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« Reply #20 on: May 30, 2018, 09:39:12 am »

I put a set of Shinkos on my Bandit 1250 after the original Dunlops wore out. Work great.
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« Reply #21 on: July 03, 2018, 10:53:24 pm »

Still liking the the Shinko. Well past 5500km. Looks like new. I did have the bike step out a titch at 140kmh in the rain, banked over in a corner...may have been sand, may have been a bit too much torque for the edge of the tire in the rain. Good in the rain, but not quite PR4 levels of confidence. No funny wear from speed. Lol
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« Reply #22 on: September 19, 2018, 09:07:14 pm »

Shinko rear is done at around 10,000 km. I see cord...lol. Its a decent tire, but I never felt that Michelin level of confidence on it...which is no surprise, as it is a budget tire.  I would try one again, but not on the Norge. I am a worst case scenario, with a heavy right hand, a torquey bike, and more high speed running than most...back to Pilot Roads.
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« Reply #23 on: September 20, 2018, 01:26:20 pm »

I ran a set of Conti Motions on the Triumph. Within Tire breakin, developed a shimmy in the handlebars on deceleration. Check bearings and torques, still there. Tried different air pressures with some improvements by increasing pressure to 42 lbs. made a decision to swap the front for a Pilot Road 2 and voila! No shimmy anywhere. That Conti does not work on the 1050 Sprint front. Rear is fine and put 11K on it this summer. So happy with that
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« Reply #24 on: September 20, 2018, 03:19:41 pm »

I found the  Conti wore to a sharp triangular shape that fell into corners and generally felt unstable. The Shinko front solved that. It's barely showing any wear at 10k. I like it for the front.
Pulling out the Buell X1 for the rest of the season...will put a Michelin on the Norge in February.
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« Reply #25 on: September 21, 2018, 07:35:43 am »

Strange isn't it? Some have great performance/luck with Brand A and others hate it. Then, others sing the praises of Brand B that others wouldn't try on a bet!?


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Strange isn't it? Some have great performance/luck with Brand A and others hate it. Then, others sing the praises of Brand B that others wouldn't try on a bet!?


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