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I changed my tires to Shinko 705 around 1500 miles ago, hopping that the bike will go a little easier on easy off-roading.
While the bike is much louder ,now I feel still the turns on low speed is difficult . I was hoping that after 200 miles first ride the tires get easier on low speed corners, It may, but still not that easy after 1500 miles.
Tire looks good and the price is right, I believe the reviews from al ADV forums ,they are happy ith tire .
But after these tire life I will go back to Bridgestone BW as the quite ride and handling was much better.
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Hello Fellow Troopers .

I changed my tires to Shinko 705 around 1500 miles ago, hopping that the bike will go a little easier on easy off-roading.

While the bike is much louder ,now I feel still the turns on low speed is difficult . I was hoping that after 200 miles first ride the tires get easier on low speed corners, It may, but still not that easy after 1500 miles.

Tire looks good and the price is right, I believe the reviews from al ADV forums ,they are happy ith tire .

But after these tire life I will go back to Bridgestone BW as the quite ride and handling was much better.

Thank you

Ride safe/

Ride long :smile2:


Gee I like the 705’s. Every compliment I heard about those tires was that they fell into corners, not that they were hard to turn.


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Thank you ,but at slow speed , not as good as the previous one .\
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Are you sure you have 110/80-19 and not a 120/80-19 mounted. A 120 will really slow the turn in.
yes 110/80/90 .at high speed I probably can drag knee , but at very low speed and even turning form stop it is harder than Bridgestone.
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I was soooo glad to get rid of my Trailwings. They were terrible and floaty on dirt/gravel, and once part worn would follow seams/patches on tarmac. No tyre that I have used since has been as bad as those original fitment Bridgestone Trailwings.
If the 705's are not to your liking, try some Mitas.
 

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My 2018 1000 came with Battlewings. To each his own I guess, but they were the worst tires in my experience of many. Road grooves caused the bike to be very twitchy. The front howled like a banchee and got worse with miles(16K when changed). The front was changed to a Shinko 705 at that point. 10K on that now. Still somewhat quieter than the Battlewing. Much better off road and on highway grooves.
My rear since 9500 mi. has been a Metzeler Tourance. Best 90-10(80-20?) tire I've found yet. The rear Battlewing was vague in its cornering and stopping.
The ease of the front low speed turn in of the 705 does take time to get use to, but works for me.
 
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I just got the Shinko 705 rear tire last week. Cosmetically I think it looks great. Haven't really got it on the road yet other that tootling around locally, but the one thing I did notice is that it's a little louder at slow speeds and I can feel vibrations from the tread blocks in the between walking speed and full stop. I haven't seen anyone else comment about this, so I think this should go away as it breaks in. That, and the 705 is an 80/20 tire where the BW I believe is a 90/10 tire. I didn't have any problems with the BW, and I would have actually preferred that one again, but it wasn't worth 2x the money for a tire that didn't quite get me to 5,500 miles. From the reviews I've read, the Shinko's tread wear certainly isn't any worse.
 

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now that is a thought,:smile2:but i have to learn how to do that.
ride safe/Ride long:smile2:
1. Place the bike on the centre stand or lift so that the front tire is just touching the floor. This will prevent the fork tubes from dropping out of the triple clamps when you loosen the retaining bolts.

2. Loosen the retaining bolts that hold the fork tubes in place so that the fork tubes can be raised.

3. Raise the fork tubes so that no more than 10mm is protruding above the top of the upper triple clamp. A wooden wedge between the front tire and floor will help with raising the fork.

4. Make sure the fork, tire and handlebar are aligned correctly and tighten the fork tube retaining bolts to the specified torque.

The entire job should take no more than 20 minutes.
 
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Give the Anakee III a try, and yes raising the fork tubes up a bit helps as well......but you lose some clearance which I don't like to lose.
 

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1. Place the bike on the centre stand or lift so that the front tire is just touching the floor. This will prevent the fork tubes from dropping out of the triple clamps when you loosen the retaining bolts.

2. Loosen the retaining bolts that hold the fork tubes in place so that the fork tubes can be raised.

3. Raise the fork tubes so that no more than 10mm is protruding above the top of the upper triple clamp. A wooden wedge between the front tire and floor will help with raising the fork.

4. Make sure the fork, tire and handlebar are aligned correctly and tighten the fork tube retaining bolts to the specified torque.

The entire job should take no more than 20 minutes.
:wink2:That is great to know and to do, I appreciate certainly your help.:smile2:
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Give the Anakee III a try, and yes raising the fork tubes up a bit helps as well......but you lose some clearance which I don't like to lose.
Any idea if there is a recommended Bike suspension specialist shop such as TED PORTET of Northern CAL. in southern California?
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Give the Anakee III a try, and yes raising the fork tubes up a bit helps as well......but you lose some clearance which I don't like to lose.
The other option is to increase the ride height at the rear by increasing the spring compression to reduce sag.

I'm on my third Shinko 705 front and the slow steering issue has only happened with one of the tires. I dropped the fork to the normal ride height with the other two tires.
 
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I raised mine 25mm and like thhe steering response much better >:)
On some ABS bikes going more than 10mm can cause things to slam together.

Just doing one side at a time you will have no trouble with things falling out or moving too far.


If you do go too far a leaver between your handlebars and the top of the fork tube will have you pushing the tube back down easily.

I dropped the front of my Wee 10mm and lifted the rear 25mm then topped it off with Anakee 3's to build the perfect bike for me.


I love life far to much to ever go back to the Bridgestone's
 
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