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post #1 of 18 Old 08-05-2019, 05:09 PM Thread Starter
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Cool Going back to Bridgestone Tires

Hello Fellow Troopers .
I changed my tires to Shinko 705 around 1500 miles ago, hopping that the bike will go a little easier on easy off-roading.
While the bike is much louder ,now I feel still the turns on low speed is difficult . I was hoping that after 200 miles first ride the tires get easier on low speed corners, It may, but still not that easy after 1500 miles.
Tire looks good and the price is right, I believe the reviews from al ADV forums ,they are happy ith tire .
But after these tire life I will go back to Bridgestone BW as the quite ride and handling was much better.
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post #2 of 18 Old 08-05-2019, 06:01 PM
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Are you sure you have 110/80-19 and not a 120/80-19 mounted. A 120 will really slow the turn in.
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Hello Fellow Troopers .

I changed my tires to Shinko 705 around 1500 miles ago, hopping that the bike will go a little easier on easy off-roading.

While the bike is much louder ,now I feel still the turns on low speed is difficult . I was hoping that after 200 miles first ride the tires get easier on low speed corners, It may, but still not that easy after 1500 miles.

Tire looks good and the price is right, I believe the reviews from al ADV forums ,they are happy ith tire .

But after these tire life I will go back to Bridgestone BW as the quite ride and handling was much better.

Thank you

Ride safe/

Ride long


Gee I like the 705’s. Every compliment I heard about those tires was that they fell into corners, not that they were hard to turn.


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Thank you ,but at slow speed , not as good as the previous one .\
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Are you sure you have 110/80-19 and not a 120/80-19 mounted. A 120 will really slow the turn in.
yes 110/80/90 .at high speed I probably can drag knee , but at very low speed and even turning form stop it is harder than Bridgestone.
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I was soooo glad to get rid of my Trailwings. They were terrible and floaty on dirt/gravel, and once part worn would follow seams/patches on tarmac. No tyre that I have used since has been as bad as those original fitment Bridgestone Trailwings.
If the 705's are not to your liking, try some Mitas.
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My 2018 1000 came with Battlewings. To each his own I guess, but they were the worst tires in my experience of many. Road grooves caused the bike to be very twitchy. The front howled like a banchee and got worse with miles(16K when changed). The front was changed to a Shinko 705 at that point. 10K on that now. Still somewhat quieter than the Battlewing. Much better off road and on highway grooves.
My rear since 9500 mi. has been a Metzeler Tourance. Best 90-10(80-20?) tire I've found yet. The rear Battlewing was vague in its cornering and stopping.
The ease of the front low speed turn in of the 705 does take time to get use to, but works for me.
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Thank you ,but at slow speed , not as good as the previous one .\
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Raise the fork tubes in the triple clamps by 10mm.
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Raise the fork tubes in the triple clamps by 10mm.
now that is a thought,but i have to learn how to do that.
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Perhaps you could read (once translated), Alain27 le réglage de hauteur de fourche étape par étape (Alain27 fork height adjustment step by step)
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