Join Date: Jul 2018
Location: Mountain Home Idaho
Model: GL1200I Interstate
Thank you for your advice, your blistered Shinkos were 777HD's? The stock sized tires I selected for my 1200 are each load rated higher than the factory requirements at 77 front and 80 rear so I'm pretty confident in their ability to support the GL. Perhaps you had a bad one, I've run Shinkos before on my Buell with my only complaints being profile and cold tire grip at the extreme edges.
Keeping close watch on your tires is always a good practice anyway, over the years I've had issues such as premature cracking of the sidewalls or in the tread, including "premium" brands, and always limited to individual tires.