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Old 10-26-2007, 02:55 PM   #21
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when i had my first busa it needed a new tire. I bought the bike from eximports... i know... and they gave me a shinko 009 for free and installed it. 4000 miles later it still had about 50% tread and i felt real comfortable on it. to have a rear tire last that long on a busa is saying something. i didn't get to finish evaluating it becuase my bike was totaled as most of you know. that is my limited experience with a shinko
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when i had my first busa it needed a new tire. I bought the bike from eximports... i know... and they gave me a shinko 009 for free and installed it. 4000 miles later it still had about 50% tread and i felt real comfortable on it. to have a rear tire last that long on a busa is saying something. i didn't get to finish evaluating it becuase my bike was totaled as most of you know. that is my limited experience with a shinko
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Old 10-26-2007, 02:59 PM   #23
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that was when i didn't know any better, but i do know how long the tires lasted and how i felt on them. buying the bike from eximports has nothing to do with how the tire performed. and i actually got a decent deal from them, 10,300 OTD with 3 year warranty for a busa with 700 miles.
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Old 10-26-2007, 03:05 PM   #24
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you should have asked for opinions from people who have actually used shinko's. the one user who spoke up was satisfied. the rest probably haven't ever seen a shinko tire in person They're not the best tires on the market, but they work well for normal street use. FWIW, most people don't outride their stock tires, they just get what their buddies get so they fit in. Once again, this is only my opinion, and we all know what opinions are worth. . .
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i dont know about the rest of these rumor spreaders....but i've actually rode a bike with shinkos, the bike was a friend of mine, grip was okay for cruising, any aggressive abuse and the thing slides around like it was a supermoto bike or somethin....the tires seem like they get harder with age, flatten like a mushroom (lose it's roundness, not from riding straight, more like the carcass is flattening out or something).
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This Review on Shinko Stealth tires was pretty favorable, considering it's market base. They incorporate the technology, equipment, and rubber formula they bought off of Yokohama Tires.

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For the "average" riders they will not see any difference. The guys on the Bandit board give them favorable reviews.

But it really depends on how hard you ride, how heavy the bike is, HP, etc. I think on the average 600 the 005 will work fine, for an average rider. Not for track days.
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I had Shinko's supermoto tires on my XR650R supermoto and I really liked them. They were really good tires I still have the front on with about 3000 miles. The rear tire lasted about 2500. They are real sticky I now have a Michlen power 2CT on it and it is not as sticky but looks like its going to last a lot longer.

I don't know how their other tires wear but I don't really think that these are just cheap tires I think they are just less expensive because they are trying to break into the market. I'll bet you that all the other tire makers could sell them for that price too. I will probably go back with Shinko's when I wear out the Michlin.
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I had Shinko's supermoto tires on my XR650R supermoto and I really liked them. They were really good tires I still have the front on with about 3000 miles. The rear tire lasted about 2500. They are real sticky I now have a Michlen power 2CT on it and it is not as sticky but looks like its going to last a lot longer.

I don't know how their other tires wear but I don't really think that these are just cheap tires I think they are just less expensive because they are trying to break into the market. I'll bet you that all the other tire makers could sell them for that price too. I will probably go back with Shinko's when I wear out the Michlin.
yes, they probably could......but they'll be selling the same old technology and not researching to have better products. for a noob rider, or someone that doesn't ride too hard, yes this may be a DECENT tire for them. this tire is DEFINATELY NOT the tire for an aggressive rider. and that is also said by the review rob919 posted.

"For beginner trackday riders on smaller-displacement sportbikes the Shinko Stealth should also be considered as an option"

obviously the guy who was paid to try these tires out is sayin it like it is....beginner trackday rider on a smaller displacement sportbike? why? because they obviously won't grip for a literbike

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http://www.motorcycle-usa.com/Articl...ID=5460&Page=1
so where are all the yokohama motorcycle tires? that's right....they stopped making them because they weren't successful in the motorcycle market.
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Shinkos are junk tires for anything other then drag racing...the rears have soft side walls which aid in hooking up from a dead stop but cause serious tire squirm which sux for street riding, corner carving.....I have ran them and didn't like them except at the strip.

Those tires are super cheap for a reason....If the bike has them already, run them but when its time to replace them, go to a Michelin Pilot Power. You will also need to raise that bike back up to stock height so it can actually serve the purpose it was good for....corner carving... let me know if you need help with it.
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I put a Shinko on the rear of my 03 busa, since I streched it I dont do much corner carving (none actually). It works great for what I bought it for. Its amazing how many people will chime in on something they never used. Its defently not a tire for cornering, but it is quite sticky...
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Decent tire, although definitely not high on my list at all.
Depending on the model, they have reasonable traction and performance, but IMO azre not on the same level as Bridgestone / Dunlop / Metzler / Michelin / Pirelli.
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great info from all.thanks.current owner did say he likes them and that they last forever.still has plenty of tread with 5k miles.
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I put a Shinko on the rear of my 03 busa, since I streched it I dont do much corner carving (none actually). It works great for what I bought it for. Its amazing how many people will chime in on something they never used. Its defently not a tire for cornering, but it is quite sticky...
so what kind of tire was on the front?
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The Shinko is good only for drag racing, alot of high horsepower bikes work very well on them at the track, but not very good on the street
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I had some 005's and they worked ok when new. Got about 2500 on the rear and it turned pretty greasy, the front seemed to be good till around 3K. They didn't like the summer and abuse; turned purple after over heating once too often.

Guess it depends on your riding style; not as much grip as a Pilot Power or M3.

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Shinkos are junk tires for anything other then drag racing...the rears have soft side walls which aid in hooking up from a dead stop but cause serious tire squirm which sux for street riding, corner carving.....I have ran them and didn't like them except at the strip.

Those tires are super cheap for a reason....If the bike has them already, run them but when its time to replace them, go to a Michelin Pilot Power. You will also need to raise that bike back up to stock height so it can actually serve the purpose it was good for....corner carving... let me know if you need help with it.
you have your answer right there...

you said a little aggressive street riding....this is not the tire for you.

you also gotta remember when it comes to tires....most tires will last a good 2500-3k on the rear, and double that on the front tire.....so you'll go through a set a year if even that. why not fork out an extra 100 and get a tire that has proven itself over and over again.
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It has a Bridgestone on the front, tire has a lot of life on it so I could not see trashing it. I got a flat on the rear on the way home from a ride and decided to try the shinko, I was not trying to be cheap I had heard it was a good sticky tire so I thought I would give it a try. Like I said Im pretty happy with it so far. When I needed tires for my gixxer I put Pirelli's on it, now I really like these for the corners.
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