Journeyman28778

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Lots of folks here insist you should only run V rated tires on the Rockets. Lately I went to Shinko on the 3R and have been happy with them, but they only have an H rating. There've been some posts recently on tire choices for both the 2.3 and 2.5s and the V vs. H rating has come up.

Here's a good explanation of the difference. I don't ride at super high speeds, I'm grunting around the twisties. Based on this article, and my experience, the "H" rating is just fine- probably for 99% of us....


What do you think?
 

Tripps

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Depends on your riding, I go for Z on the bikes I can get them for, I've got several that will do 150+. The ones that don't, they get V, but I rarely do highway cruising anymore, but enjoy the occasional blast.
 

TURBO200R4

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Speed ratings are for sustained speeds. I don't know how long a tire manufacturer considers "sustained" but it implys that an occational run above the max speed rating won't kill you. ❓❓❓
and is that when the tire is new or about wore out
lol
 

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I hit 165 once on my Blackbird, then suddenly remembered the front tire was 8 years old, rear was 5 years old, I let off in a hurry, lol. I had checked the codes when I bought it, nice new Z rated on it now.
 

Journeyman28778

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Depends on your riding, I go for Z on the bikes I can get them for, I've got several that will do 150+. The ones that don't, they get V, but I rarely do highway cruising anymore, but enjoy the occasional blast.
"the "H" rating is just fine- probably for 99% of us...."
I've got several that will do 150+
You're a one percenter then. 🤛 I've never been that fast, except taking off in a plane.
 
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