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post #1 of 4 Old 03-25-2016, 03:19 AM Thread Starter
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Different tires

Hello guys,

At the moment front + rear the OEM (Bridgestone) are fitted.

For my upcoming 6000 km trip, I opted to change the rear tire as it has already 7000 Km on it and I'm not sure it can hold up for the trip. Also taking into consideration that I will do Oodonata track on it.

Now, I have purchased the rear tire (Shinko E705) and it just hit me... should I change the front tire as well ?

Should I ride the bike with same tires front and back ?

Again, will do Oodonata track on the tires. Will be like this and this.

Anyone any advice ? It's free

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post #2 of 4 Old 03-25-2016, 03:44 AM
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They are similar tread patterns, so I wouldn't think there would be any handling surprises, just feel it out for the first few km on different surfaces, and maybe experiment a bit with front/rear tyre pressure differential if the handling feels different.

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Thx, feel a bit more relaxed now

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post #4 of 4 Old 03-26-2016, 10:33 AM
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I've mixed and matched tires, only the most discerning rider on the track would appreciate the difference.
The Shinko works just fine.I get 5-6K miles out of a rear at 40psi.
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