I Need a Cheap 150/60/17

Got the Distanzia's on there now...learned my lesson about "stunting" with them. Front is chopped to where it looks like Sonic the Hedgehog's hair doo and the rear was toast within 2k of hard street riding, hooligan practice, and dirt. Great tires but soft and expensive.

The rear is my biggest priority. I need a more firm tire that will last longer for fun stuff like sliding, monos, and running the occasional low-tire pressure...as well as a little cheaper so I don't have to sweat tearing them up. I'm looking for a 150/60/17 rear and no one has them in stock!

Looking at the popular ones like the Shinko 705 Series and the Kenda K761. Where can I find one???

Thanks -M

Did you call the TT store? They probably have them.

Can I look it up on the site somehow or do I have to wait 3 hrs for the TT store to open to call (pacific time errr). I'd rather look it up online at work then call while on the train home!

Tt does not have kenda. Just called yesterday for the same thing. Ended up getting a d208 oe tire for $138 from motorcycle superstore for $40 less than tt could offer it to me for. Or try tires unlimeted they have kenda at good price.

i bought d208sm rear tires last year from cyclegear on sale for $49 each.i think the shinko stealth 003's i also bought were around $75 or so .that's about as good of a deal as you'll find i think.also try americanmototire.

How bout shinko's ravens 009. I know they don come I that size but I have one on my bike(160/60/17) and it works great. Bikebandit.com has them cheap. I got mine for a few bucks over $100 shipped. Fits perfect and is a harder tyre


Thanks for the tips all.

How bout shinko's ravens 009. I know they don come I that size but I have one on my bike(160/60/17) and it works great. Bikebandit.com has them cheap. I got mine for a few bucks over $100 shipped. Fits perfect and is a harder tyre


Funny you say that...I was looking at your review of that tire in my search travels. As much as I liked the reviews of the Shinko 009's I had counted it out because of the availability only in that bigger size though. Now I may just say screw it and go 160/60/17

I'm concerned about chain rub most...I don't want to have to get my wheel offset more. I run my chain with about 2-2.5" of slack otherwise it stretches upon hard landings. My tire already hits the muffler when compressed but I can tweak that more.

Thanks for info!

I run just about the same slack on my chain and only time there's rub is under hard cornering. And I mean hard! I run about 25psi and the tyre fits very well. I had no issues getting it in. I haven had any problems hitting the pipe in my 3k+ miles but it's a steet only bike. It's handled great in all conditions. It's got my vote for best bang for your buck tyre that can hang with the big boys:)

cheers Logan

Found a set of Shinko 009's 120/70-17 & 160/60-17 $170 Shipped. I like these tires...but....

I worry about chain rub with the 160 because after doing the homework it seems some people (like you 707drz) say it's fine with chain clearance. Some seem to get screwed....which I don't understand how it could go either way with the same stock wheel, but all I know is with my current 150/60/17 I get no chain rub, but I can push the chain with one finger and get it to touch the sidewall.

EDIT: Just saw your post. It all sounds good but I think I may get screwed when I lower it down to 15psi for the slow stuff practice. ehh I'm on the fence.

I appreciate the input.

GOod luck on your decision. I have my rear as low as 19psi with no rub at all. It doesn't stay there for very long. But I tell you the rub s so slight you can barely notice it I can only imagine it not being to bad to were t wouldn't make a good deal

I hear ya. I'm just gonna scoop up that 160/60 deal then on the Shinko 009's after all the good feedback. I will let you know how they turn out! It should interesting as it's the first time I've put my own tires on.

Thanks 707 for all the help.

gunna put them on your self and not a shop? Make sure you by some beer caus I'm pretty sure it's a 5 beer job or a full 6pak for the pair

Yes sir! I've helped my buddy put a few tires on his R6 race bike so the only thing I was worried about surprise-wise was getting the inner tube in. Well I found a tech online that showed how easy it was with some talcom powder and a few beers to numb your fingers! I'm not going to balance them and see what happens....if they shake at all I'll pick up some dyna beads. Brother used them in his Cbr and they work great.

I've installed mountains of car tires in the auto shop days, but seeing as I won't have the help of machines it should be interesting!

Forgive my ignorance, but can you use dyna beads in a tube? :thumbsup:

Just got my Shinko 009 Ravens in the mail, 120/70 & 160/60 flavor. They look good...can't wait to go rip on these things after breaking them in real good...they seem pretty firm. I will do a little follow-up after I install them this week.

Good deal! I'm guessing you got both front and rear shipped for a ton less them one rear Avon? The 009s are a sport touring tyre so there a harder compound, but hand as good as any other sport tyre out there. I just got back from another trip to our local little speedway and they handled awsome all the way to the edge. Plus they last darn good.

Good deal! I'm guessing you got both front and rear shipped for a ton less them one rear Avon?

Oh yeah! Fleabay deal: $163 for both shipped.

I'm really looking forward to tearing it up on 100% street tires...not that it's the Avons' fault but they are bald and chopped to where it handles terrible. Front is chopped from stoppies and rear is bald...makes for a shaky & hard-turning ride.

I'm most excited about having some tires where I can slide the rear end out again and also tear 'em up a little without my wallet crying...Avon's were too sticky! It's like I paid a lot, to have tires that worked too well, for not long enough. Lesson learned :thumbsup:

How bout shinko's ravens 009. I know they don come I that size but I have one on my bike(160/60/17) and it works great. Bikebandit.com has them cheap. I got mine for a few bucks over $100 shipped. Fits perfect and is a harder tyre


Do you have a pic of the front?

Rear Distanzas are only good for 2,000 miles? Hmm.. I might not want a set then, gotta buy at least a rear soon, have a cord starting to show, lol.

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