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post #21 of 24 Old 06-10-2012, 04:47 PM
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If you drop the front end at all from stock, use the zip tie trick to make sure your not close to hitting bottom when hard cornering or braking
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post #22 of 24 Old 06-11-2012, 01:02 AM
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Bad Tires

I would sell the new Shinkos to someone who can stand them. They're shit. The DL1000 with brace and dropped forks rides as if on rails as fast as you want to go: 100 mph plus with quality tires.
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post #23 of 24 Old 11-20-2012, 11:47 PM
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I had shinko 705's for part of last summer, I quickley got used to them , and they got excellent grip on dry or wet pavement, however part way thru a summer 2 week trip , the bike started to handle bad on right handers , the rear tire was developing tread separation on just the right side, I was not pleased at all . so watch it they can fail very quickley .
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Might as well update this thread since it got bumped.

I still have my forks in the position mentioned in the first post. The rear tire has worn down quite a bit and the crown has been flattened out. So my stability is back. The front end still turns in quick but not as bad as before.

I will just chalk it up to me not being used to the new tires and the all-terrain nature of them.

But I will have to say this; I have put 8K on the set and the rear is in GREAT shape. Yes, it has worn down a bit, but it handles great, no tread separation and does just fine in the wet. I ride these tires every single day and I am pretty pleased.

[B]2003 DL1000 K3[/B][LIST][*]SonicSprings 1.0 front suspension[*]BMW R1100RT/P rear shock[/LIST]“Rebellion to tyranny is obedience to God.”
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