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post #1 of 19 Old 02-12-2013, 08:22 PM Thread Starter
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What tire do you use?

Ok, last year I ran a pilot power 190/55/17 on my bike with 16/44 gearing with 5 inches of stretch. It did great, got 1.5 60fts and it never broke loose as long as i heated it up, this year I will have a little more power on the bike and my power is needing replaced. I was looking at running either a shinko hook up, or i can get a deal on a power one compound A race tire. I am not sure how the power one will do as it says centers are harder than sides, but its still a super soft tire. I was also wondering what size everyone runs, i was debating between a 180/55 or a 190/50. I ran 38lbs in my power and it did great, but i dont feel like buying a new one and having it not hook this year.

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My mods are in my sig so you can figure what the power and stuff would be, Ive never had the bike on a dyno. Ive been running a Shinko Hookup in 180/55 and it works just fine for me. Never had to lower the pressure either, I think its around 30lbs. Ive heard that the Power One is better because its lighter and just as grippy.

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well there are 3 different compounds for the power 1, there is the A thats for track only, b for track and street, and c thats for most street use. I have a good deal on a 180/55 compound a i was gonna get i just wanted to see how it compares to a shinko, its gonna run me about 40 bucks more than a shinko.

btw we have about the same mods, i got a full system, filter, pc3 with map, tre, stretch, and gearing, plus other little things but they dont add any power.

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it depends on what kind of riding u do....(ie) jus racing, or some street and racing. if u do only racing then the hook up would be the way to go seeing as they dont last long at all on the street...if u do some street riding with the occasional trip to the track then the p1 would be a better fit for u...i personally run the p1 and i do no riding on the street anymore....the hook up and th ep1 are very similiar for as how sticky they are but i think u will get more bang for ur buck with the p1 even tho its a lil more $$$
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If you can get the P1 for cheap, do it. Its lighter than the Shinko, so you would be able to have even better runs. Also, if you have a well prepped track, a 190/55 Pilot Power will hook well too. I like my Shinko because it was cheap and sticks real well, plus I can run plenty of pressure in it. I only use it for the strip though, change it out before I head over. It has VERY limited lean angle available. Also, the 180/55 on a 10R rim will stretch it out to have a flatter contact patch and is close enough to adding 1 tooth on the rear because of its height.

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we run the Power one street version and the tire has been on the fastest street bike

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i used to run a heavy ass shinko 003 and it was ok but pick up a scuff 180 P1-b and never look back... pick up nearly a tenth and its lighter than the shinko and grips just as good if not better imo.

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If your going to stay at a mild stretch go with a power one. Hook ups are GREAT tires. but they are heavy and mainly made for longer bikes that will have traction problems. Your not going to have traction problems only being 5 over. I would personally go with a power one. Its lighter and you can run a bunch of psi in it and it'll hook. I bet you'll go more mph with a power one than you will with a Hookup.
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if your going to stay at a mild stretch go with a power one. Hook ups are great tires. But they are heavy and mainly made for longer bikes that will have traction problems. Your not going to have traction problems only being 5 over. I would personally go with a power one. Its lighter and you can run a bunch of psi in it and it'll hook. I bet you'll go more mph with a power one than you will with a hookup.
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picking up a 180/55 power one tonight, its the A compound too, so most sticky they got

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