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post #81 of 133 Old 07-27-2012, 12:54 AM
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Shrug. Last week, I replaced my rear 705 (at ~6K miles) with a brand new one. They seem to work for me.
I'm still thinking heavily on getting one as my next rear tire. Probably won't be til next year. In the next couple of years I've been working on plans to do the WABDR and a trip to Alaska. I want to find the right tire to take me on these trips. I feel as though I might have a couple sets by the time I'm done! I've even been debating a CT. Anyways, back on topic, for my general riding I'll be definitely trying out some 705s.

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2nd set... Rear is down to 2/16'ths at 5500 miles, need to order new rear... Front is still like new 5500 miles later...

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post #83 of 133 Old 07-27-2012, 12:49 PM
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2nd set... Rear is down to 2/16'ths at 5500 miles, need to order new rear... Front is still like new 5500 miles later...

Handle great. No issues
Good thing to hear! It sounds like average life expectancy is about 6-7k miles then?? Anyone get more?

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I am installing a set of radial 705s next week.

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post #85 of 133 Old 08-04-2012, 01:37 PM
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Got out for a 200km ride on the set of brand new 705s.
My first impressions were. WTF . I must have put them on backwards or they are flat.
For the first few kms. It felt like I had a passenger on The back seat, and they were steering. It was a very strange greasy feeling.
After the first 100km things started to improve.
Now after 200kms. They are ok. Still don't think they are worn in yet.
Pressures are 34front 37rear.

Do you guys notice they take a few hundred miles to work in?

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post #86 of 133 Old 08-04-2012, 03:50 PM
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Got out for a 200km ride on the set of brand new 705s.
My first impressions were. WTF . I must have put them on backwards or they are flat.
For the first few kms. It felt like I had a passenger on The back seat, and they were steering. It was a very strange greasy feeling.
After the first 100km things started to improve.
Now after 200kms. They are ok. Still don't think they are worn in yet.
Pressures are 34front 37rear.

Do you guys notice they take a few hundred miles to work in?

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Only with the front tire. I replaced just the rear last year, and it was fine. This spring, I replaced the front and had the same "WTF?!?!?" reaction you did. In my case, it took about 50 miles (80km) for the tire to start feeling normal. At first impression, the front 705 was definitely *NOT* confidence inspiring, but by the time I was coming home from work on the second day with the tire, I was feeling confident enough to take the fun, twisty route.

Now, ~2500 miles later, I'm starting to scrape the footpegs in the twisties -- something I never did with the OEM Trailwings on the bike. I don't know what causes that squirrely feeling at first with the front 705, but it does get better.

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EVERY new tire I put on I take a sander with 100-150 grit paper and sand off the shiny/release stuff and have never had a problem.!!!


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EVERY new tire I put on I take a sander with 100-150 grit paper and sand off the shiny/release stuff and have never had a problem.!!

Me to, I spread the grit over a hundred miles of dirt roads then apply the tires to the grit with the throttle. Works great!
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What kinda milage are you guys getting out of the rear??.I'm heading up to Alaska next June ( 6,000 miles RT) and wondering if I can make it on 1 rear..


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https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/...W1FQjFnWEh4Mmc

Click the "Tire Life" tab at the bottom of the linked page.

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