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post #16 of 49 Old 03-10-2018, 06:00 AM
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Really depends on how you ride and what you want from the tire

I had a set of Shinko 005's on my old Bandit. Hard riding in TX summer and they turned to grease. Had them all kinds of pretty blue/purple which is an indicator of the oils coming out of the rubber compound.
I used a 003-U-soft on the bake of the 12R for drags, it worked fine.

Feel is another factor, I had some BT-016 tires that seemed to grip well, but had zero feel/feedback and I never got comfortable on them. Turned the front tire blue on those are well on a Deals Gap trip.

For touring semi-sport I prefer Dunlop or Pilot Roads, dedicated backroad Hooliganism my go to tire is the Q2/Q3. Average miles on a rear Q2 is 1800.

Attached is what I mean by a blue tire, heat cycles and abuse...
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Iíve had decent feeling Dunlop and Michelin rubber. Years ago when I spooned on my first set of Pirelli that was it for me never looked back. For me they are top shelf. I donít worry about mileage I ride back roads hard and need feel/grip, I happily replace as needed. Drag racing is fun but Iím not into lowered streatched bikes I like em cranked over in the twisties thatís where I get my jollies. Tires are important and we all have our favs depending how an where we ride. Regardless what you like thereís no feeling like a fresh pair of shoes on the big ol girl...

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with all thee fancy yachts and hooliganisms in mind not to give the impression shinkos are great starter tyres. Just like the the 12. Something to work up to.
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Shinkos are garbage ... wouldnít run them on my lawn mower...

Is this a 2 page thread trying to justify junk tires ?

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Shinkos are garbage ... wouldnít run them on my lawn mower...

Is this a 2 page thread trying to justify junk tires ?
Sure why not. You must not know a fast lawn mower. You don't want to be caught sleepiing next to one.
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Yup they are pretty bad, but not much happening here mine as well talk about which tires are the worst

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Yup they are pretty bad, but not much happening here mine as well talk about which tires I fear most
used to be a lot of fun to watch
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Plenty of reviews from professionals who have tested them. Shinkos are pretty much bottom of the barrel. Do they work? Yes. Will they work for probably 80% of the sportbike riders who just use their liter bike as a work commuter or maybe the occasional blast around some "curvy" roads in the city? Yes. But no comparison to the much better tires out there when you start talking about taking them on the track (where a sportbike belongs).

But if all you're doing is cruising to the local bike night, then ya, why waste your money? Buy stock in Shinko.
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Plenty of reviews from professionals who have tested them. Shinkos are pretty much bottom of the barrel. Do they work? Yes. Will they work for probably 80% of the sportbike riders who just use their liter bike as a work commuter or maybe the occasional blast around some "curvy" roads in the city? Yes. But no comparison to the much better tires out there when you start talking about taking them on the track (where a sportbike belongs).

But if all you're doing is cruising to the local bike night, then ya, why waste your money? Buy stock in Shinko.
Hi hibs. Those images are of professionals. Riders paid or compensated for their efforts. Well except the first four. Strange there in the bottom of your barrel after after all the miles and positives over the years.

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Hi hibs. Those images are of professionals. Riders paid or compensated for their efforts. Well except the first four. Strange there in the bottom of your barrel after after all the miles and positives over the years.
If you are referring to the pics in your first few posts, those are random pics that look like Deals Gap. Far from professionals, and those are not much of a lean angle to demonstrate anything.

00: Black-n-flamed, Hindle, BMC, Marchesini, Penske, Racetech, EBC, Russell, PCv
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If you are referring to the pics in your first few posts, those are random pics that look like Deals Gap. Far from professionals, and those are not much of a lean angle to demonstrate anything.

Hi texlurch, yep, those are non paid. Actually those demonstrate quite a bit.
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If so, then this should demonstrate the Q2:
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And this is the unfortunate result of trying to do the same on Shinko's:
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And this is the unfortunate result of trying to do the same on Shinko's:
Look up rnicky. There doing that with every tire available

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If so, then this should demonstrate the Q2:
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