Shinko 216MX Fatty

Discussion in 'Zip Ty Racing' started by Huskynoobee, Aug 26, 2017.

  1. Huskynoobee CH Sponsor ZipTy Racing

    Location:
    Castaic, CA
    Husqvarna Motorcycle:
    2011 TE449 2006 WR250
    Other Motorcycles:
    HDUltra Classic IT200 YZ250 SV650s
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  2. Huskynoobee CH Sponsor ZipTy Racing

    Location:
    Castaic, CA
    Husqvarna Motorcycle:
    2011 TE449 2006 WR250
    Other Motorcycles:
    HDUltra Classic IT200 YZ250 SV650s
    We are going to test these babies ASAP. Here's a couple shots of the one I spooned on to the 449 Thursday. 20170824_145740.jpg 20170824_145800.jpg
  3. LandofMotards Moderator

    Location:
    Colorado
    Husqvarna Motorcycle:
    2014 TC250
    Have you ridden with the GT fatty? How does it compare? Can we get a side by side pic?
  4. Huskynoobee CH Sponsor ZipTy Racing

    Location:
    Castaic, CA
    Husqvarna Motorcycle:
    2011 TE449 2006 WR250
    Other Motorcycles:
    HDUltra Classic IT200 YZ250 SV650s
    I removed a Golden DST version of the Fatty that had way too many miles on it. Plus I use the regular AA that's been around for years on my race bike and other bikes.

    I don't have a side by side, but this video is full of good comparison info.


    View: https://youtu.be/LHCVoNrKoVk
  5. LandofMotards Moderator

    Location:
    Colorado
    Husqvarna Motorcycle:
    2014 TC250
    Wow, exact copy
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  6. NCSteve Husqvarna
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    Location:
    Appalachia
    Husqvarna Motorcycle:
    12 WR300 13 WR165
    Other Motorcycles:
    02 XR250R 00 XR100R
    I wonder if the compound change from GT was to lose some weight. According to the vid both tires weigh about 10.3 lbs which I think is quite a bit lighter than the original fatty.
  7. Huskynoobee CH Sponsor ZipTy Racing

    Location:
    Castaic, CA
    Husqvarna Motorcycle:
    2011 TE449 2006 WR250
    Other Motorcycles:
    HDUltra Classic IT200 YZ250 SV650s
    I'm not sure. For a while Golden was releasing different variants. Each shipment would have something new. The current GT Fatty is referred to as Gen 5. We're hoping that the Shinko will be a good option as the prices of the Golden continue to rise. Ty has a Fatty front and Cheater rear that he will be mounting up to test as well.
  8. ajaxauto Husqvarna
    Pro Class

    I know some guy who has a TC 125 at Zip Ty Racing I heard he would love to test one out In fact there is a sprint endure on Sept 9th in Red Mt That is a great place to start Put in a good word for the guy will you Thanks
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  9. DMG300 Husqvarna
    C Class

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    2015 FE350S
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    none
    Is the tire DOT like the Goldentyre 216AA?
  10. Huskynoobee CH Sponsor ZipTy Racing

    Location:
    Castaic, CA
    Husqvarna Motorcycle:
    2011 TE449 2006 WR250
    Other Motorcycles:
    HDUltra Classic IT200 YZ250 SV650s
    It will look good on rims with fancy polished hubs.
  11. Huskynoobee CH Sponsor ZipTy Racing

    Location:
    Castaic, CA
    Husqvarna Motorcycle:
    2011 TE449 2006 WR250
    Other Motorcycles:
    HDUltra Classic IT200 YZ250 SV650s
    Yes, FIM and DOT! Now on the website.
  12. yzernie Husqvarna

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    17 KTM 500 EXC-F
    Any more info on this tire?
  13. NCSteve Husqvarna
    Pro Class

    Location:
    Appalachia
    Husqvarna Motorcycle:
    12 WR300 13 WR165
    Other Motorcycles:
    02 XR250R 00 XR100R
    There's another similar thread with a ride report, sounds good. I'm planning on trying one on the 300 soon.
  14. Huskynoobee CH Sponsor ZipTy Racing

    Location:
    Castaic, CA
    Husqvarna Motorcycle:
    2011 TE449 2006 WR250
    Other Motorcycles:
    HDUltra Classic IT200 YZ250 SV650s
    This tire works just like the Golden. I have about 50 miles of mixed desert so far. Light sand, deep sand, rocks, hard pack, high speed, low speed. The Shinko feels exactly like a Golden. Wear is exceedingly good with square edges and some fuzzy nipples still.

