Join Date: Mar 2015
Location: Rolling Prairie, Ind
FeeJer, let us know what you think, I've been looking at those and will probably have to replace mine sometime this year (pr4 front, Shinko 009 back) I have no complaints with the Shinko's that I had on my bike and will probably reinstall the 1000mi Shinko front taken off when my bike had the shakes. I have no real complaints about the pr4 either other than it was noisey when it was new and turn-in is a bit heavy/sluggish due to its flatter profile, nothing terrible but not as nimble as the oe "stones" or the Shinko, I even liked the oe bridgestones for the ride and handling but was disappointed in their 6300mi life and the severe cupping, terrible that way but seems to be about normal for them and a few of our more spirited brothers here have gotten as low as 3500mi out of theirs. So anyway I'm looking forward to what you have to say after you get some miles on them, new tires alone will put a red "S" on your chest but after about 1000-1500mi then you'll know more.
When I put the Shinko's on my bike they weren't very good for the first 500mi, I thought about taking them off and then they seemed to bed-in with good turn-in and holding power until the front was removed because of the front end wobble but that was the steering head bearings and I suspect putting the Shinko back on will be transparent once the pr4 is worn out, but that'll be a while yet.