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post #1 of 9 Old 07-15-2019, 10:27 AM Thread Starter
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Anyone run a Shinko 805 rear with a 705 front?

Considering this. Is this a bad combination?
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Install both 804/805, I see no reason to ever run a 705 again when the big blocks are better IMHO in every way.
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I would rather have an 804 on the front and a 705 in the rear, compared to an 805 rear and 705 front.

Front tire traction is far more important off road almost all the of time. Get in mud and there will be a difference. Few actually get in real deep mud.....and want to do it again!

I have not run the 804/805 tires, but too many write that they handle pavement surprisingly well. Don't overthink it. If you need the traction of the 805 in the rear, you absolutely need the 804 up front. Bike naps are usually caused by front tire washout in off road conditions.

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I recently did a 1000 mile road trip with an 805 on the rear, I thought it was pretty decent on pavement. Haven't had a chance to use it in the dirt yet.

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I have run 805's on the rear and 705's on the front. Traction and control were fine on road and off road. For me, on my 1000, 705 front tires last at least 10,000 miles, and 805 tires last about 4,000+.
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ditto SteadyHorse. i did a 2K trip, slab time a lot but still fine
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Install both 804/805, I see no reason to ever run a 705 again when the big blocks are better IMHO in every way.
. Including tire life?
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. Including tire life?
I'm not one to care much for tire life.......so yeah there is that. I don't tend to get much more than 6K out of any tire before I am needing or debating changing, so the big blocks worked very well for me.
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If you spend time on dirt roads use only blocky rubber... The Strom needs all the help it can get... Most of the dirt roads that I ride could be ridden on ROAD tyres if you take it easy...
But what if conditions change for the worse?!
Was using 804 805 combo on my last ride. Really nice combo on and off road, normal conditions...

Check what happens when conditions change mid ride. About 2 hours of hard work for me.... Would have turned back with lesser blocks on tyres...

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