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post #1 of 10 Old 12-26-2012, 07:48 PM Thread Starter
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anyone running Hook up on the street

I just ordered a Shinko hook up. And now kind of having second thoughts. I have had good luck with the stealth on my old gsxr 600. But figured id try a hook up for my 10r. Now I'm a little hesitant bc i ride on the street. But wanted a stickier tire for the spring time when its a little colder at the track. Anyway anyone have expierence with them on the street? I didnt want to spend the money yet for the michelin until i get useuse to the bike i didnt think i would benifit from it.
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post #2 of 10 Old 12-26-2012, 08:12 PM
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I wouldn't use a Michelin for what your goals are. I wasn't a fan of mine at all. Very greasy when it was hot out, and not very confident inspiring the corners! I ended up switching to a Dunlop Q2 and I love them. Very sticky in all temperatures, and they stick for days in the corners. You don't get as much lean angle as you do with Michelin's, but I don't have the need to drag knee on the streets.

I will most likely be switching over to the Q2's again on my ZX-10r since I still do street riding, but also frequent the 1/4 mile track.
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I put a few miles on my hookup on the street. Thats usually on the way to and from the drag strip though. No good in the way of cornering, but I also have a 180/55 on a stock 10R rim, so its pretty flat and doesnt offer much lean angle.

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shinko hookup isnt a very good tire for the street its to damn flat and soft ! shinko makes a 003 that is pretty sticky tire and will last while if you street ride and hookup good at the track.

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The hook up seemed a little greasy to me also, probably wouldn't buy one just as my street tire but a great strip tire.
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Ive had nothing but the 003 on my gixxer and loved it for my riding. About half streethalf strip do figured might as well try the hook up. . Don't expect too many miles from it. But iy will be in the 40s up here when tracks open so i figured i could use the extra grip. Well see
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I bought a used stock wheel from a member on this site with the brake rotor and everything on it. I had messed with a few gearing options so I had various sprockets laying around so I put one sprocket on the wheel with the hook up for the track and a different sprocket on my original wheel with a Q2. When I want to hit the track its just a matter of swapping out the rear wheel and putting two bolts in for the front strap. Less than 30min I'm ready to go.

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i luv my hook up on the track and street have had no problems at all
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I bought a used stock wheel from a member on this site with the brake rotor and everything on it. I had messed with a few gearing options so I had various sprockets laying around so I put one sprocket on the wheel with the hook up for the track and a different sprocket on my original wheel with a Q2. When I want to hit the track its just a matter of swapping out the rear wheel and putting two bolts in for the front strap. Less than 30min I'm ready to go.
thats what I do too. I even swap my rear rotor over though. 16/39 on the street and 16/44 on the strip gearing. Street tire is a Michelin Pilot Power and my Strip tire is the Hookup.

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I toasted a hook up (200/55) this summer, wasn't great on corners and it took some effort to get it thru them but I didn't care much since I'm stretched any way, worked fine in straight line. Was flatter in the middle compared to other tires, its designed that way for a reason, hence "hook up".

Switched to the 2ct's after but might try something else next season.

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