Shinko Tires


Shinko 005 Advance Motorcycle Tire has anyone used them and are they good for the Busa, I like to ride hard in the curves will they hold.
oh boy a tire debate!!

I am "bok bok" chicken myself... I am afraid of the price point.. (get what you pay for syndrome) could be completely wrong but a few $$ is worth the piece of mind
I rum metlezers now but looking for more stick and here in germany there are times you can go to the limit of the Busa on the autobahn.
I rum metlezers now but looking for more stick and here in germany there are times you can go to the limit of the Busa on the autobahn.
i'm jealous! i'd love to do that every once in a while without looking over my shoulder. :whistle:
I rum metlezers now but looking for more stick and here in germany there are times you can go to the limit of the Busa on the autobahn.

If you're doing that, then I wouldn't recommend that tire. As I said before, it's not z rated.
you could spend the money and and buy the exact same tire as rossi has on his Motogp bike....

it will not make you faster.

just like buying 110 octane race fuel does give your stock bike more power....

spending more $$ does not always mean better results....

few people ride well enough to push thier bikes anywhere near thier limit, this goes for thier tires as well.

most times people crash not because of cheap tires, the crash because of worn out tires....and rider error.
they are w rated witch is higher then z, z means its rated higher then 149 w means its rated for 168
all shinko tires have w rating
Q 99 mph 160 km/h
S 112 mph 180 km/h
T 118 mph 190 km/h
U 124 mph 200 km/h
H 130 mph 210 km/h
V 149 mph 240 km/h
W 168 mph 270 km/h
Y 186 mph 300 km/h
Z Over 149 mph
009 raven w rated

006 podium w rated

005 advance w rated

003 stealth w rated

008 race slick w rated
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no problem a y rating is actually the highest for a street tire... the z is just means above 149 it will have the actual rating in a different place on the tire

How important is maintaining the correct tire pressure?
Very. Tire pressure is one the most important maintenance tasks you should perform before every ride. Although the carcass and overall structure of the tire has a significant effect on the overall performance of the tire, for it to function properly you must have sufficient air pressure in the tire.
We recommend that you check your air pressure before every ride, especially when carrying a load. Every 4 psi of air lost in the tire translates to approximately 60 to 70 pounds reduction in load carrying capacity. For example, if your tire pressure is 34 psi, instead of a recommended 41 psi, you would need to take 120 to 140 pounds of load off of the motorcycle. Never exceed the maximum load capacity that is stamped on the sidewall of the tire at the recommended air pressure.
Another reason proper air pressure is so important, is to ensure proper handling of the motorcycle. Never over-inflate a tire, as over-inflation of a tire may reduce the contact patch. Likewise, under-inflation generates uneven contact pressure and support. Both conditions negatively affect the handling and stability of the motorcycle.

When choosing replacement tires, what is the best method of selecting the right size and type of tires for my motorcycle?
We recommend that you first consult the owner's manual for your motorcycle to find the original size of the front and rear tires. Once you know the sizes, it is imperative that you only purchase tires of the same size recommended in the owner's manual.

What type of sidewall protectants or cleaners can I use on my tires?
We recommend that you only use a mild soap solution to clean your sidewalls and whitewalls. Then rinse with plain water.

Is it possible to have my tires repaired?
Shinko does not recommend repairing damaged street tires. Temporary repair should not be attempted because secondary damage may occur that results in sudden tire failure or an accident. Shinko also does not recommend the use of liquid sealants, as they are a form of temporary repair that may adversely affect ply material and disguise secondary damage. Never perform an exterior repair and never use an inner tube as a way to repair a street tire. The same recommendations apply to dirt tires, except where no external damage is apparent, and a new inner tube typically repairs a deflated tire.

What is the recommended run-in for a new street tire?
Shinko recommends a run-in distance of approximately 100 miles. Before then, maximum power or hard cornering should not be applied to the tires. Proper run-in allows you to familiarize yourself with the feel of the new tires or tire combination, as well as allowing the tire mold release agent applied during the manufacturing process to be worn off.

Is it okay to put wider tires on my motorcycle?
Wider tires should only be installed with the approval of the motorcycle or tire manufacturer. If wider tires are approved for a particular motorcycle, one size designation it is the typical permissible size increase. Be sure to consider clearance for width and diameter, the effect on stability and handling, and whether your rim is wide enough. Always allow for some tire growth, as all tires will increase in size after they have been inflated and ridden on for a few hundred miles.

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If you are runing your busa on the autobahn, do yourself a great favor and spend a few more bucks for a REAL high performance tire.

I have a video of a friend whom I was following on the track when the rear tire blew out. Not a pretty scene. Within one second of the explosion Greg was airborne doing the supperman imitation at 140 mph.
I have used the 005 and the 003 and the 003 ultra soft...all are very good tires the 005 if you want more milage out of them and some better cornering
:thumbsup: on my Shinko 009 so far! 600 miles on it and she's working great. Hope to get more out of it than my previous BT56's.
i wish people would actually do some research before they start talking about things they do not know about....shinko bought the molds and production equipment from Yokohama. there is nothing wrong with them. they might not stick like the latest racing rubber, but most people cannot ride fast enough to notice...
:thumbsup: on my Shinko 009 so far! 600 miles on it and she's working great. Hope to get more out of it than my previous BT56's.

I have a feeling you will be disappointed. 56 lasted 5k plus miles. I'm on 009 as well, but it's much softer, hence quick wear. However, it sticks much better and leans much quicker than any sport touring tires.
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Im on my second set of Ravens. Pilot Powers lasted me 3000 miles at best, no burn outs, plus 3000 miles is about a month of riding for me. Never had a problem with the ravens, and I ride pretty hard in the summer. But hey, thats just me.
I'm happy to spend a few more bucks and get a proven tire that inspires confidence! Not that shinkos are not round and black but I'm not betting my life on anything made in Korea!

Nor China for that matter!

There is a reason Shinko tires are not Z rated! :whistle: