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post #1 of 27 Old 05-09-2014, 04:03 PM Thread Starter
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I'm a new rider and I recently just bought a used 04 Dl650. I'm looking at buying new tires and wondering what your recommendations where for what type of tire and the pros and cons of each.. I've talked to a few other dealers and riders on different bikes and they all have variant ideas and choices on what type of tire is good for what bike.. any information would be greatly appreciated. .

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I have Shinko 705 now and don't really care for them. I'm going Metzler Tourance next set.

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I've heard Shinko 705 aren't very reliable due to uneven wear and tear. And are very cheap? My brother and father both also ride (not v stroms) and they both use Avon tires on their bikes? Not sure if that would be a variable option for my bike.
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I've heard Shinko 705 aren't very reliable due to uneven wear and tear. And are very cheap? My brother and father both also ride (not v stroms) and they both use Avon tires on their bikes? Not sure if that would be a variable option for my bike.
The Shinko 705 "bias ply" are an extremely popular V-Strom tire which I am also running at the moment. Price is cheap but the tire is not, they wear well and ride/handle amazingly nice for what they can do offroad.

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I'm a new rider and I recently just bought a used 04 Dl650. I'm looking at buying new tires and wondering what your recommendations where for what type of tire and the pros and cons of each.. I've talked to a few other dealers and riders on different bikes and they all have variant ideas and choices on what type of tire is good for what bike.. any information would be greatly appreciated. .

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more depends on what your primary riding and what your riding goals are

I like Metzeler Karoo Ts for gravel roads but they suck at speeds over 90mph

I like Metzeler Tourances for pavement, but they suck on loose gravel in comparison to the Karoos

I have come to the conclusion that spare wheels for quick change is best option



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Thanks soo much!! I understand some tires just don't work on some bikes. Thanks for the wisdom.

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My current riding is almost strictly pavement, small gravel, and dirt roads. Nothing too far out and extreme at this point. Being a new rider im still developing skills and riding techniques. .
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My current riding is almost strictly pavement, small gravel, and dirt roads. Nothing too far out and extreme at this point. Being a new rider im still developing skills and riding techniques. .
The 705's sound perfect for you.

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I would like a tire that is variant in worst case I must go off the road (I.e. debris, vehicles, etc.) A good 70 30 mix would be about what I'd need? Or 80 20?
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IMHO rider skills are more important than what tire you are running. If you got the resources, do what RandyO suggested. If not, you are gonna settle, just like you did when you bought the Strom - not great at anything, good at everything.

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