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Old 02-14-2013, 08:22 PM   #31
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Is the front holding out, as well?
Fine. I did another 500 wet highway miler last weekend. I get a little vibe out of the front above 85 but the previous tire, a Dunlop D616 was so twitchy I didn't want to go that fast. I think I can see a little vertical runout in one of my rotors. I'll check the whole front end out soon but I have no reason to believe it's the Shinko.
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Old 11-19-2013, 05:53 PM   #32
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Fine. I did another 500 wet highway miler last weekend. I get a little vibe out of the front above 85 but the previous tire, a Dunlop D616 was so twitchy I didn't want to go that fast. I think I can see a little vertical runout in one of my rotors. I'll check the whole front end out soon but I have no reason to believe it's the Shinko.
Ken, Give us a recent update on the Shinkos project. How are they, or did they, hold up. What type of traction in the dirt. I enjoyed your posts.
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Old 11-19-2013, 06:26 PM   #33
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Has me thinking I can do this also

Love the Ravens on the rear and the 005 advance on the front. Never buying the high cost tires again in the 180/55/17 again either....

Good idea
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Old 11-19-2013, 10:32 PM   #34
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Ken, Give us a recent update on the Shinkos project. How are they, or did they, hold up. What type of traction in the dirt. I enjoyed your posts.
Hand grooving the Shinko's is a viable option and I might do it again someday. Mine were doing fine at 6k when my pre-ordered Metzeler Tourance NEXT arrived. Yes, the NEXT is available in a 180/55/17.





Oh, I changed out the bad front rotor and the vibration went away.
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Old 11-20-2013, 06:51 AM   #35
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I will be curious to see how those arc grooves, running circumferential, wear. On Michelin's Pilot Power, that type of groove always started a cup, along the outer edge of it. The tread would end up stepping down, as one ran their hand outward, across the tread face. It would cause stupid amounts of tramlining, on certain (mostly crowned) roads.

As an update for myself, I had a takeoff Avon Storm from 6yrs ago. I bought a matching rear and just put them on, last week. Ongoing health issues have really kept me off the bike, this year.
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Old 11-20-2013, 10:06 PM   #36
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I have a Metzler Z8 with those arc grooves. At 5k miles, they are noticeably cupped, and cause vibrations in turns, mostly at lower speeds.

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