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Old 04-02-2010, 01:20 PM   #1
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Shinko Tire question

I've heard lots of good things about these tires for drag racing.

I don't hit the strip, but am looking at a street tire with great hook-up, soft compound (that still gets at least decent HWY mileage - I know this is a catch 22) that won't break the bank.

What tires/combos do you recommend? Shinko rear and something else up front? Shinko up front too?

What model Shinkos do you recommend for spirited street riding with some drag racing in mind?

Where's the best place to get them? Prefer local, but if an online price is unbeatable I'd do that.

Make some suggestions you all-knowing bastards, lol.

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Old 04-02-2010, 01:31 PM   #2
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the shinko ultra soft is a good tire and last a while the bad though is its not very good for twisties.
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Living in houston I only get to hit serious twisties in the hill co a few times a year (until I move back soon - fingers crossed) I assume it would be good for the "twisties, ha" in this area.

Front and rear?

What price should I be looking at?

Where should I shop for them?
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so far best deal i found local is tejas
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what do they run, on ultra-softs, F/R w/ mounting balancing?
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talking about tho 003s?

those are only W speed rated
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I run the usoft 003. Its a 50 series and the profile is not that great for turning. Its pretty flat. Sunny has had some good prices on 2CT fronts and the usofts. I would do that.
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this what you're talking about?

says Z rated at top but W rated at bottom:

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I run the usoft 003. Its a 50 series and the profile is not that great for turning. Its pretty flat. Sunny has had some good prices on 2CT fronts and the usofts. I would do that.
so, run a michelin 2CT on front and a shinko U soft on back.

whats the model number for the Usaoft - I keep finding different online
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I have had mine at 170+. Im limited by gearing or it would have been faster. Pilot powers are "w" also. Alan went 225.9 on them.
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I run the usoft 003. Its a 50 series and the profile is not that great for turning. Its pretty flat. Sunny has had some good prices on 2CT fronts and the usofts. I would do that.
I know you drag a lot - so the 50 may work better for you - what's a better profile for a more street oriented rider?
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this what you're talking about?

says Z rated at top but W rated at bottom:

Yes
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w is 168 and z is 149. They are saying its good for both
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BT016 is another front as well as a pilot power
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I can't find any U softs in a 190/55 - only 190/50s
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whatsize/profile 2ct do you recommend up front?
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120/70 front. The bike calls for a 50. Some run a 55 for better turning. The contact patch is better on a 50.
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headed out to the garage. I have some more work to do before the track tonight.
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Your front tire should always match the rear tire! never run 2 different tires even if it is from the same manufacturer.
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Usually, but if they're drag racing the bike preload is probably not going to be too much of an issue w a light front end regardless of the spring rate compression of the suspension between both wheel axles.

What type of mileage are you guys seeing on the 003's above?

The shinkos on the hyo are ok but Im slipping out when over on the street. And I cant run these bt003's long w the 3k a month we ride backroads on average.
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