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post #171 of 185 Old 02-16-2019, 03:08 PM
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Is a compound change or switch to radial that is the difference in opinion. There are so many mixed comments here and also on amazon. Most more recent reviews say the tires are great but older reviews complain about tires being slippery for hundreds of miles, or life being short. Newer shinkos in vstrom sizes are all radial rear and available in both that and bias ply for front. Any clarification? Also I will ride fairly frequently if it's above 40 if that helps with advice.
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Best advice I ever heard was...buy 'em and ride 'em, then you'll know how they work for you. In this case the investment isn't that great, $170 for the pair, so nothing ventured, nothing gained.
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Best advice I ever heard was...buy 'em and ride 'em, then you'll know how they work for you. In this case the investment isn't that great, $170 for the pair, so nothing ventured, nothing gained.
Thanks for the useless response.. Best advice I ever heard was:

"Dumb people learn from their own mistakes smart people learn from others. "

Isn't shared knowledge the reason this forum exists? It's not only a couple hundred bucks, it's the time wasted, cost to install, and not to mention biggest issue, safety....

I bet you have also said other things like, "I had to lay her down"
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I have used the radial 705s on my 2014 650. I like them and they are great tires. I got 20,000 out of the last front and 10,000 miles on the last rear. The front does get noisy. No trouble in rain or riding fast in twisties. I’m on Michelin PR4 Trails now, wearing Well, handle great. Might try the Anakee Adventure tires next.


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I'm on pr4 now and have no complaints aside from them being useless on dirt roads which I do not hit up that often, but would like something better. I do put about 10K a year on my bike, and will ride whenever it's above 40 instead of taking the car. But commuting you get caught in the rain and pr4 are brilliant in wet.
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Thanks for the useless response.. Best advice I ever heard was:

"Dumb people learn from their own mistakes smart people learn from others. "

Isn't shared knowledge the reason this forum exists? It's not only a couple hundred bucks, it's the time wasted, cost to install, and not to mention biggest issue, safety....

I bet you have also said other things like, "I had to lay her down"
Now, now...

The Shinkos are perfectly fine tires for a perfectly fine price. For me. You see, I go through tires relatively quickly because I rack up the miles. I also mount and balance my own tires. That means I don't mind trying out a set of something different just for kicks. I've had Bridgestones, Metzlers, Michelins, Heidenaus, and Shinkos on this thing. They were all perfectly fine all-round tires. What will I mount next? I don't know. Probably another set of Shinkos.

Whether they are right for you is another issue and that is the point being made.
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Thanks for the useless response.. Best advice I ever heard was:

"Dumb people learn from their own mistakes smart people learn from others. "

Isn't shared knowledge the reason this forum exists? It's not only a couple hundred bucks, it's the time wasted, cost to install, and not to mention biggest issue, safety....

I bet you have also said other things like, "I had to lay her down"
Not a useless response, you just didn't like the answer or suggestion. Have you read this entire thread from the first page, read lots of reviews online? These are solid tires and one of my favorites, but for the same money I feel the 804/805 is even better although more aggressive. I've had ZERO issues with 705's but I run the radials, the earlier bias ply tires had some chunking. I say go with your gut or give them a shot, MANY here are fans of them if that helps you with your decision? I say give the Mitas E07 plus a shot, they last ridiculous mileage and are very good off pavement and more than sufficient on wet roads and in the rain.

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Sorry you didn't like my advice. If all the information on the interweb hasn't afforded enough information for you to make a decision, asking the same questions that have been answered hundreds of times won't help you either. It seems like you have done your research, but want someone else to make the final decision for you. For the minimal cost, time, and effort of installing a set of tires, I personally, would rather try them and get first hand knowledge. Then I know how they work for me, my riding style, the conditions in which I ride. Who will you blame if you get them and you don't like them? The people who lied to you and offered useless comments on the forum? The safety issue is really a cop out in my book. If the idea that a set of mass marketed tires, used by scores of (still living) people, with good reviews by many of the members of this forum, will have a significant impact on ones safety is preposterous. So, my useless, to you, comment still stands. Try them and see if you like them.

And yes, I have used these tires and like them for my riding style. My next set will be the 804/805 combination. And if I don't like them I will blame "Big B" for leading me astray.
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Is a compound change or switch to radial that is the difference in opinion. There are so many mixed comments here and also on amazon. Most more recent reviews say the tires are great but older reviews complain about tires being slippery for hundreds of miles, or life being short. Newer shinkos in vstrom sizes are all radial rear and available in both that and bias ply for front. Any clarification? Also I will ride fairly frequently if it's above 40 if that helps with advice.
Shinko makes a 705 front in radial (Revzilla has them listed as $82.81, size 110/80R19). I have these on my bike right now. Front is about 50%, rear is done and I need to change it before riding season this year. My Strom came with these fitted. Most of my riding is on pavement and they seem fine. They do make some noise and get skittish on tar snakes, but I don't have anything to compare them against on a strom. I might just buy another rear 705, or try Metzler Tourance NEXT, or maybe spring for some Michelin R5 Trail. On dry roads, I can get the lean on. If you just want decent 80/20, hard to beat the 705 for the price. If you don't like the internet commentary, FortNine has a good review:


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Sorry you didn't like my advice. If all the information on the interweb hasn't afforded enough information for you to make a decision, asking the same questions that have been answered hundreds of times won't help you either. It seems like you have done your research, but want someone else to make the final decision for you. For the minimal cost, time, and effort of installing a set of tires, I personally, would rather try them and get first hand knowledge. Then I know how they work for me, my riding style, the conditions in which I ride. Who will you blame if you get them and you don't like them? The people who lied to you and offered useless comments on the forum? The safety issue is really a cop out in my book. If the idea that a set of mass marketed tires, used by scores of (still living) people, with good reviews by many of the members of this forum, will have a significant impact on ones safety is preposterous. So, my useless, to you, comment still stands. Try them and see if you like them.

And yes, I have used these tires and like them for my riding style. My next set will be the 804/805 combination. And if I don't like them I will blame "Big B" for leading me astray.
I was only asking why is there this big disparity in reviews and whether radial vs bias ply tire construction was the reason for it. I know the tires have been out forever, I try to apply logical context to reviews... The mixed bag of reviews was so wide.....

Sorry if I offend, I'm no vtom, but I put almost 10k a year on motorcycles for last 4 years which while not allot for many people in this forum, is a shit ton more than the person who rides there bike in the 11 nice Sundays a year when they have time. That's why I ask questions.
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