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post #1 of 7 Old 08-20-2014, 11:02 AM Thread Starter
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After a good night of riding with brokeagain (and a long, stern talking to by my wife when I got home - note to self, install a phone charger...), it was pointed out that I need some new tires...especially, if I'm heading out on a several hundred mile journey in a few weeks.

I was looking at the Shinko 705s. They seem to have pretty decent reviews and given that I'm a beginner to riding, as long as they are safe, that's my main concern. I've looked at the threads, and it seems others have purchased these as well and been happy.

I'm ordering 150/70R-17 TL for the rear and 110/80R-19 TL for the front. I just want to make sure those are the right specs. They appear to be based on the MOM, just want to confirm the TL too.

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Now off to look for a wiring diagram...and coffee............

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I run the 705's, quite happy with them. I just got 2 set off Mototrcycle super store for 300 bucks.
The fronts may make the steering feel a bit heavy but they wear well. oh, the TL thing is good. Load rating and speed fine for the bike.
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Awesome!

Thanks. Just what I was looking for.

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TL = tubeless

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After a good night of riding with brokeagain (and a long, stern talking to by my wife when I got home - note to self, install a phone charger...), it was pointed out that I need some new tires...especially, if I'm heading out on a several hundred mile journey in a few weeks.

I was looking at the Shinko 705s. They seem to have pretty decent reviews and given that I'm a beginner to riding, as long as they are safe, that's my main concern. I've looked at the threads, and it seems others have purchased these as well and been happy.

I'm ordering 150/70R-17 TL for the rear and 110/80R-19 TL for the front. I just want to make sure those are the right specs. They appear to be based on the MOM, just want to confirm the TL too.

Thanks...

Now off to look for a wiring diagram...and coffee............
Haha, my bad. Luckily my wife was asleep. Insight get that stern talking to today...

I'll email you the 2004 650 manual I have, the wiring diagram should be the same for the clutch switch, if that's what you're after.

Again, nice to meet you, and I hope to enjoyed the urban obstacle course, complete with following someone who makes up their mind where to turn at the last moment!
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Haha, my bad. Luckily my wife was asleep. Insight get that stern talking to today...

I'll email you the 2004 650 manual I have, the wiring diagram should be the same for the clutch switch, if that's what you're after.

Again, nice to meet you, and I hope to enjoyed the urban obstacle course, complete with following someone who makes up their mind where to turn at the last moment!
No worries! Lesson learned...I hope. I had half a mind to borrow your cell/find a pay phone.

We'll have to do it again sometime...on dirtbikes! And I'll get better at predicting those last minute turns.

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shinkotiresdirect, got a set for $149.00.
They're close to you in Ohio and free shipping.
As noted in previous post, front tire feels tight, but I think it's more imagination than physical. They're a little noisy, but for half the price of other sets, a real deal.


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