Join Date: May 2011
Location: Pittsburgh (Beaver County) PA
I assume that I am hard on tires because on the KLR sites I read that these folks get 7K-8K miles out of a rear tire and I'm at just under 4K miles on the 705 now and the tire is getting close to done for my taste. I will not run them to bald, at about 2mm tread depth I will toss them, on the KLX250 (dirt use) I run the MT21 and at about 1/2 tread depth I am pulling tires off.
The 705 is less then 1/2 the price of most tires and does handle the street very well on the KLR, I can drag pegs on it with no fear and I have run I-70 in massive rain at 75 MPH with no hydroplaning... so it's not that a 705 is a bad tire, but I was thinking that going away from a dual sport tire may get me a much longer lasting tire.
That ME880 is not sexy..... Looks like a tire for a 20 year old Heritage! :mrgreen:
What are you getting from the 705 on the Strom and do you do much 80MPH interstate riding?
03 DL1000 -Jesse Oddyses, PCIII USB, Staintune Mufflers, WindStrom Touring, WindStrom Laminer, Progressive fork springs with Amsoil 5W, KN filters, Givi E450 trunk, Corbin Seat, Heated Grips, Motech Crash bars and skid plate and Highway pegs, Amsoil 10-40 in her belly.
07 Rhino 660