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The difference between the Shinko 777 and the 777HD is a reinforced sidewall, which gives a higher load rating. Not applicable to Sportsters as they're not heavy enough, but this can be a factor on baggers and other heavy bikes.
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i just found their specs on the site. it seems they don't offer many sizes that aren't the HD version anymore. more that aren't the HD version for fronts versus rear. honestly i didn't even know mine were the HD version until i looked lol.

https://www.shinkotireusa.com/produc...vy-duty/211908


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Hi Jordan, try Fort Nine from Montreal. They used to be called Canada's powersports store. 777 front $81 rear $124. Free shipping. I installed them on my 90 sporty. Nice tires. I think I will try the Shinko 230 tourmaster next, I believe it is a higher mileage tire. Fort Nine is a great company to deal with in Canada. I order a lot of parts from them.
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you can read about the differences here.

http://www.shinkotirecanada.com/product/category=2.php
as far as i can tell the only difference between the regular 777 and the 777 hd is the hd is the reflector series and according to the shinko site it has " a newly redesigned reinforced carcass". both the 777 and the 777 h.d. are h rated with 4 or 6 ply, aramid reinforced carcass, and are heavy duty.

and as a note both of my tires say have h.d. stamped on them but they are the non reflector 777's


and i bought my tires on ebay .... just looked for the lowest price shipped to me. i had to get them from two different places. i also install my own tires so that saves me some money as well.
You mount them on the rims? Please tell me how you manage that at home.

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How wide can I go on the front tire and have it still fit between the forks and fender?

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i just use tire irons, rim protectors and elbow grease. we even made a homemade tire changer out of junk parts to help but lately i haven't even used that.



lots of youtube videos that show you how to do it. even a few that show you how to make a diy tire changer.
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i just use tire irons, rim protectors and elbow grease. we even made a homemade tire changer out of junk parts to help but lately i haven't even used that.



lots of youtube videos that show you how to do it. even a few that show you how to make a diy tire changer.
Just watched a few. Thoughts on the wrap tie method?

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If the tire is flimsy you might do it but I could not do it with dunlops. Too stiff, wire ties will not pull the beads together.
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