Sorry about pic. Do not know how to post a pic on my iPhone.
These tires look really good, and have surprising great pavement traction. I swore by the 705s in the twisties. I'm thinking these will be close, with less humming. Very impressed so far.
Going to go with some of these next year. Been happy with the 705's in the past from a wear and on road performace aspect, but want a bit more bite in the dirt. Going to ride the TET down to West ByGawd in the spring and I think the 50/50 nature of the new Shinko Big Blocks will be just the ticket.
I ran some Kenda Big Blocks on my Aprilia Pegaso previously (now sold) and while their off road performance was all I could have asked for on a dual sport, they wore out way too quick, and that was just a li'l 650 thumper, not a man sized DL1000. Can't beat the Shinko prices with a big stick.
I've got video reivews on YouTube. I'll post them up shortly. But basically I ran a few sets of 705s before switching to these and I feel like I gave up nothing on the Street and gained a LOT on the dirt. 650 Strom. Rider weight around 180 to 200 depending on what time of year it is haha.
I got a hair over 8000 miles out of the rear and could have went 10 to 12 on the front but it was starting to wear the front knobs at a strange angle by 9k and I changed it out anyway. In the future I'll be chaning them as a set. One TKC80 rear costs as much as a SET of these.
They have a low maximum pressure of around 33PSI but I run mine at 28 psi or so and get better road performance out of them.
When I get on my real computer I'll link up the vids
I really like these a lot over the 705s. They IMO even ride smoother especially when new and are quieter. I didn't start getting the knobbie tire "bumps" until they were almost dead and it was mostly from the front tire. And if my experience on smaller bikes with knobbies is any indication it's simply from braking on the street and the knobs flexing.
I ride with two former Pro AMA #1 plated riders. I can keep up with them in the twisties. They stick as well as the 705s with less noise and better wear. Hard to believe, I know. I spooned then in for a trial ride, and was sold instantly. Shhh be quiet.... Do not word to get out... Price will be up to conti TKCs
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