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On 10/13/2019 at 9:32 AM, texscottyd said:

So, tell me about the new French biscuits... :)

You’ve got the suspension to really use/need good tires, so I’m glad you replaced the OEM D222 rim protectors.   

Tires are fantastic.  Only got 100 miles on them and nothing crazy as they break in, but what a difference I didn't know I was missing.  Fall is here in NY and the days of hot sticky tires are gone.  Can't wait to see what these do next spring.

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On 10/12/2019 at 4:02 AM, 3sum said:

 

 after my fairly short love affair with a set of Bridgestone S21's. 

Talk to me about this short love affair. I just spooned on a set of S21's to my '15 - I got a killer deal that I couldn't pass up - and I'm wondering about your experience. 


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On 10/9/2019 at 3:24 PM, rodb47 said:

Installed some Shinko 705s. Live on a dirt road and need a little extra traction. I'll review them if anyone is interested. 

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Very happy with mine. I am just hitting wear bars on my first Shinko 705 rear tire with almost 8,000 miles on it. Front still in great shape and will easily go through another rear before I will have to replace it. 

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1 hour ago, fj09viking said:

Very happy with mine. I am just hitting wear bars on my first Shinko 705 rear tire with almost 8,000 miles on it. Front still in great shape and will easily go through another rear before I will have to replace it. 

Nice. Just what I wanted to hear.

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This is from yesterday. Testing it out. Need to upgrade my computer to handle the video. This was made with the GoPro app on my phone. Pardon the crappy music.

 

 

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4 hours ago, maximo said:

Talk to me about this short love affair. I just spooned on a set of S21's to my '15 - I got a killer deal that I couldn't pass up - and I'm wondering about your experience. 

I only said short because I usually buy dual compound sport touring tires. The rear S21 lasted me 5000 miles, which I guess is good. I’m usually very good at making tires last longer than most for whatever reason. 
I just bought a set of PR5’s since Michelin has a rebate going on right now. I was goi g to buy another S21 (or the new S22) rear because the front is still in pretty good shape. 
As far as my feelings on the S21, I loved them. They came recommended by a friend who is an aggressive rider like me and said he had a set on his FJ. They stick very well and heat up quickly for a street riding. I’ll find a picture I took of the front and rear after just three passes on Blood Mountain in N GA back in July. 

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Yeah, you definitely worked the shoulders! 

I really like the profile of the front S21.  I got mine on saturday and took them out to scrub them in, so I was super gentle with them, but by 50 miles out I was feeling really good about them. I found them confidence inspiring in their response and predictability. 

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’70 Yamaha 125 Enduro; ’75 Honda CB360T; ’81 Yamaha XS650SH; ’82 Honda GL650 Silver Wing Interstate; ’82 Suzuki GS650L; ’87 Yamaha Virago 535; ’87 Yamaha FJ1200; ’96 Honda ST1100; ’99 Yamaha V-Star Classic; ’00 Suzuki SV650; ’07 BMW K1200GT; ’12 Suzuki DR200; ’15 Yamaha FJ-09.  Bold = current

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I hadn’t run a pair of Bridgestones in years before these but I was impressed. I’m no Ricky Racer but I do ok. These stick. 

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1 hour ago, 3sum said:

I hadn’t run a pair of Bridgestones in years before these but I was impressed. I’m no Ricky Racer but I do ok. These stick. 

I’ve gone through 3 sets of S21’s and have a set of S22’s waiting in the garage. GREAT sport tires. 👍🏻


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I’ve really enjoyed them but decided to try the PR5’s everyone raves about. 

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