How are you liking your Shinko 705's? - Page 12 - Stromtrooper Forum : Suzuki V-Strom Motorcycle Forums
Suspension and Tire Tech For all discussions related to your suspension and tire set-ups.

LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #111 of 123 Old 11-09-2012, 10:48 PM
enumclaw's Avatar
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Washington State
Posts: 1,655
I live in the Seattle area and am on my 3rd rear and 2nd front. I have never had a problem with them in the wet, and I do manage to do a fair of that type of riding around here.


Ride every day, it's good for you.
07 650A | KLR250(x2) | KLR650 | DRZ400
enumclaw is offline  
Sponsored Links
post #112 of 123 Old 11-10-2012, 05:17 AM
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: N.E. Ga.
Posts: 229
No terrible issues in the wet here either and I've run through a crapload of em on several different bikes and like the above post,,,,, I ride quite a bit in the rain just because I commute on the bike everyday. They might not be the grippiest in the wet but dang, just looking at the tread design should sorta give ya a hint that they might not be Pilot Powers and they just might vibrate and rumble a bit at low speeds.

[LEFT]Endeavor to Persevere[/LEFT]
[CENTER]Blue Skies Coming![/CENTER]
Judd is offline  
post #113 of 123 Old 08-29-2016, 08:51 PM
Marktbaillie's Avatar
Join Date: Jun 2015
Location: Delaware
Posts: 22
Look good

I just installed a set of the 705's on my wee and they look hot! I look forward to riding them, although I think I might sell the bike soon.
Attached Images
File Type: jpg P1050495.jpg (91.1 KB, 39 views)
Marktbaillie is offline  
post #114 of 123 Old 05-18-2017, 02:47 PM
Join Date: May 2015
Location: 40 miles from the Dragon
Posts: 125
Here's a 705 question. These are pretty new, and likely a bit different from the older ones. 2005 DL1000. Moderate riding (70 on the straights, 30 through the corners), some 4 lane. Twisties to get home. So they're fully warmed up. I normally want my tires running fairly warm, but not hot, and both running roughly the same temperature. Not sure if that's a fair expectation. The front at 36 runs just barely warm. At 34 it's just a bit cooler than I expect. The rear at 36 runs at the edge of hot. At 38, just a little warmer than I usually expect.

Would this be typical for the VStrom or these tires? I'm a little reluctant to take the front as low as 32. I'll try the rear at 39.

50 miles from DGMR
2004 DL1000
2009 Versys 650
2014 Moto Guzzi California 1400
toaster404 is offline  
post #115 of 123 Old 05-19-2017, 02:01 PM
Junior Trooper
Join Date: May 2017
Posts: 2
Certainly for pavement riding there is no reason to have the pressure anything other than factory recommended. My 705's are terrific: lasts about 5+k on the rear and am still on my first front after 11K. Keep them properly pressured and you are good.
flatfifthfury is offline  
post #116 of 123 Old 05-24-2017, 12:34 PM
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Colby, Washington
Posts: 374
I installed a set on my 2011 Wee before riding to the Arctic Circle via the northern Yukon in June 2105. My Canadian riding buddy installed them on his Triumph TEX 1200 at the same time. The TEX is a much heavier bike then my Wee.

The results were pretty much the same, we put a bit over 5,000 miles on that trip and the rears were expended while the front were in good condition. His rear 705 was actually much worse then mine with almost all of the tread gone, obviously because he had the heavier bike.

This winter I had a sidecar installed on my Wee and prior to it replaced the rear with another 705. When they both wear out I'll probably go to the much harder, and more expensive, Heidenaus.
Navigator is offline  
post #117 of 123 Old 05-24-2017, 01:20 PM
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: phoenix, AZ
Posts: 68
The 705s are a steal for the price. I paid $178 shipped for the set. The front is a bit noisy if you are used to a street tire. They work well on a variety of paved surfaces. Balanced well. Haven't noticed any squirming or instability during braking. Off road has been limited to light gravel and fire roads, works okay for me, I'm not too aggressive in the dirt.

