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post #1 of 99 Old 05-14-2015, 10:33 AM Thread Starter
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New Shinko 705s

Got my new Shinko 705 tires mounted yesterday and I've only put a few miles on them but so far they are awesome. My old tires were really worn so just the "new" aspect helped a lot but the 705s themselves seem great. I looked at dual sport tires for a while and initially wanted something a little more aggressive but these tires are rated 80/20 on road offroad and even 20% offroad is pretty optimistic. I'm getting ready to head out the door and put some real miles on them as we speak so I'll post later with a better informed opinion.
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post #2 of 99 Old 05-14-2015, 10:42 AM
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I notice the tread pattern on the front tire at parking lot speed, it feels lumpy when moving the bike with the handlebars moved to one side or another.
Other than that, it's a smooth ride
Enjoy scraping the pegs.
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Just fabulous tires all around, ignore any haters and bashers of these tires.
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Great tire for the money. I believe I'm on my 6th rear 705 radial with no issues but had to dump the fronts a while back. Both fronts I had wore unevenly and got lumpy , bumpy and eventually began howling at speed louder than my Malamute

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'Both fronts I had wore unevenly and got lumpy , bumpy and eventually began howling at speed'

Mine are starting to do dat but they have 12K plus miles on them.
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I'm replacing the Battlewings front and rear with these next week, what pressure are you all running on these? Thanks.
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Mine should be here today. My OEM rear has 6000 miles and is into the wear bars. Front probably has 2k left.

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I've been on the fence... I've had other Shinko's on my Hawks and my old Hornet and liked them but I was thinking of just breaking weak and getting the Michelin Anakee 3 to start with on the front of the Vee since I'm not bound to hit much more than asphalt for a good while but the difference between 79 and 149 dollars for the front tire plus that more aggressive looking tread has had me wondering about road noise, road walking, and ride quality as well as value.
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I love them so far. At 1 or 2 mph I can feel the lugs as I come to a stop but I'm used to mud terrains on jeeps so it doesn't bother me at all. At speed they are great and the handle extremely well in the turns for à dual sport tire. I can't wait to take them out in some packed gravel and dirt.
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I'm replacing the Battlewings front and rear with these next week, what pressure are you all running on these? Thanks.
I mounted 705Rs to replace the original Trailwings last fall. I've been running them on my Wee with 36psi rear and 33psi front, which is simply following the recommendations in the manual. They seem fine. I've been on sandy and gravel roads where, arguably, dropping five pounds on either end might have helped, but I'm here to type about it, so...

Because there is no smooth line around the middle of the tread they're a bit of a rumbly tire o smooth roads, especially after the smooth and bald Trailwings they replaced, but I did a couple of hours of mostly slab and secondary roads today, and they're fine.

And if I think they're going off with fewer miles on them I won't feel as bad replacing them in shorter service intervals for half the price of Anakee 3s or something similar

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