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Old 06-09-2012, 09:25 PM   #1
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tire info..

are shinkos any good? or are they the equivalent to like.. Federal/General tires?

looking for some that will last me longer than what i have now.
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I believe Shinkos are known for being drag racing tires
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I believe Shinkos are known for being drag racing tires
Ya his rear tire doesn't have much of a curve or arch to it.
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If I remember correctly, Shinkos are a product from the Cheng Shin tire line ..kinda like Toyota is to Lexus. I could EASILY be wrong tho.

Not BAD tires for general riding duty, as long as you weren't in the rain, or even moderately pushing limits..But take my words with a grain of salt. last time I had Shinko/Chen Shins, was back in the early nineties. So maybe things have changed with them.

Ultimately, if you need a new tire, its moderate at a resonable price, if you cant afford a sticky premium tire with excellent road life.

thats my two (dated) cents. Until someone else has better info.


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Old 06-09-2012, 09:50 PM   #6
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like most other manufacturers, Shinko makes tires for many different types of riding and racing. lot's of people love them. i bought a set off of ebay and discovered they were the cause of my head shake at speeds above 130 MPH. after replacing them to confirm this, i threw them away and vowed to never buy another..
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Ultimately, if you need a new tire, its moderate at a resonable price, if you cant afford a sticky premium tire with excellent road life.
I do need them more for life. I was told about some dual compound tires where it's sticky on the sides and beefy in the middle.. (no pun intended )

I'm familiar with car tires but obviously bike tires have completely different dimensions. ex. Kumho ecsta supras vs Yokohamas, the kumho has a rigid wall vs the yoko.. and it does affect my handling.. tread, speed rating etc. Is there such relevance with bike tires? are they all uniform except for rubber grade?

Anyway.. I like hitting the twisties and digging in further and further over.. but I would also like something that would a bit longer than the dunlops i have on right now. I appreciate all info from experience and here say.. thanks
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They are not made by chen shing

I believe that they are produced as Yokahoma's motorcycle tire line.

They aren't super sticky, but they give great mileage for commuting.
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Get some sport touring tires

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But all the major brands (Dunlop, bridgestone, Avon , metzlet) all make S/T tires
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continental has a relatively new sport/touring tire out. they have the dual compound for higher mileage on the center and better grip on the sides. i just installed my third set so i'm obviously somewhat satisfied with the performance. like you, i am concerned with price vs. mileage and want maximum bang for my buck.
i got spoiled running Dunlop Qualifier track take offs. i'd get them with 90% tread left on them, for $135 a pair but when that offer was no longer available, i had to find something else.
you can find the conti-motions for $165.00 a pair, shipped to your door. i have gotten between 5-6k miles from each rear and 7-9k from the fronts. they're great for dry riding and decent for wet weather conditions. i like riding hard, rain or shine, so i've decided to pop for qualifiers in the wet quarter of the year.
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Michelin pilot power 2c/t ... Can't go wrong
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I have these on right now and they feel better than q2's

http://www.pirelli.com/tire/us/en/mo...sso_corsa.html
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Michelin pilot power 2c/t ... Can't go wrong

I'm sure whatever tire I go with can't go wrong with them given they are good brands.. Just trying to stretch my $$'s worth. I bought the bike in Feb. 11, brand new. I need to get a new rear because of the middle. I currently have 7600 miles on the bike. Yes I ride a lot.

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I have these on right now and they feel better than q2's

http://www.pirelli.com/tire/us/en/mo...sso_corsa.html

Those look very sticky and would be costly because I do 90% straight/streets. I wouldn't be able to make use of the sides much.
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Old 06-10-2012, 12:41 AM   #14
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I have these on right now and they feel better than q2's

http://www.pirelli.com/tire/us/en/mo...sso_corsa.html
are they rosso corsa? if they are i have the same tires, they are great but it dont last, power pilot 2cts are not bad at all, my last set last me over 5k miles, and you know how i ride...on top of that it is discontinued, so you can get them for fairly cheap. give our forum sponsors a call and compare the price they offer on them. if you have more question about tires you have my numbers
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Old 06-10-2012, 12:45 AM   #15
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Yea they are good for the back roads. Gets very sticky when they get warmed up. The dunlops didnt feel as sticky once they got warmed up and probably also depends on the bike you run it on.
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makes me wanna get a second set of rims..
1 to have 2ct's...
1 will have some 'spensive .
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Actually i have these lol!

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^^ lol.. that's a big difference..
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those are oem r6 tires, some people do not like them, they prefer Q2 over them but you know everyone rides differently, as long as you feel safe with them that is what really matters

i have these

http://www.pirelli.com/tire/us/en/mo...sso_corsa.html

<-----with rosso corsa at gss
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