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post #1 of 37 Old 01-26-2016, 07:22 PM Thread Starter
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Liking the new Shinko 804/805s

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post #2 of 37 Old 01-26-2016, 09:07 PM
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They're great tires. Your image didn't post though. I'm on my second set and will be putting on a third

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post #3 of 37 Old 01-26-2016, 10:38 PM
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Thanks Downs. I may go in that route because it looks so ADV! I've gone through several sets of 705's
One of these days I'll join you for a back country San Diego camp, weather permitting.
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I'm pleased to see this post. I've just put an 804 on the front. I got 11,000 kms out of a TKC80 which wasn't as much as I'd hoped for, I got nearly 20,000 out of these on the front of a Yamaha xt660
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Sorry about pic. Do not know how to post a pic on my iPhone.
These tires look really good, and have surprising great pavement traction. I swore by the 705s in the twisties. I'm thinking these will be close, with less humming. Very impressed so far.
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Going to go with some of these next year. Been happy with the 705's in the past from a wear and on road performace aspect, but want a bit more bite in the dirt. Going to ride the TET down to West ByGawd in the spring and I think the 50/50 nature of the new Shinko Big Blocks will be just the ticket.

I ran some Kenda Big Blocks on my Aprilia Pegaso previously (now sold) and while their off road performance was all I could have asked for on a dual sport, they wore out way too quick, and that was just a li'l 650 thumper, not a man sized DL1000. Can't beat the Shinko prices with a big stick.

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I've been eye balling these tires but i'm worried about on road performance..
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post #8 of 37 Old 01-28-2016, 09:07 AM
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They're great tires. Your image didn't post though. I'm on my second set and will be putting on a third
Since your the only one that posted with a history using the 804/5's, how about some stats like weight, type of riding ....
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post #9 of 37 Old 01-28-2016, 10:10 AM
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Check out the reviews on ADVriders. Lots of folks with experience on these hoops over there.

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I've got video reivews on YouTube. I'll post them up shortly. But basically I ran a few sets of 705s before switching to these and I feel like I gave up nothing on the Street and gained a LOT on the dirt. 650 Strom. Rider weight around 180 to 200 depending on what time of year it is haha.

I got a hair over 8000 miles out of the rear and could have went 10 to 12 on the front but it was starting to wear the front knobs at a strange angle by 9k and I changed it out anyway. In the future I'll be chaning them as a set. One TKC80 rear costs as much as a SET of these.

They have a low maximum pressure of around 33PSI but I run mine at 28 psi or so and get better road performance out of them.

When I get on my real computer I'll link up the vids
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