He posted the label from the tire above in post #4 clearly indicating this is a radial tire, and has a speed rating of H. Actually, looking at the Shinko website, there is no bias 150 x17 sized rear 705 available.As a disclaimer I only run high end radial tires on my street bikes and UHD tubes and double rim locks on my desert bikes. I'm pretty sure those Chinko 705 tires are bias ply. And the "Q" speed rating is quite frankly a joke at under 100mph max speed rating.
My bad, I only saw the Q non radial tires on the website. Still a cheap tire that I would never run on my bike. And yes they do make a non radial rear tire as well.He posted the label from the tire above in post #4 clearly indicating this is a radial tire, and has a speed rating of H. Actually, looking at the Shinko website, there is no bias 150 x17 sized rear 705 available.
That's fair. I'm lucky that I just have not seen it. Keep in mind that I don't ride tires down to the wear bars. Back when desert racing, one or two races max on a brand new set of tires. On the street I have ran 32/36 on every single bike since the 80's. In the instance of slow leaks I have no idea how low they got. As soon as the bike started to wallow I added air.When you work with the folks from Michelin and Goodyear, they have a common phrase about the top most important three things when it comes to tires. The three are:
Chris, I'm sure that OldRider and I've seen more f-d up tires than you hopefully ever will.
I was on the wrong website. They do in fact make a bias ply.Not in an OEM size 705 , at least not anymore according to Shinko's own site.