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Old 10-07-2009, 02:58 PM   #1
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DRAG RACING TIRES

Just wanted to ask for opinions on those of you who drag race. What tires do you swear by. Pros, cons ect.
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Just wanted to ask for opinions on those of you who drag race. What tires do you swear by. Pros, cons ect.
Shinko Usoft. Good and cheap but about 2-3 lbs heavier than a Power One.
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I have been to the track 2 or 3 times and maybe some of the busa guys can chime in.. shinkos seemed to be on a lot of bikes maybe because they are a harder compound and pretty disposible..
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Shinko Usoft. Good and cheap but about 2-3 lbs heavier than a Power One.
What PSI are you at when racing?
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dunno, but all the chatter i read is on SHinko's
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Shinkos, most of the guys I know are in the low 20's with pressure.
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Shinko= cheap and decent hook, but heavy
Michelin Power 1= Best hooking, light, expensive
Metzler Dragtec= expensive, decent hook, nothing special
Race take offs= If you can find a 190/50, good hook, cheap, light, cheap
regular street tires=Pilot power, decent hook, flat spot quickly, expensive to burn up on a drag strip but will work. Look for used ones.
Bridgestone BT003= good hook, expensive, light, will wear out quick.



I would say for your average street bike, any decent brand/model street tire works well. If you want cheap and hook, especially if you are starting out, Shinko....

All that said, I just slapped on a Shinko...
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What PSI are you at when racing?
24 psi in the heat right now. On a cold day 20-22 psi.
Some folks say to run them down to 12psi. Stock engined bikes get slowed down by that low pressure by 3 mph. If you are 9-12 inches over, then yes you have to run very low tire pressure.
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At stock length I was running a Pilot Power 2CT at 30. I was only running 1.70+ in the 60'. Now with an arm, gear and quicker 60' Im having to run at 20. I moved down in about 2 psi increments till it hooked. That being said Im roasting a 220.00 tire quickly. My next tire will be the power one if Im feeling wealthy or a shinko u soft if not so wealthy.
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It is real easy to swing to a 115 dollar Shinko.
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i bought my bike with a 200 shinko on it...it wore out decently quick in the middle... and was hard to turn in because of that. i still have a shinko front though. no complaints so far
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I have run the Shinko for quite some time and they do hook, I figure if they work for high 7 low 8 shootout bikes then they would be good for me, and U cant beat the price, I dont suggest them on the front
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I have run the Shinko for quite some time and they do hook, I figure if they work for high 7 low 8 shootout bikes then they would be good for me, and U cant beat the price, I dont suggest them on the front
why not for front? not being sarcastic or tryin to start argument. just wanna know...
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I just dont care for them on the front, I have lost the front a few times with Shinko fronts, but not on the drag strip
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Shinko= cheap and decent hook, but heavy
Michelin Power 1= Best hooking, light, expensive
Metzler Dragtec= expensive, decent hook, nothing special
Race take offs= If you can find a 190/50, good hook, cheap, light, cheap
regular street tires=Pilot power, decent hook, flat spot quickly, expensive to burn up on a drag strip but will work. Look for used ones.
Bridgestone BT003= good hook, expensive, light, will wear out quick.



I would say for your average street bike, any decent brand/model street tire works well. If you want cheap and hook, especially if you are starting out, Shinko....

All that said, I just slapped on a Shinko...
I've got a couple of 190/55 BT003's that are almost full tread across the centers available. $50 each.

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I just dont care for them on the front, I have lost the front a few times with Shinko fronts, but not on the drag strip
lost the front? slip?
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I wouldnt use them in front either. I have had one on the front and didnt like the feel at all. I didnt trust it for shyt.
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Shinkos handle like all the way around....I had a Stealth 003(looks just like the u-soft but harder compound)on the rear, it bit good but I didn't like how it felt when leaned over....I won't use one on the street.... Straight line and slow speed turns its ok.
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Shinkos handle like all the way around....I had a Stealth 003(looks just like the u-soft but harder compound)on the rear, it bit good but I didn't like how it felt when leaned over....I won't use one on the street.... Straight line and slow speed turns its ok.
Exactly straight line is good turns is bad, Yes the front sliped out on me a couple times even under mild lean angles, purdy much any other tire on front and the Shinko rear is good for drag strip
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