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    Tire advise?

    I'm needing a new set of tires bad and was wondering what you guys think. I don't race I only joy ride on the back roads. My buddy that rides Gsxr's says the Dunlop Sportmax Q3 would be good. What do yal think? Thanks

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    Thanks guys! I currently have Pirelli Scorpions on mine. Is that what came stock??

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    If you have stock tires on it they are a MINIMUM of 6 years old. Take them off before you kill yourself!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cooter View Post
    If you have stock tires on it they are a MINIMUM of 6 years old. Take them off before you kill yourself!
    I know I just bought the bike. I'm asking are they stock? I'm not sure what came on the bike in 09. I just ordered a new set of Q3's.

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    I absolutely love my Q3's. Enjoy and ride safe out there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cagedup View Post
    I know I just bought the bike. I'm asking are they stock? I'm not sure what came on the bike in 09. I just ordered a new set of Q3's.
    There should be a 4 digit date code on the tire. The last 2 digits being the year the tires were manufactured.

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    shinkos. but then again i'm old....frugal.....ride like a geezer which i am......not all that smart....and own 26 bikes one of which always seems to need new tires. shinkos!

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    Quote Originally Posted by lunaticfringe View Post
    shinkos. but then again i'm old....frugal.....ride like a geezer which i am......not all that smart....and own 26 bikes one of which always seems to need new tires. shinkos!
    Ha, nothing at all wrong with shinkos. I actually had a set of shinko stealths on my track bike before we revamped the whole suspension. Only reason I put on Q3's was because I had a couple extra bucks at the time. The shinkos stuck really well w the crappy stock suspension and took brutal tire hopping downshifts and stuck every corner afterwards. I keep em on hand as backups trackside.

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    ^^^^^^ at last....another loyal proud shinko owner. well done wally! might i also add as a shinko admirer and believer, that in my stable are 2 almost new suzuki v-stroms. one a 650 adventurer....the other a 1000 adventurer. i just freshened up the 650 and added a set of shinko dual-sport 705 radials. they look lovely and give the appearance that i'm a serious dual-sport type of guy who shall not be trifled with. last sunday was beautiful here in amishland so i had a chance to let the mighty v-strom stretch her legs sporting the new shinkos. as i approached my first serious turn of the day i immediately observed 2 things: the "curve ahead" caution sign had 35MPH posted on it.....a darting glance at my speedo indicated 37MPH. i entered said turn 2MPH over the recommended maximum speed. the shinkos handled the task brilliantly and i rode out the other side unscathed. they are in fact THAT good!



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