Cheng Shin's DOT

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  • billyj7175

Posted May 07, 2002 - 08:35 PM


I know the dirt purists are will probably gawk at this, but just how bad are the Cheng Shin DOT tires? For the money, they can't be beat, and I have a buddy who runs them on his KTM and claims that they're not all that bad of a tire. From what I've read, the 650R likes to eat tires and chains, so I don't want to be purchasing a $60-80 tire (I can get a set of chen's for $50) all of the time.
Any opinions?

  • joe_moto

Posted May 08, 2002 - 03:43 AM


well it comes down to this, do u want one ride with a 35.00 tire or do u you want several rides on a 70.00 tire. my friend took most of the knobbies off of his skin after 8o miles??????

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  • 10SE_Michael

Posted May 08, 2002 - 06:25 AM


The Dunlop D606 is great, around $50 front or rear at Rocky Mountain MC.
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  • Portland_650R

Posted May 08, 2002 - 07:22 AM


Well, from my old road riding days, we called them Cheng S*ht. I never figured out how they could make a tire that wore out so fast AND had no grip. Not sure these days. As for eating tires, mine hasn't been too bad so far - about 2X the rate of my previous XR250.

Hey, report back on the results!

  • joe_moto

Posted May 08, 2002 - 01:00 PM


yeah the skins are good for smaller bikes but not the 650R

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