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guaire

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Ride Video
« on: December 13, 2019, 06:20:47 PM »
Here's a video, shot from the saddle of my 1983 Vision.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U4Fkl1LuDZw

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Re: Ride Video
« Reply #1 on: April 27, 2020, 01:23:35 PM »
I see this was posted some ago but just had to comment, that is some beautiful black paint on that tank. I'm guessing the rest of the bike is as pretty. Nice 2 camera shoot - fancy!
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Re: Ride Video
« Reply #2 on: May 07, 2020, 08:28:44 AM »
Thank you, Rikugun.
  Overall, the bike is incredible. The tank may have been re-sprayed. There are lot of new parts, and a lot of good original parts.
I bought it from a retired pro motorcycle mechanic.
  Iím not a fan of Shinko tires. They look good. Ride good. But, the cheaper rubber compound is not going to stick well on wet pavement. Iím careful!
  I retired from the motion picture business and Mac computer support. Yes, I edit on a Mac. I donít like one camera shoots. If you canít cut, you have nothing going to pace or time the cinema.
  Iím looking to get a better audio recording, something out of the wind and a way to record my voice without wind roar!

Glad you appreciate it. This and the Royal Enfield forum are what I call Ďgeezer forumsí. As in.... I donít do facebook, photos or movies!!! I appreciate that you got the like meter off of zero.
  I have a mount system on my Shoei. I have left a mount on the Ďhandlebarí of the Vision. The cameras are a pair of Olympus Tough One(s). They are waterproof, if needed!
Cheers,
Bill

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Re: Ride Video
« Reply #3 on: May 07, 2020, 04:31:17 PM »
Hi Bill,
I wouldn't be so quick to discount Shinko tires, the ones (Shinko 705) I have been running on my KLR have surprised me at how well they work.  I have drug the 'curb feelers' on my KLR several times, and finally knocked them off in some tight turns.  Never did I experience any feeling of slippage in this process.  I don't have much experience in the wet, but on dry pavement they seem to be a good choice.  This is obviously a dirt bike platform but I ride it mainly on the pavement. 

For wet conditions you need an open tread pattern so the water is channeled away from the contact patch allowing the tread good contact with the road surface.  Take a look at the tire tread pattern for the MotoGP rain tires, and those guys go really fast even in the rain.  No rubber compound will work if it is hydroplaning.  I think we all 'back off' a bit when conditions become sketchy, but it is reassuring to have "good" tires if conditions deteriorate.  Actually, it is reassuring to have good tires all the time.
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Re: Ride Video
« Reply #4 on: May 16, 2020, 12:58:49 PM »
Silica in the compound provides better grip with a tire.

I had a 1988 Yamaha Radian YX600. I would use engine braking a lot going into stops and turns. My rear end kept bouncing. When the rear wheel was bouncing, it wasn't gripping. Thus, not being so good for setting for turns. I had a great looking Kenda. I switched to Metzlers. Problem solved.

More recently I had a 1982 BMW R80RT. Under braking load the front end washed out. I replaced those Shinkos with Michelin Pilots.

The stickier compounds have a higher silica content. That means a higher price. I ride in an area infested with drivers who are aggressive, arrogant and full of themselves. I need every advantage I can get to stay safe. I never know when I might need to do all out emergency stop. Sticky tires are a cheap advantage. They're cheaper than trips to the ER.

I've seen in the ADV side of riding reviews for Shinkos. I imagine they work well. All Shinko tires have great looking treads and compounds.

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Bill
« Last Edit: May 16, 2020, 04:13:45 PM by WGuaire »

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Re: Ride Video
« Reply #5 on: May 25, 2020, 08:49:55 AM »
Although I've never tried Shinkos, it seems one is hard pressed to buy a truly bad tire these days. The technology has come so far since I've started riding it's amazing. Admittedly, I don't ride as aggressively as I once did either. I care more about the tire's longevity and just expect it will perform in other areas to my satisfaction.

I have a set of the Michelin Pilots on my Vision now and am happy with them although I wasn't aware of the silica thing. I've also run Contis, Avons, Metzlers, Bridgestones, and Dunlops all with good results. I guess I'll have to try the Shinkos next.
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Re: Ride Video
« Reply #6 on: May 25, 2020, 05:26:14 PM »
Although I've never tried Shinkos, it seems one is hard pressed to buy a truly bad tire these days. The technology has come so far since I've started riding it's amazing. Admittedly, I don't ride as aggressively as I once did either. I care more about the tire's longevity and just expect it will perform in other areas to my satisfaction.

I have a set of the Michelin Pilots on my Vision now and am happy with them although I wasn't aware of the silica thing. I've also run Contis, Avons, Metzlers, Bridgestones, and Dunlops all with good results. I guess I'll have to try the Shinkos next.

If you do, be very careful in the rain.
Some tires of today use dual compounds. A hard compound for miles in the centers and soft compound for good adhesion away from center.
Rather than Shinko, I would go for the Contis for some economy.
Bill