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post #1 of 57 Old 02-27-2012, 05:50 PM Thread Starter
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Best Tires for 650

New Vstrom rider here...just got it in November... I need to replace the tires and Iím looking for some advice / suggestions and / or cautions from experienced strommers on decent, affordable, reasonably long wearing tires (if such a thing exists). I still havenít decided if I should go for tourers (e.g. the pilots) or dual sports... Iíd love to do some riding on fire roads and NFS roads (unpaved but graded) since thereís a ton of them in the Cascades, but realistically I know that 90% of my riding will be pavement. If someone has found a good dual sport that is (relatively) decent on the road... Iíd appreciate any input... Otherwise, any general advice would be great, thanksÖ
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post #2 of 57 Old 02-27-2012, 06:37 PM
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Shinko 705.

See this thread for 705 reviews.

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post #3 of 57 Old 02-27-2012, 06:48 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks...Ill check it out...
I had some shinkos on my sv 650 that I wasn’t crazy about (made a weird thrumming noise), but they were cheap and seemed to offer decent traction. I sold it shortly thereafter though, so I wasn’t sure about the longevity of shinkos...
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Grab a sammich, a few beverages, and an adult diaper, then peruse The Great Never Ending Tire Thread until your eyeballs bleed:
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Shinko 705

I agree. I have been happy with the radial Shinko 705. A decent tire at a decent price, when you find it online.
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post #6 of 57 Old 02-27-2012, 08:21 PM Thread Starter
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Grab a sammich, a few beverages, and an adult diaper, then peruse The Great Never Ending Tire Thread until your eyeballs bleed:
http://www.stromtrooper.com/general-...re-thread.html
haha...I know, right? Ive been down this road before...and its maddening...
I just want someone to say "get these" lol
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post #7 of 57 Old 02-27-2012, 08:24 PM Thread Starter
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the shinkos definitely seem like a good budget option...
Pics of a few catestrophic failures in the thread scares me a bit though...
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Pics of a few catestrophic failures in the thread scares me a bit though...
The failures started with the bias ply Shinko and then started showing up with the radials.

I liked the tires until the rear radial delaminated on me. I will not buy another.

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I'm on my second set of stock tires. Reason, I realized most of my riding (sadly) is on the pavement. When I do get off on the dirt roads, they handle just fine. I'm not going to ride the Strom like it's a dirtbike, so I get a tire accordingly. Not to mention you can get a pretty fair amount of miles out of them and they're reasonably priced.

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Before this gets ended, I just wore out my 705 rear. Took it coast to coast with lots of 80+mph miles in July. Over 8000 miles on this set and about 10000 on my last set. No problems; but if you are trying to set a speed record around "S" curves they definately don't track as well as Anakees! (personal opinion)
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