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post #1 of 24 Old 03-11-2016, 10:40 PM Thread Starter
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Had to get a new rear tire after this happened:



Very suspicious cut eh?

Front was do so I bought a set of Shinko 712s. I've been wanting to try out pure street tires just to see how smooth my Gen2 650 could run. They were about $120 delivered.



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Good looking tire.

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I've been looking at the 712s for a while. Thought I would get a set for the trip to the Eastern rally in May...let us know how you like them..I'll check back from time to time.. Thanks
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That cut is quite suspicious. Looks like someone slashed your tire no other possibility of that happening.

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I had a similar cut on a much more worn tire, it do happen.
If the 712's are as good as the 705's, they are best buy.
I think a Wee friend is using them.
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These can't be as loud as the 705 tires. Not that I'm complaining. Saving those bucks was nice.

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I've only got a few miles on the tires but my initial impressions;

Smooth as glass. Really compared to the OEMs and the Shinko 705. Kind of weird actually not in a bad way though.

I didn't balance them just oriented the mark on the tire to the valve stem. No vibration up past 70 mph.

They turn in pretty easy. The OEM front on my bike was needing changed so it may be just the difference between old and new. The profile is a bit more triangular so that probably contributes towards the difference. I've got 38 psi front, 40 psi back dropping the pressure a bit may be in order.

Typically I don't get a lot of miles out of tires. Roads have a lot of mineral content here and it's hot in the summer.


About that tire cut... the motorcycle guys at work are divided about the cause, road hazard vs. malicious. I'm just thankful that it didn't let go on me on the road!

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Which size are you running on the front. 100/90H-19 or 110/90H-19. A friend ran the 110 on a 05 and at speed the tire expanded enough to eat holes through the fender.

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I was looking at the 712 as well. I don't do any "offroad" riding, but I do like to take the occasional dirt road, and I'm a little unsure how these would do.

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Normal graded dirt roads 712 probably OK
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