Tossing the Shinkos

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Tossing the Shinkos

Postby Bill Gorry » Mon Dec 18, 2017 6:44 pm

What I said, tossing the Shinkos. Looking to hear from experienced rubber scuffers here. I want to get more traction, especially on wet pavement. I avoided a collision recently, but my front end washed out, and I'm still sore. My ride is a 1983 R80RT. Current rubber is Front 100/90 19 and Rear 120/90 18, Shinko tires. I went to my local shop to check availability.
Looks like the ME888s are available 110/90 19. The ME888 is also available in 110/90 18. I have run Metzlers on other machines.
Also available are Pirellis rear, 120/90 18R MT66. and the MT66-F 100/90S 19.
I rode the MT66 set up on a 1982 Honda Nighthawk 450. Good sticky tires with a nice profile. I could stuff them into a turn with no problems. Pretty good for a bike with a tube/pressed steel frame.
Anyone here have experience, opinions on either of these two set ups, with any recommendations, I would appreciate hearing from you.
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Re: Tossing the Shinkos

Postby Bill Gorry » Tue Dec 19, 2017 2:00 pm

I'll be ordering Michelin Pilot Activs today.
Keeping the rubber side down is really important.
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Re: Tossing the Shinkos

Postby mlytle » Tue Dec 19, 2017 8:51 pm

Excellent choice. That is what I have on my K75s. Outstanding on street, and when worn to the edges on the track...
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