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post #1 of 21 Old 02-18-2015, 08:25 PM Thread Starter
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Shinko 705

I know there are threads about Shinko 705 all over the site, but I just wanted to let you all know of my mileage with this tire on the front of my 06 1000.

I got 26,257 miles from the last one, which I think is just amazing. I replace a Bridgestone trail wing, the tire previous to the Shinko, at just 9,717. I liked the tire for the riding I do. they are smooth on the pavement and good on what little dirt I ride and with that kind of mileage I will keep using them. I have replaced several rear 705 in that time, getting about 7000-8000 from them.
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You mileage about lines up with mine for 705s. I replaced a front at 12 or 13k miles and it probably still had half it's life left but was getting pretty cupped due to my bad head bearings.
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They really are fabulous tires......period.

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I replaced my rear shinko 705 with the "Full Bore M40" a couple of months ago. Looks identical to the 705 (tread grooves may be a bit wider) and costs about the same. I wanted to see if it lasted any longer. I agree, for the money and performance, the 705's are hard to beat.

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"They really are fabulous tires......period."

That's one way of putting it. I concur!
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when I first put them on some guy who has a 650 and works near me said I would get just a couple thousand miles from them, I haven't seen him in a long time but I want to look him up and tell him the mileage I did get..

I started to use their Verge series on my ZZR1200, not quite as sticky as the Dunlop Road smart but more mileage and cheaper to boot.
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WOW!?? I had shinko 705s on my Wee. I would have to say they are the worst handling tyres I have ever had on a motorcycle. I found the front felt terrible and could never get any feel from the front. The rear was very average. I used these tyres on both road and dirt, very scary when pushing hard on the road! Even others that rode my bike commented on how bad it felt. I removed the shinkos after only 3500kms as they where no fun to ride on and already half worn.
I am now using Sava/Mitas MC60s and am so happy to have my bike back again after using the Shitto 705s. The knobby MC60s are far superior on and off road. Even when my dad rode my bike last week on road he commented on good it felt after ditching the shinkos.
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On my previous bike, dr650, the Shinko 705 was my tire of choice due to price and long lasting wear characteristics. I will consider a set for the Vee2 when looking for replacements.

Currently at 3500 miles, and the factory rear is starting to get flattened out a bit.

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WOW!?? I had shinko 705s on my Wee.I used these tyres on both road and dirt, very scary when pushing hard on the road!
Agreed ! Not only do they sing like crazy, when riding hard I got head shake twice on smooth clean sweepers, so, off they came.
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WOW!?? I had shinko 705s on my Wee. I would have to say they are the worst handling tyres I have ever had on a motorcycle.
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Agreed ! Not only do they sing like crazy, when riding hard I got head shake twice on smooth clean sweepers, so, off they came.
Not trying to insinuate you guys are wrong or didn't have a bad experience, but there are thousands, maybe hundreds of thousands--of DS riders who are strong proponents of the 705. Note that I'm referring to the newer radial construction, not the older bias-ply tire. I will admit that the 705 has an odd feel to it when riding on-center and tends to feel like it falls into a turn more readily than some other brands, but once you adapt your riding style to the design profile, it has great hold during aggressive dry riding and does pretty well in wet situations, too. I've ridden and worn thru several sets on my Wee and toured the mountains of TN/NC/GA and southern KY and never had an issue. I was able to easily scrape the pegs in corners and never felt insecure.

As for mileage, I could only get 6-7K miles out of the rear and although the front still had tread at 10K, it was getting badly feathered and needed to go. I just finished off a set of Anakee 3s and didn't get any more mileage or performance from them than from the Shinkos. I'm gonna try a set of Tourance (recommended by a riding buddy) this year and see how well they hold up.
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