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post #11 of 22 Old 07-25-2019, 12:27 PM
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Has anyone ever bought from these people? China? YHGTrade.top...$36.99 for a Shinko 705 seems too good to be true.
sketchy site..... tried ordering one, no idea if it went through. Name brand helmets for $40....no mention of their location anywhere. But guessing China.
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i used to change my tires. Used a bucket and long tire irons. The Tube type on air head beemers.
Haven't tried it on the radials but mount costs at $50 a tire is making me think about trying it. If I go to a friends house, it's still an hour each way in LA traffic. No fun.
I had the tires delivered to his house so I wasn't carrying them on the bike.
Those Harbor Freight tools would pay for themselves quickly.
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https://smile.amazon.com/gp/product/...CWI1WBOD&psc=1

https://smile.amazon.com/gp/product/...CWI1WBOD&psc=1

Here are the sizes, and the tires for about $160 delivered to your door.

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I use Shinko 705's on my KLR for years...really like the tire for my use.

I remove and mount my own. Good spoons with guards makes it pretty easy work. I install with the zip-tie method...Google for details.
I balance with two car stands and the axle. Also Google for details.

Been doing this for 25+ years and keep telling myself, last one. But just put a new front on the wee and it took 30 minutes so...
Or, invest in a tire changer...
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sketchy site..... tried ordering one, no idea if it went through. Name brand helmets for $40....no mention of their location anywhere. But guessing China.
Let us know if that order goes through!
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Let us know if that order goes through!
I emailed to see if I did, or did not order a tire. lol Nothing yet......hasn't shown up on my credit card, and really wishing I hadn't input my CC #. But Paypal was not offered. It shows order pending, yet the item was still in the shopping cart. So I don't think it went through, and I'm not ordering again.
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post #17 of 22 Old 07-27-2019, 12:31 PM
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Hey all,

Been digging around on the forums and online but can't seem to figure out what size 705's (front and rear) I need to replace the stock tires on my 2014 650A. A dealer is quoting me $240 for the set, including installation, but want to see if I can find a better deal.

Gonna get these on the bike within the next month or so.

Thanks for your help,
Dave
I just put on Shinko 705's...from stock tires you'll find the Shinko front to be a wider profile which slows down steering. It's rock solid, but the turn in is not as quick...

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I've got a new set of Shinkos waiting for my Utah trip in October. I always spoon my own tires on and balance them with a harbor freight balancer.

Gonna try the zip tie method this time.

I'm thinking with the Shinko it would be a good idea to raise the front fender.
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i used to change my tires. Used a bucket and long tire irons. The Tube type on air head beemers.
Haven't tried it on the radials but mount costs at $50 a tire is making me think about trying it. If I go to a friends house, it's still an hour each way in LA traffic. No fun.
I had the tires delivered to his house so I wasn't carrying them on the bike.
Those Harbor Freight tools would pay for themselves quickly.

The HF wheel holder is fundamentally okay but you need to add Mojo blocks to it to pervert it from scratching the wheel. Some folks also use piece of tire or innertube. The mount/dismount bars is also great at scratching wheels since it is all metal. Again you can get a Mojo lever or use spoon to combat this.


My biggest dislike is the bead breaker on the HF wheel vise because it is at floor level. Where the NoMar is at a comfortable standing working height. My days of crawling around on the floor are behind me. That's why I bought a HF lift and NoMar tire changer. The work comes to me.
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Just did my first tire swap with a hf unit and some mojo goodness
Worth every penny, done in minutes effortlesslyKIMG2874.jpeg

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