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Old 11-10-2007, 5:38 AM   #1
 
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Shinko Tires?

Does anyone out there have any knowledge on Shinko tires. As say compared to Michelin Pilot powers. I can't find anything on google that really tells me how they work and the guys at the motorcycle shop have never heard of them.....
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Re: Shinko Tires?

I heard there shiet !
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Re: Shinko Tires?

shinko tires are in no way equal to powers. you cannot get a discount tire and expect it to perform great, last long, handle perdictable in the wet......
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Re: Shinko Tires?

If you're looking for a comparable tire to the Pilot Powers or Diablo Corsas, the Shinkos definitely aren't it. I think some drag racers like 'em, however.
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Re: Shinko Tires?

i may try the 'Tomahawks' ,call me crazy, but i could not find one bad thing about them on the internet -and i looked,and quite a few stunt riding teams use them,and they beat the crap out of their tires ..ebays got the 190/50/17's for like $86 shipped - they are a Pirelli replica tread design, but with deeper tread !
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Re: Shinko Tires?

and i looked,and quite a few stunt riding teams use them,and they beat the crap out of their tires
That's because it doesn't take a performance tire to do what they are doing. They use the cheap tires because that's all you need for burnouts and wheelies. If you are going to just trash your tires and don't need any performance out of them then why not use cheap tires. The stunt teams aren't trying to stick to a track at 120mph.
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Re: Shinko Tires?

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i may try the 'Tomahawks' ,call me crazy, but i could not find one bad thing about them on the internet -and i looked,and quite a few stunt riding teams use them,and they beat the crap out of their tires ..ebays got the 190/50/17's for like $86 shipped - they are a Pirelli replica tread design, but with deeper tread !
Not a bad thing? How hard did you search?
Tomahawk Tire review - ApriliaForum sponsored by AF1 Racing, inc.

Someone else tried to be the first to win on them as Tomahawk was looking for their first win and would pay for it. He tried them in practice and he did not race on them as they didn't feel right.
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Re: Shinko Tires?

I definitely want to be able to hug corners so I guess I am going to stick with Pilot powers
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Re: Shinko Tires?

Checking out that aprilia forum raises a good question. What tire would be the best for someone who like to excessively lean on twisties?
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nothing wrong with shinkos they seem to grip ok and last pretty well specially the 009 radials just remeber you get what you pay for
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Re: Shinko Tires?

Originally Posted by slickwill View Post
That's because it doesn't take a performance tire to do what they are doing. They use the cheap tires because that's all you need for burnouts and wheelies. If you are going to just trash your tires and don't need any performance out of them then why not use cheap tires. The stunt teams aren't trying to stick to a track at 120mph.
doing a 600 ft. stoppie, i'd think the tires hold up pretty decent enough to trust yourself doing those stunts.Have you ever been to a stunt show ? These guys beat the pure **** out of their back tires ! If you haven't, then you can't talk about it being just 'wheelies and burnouts'....it's far beyond that,i just went to 'stuntoberfest' in october and it's pretty insane the stuff these guys put their tires through.
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Re: Shinko Tires?

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Not a bad thing? How hard did you search?
Tomahawk Tire review - ApriliaForum sponsored by AF1 Racing, inc.

Someone else tried to be the first to win on them as Tomahawk was looking for their first win and would pay for it. He tried them in practice and he did not race on them as they didn't feel right.
The guy was using them to 'race', i'm using them for the street = big difference.Those guys also dish on the 'pilot sport' , which is a good tire ...i'll try them, the maker of Tomahawks makes the same tires for military aircraft and general aviation use....they can't be that bad if your just using them for street use ? Anyway, do a google search = nothing bad pops up about them...also that guy may have been using their 'track tire' = slick ?
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Re: Shinko Tires?

Log On then go to 'motorcycle tires' ......also these tires are used quite extensively over in Europe apparently ....i'm not saying anyone else should run out and buy them compared to a Dunlop or Pirelli, because obviously they are not the same.But i may try them for street use...if your going for track use, then yeah, it's probably good to go with a well known superb quality tire, i'm not arguing that fact .

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Re: Shinko Tires?

Originally Posted by Renegade929 View Post
The guy was using them to 'race', i'm using them for the street = big difference.Those guys also dish on the 'pilot sport' , which is a good tire ...i'll try them, the maker of Tomahawks makes the same tires for military aircraft and general aviation use....they can't be that bad if your just using them for street use ? Anyway, do a google search = nothing bad pops up about them...also that guy may have been using their 'track tire' = slick ?
You just keep thinking that.
YouTube - Colin Edwards tests street tires on his GP race bike

From the link I provided:
"installed the T3’s and the first thing I found was that they required a good bit of weight to get balanced. More weight than I usually like putting on a wheel anyways, but no matter. I did not get a test ride in afterwards, but rode it to work this morning. I immediately went back home after a block because they felt flat. The bike just did not feel like it wanted to roll and felt like it was sliding all over the place. It does not want to turn in and to be honest, I don't even want to try. It just felt like I was riding on flat tires."

Where is the race portion you were talking about?
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