    The only place you'll feel a difference is in your wallet.
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  15. Big Timmy Contributing Member

    Location:
    (South Eastern) AZ.
    Husqvarna Motorcycle:
    2015 FE 501 with lots of goodies.
    Other Motorcycles:
    BMW G450X, 15' FE501 ,77 Maico, HD
    I'm running the new Shinko 216 Fat Tire as well with a new Nitro Mousse in the front. Course sand washes with river rocks, Black Volcanic rocks, High speed hard pack dirt roads. Soft dusty fluffed up silt surfaces, even about 90 to 100 miles on the pavement at 65mph+.

    So far I have about 300 miles total on it and I feel that its much more predictable getting it to stick in flat turns and its more stable than the GT 216 DST I had with a Michelin bib Mousse. Or the standard GT 216 AA 2 ply fatty I ran before previously with the Tubliss set up.

    So far ? Very happy.
    As for the wallet. That is the most important difference. I already have an extra new spare laying in wait.
  16. robertaccio Husqvarna
    Pro Class

    Location:
    San Diego, Ca
    Husqvarna Motorcycle:
    2017 TX300
    Other Motorcycles:
    92BetaZero260, 01YamahaYZ125
    Ive got a shinco 216MX waiting on the shelf as well.
    I never checked is the shinko a 2ply or 4 ply type??
    DST=4 ply, HB=2ply in GT216AA
  17. Huskynoobee CH Sponsor ZipTy Racing

    Location:
    Castaic, CA
    Husqvarna Motorcycle:
    2011 TE449 2006 WR250
    Other Motorcycles:
    HDUltra Classic IT200 YZ250 SV650s
    These last weeks were a true test of the Shinko. I've got easily 400 more miles on mine now after abusing my bike marking and running course. The edges are still pretty sharp and the feel is awesome. It certainly lets you know what it's doing. I'm running mine with a good ol' tube and it's great.

    I think the best thing I can say is that I just don't even think about what the 216MX Fatty is going to do. It tracks well through everything.
  18. robertaccio Husqvarna
    Pro Class

    Location:
    San Diego, Ca
    Husqvarna Motorcycle:
    2017 TX300
    Other Motorcycles:
    92BetaZero260, 01YamahaYZ125
    my gt216aa is labled 2 ply
    the
    shinko 216mx is labled 2 nylon ply sidewall, 2 nylon ply tread. so i count that as 4 no?
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  19. Big Timmy Contributing Member

    Location:
    (South Eastern) AZ.
    Husqvarna Motorcycle:
    2015 FE 501 with lots of goodies.
    Other Motorcycles:
    BMW G450X, 15' FE501 ,77 Maico, HD
    That's a good question Robert ?
    My old GT216 AA Fatty says 2 ply
    My old GT216 DST says 4 ply which by the way isn't near as big/circumference or wide as the GT216AA Fatty.
    The GT216 DST is much closer to the size of the Shinko 216MX Fat Tire, both circumference and width
    I would guess that means the 2 in the sidewalls and 4 across the tread surface for added puncture resistance as the DST was advertised before production was cut.
    That's if I remember and I don't remember.

    I got too damned many worn out tires.
  20. robertaccio Husqvarna
    Pro Class

    Location:
    San Diego, Ca
    Husqvarna Motorcycle:
    2017 TX300
    Other Motorcycles:
    92BetaZero260, 01YamahaYZ125
    overall for practical use I start to think that the logically stiffer 4 ply construction tire will be more precise with less tire roll, which for me will be great. That is what I battle with the fatty as the pressure/mousse breaks down, the big tire wallows. I like these with at least 10psi feel and up to 14 psi feel. I know there is an army of guys running single digit pressure in these fatties.....for me it feels like a big wallowing flat tire, no-go-lo for me.
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