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post #1 of 11 Old 07-17-2010, 11:31 AM Thread Starter
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New rubber, finally

Finally changed the tire today, 3265 miles. Got a little scary to ride there at the end when I could see the rubber pealing off the Kevlar that covers the bands. Hopefully I can get a little more out of the new tire than the last, but probably not since it is a super soft.
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post #2 of 11 Old 07-17-2010, 12:47 PM
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what were the old ones, and what are the new ones?

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Old were stock, whatever that is on an '07. New ones are Shinko 003 Stealth Radial Ultra Soft

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Old were stock, whatever that is on an '07. New ones are Shinko 003 Stealth Radial Ultra Soft
i really hope you got a smokin deal on those shinkos..... i had a set of 005's and they were the worst tires ever.

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post #5 of 11 Old 07-17-2010, 01:00 PM Thread Starter
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i really hope you got a smokin deal on those shinkos..... i had a set of 005's and they were the worst tires ever.
I wanted something with super soft rubber, and the shinkos seemed the cheapest.

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I wanted something with super soft rubber, and the shinkos seemed the cheapest.
You know... you get what you pay for

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post #7 of 11 Old 07-17-2010, 01:06 PM
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You killed the stock set of tires in 3k? Wow

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You killed the stock set of tires in 3k? Wow
Lots of Burnouts?

I know I got 6500 out of my stock set...

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Hopefully those Shinkos were cheap. I have one that I'm waiting to replace (if I had the funding, I'd replace them now). Jakewilson.com had Pilot Powers for the rear around $100 last time I checked.

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If you're hard on the throttle a lot, burning a set of tires in 3k ( even on the 919's modest 100 hp ) can happen.

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post #11 of 11 Old 07-17-2010, 07:42 PM Thread Starter
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So far they are exactly what I wanted, even scared me a little bit. Normally when my tire spins during a full run through first the front end come up instead. These tires have insane traction. I even tried to burn it while rolling with a healthy amount of clutch (how I ruined the first tire) and it completely stuck, reaching for the sky really quick.

Current bike stats that are relevant to the topic: turbo with boost set at 9.7 lbs, swing arm 5 inches over.

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