires.
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The Shinko777 handles ugly roads very well. I have 3000 miles on them and am going to stick with them for the life of the bike.
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post #5 of 11 (permalink) Old 06-01-2019, 02:31 AM Thread Starter
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Cheers everyone. I'll try the commanders or shinko.
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The Shinko777 handles ugly roads very well. I have 3000 miles on them and am going to stick with them for the life of the bike.
Let us know how many miles you get out of the Shinko 777's before changing and if you get twice as many miles out of the front as compared to the rear, that is how it seems to work with most bike tires.

I used Shinko's on scooters and lighter bikes and they worked well. But when I tried them on a heavier Harley, they wore out to fast.

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The Shinko777 handles ugly roads very well. I have 3000 miles on them and am going to stick with them for the life of the bike.
I just ordered a set of Shinko 777's for my Rebel. I had them on my Aero 750 and when I sold it they had 7000 miles on them and still were very good. These Dungflop 404's are worn out at 3800 miles.
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Bet you like them. They are bias I think and ultra smooooth
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The were great on the Aero, I loved the handling with them.

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I just got the Shinko 777's mounted and balanced, then went for a short ride to scuff them in. I'm big happy with these tires.
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