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post #1 of 26 Old 11-30-2012, 09:19 PM Thread Starter
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Shinko 705s

Just ordered a set of 705s for my wee. Looking forward to testing them out especially on gravel. Read some good reports and some indifferent ones about them but the price ($325 Aus) was very good for this neck of the woods. Any suggestions about best tyre pressure for them? Generally run 1 up with little or no luggage. I've heard about 35psi is about right!


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Just thought I'd mention this, but this is my first tyre change on my bike. Current tyres are TrailWings and to be honest I think they might be the original stock pair. My thinking behind this is, who the hell would put new TrailWings on? Anyway, the bike is at 26,000 kms and there is still some life in them particularly the front. I bought the bike at 9,000 and the tyres have definitely not been changed since then!


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I'm on my 4th set, 5th in the spring. I like them, some don't. They perform very well for the kind of riding I do and have never caused me any anxious moments. They are a bit noisy and handle differently than the TW's but I am very happy with them and will continue to use them. They are the perfect tire for me. Others may have differing opinions but I use what makes me happy and care not what others think.

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I run the standard OEM pressures 33F/36R and I pay anywhere from $150 to $180 US dollars for a set from online stores but as I am now working for a place that sells tires I expect to do better with my employee discount. Huzzah!

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I'm on my 4th set, 5th in the spring. I like them, some don't. They perform very well for the kind of riding I do and have never caused me any anxious moments. They are a bit noisy and handle differently than the TW's but I am very happy with them and will continue to use them. They are the perfect tire for me. Others may have differing opinions but I use what makes me happy and care not what others think.
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I run the standard OEM pressures 33F/36R and I pay anywhere from $150 to $180 US dollars for a set from online stores but as I am now working for a place that sells tires I expect to do better with my employee discount. Huzzah!
33f / 36r

i get a bit of noise & a bit of vibration, butt, aint it a DS???

on my 2nd rear & still on my 1st front

wouldn't have bought a 2nd rear if i wasn't pleased w/ the 1st one

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I'm on my 4th set, 5th in the spring. I like them, some don't. They perform very well for the kind of riding I do and have never caused me any anxious moments. They are a bit noisy and handle differently than the TW's but I am very happy with them and will continue to use them. They are the perfect tire for me. Others may have differing opinions but I use what makes me happy and care not what others think.
How many miles are you getting out of the 705s?

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Oh yeah, and don't freak out during the tire break-in....you'll see (I've got the Full Bore branded shinkos). They do eventually relax and behave like a normal tire.

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Just put on my third rear. I run 40 psi and got 9k out of my last one. Still on my first front @17k with 70% tread left. Also run 40 psi on front. The only loss of traction i ever face is either in dirt or lots of oil on pavement. I easily will drag pegs without thinking about breaking loose.


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post #10 of 26 Old 12-02-2012, 03:16 PM
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Yeah, but that first hundred miles or so is quite interesting.
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