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post #1 of 12 Old 01-26-2014, 01:50 PM Thread Starter
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Any help with tire choice?

Just got my first bike 2006 v strom dl650. Can anyone recommend a good rear tire that won't break the bank? I don't do any off road really just commute. Don't much cash as i spent a good feel buying riding gear. I've been looking at Shinko.
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post #2 of 12 Old 01-26-2014, 01:54 PM
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Put a shinko on my vee 2 months ago...just fine so far...
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Stinko Shinko is a good tire, The new front feels heavy to initiate a turn but the rear sticks well. Good value for the price.
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post #5 of 12 Old 01-26-2014, 04:28 PM
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dunlop?

I'm running a Dunlop Trailmax TR91 combo which hasn't been reviewed too much on Stromtroopers.

It appears to be much more road biased by the tread pattern, but the guy at Revzilla says it's (80/20).

I'm not noticing particularly exceptional durability but also not burning through it. I've plenty of tread on the outside of the tires after 5k+ miles, but the middle of the rear tire is starting to flatten out (the front still looks good). I do ride the freeways pretty frequently).

Grip is excellent, good wet traction good (silica-gel compound), and I can't really complain about their performance.

Dunlop Trailmax TR91 Rear Tires - RevZilla

I do recommended them but don't have much to compare it to. I'm not a huge fan of the Bridgestone's, but they have gotten good reviews here.

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I may go with Shinko's road tire "712" for my next rear. It's almost 1/3 the price of a PR4 or the Anakee 3 I'll be replacing and folks here have given it good reviews. I figure if I get 6k miles out of one or more, that's the break even number for miles/dollar vs. the A3.


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I may go with Shinko's road tire "712" for my next rear. It's almost 1/3 the price of a PR4 or the Anakee 3 I'll be replacing and folks here have given it good reviews. I figure if I get 6k miles out of one or more, that's the break even number for miles/dollar vs. the A3.
It is much cheaper, but it's bias, not radial.
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There is a good deal on Bridgestone Battlewing right now. I just got one. I used to have one and was very happy with it. Got good mileage out of it as well. If interested send me PM.
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I'm using Continental conti trail attack. They have done 13000Kl and looks like they might do another 13000KL. I find them a very good tyre.My Wee felt like a different,better,bike with these on. I do no off road riding. I got front and back from Rocky Mountain ATV/MC for $330 Australian including delivery. In Australia I was quoted $540 Aust. The Battle Wings lasted about12500Kl.

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Bridgestone BattleWings are a great value, around $215 for a set online at Chapperal. I don't notice them being better or worse than the stock TW or Conti Trail Attacks as far as handing or feel, but they're lasting longer than the TW's for me. I had Michelin PR3's on another bike which greatly improved feel and handling on that bike. I imagine the new PR4's will be an upgrade for street riding if you want to shell out about another $100 for a set over the BW's.

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