Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Rockford, MI, USA
Picked up a nail in my rear Avon while riding in Montana. Went to the only dealer in the town, the only 180/55/17 in stock was a Shinko 009 Raven, as I was 1500 miles from home and the next nearest dealer of any sort was 90 miles way. I decided this would have to do, Plus it was only $135 mounted and balanced, included taking the wheel off the bike (Single sided swing arm and four lug bolts isn't much work).
The tire now was 5600 miles on it, it handles well in the wet, does not slip or slide for my riding in the few curves we have in Michigan. Still have about an 1/8" of tread before the wearbars. I am guessing I will get 9,000+, about the same as the Avons maybe a little more, the OEM BT020s were about 6500 miles.
'07 K1200GT Crystal Gray Metalic
'00 Ducati 900 Monster