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jlw1911

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I'm confident this has been asked time and time again but I'm curious to ask again.

Considering new tires out now, what are you running on your Gen2?
 

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pretty sure we all run shinkos. The dual compund bridgestones dont wear evenly and get shaped like a W where you lean across the soft-hard-soft compounds and just feels like sht. The shinkos wear better and more evenly. It's really annoying replacing tires every 2500 miles.

I did 3 sets of BattleAxes and made sure i kept the tire pressure high as well but nothing saved them. just a sht tire.
 

Jerry Klay

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Shinko. I'm at 50k mi and is all I have run since I got the bike with 2500 mi from the
PO. I ride it more like a sport bike then a cruiser. 😁
 

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Bought my 16 with 5500 miles a couple of months ago. It had BattleAxes which were not worn at all but I just could not get any grip with them. I have run Avon's on my Raider and really like them. Even though most everyone on here runs the Shinko Verge 011 because the grip. I wanted to try the Avon's first but they are pricier than the Shinks. So far so good on the Avon's but I really have not run them hard yet and that will be the real test. :cool:
 
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I've had Avons and they work really well - the Cobra Chrome 240 and the Spirit ST 120. They are happy in the UK cool wet winter as well as the summer.

I've just fitted a Bridgestone Exedra Max 130 as I have the Otec Ali wheels and the rim is flared more than the stock steel one, so the extra tyre width fits better. Still scrubbing it in so I haven't had a chance to take it for a proper thrash yet.
 

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I've had three sets of Battleaxe's and finally put on the my 1st pair of Shinko's...

Feel way better, don't think I'll ho back.
 

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