Join Date: Oct 2017
Location: Portland Oregon
Another newb tire question about Shinkos
I got a plugged rear tire right now and obviously i need to replace it. I am on a budget and I want to keep the 200 back tire and not go to a 190.
that being said which is just personal preference I am looking at the Shinko 011 Verge or the 009 Shinko Ravens to replace my Metzler M5 rubber on the bike now. the current metzelers are 5 years old judging by the 2013 date code so i need an affordable rear AND front tire option. Shinko is the best i have seen in terms of reviews and costs from Revzilla.com. 225 bucks for front AND rear tires as a package isnt bad for Shinko 009 Ravens with a 200-50 rear tire
my question is..does anyone have expierence with Shinko tires? if so whats the difference in compounds (009,005,010,) or are they total crap.
I honestly do not care too much about tire life since i dont yet ride long distances. I Am worried about buying the completely wrong tire even though its the correct size (200-50ZR17) and load (75W)
one more thing, is it mandatory to replace my perfectly good although old (2013) Metzler M5 front tire with one that matches my rear tire? as in should i replace my tires in pairs to keep the bike safe? i assume yes
Anyways for the money what tires front and back stock size for a generally gently ridden B1 with MAYBE some straightline racing would you guys reccomend?
thanks again for any responses
2002 Candy Thunder blue over gold.
13k miles with just a Corbin seat, Puig Windscreen.
2001 Honda CBR 929RR(stolen), 2000 GSXR 600(sold), 96 Z28 daily driver(sue me)