Quality control problems?
Check yo self or wreck yo self
I've the Raven on for just over 5,000 miles and it still looks good.
Mainly used zipping around the N GA mountains so the wear rate seems pretty good to date
I bought a Shinko, but tore a chunk out of the bead trying to install it myself. Never got to try it out... Lanman had a Shinko on his at CampStoc, but he had to get a new tire over that weekend as the Shinko wore rapidly towards the end. He only got something over 3k iirc.
The rear Raven is toast. It's down to / below the wear bars in the center of the tire.
Total mileage about 5,900 miles. As usual the last bit of tread looks like it could last a 1,000 miles and with a blink of the eye it was gone.
Cost with instalaltion was $125
I used Metzler ME 880 for the past 50,000 miles and they've averaged about 7,000 miles.
Cost with installation $246
Both costs include me removing the wheel and taking it to the tire guy.
I have the time to do this and prefer it so I can clean the wheel, exhaust pipes and amke sure everything get correctly cleaned and greased up etc etc.
I'm waiting for another Shink Raven to be delivered. I have no qualms about using this brand.
I have used the 705 on my KLR and now use the 244.
At nearly 83,000 miles the splines look factory new.