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post #1 of 24 Old 06-15-2019, 01:18 AM Thread Starter
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Shinko 705 Rear tire

In mid April I purchased and had two new front and rear Shinko 705 tires put on my 04 650. I have put exactly 2145 miles on the bike since then and need a new rear tire. First I picked up a nail, second the tread is worn to the wear bars, and third the rubber between the tread is as thin as an inner tube. I can take my pinky finger and push it down with almost no effort.
The front still looks like new, but the rear is toast.
These are my first and possibly last set of the 705ís. Iím just wondering if this is normal for These tires. They are cheap, but I expected a little more mileage from them. This is easily the worst mileage Iíve gotten from any rear tire I can remember. My Stratoliner ate rear tires, but I always got at least 4-5000 from the back tire.
Any suggestions for a better performing set of DS tires for my 650?
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Dang you must have some grinding roads. I put a set on in November. Put almost 10k on the rear before changing it just this week.
I dont run more than 35psi in them. Ran 28 for a few months. Mostly commuting, but I dont really ride much different to work than I do for fun.
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My expreince was similar to Fynicut's but I only got about 6K miles out of the rear. On econd rear now with the original front still going.
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I've gotten 6K on the 705's 4K to 6k is kinda normal. Interesting the Fynlcut get so much better mileage on a lower pressure. But the road surface you frequent can be the cause of excessive wear.
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Bicycle Tire Milage

Do you ride two up much, or loaded with gear?. Assuming you aren't doing burnouts in front of the tavern, I wonder if your unusually low tread wear is just a rare defective tire? that might explain the soft carcass.
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Not normal....and I have run many sets of these tires. What pressures are you running, and I recommend giving the Mitas E07 a try for you or the K60 if you want more mileage from a DS tire.

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Not normal. I've run multiple sets of 705s and typically get about 6000-7500 miles out of the set. Rear does normally go before the front, tho. My guess as to your situation? Either under-inflation, over-loading, or improper braking technique (using only the rear brake mostly). It's not likely that you're burning through a rear tire with overly enthusiastic use of the throttle...not on a 650, anyway.

I see your location is CA and I was gonna ask how much canyon carving that involved (which could easily explain high tire wear) but if that was the case, you'd have cooked the front tire as well.
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Not normal from my personal experience. I got 10,000 miles out of my last rear Shinko 705. I use the radials. I think a lot of engine braking and rear brake only stopping would wear a tire out early.


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How about a picture of that tire? I've gotten 5 or 6K miles out of several 705 rears.
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How about a picture of that tire? I've gotten 5 or 6K miles out of several 705 rears.


Canít find any, got 11,000 on the PR4 Trail though.


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