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post #1 of 22 Old 08-07-2018, 12:11 PM Thread Starter
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Question which tire

Simple question
Shinko 705 for under 150 pair (short Life) or MotoZ tractionator GPS for under 300 pair( longest Life )
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post #2 of 22 Old 08-07-2018, 12:46 PM
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Its not so simple:

Depends on a couple of things.

1. Do you change you own tires?
2. Do you use a shop to change your tires. If so how much do they charge per tire?
3. Do the Moto Z tires last twice as long and the Shinko's?

If you have to pay $40 or $50 per wheel to get tires changed I'd go for the longer lasting more expensive tires and save on repeated labor. If there is little or no cost for changing tires I'd go for the less expensive tires that may not last as long but you can fit 2 new sets for the price of one.

Also factor in if you have to rely on a shop to do your tire changing how long does it take. Do you have to miss a 1/2 day of work to take the bike to the shop. Do you have to drop the bike off one day and pick up another. All wasted time.

Also be advised the MotoZ tire you have linked is for an 18" wheel. No matter how cheap it is or if it lasts forever it isn't going to fit very well on the 17" rear wheel of a VStrom

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Its not so simple:

Depends on a couple of things.

1. Do you change you own tires?
2. Do you use a shop to change your tires. If so how much do they charge per tire?
3. Do the Moto Z tires last twice as long and the Shinko's?

If you have to pay $40 or $50 per wheel to get tires changed I'd go for the longer lasting more expensive tires and save on repeated labor. If there is little or no cost for changing tires I'd go for the less expensive tires that may not last as long but you can fit 2 new sets for the price of one.

Also factor in if you have to rely on a shop to do your tire changing how long does it take. Do you have to miss a 1/2 day of work to take the bike to the shop. Do you have to drop the bike off one day and pick up another. All wasted time.

Also be advised the MotoZ tire you have linked is for an 18" wheel. No matter how cheap it is or if it lasts forever it isn't going to fit very well on the 17" rear wheel of a VStrom

Thank you for the response , I agree with everything you pointed .
Also MOTO Z has 150/70/17 and 110/80/19 exactly for V strom., combined price under $300 us some places even less.
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Don't bet too much on the MotoZ outlasting the Shinko. Maybe it will. Or maybe it won't. But for $300 you are in the PREMIUM price range for two tires for a V Strom.

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Value, good performance, good longevity, Shinko 705
But they are singers 40-50mph until well past broken in...
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Not sure on the longevity of the MotoZ tires but you can get the 705 Shinko radials for about $160 for both. I got 10,000 miles out of my last rear 705 YMMV.
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Tire mileage varies significantly with the rider and surfaces traveled upon!
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Tire mileage varies significantly with the rider and surfaces traveled upon!
Agreed there! I got about 4k from a 705 rear, and 6k from a TKC70.. the 705 front is still going strong, 10k miles later..
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Agreed there! I got about 4k from a 705 rear, and 6k from a TKC70.. the 705 front is still going strong, 10k miles later..


Mileage does vary, got 20,000 out of the front 705.


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I opted for the "longer lasting" Continental TKC 70's over the Shinko 705's. About twice the price and expected to last about twice as long. However, I do not like the conti's one bit and am stuck with them for twice as long...

If fact, my experience with the TKC 70's has even got me seriously considering just going back to the Battlewings. They were awesome by comparison (but pricey), and I don't think I want to get stuck with another "slightly more dirt, but doesn't really make much difference" set of tires. I mostly ride on pavement since all the dirt around here is about 2 hours away in any direction.

I mount and balance my own tires. So maybe the short lived tires will give me twice as much "fresh and smooth"... ?
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