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post #21 of 24 Old 06-19-2019, 02:22 PM
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I'm really curious what use case or application would cause a 705 to wear out that quick.

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post #22 of 24 Old 06-20-2019, 10:25 AM
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My last 705 front only went 4K on the DL1000. My last rear was okay, it lasted 5K in the SE, I get the same from a Tourance. I've run many Shinko 705's between the DR650 and DL1000, but the Vee eats them up fast on the front. The Battlewings have lasted the best for me, I say at least 8K, very little cupping on the front. I change them on the wear bars and the rears wear out on the edges usually. I ride curvy roads most of the time, no commuting now, all fun rides. The fronts wear very well even for a moderate corner carver like myself. 705's are not cheap enough for me, I get a better value from Battlewings. The front Battlewings actually perform better than expected, I don't ride anything more than dirt roads though. The 705's are great on the DR650 though.

You must be aggressive on the front brake to wear a tire like that.
I've always gone through at least 2 rears to one front.

Must be nice to live somewhere that the edges wear out before the middle!

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post #23 of 24 Old 06-20-2019, 11:37 AM
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I've just put my first set of 705s on my 14' Vee. So I can't help with your 705 problem except to say that my last set of tires were Michelin Anakee 3s and I got 15,000 on both the front and rear. Of course I paid at least twice as much for them as I did the 705s. I only have about 500 miles on my new 705s but they loved the curves around the tail of the dragon and the Cherohala Skyway last weekend.

Oh, I'm pretty careful about keeping the recommended air pressure in all my tires. As you can see that worked out real well on the Anakee 3s. 35 psi front and 42 psi rear. If anything I usually keep them about 1 or 2 pounds above the recommended pressures. Also, I don't think overworking your rear brakes will ever make much difference on tire wear. I usually have to replace the rear brake pads about twice as often and the front pads. So you can be certain that I use the rear brakes much more than most riders. It really sounds like it might have been a defective tire.
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I've had a Tourance EXP before the 705 and a regular Tourance on the front after the 705's with zero wear issues. The bike came with Tourance EXP's when I bought it around 2012 and those soft stickies were done by 5k, but there was no cupping even with the stock suspension.

My last 705 front was cupping so bad I serviced my forks thinking the oil may be low. I tried a couple since there so cheap. But, there was no change in the tread wear, both 705's cupped bad. But that was around 3 years ago, maybe they are better now. I switched to a Tourance and now a Battlewing front and those last and last for me.

I'm mostly an engine braking guy. My last regular Tourance front went over 8k and it was almost on the wear bars. I got tired of waiting to see how far it would go and put a Battlewing to match the rear. I figured I better pull it before my 3,000 mile trip.The front is wearing like iron, but the Battlewings are the best pavement handling tires I've had with good life Not too bad on dirt roads. I loved the EXP's, just didn't last long enough.

I've been running 38/42 when the luggage is full and 38/40 running empty. I leave the alloy panniers on and the Givi top case stays on 100%. Plus I'm 260 lbs, so the bike always has a good load on it.

I think I liked the TKC's better than the 705 on the heavier bikes, but I don't need aggressive tires like that now. I'm staying on decent roads now, I avoid mud and trails these days.

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