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Re: Tire Advice
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Old 12-30-2014, 03:28 PM
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If you ride a vmax like most of us do 4000 to 6000 miles is all you will get out of any rear tire. If i get 5000 miles out of a rear tire i all ready pushed it to far.

As for Jon if your talking about this guy he looks like a vmax superstar to me. lol

 

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Old 01-08-2015, 11:29 PM
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The Shinko TM230 "Tourmaster" is hardly marketed as a performance tire. It doesn't look like something I'd trust when attempting to probe a bike's limits.

The fact is that the best you'll find in the stock sizes is sporty touring tires.


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Old 01-08-2015, 11:35 PM
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I've had the Shinko tourmaster tires....front and rear. They were light years ahead of the dunlops that came with the bike. They are softer than stock....and I've had to bike up to 135 with them on. If I didn't have radials on the bike....I would buy them again.
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Old 01-09-2015, 06:56 AM
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I ran the Tourmaster 230 on the rear for about 5 years without issue and I've been above 140mph too many times to count. I've switched to radials now and guess what, I'm running Shinko Verge 011 radials which have been excellent.
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Old 01-09-2015, 08:56 AM
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Performance the Dunlops are on the bottom I'm guessing from all the comments. But for looks in my opinion, nothing I've seen looks better than the whitewall Dunlops. My '06 with Ghost Flames and redline rims looks vintage Hot Wheels.
AND if the Dunlops were good enough for Pee Wee... I'm just saying.
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Performance the Dunlops are on the bottom I'm guessing from all the comments. But for looks in my opinion, nothing I've seen looks better than the whitewall Dunlops. My '06 with Ghost Flames and redline rims looks vintage Hot Wheels.
AND if the Dunlops were good enough for Pee Wee... I'm just saying.
I agree with the looks part, they look nice. But, Dunlops I've had on my bike were plain dangerous. I'd skid in hard stops, often. Any throttle in a big turn, like a rotary, would beak the tire loose. In the rain, forget it, bad traction. The Shinkoes alleviated all those conditions. I ran multiple sets until I went radial.
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Old 01-09-2015, 10:27 AM
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I run Pirelli's on my 2004, Night Dragon on the back and I think the Speed Demon on the front, rear tire is a 170 instead of the stock 150. Had the bridgestones on it when I bought the bike, but found them a little wonky in hard cornering, the guys I ride with said that the rear tire tread would stay flat to the ground but the sidewall would bend over and the rim would sit outside of the tread patch zone. I put the Night Dragons on at the beginning of the season last year and have around 6000 km on the now and they are wearing really nice, huge difference in handling compared to the Bridgestones, are they the radials we all want, no, but so far I like them a lot until I can come across some cash for radial rims these will be my tires.
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Old 01-09-2015, 11:58 AM
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The Shinko TM230 "Tourmaster" is hardly marketed as a performance tire. It doesn't look like something I'd trust when attempting to probe a bike's limits.

The fact is that the best you'll find in the stock sizes is sporty touring tires.
Actually the Shinko Site says they are "Designed for long distance, high speed riding".
And they are V Rated (for up to 149 mph)
http://www.shinkotireusa.com/tire/230-tour-master

And like others have stated above I have had them up to 145 a few times and up around 140 more times than I can recall.
As far as cornering goes, I don't know of any BIAS rear tire that will match it's performance on a Vmax and I've run almost of them that are made in our stock rear size over the years.
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Old 01-09-2015, 01:43 PM
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Shinkos are the best bang for the buck, period. If money is no object, I'd run the Marathons, but they are literally twice the cost.
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Old 01-09-2015, 07:21 PM
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Shinko all the way, Good rain tire, a good sticky tire for the stock rim if you like to go to the drag trip to.
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