There is a monster thread in here on the Shinko and an even bigger thread on ADV on the 705 specifically.
I personally love the Shinko 705. I've used them exclusively since probably 2007 or 2008 and have about 100,000+/- miles on them since that time on several different bikes - Stroms, KLR, Tenere, WRR.
I am a somewhat aggressive rider and typically get about 6,000 miles out of a rear and about twice that on a front on the Strom.
They stick well in all weather conditions on pavement, and are pretty predictable on gravel and hard pack dirt. Mud and any sort of soft or slippery terrain they are pretty dismal on, but that's to be expected.
I have never had any major issues with them. The first set I had was the bias ply and the tread was appearing to separate as the tires were nearing the end of their life anyway; I never considered it a problem since they were on deck to be replaced due to tread wear anyway. The subsequent radial sets have all lasted fine. The 705s do have a very weird "turn in" that takes a little getting used to.
Overall, I think they are a good tire for the money and I will keep running them.
Last edited by MeefZah; 11-30-2013 at 12:23 PM.