[URL=]Fuelly - 06 Vee - 70k miles[/URL] [URL=]
Fuelly - 04 Honda 599 - 12k miles[/URL]
biking4jesus is offline  
post #118 of 123 Old 05-24-2017, 06:36 PM
Crackership's Avatar
Join Date: Apr 2016
Location: Gold Bar, WA
Posts: 23
Honestly, I wasn't impressed. I'm sure I'll get flamed for this, but they just weren't that great. I have the Avon Trailriders now and they are much better on tar, tons better on wet tar, last a lot longer (I have about 6k miles on them and my rear is just starting to square off) and they're about the same on dirt/gravel roads as the 705s

Sent from my SM-G930P using Tapatalk


Current Bikes:
2005 Suzuki DL650
2004 Kawasaki KLR650
2008 Buell Ulysses XB12XT

Previous Bikes:
1998 Honda Superhawk VTR1000F
1985 Honda Nighthawk 700SC
1972 Yamaha DT250
Crackership is offline  
post #119 of 123 Old 05-25-2017, 06:49 AM
spike55_bmw's Avatar
Join Date: Jan 2016
Location: Pennsylvania
Posts: 209
Originally Posted by Crackership View Post
I have the Avon Trailriders now and they are much better on tar, tons better on wet tar, last a lot longer (I have about 6k miles on them and my rear is just starting to square off)
I agree with your assessment of the Avon TrailRider. It always had very good grip for me but I only got 6868 miles when I was "forced by law" to change to something with greater than 1/32" tread depth to pass the mandated annual vehicle inspection. Maybe my bike is heavier, maybe I'm heavier, maybe I had the pressure too high at 40-41 PSI but I could smell burning rubber after any interstate riding for 30 miles+ / 60 mph+. You can see how a base layer of darker rubber was starting to bleed through down the middle. The middle was very thin and very flexible, so increasingly vulnerable puncture.

Again, I loved the tire but wish the rubber down the middle was a little harder. Current mounted the Avon TrekRider to see how it does and want to be more aggressive off-road. A 100-mile break-in ride indicates that it will be noisy because of the bigger gaps in tread. I don't think that it is a multi-compound (different rubber side-middle-side) like the Avon TrailRider but starting tread depth is certainly greater.
Attached Images
File Type: jpg 20170522_155243.jpg (41.8 KB, 11 views)
File Type: jpg 20170522_193519.jpg (95.1 KB, 12 views)
spike55_bmw is offline  
post #120 of 123 Old 05-25-2017, 07:52 AM
Official Sponsor
realshelby's Avatar
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Houston Texas
Posts: 3,010
Originally Posted by Crackership View Post
Honestly, I wasn't impressed. I'm sure I'll get flamed for this, but they just weren't that great. I have the Avon Trailriders now and they are much better on tar, tons better on wet tar, last a lot longer (I have about 6k miles on them and my rear is just starting to square off) and they're about the same on dirt/gravel roads as the 705s
I have run Avons, not the Trailrider, and liked them very much. But I am a bit mystified at how they could be that much better than 705's on pavement? Are they quieter, smoother ride? Because I simply cannot see how the grip would be a lot better since I have been on the power hard on a 1000 with the pegs or toes touching pavement with the 705's and wondered just how much more grip they had. Because they were not sliding.....
You would have to try back to back on gravel or loose stuff to get a feel for both but neither are a "loose" material type of tire.
Front 705's wear well but will cup a bit if pressure is low. Rear 705 is a 5000 mile tire on a 650 and 3500 mile tire on the 1000. Avons might do a lot better on the rear.

The real advantage the 705 has is cost. I have bought a front and rear tire for $100 many years back. Even at their costs today they are a good value. No matter what the brand, a new tire with deep tread is a big advantage in loose material over a half worn tire. Being cheap, you don't mind taking off a half worn 705 for a new one.
chirosyd likes this.

'12 DL 650 '14 BMW R 1200 RT

WERKS modified clutch baskets for DL and SV 1000's.
The BEST in chudder control, noise control, and lasting durability! AVAILABLE HERE:
WERKS Quiet Ride windshields for 2012+ DL 650-transform your V strom. Nothing compares.
Have questions about the Quiet Ride or clutch in your DL or SV 1000? E-mail Terry
realshelby is online now  
Sponsored Links

Quick Reply

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Stromtrooper Forum : Suzuki V-Strom Motorcycle Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:


Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome