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Re: Shinko 016 Verge 2x impressions.
« Reply #25 on: August 27, 2018, 11:03:04 am »
400 more miles and I hit 8K.!

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Re: Shinko 016 Verge 2x impressions.
« Reply #26 on: August 27, 2018, 01:01:41 pm »
"8K Miles"!!!
That's amazing!
I don't get near that, even with a PR-4..

I spooned another Shinko rear on recently.
  {Had a flat on the last one and decided to replace it.}
Will see how this one does.

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Re: Shinko 016 Verge 2x impressions.
« Reply #27 on: August 27, 2018, 02:32:49 pm »
I can't say one bad thing about Shinko tires.
 :)Great savings in money over others brands, and they stick in the turns and give me good mileage.
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Re: Shinko 016 Verge 2x impressions.
« Reply #28 on: September 05, 2018, 11:02:18 pm »
Crossed the 8K mark. I've noticed left side of rear tire is more worn than right side. I attribute that to road crown.
There still 1/32 left. I'll wait until "normal" Seattle weather resumes before I put new rubber on.

I am impressed by these cheap-O-tires many dismiss as a bad juju.
   
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Re: Shinko 016 Verge 2x impressions.
« Reply #29 on: September 28, 2018, 05:02:34 am »
@ about 8200 miles rear tire, all of the sudden, has shown cords. I'd gone for a ride, came back home, checked tires and saw it. :o
New tires are on.   :great: :motonoises:

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Re: Shinko 016 Verge 2x impressions.
« Reply #30 on: September 28, 2018, 01:46:32 pm »
"8K Miles"!!!
That's amazing!
I don't get anywhere near that, even with a PR-4..

I spooned another Shinko rear on recently.
  {Had a flat on the last one and decided to replace it.}
Will see how this one does.

Ride safe, Ted

Update; I rode 300 miles of twisties in Arkansas last weekend.
After I got home, I was amazed by the amount of wear I had on the new rear tire.
As I sed in an earlier post I'm very doubtful if I'll get 2500 out of these, (Particularly if I keep doing Arkansas twisties with Cliff)  :great: but I have to admit,,, they stuck like glue...
 

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Re: Shinko 016 Verge 2x impressions.
« Reply #31 on: September 28, 2018, 02:25:13 pm »
It seems pavement is not as abrasive here in Pacific NW as it is down south.

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Re: Shinko 016 Verge 2x impressions.
« Reply #32 on: September 28, 2018, 06:47:02 pm »
I think I am going to give the Shinko rear tire a try.  Low expectation, but should get me thru the winter riding season hopefully and I get get a better tire in the Spring.

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Re: Shinko 016 Verge 2x impressions.
« Reply #33 on: September 28, 2018, 11:19:06 pm »
As I sed in an earlier post I'm very doubtful if I'll get 2500 out of these, (Particularly if I keep doing Arkansas twisties with Cliff)

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Re: Shinko 016 Verge 2x impressions.
« Reply #34 on: September 29, 2018, 03:09:52 am »
It seems like I got a defective rear tire. At about 35-40 mph handbars shimmy. At higher speeds rear end bobbing. When on center stand, gear engaged, with engine running, I can see a low spot on the left side of rear tire. It is as if bias ply tires develop flat spot after sitting a while.
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Re: Shinko 016 Verge 2x impressions.
« Reply #35 on: September 29, 2018, 11:59:27 am »
Verge 2x is a radial...

What tire are you referring to...?

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Re: Shinko 016 Verge 2x impressions.
« Reply #36 on: September 29, 2018, 12:07:33 pm »
Yes, I agree. Mine is a radial.
 Maybe that explains the difference in mileage that we're seeing?

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Re: Shinko 016 Verge 2x impressions.
« Reply #37 on: October 01, 2018, 01:03:41 am »
Here's me dragging a knee with Shinkos
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Re: Shinko 016 Verge 2x impressions.
« Reply #38 on: October 02, 2018, 02:57:53 pm »
Is it stepping into turns too easy it's probably because the front forks are too soft low or sag adjustment is inadequate. tires have little to do with the way of bike dips into turns unless the profile the tire changed the height of the bike.
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Re: Shinko 016 Verge 2x impressions.
« Reply #39 on: October 07, 2018, 01:17:06 am »
Is it stepping into turns too easy it's probably because the front forks are too soft low or sag adjustment is inadequate. tires have little to do with the way of bike dips into turns unless the profile the tire changed the height of the bike.

Douglas, more than once a change of front tires significantly changed how my bike dips into the corners.  I don't believe the tire heights varied that much. Maybe but they were all 120/70's.  I think it's more tire shape and construction.  Hek Angel GT's (non A-spec) with 2k miles had much different dip-in than when they were new.

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Re: Shinko 016 Verge 2x impressions.
« Reply #40 on: November 14, 2018, 03:01:04 pm »
All, (after looking at RoadKillHeaven's photo's), I looked at my rear Shinko again and the wear was not as bad as I thought.
  ie; It has a bit of a flat center, and my rear tire looks worse at 2000 miles than RoadKillHeaven's look at 4000 miles.
            But the deeper/larger grooves appear ok.

Unfortunately,,, it has a flat from a puncture.   :-[
{Plugged twice at the National due to a flat; with poor result}

I will admit I was pretty impressed by the way the bike handled with the Shinko's.
  So, I just ordered another rear Shinko to use as I finish the front Shinko.

Will see what mileage it gives me this time...

Ride safe, Ted

Update on mileage; Since the installation of the new Shinko on the rear I made 2 trips to Arkansas.
                                  I kept the used Shinko on the front to finish it out.

                             The new rear is pretty badly worn after 733 miles of Arkansas riding and the front is also worn badly. No flat spots. Worn uniformly...
                                 (I think the front has less than 3000 miles on it).
                              Neither has cord showing, but their too far gone to try another trip/long ride.
                             NOTE: I trailered the bike to Ark so there are no road miles...  All the miles on the rear were done while playing.
                              On the plus side; They handled/stuck really well...  :great:

NOTE: I've been doing some local rides as it's not actually showing tread yet.. <grin>
          Now at 1153 miles on the tire and still handling well..
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Re: Shinko 016 Verge 2x impressions.
« Reply #41 on: December 07, 2018, 07:38:05 pm »
Hi RoadKill;
Saw that you are also using Andrew for mounting your tires.  He does a great job at a reasonable price, about half of what most shops would charge.

I have about 9,500 miles on my current set of Pirelli Angel GT A-spec tires.  They still have some mileage left in them, but I ordered another set of Pirelli's yesterday and will have Andrew install them sometime during the next couple months.  Best tires ever!
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