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Old 12-02-2012, 05:30 PM
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How many miles are you getting out of the 705s?
I average 7500 on a rear and about twice that on the front but the front gets ugly towards the end of its life. I am an aggressive rider on crappy western NY and PA roads. The 705's take everything I am able to throw their way and don't complain much plus I'm really cheap so I avoid premium tires like the plague.
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Old 12-03-2012, 02:22 AM
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I average 7500 on a rear and about twice that on the front but the front gets ugly towards the end of its life. I am an aggressive rider on crappy western NY and PA roads. The 705's take everything I am able to throw their way and don't complain much plus I'm really cheap so I avoid premium tires like the plague.
What pressure you running? My concern down here is that it really does get as hot as hell in summer and the asphalt gets very warm indeed!


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I run 35 F / 38R. no complaints.
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I run 35 F / 38R. no complaints.
Thanks man, I'll give that a go!


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Old 12-06-2012, 03:16 AM
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Ok, got my new 705s on today. First impressions- they look bloody great. I think the chunky tread pattern gives the bike a much more rugged look. Only done about 20kms on them so far but they feel very very different to my old Trailwings. Much noisier and a fair bit of vibration which I imagine is down to aforementioned tread pattern. Seemed to grip well though and I didn't think the noise or vibration was unbearable. They'll just take a bit of getting used to instead of my super quiet tw's!
I will hopefully get them scrubbed in properly over the weekend!


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I run 35 F / 38R. no complaints.
Checked the pressure limits on the tyre wall and noticed them as 33 F/ 35 R. Is it ok to go above the stated limits?


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Old 12-08-2012, 04:55 PM
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Quick update on the Shinkos. Done 160kms on them so far and very impressed. Did some twisties and a bit of gravel today with Brian (exile730 on Advrider) who got Shinkos fitted to his GS1150 last week also. Stuck like glue on the twisties although none of us are peg scrapers, and massive improvement on the gravel compared with my old TrailWings. Can't fault them at all so far. Enjoying the Shinko Shuffle immensely! When I got the tyres fitted the shop had inflated them to around 30 psi in each and they felt a little squirmy. I upped it to 34 f and 36 r and they certainly seem happier and less noisy at that!


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Old 12-18-2012, 06:03 PM
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I run 705s in spring and fall 33f-36r(to muddy at that time of year for off road) have 7000kms on this set rear 30% left front 60% left.I ride fairly aggressive. The shinko performs better for me than trail wings,tourance exp and non exp, Michelin anakee on rd and off. In the summer I ride a lot of off road and use a mitas e07.
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I just did a run of the trans-lab this past september on the shinko's. Overall a good tire if you aren't looking for overly aggressive bite on pavement. Ok in dirt and rather long wearing. The back was good for an estimated 6000 miles and the front nearly double that. I would use them again for such a trip
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I like em! Will continue to use them for both performance and economic reasons until something better comes along. I run the suggested OEM pressures 33F/36R and find these give me the best performance and wear characteristics. I have noticed the prices going up a bit lately but there are usually some pretty good sales and discounts available from the online stores and I can get them for dealer prices because I work for a tire shop - BONUS!!!!!! Did I mention I'm frugal?
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