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post #1 of 26 Old 07-20-2016, 05:24 PM Thread Starter
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Tourance rear - suggestions on what front?

So, looking for tires for a new to me 2012 DL650A. Still has the stock tires on it with about 10k miles, so looking for new ones. Read multiple threads here (including all 70-some pages of the big tire thread) as well as elsewhere.

As much as I'd like to say I am a 80/20 rider, realistically I will be more like a 93/7 rider with most of the miles commuting and going on road trips home to visit family.

Through a bunch of my research, I think I've come down to an original tourance on the rear. I love the look and I read great things. The problem comes down to the front - i cannot seem to decide on one and am looking for input.

I am willing to sacrifice thread wear for wet/dry traction as well as road/off road (gravel and dirt) traction.

I also would like to keep the same look of the Tourance rear.

Any suggestions? I've been looking at TKC70s, fullbore m40, shinkos, heidendau, tourances of multiple flavors, and multple others. I know similar questions have been asked, but they always seem to be about a specific front. I've read so much I can't even choose a front...

Thanks for any help!

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Use the KISS theory: Keep It Simple Stupid.
Put the same Tourance on the front.
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Shinko 705.......

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I will probably need new tires after NEVA16 and i was also considering torrance and shinko. Still not sure? But at least i narrowed it down?

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The Shinko 705 has the advantage that, if you don't like it, you're not out much money.
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The front Tourance is "very well known" for a bad wobble problem.
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I'm really liking the Avon TrailRider...
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wobble vx howl

well, maybe that explains the wobble at around 38mph with the tourance. But the howl at 45 with the 705 is obnoxious.
I'll be looking at something other than those two brands/models for my next set.
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well, maybe that explains the wobble at around 38mph with the tourance. But the howl at 45 with the 705 is obnoxious.
I'll be looking at something other than those two brands/models for my next set.
Like the OP, 90+ % road.
Aggressive tires are going to howl, no way around that. I wear earplugs so can't say it bothers me at all. If the OP is doing a rear Tourance and rides 90% road, then I would not go with a rear Tourance.
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well, maybe that explains the wobble at around 38mph with the tourance. But the howl at 45 with the 705 is obnoxious.
I'll be looking at something other than those two brands/models for my next set.
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