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Hey all,

Been digging around on the forums and online but can't seem to figure out what size 705's (front and rear) I need to replace the stock tires on my 2014 650A. A dealer is quoting me $240 for the set, including installation, but want to see if I can find a better deal.

Gonna get these on the bike within the next month or so.

Thanks for your help,
Dave
 

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Just use the same size that are already on your bike. I think the stock sizes are 150/70-17 on the rear and 110/80-19 on the front; you'd need the same sizes in a Shinko 705.

A brand new set of Shinko 705's from Rocky Mountain ATV would be about $163.00 for a V-Strom if you bought them yourself.
 

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$240 for a set is a good price! 2 years ago it cost me $195 total with tax for the E705 radial tires and $125 to have them installed and balanced. The previous post is correct on the sizing,
110-80-19 front 180-70-17 rear.

My model #s are

87-4535 Shinko 110/80R19 E705 59HTL Radial

87-4536 Shinko 150/70R17 E705 59HTL Radial


It is possible that they are quoting you lower pricing on bias ply vs radial ply.



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I was paying about $150 a set. But the installations prices have gone up from $25 to $50 a tire. That's the result of paying a living wage.
The shop I used to use didn't charge an mount fee and had great prices. But they don't sell Shinko's.
I can get them locally and go to a friends garage and pay back with a lunch and a beer. And figure where we will go camp next~!
 

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Thanks, everyone.

I think I have what I need and will see if I can find a deal and what just installation will cost.

Here's a great deal on the rear; too bad they don't sell the front!

https://bit.ly/30QcwG0
 

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Has anyone ever bought from these people? China? YHGTrade.top...$36.99 for a Shinko 705 seems too good to be true.
 

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I was paying about $150 a set. But the installations prices have gone up from $25 to $50 a tire. That's the result of paying a living wage.
The shop I used to use didn't charge an mount fee and had great prices. But they don't sell Shinko's.
I can get them locally and go to a friends garage and pay back with a lunch and a beer. And figure where we will go camp next~!
Its reasons like this is why I bought my Nomar.

After 3 or 4 tires changes it paid for itself and since then has been saving or making me money ever since.
 

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I have to agree with Perazzi. I go through several tire changes every year; paying a dealer to do it can get expensive, not to mention the inconvenience of it. I started off with dealers. Then I started buying tires on line, taking the wheels off myself, and taking them to a dealer who would change the tires. Even that was a pain; I still would have to drop the wheels off and come back later. Now, I just buy them on line and mount them in my garage. I don't have tire changing stands or anything fancy; just tire irons, rim protectors, a plastic wedge to break the bead, and an ancient 12 volt air compressor to set the bead. I also have a balancing stand. I've even changed the stiff sidewalled Mitas E07s with that setup. I'd guess I have maybe $150.00 in tools for changing tires. For $150.00 I never have to pay anyone again to change them, and I can do it at my convenience.
 

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Has anyone ever bought from these people? China? YHGTrade.top...$36.99 for a Shinko 705 seems too good to be true.
sketchy site..... tried ordering one, no idea if it went through. Name brand helmets for $40....no mention of their location anywhere. But guessing China.
 

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i used to change my tires. Used a bucket and long tire irons. The Tube type on air head beemers.
Haven't tried it on the radials but mount costs at $50 a tire is making me think about trying it. If I go to a friends house, it's still an hour each way in LA traffic. No fun.
I had the tires delivered to his house so I wasn't carrying them on the bike.
Those Harbor Freight tools would pay for themselves quickly.
 

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I use Shinko 705's on my KLR for years...really like the tire for my use.

I remove and mount my own. Good spoons with guards makes it pretty easy work. I install with the zip-tie method...Google for details.
I balance with two car stands and the axle. Also Google for details.

Been doing this for 25+ years and keep telling myself, last one. But just put a new front on the wee and it took 30 minutes so...
Or, invest in a tire changer...
 

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Let us know if that order goes through!
I emailed to see if I did, or did not order a tire. lol Nothing yet......hasn't shown up on my credit card, and really wishing I hadn't input my CC #. But Paypal was not offered. It shows order pending, yet the item was still in the shopping cart. So I don't think it went through, and I'm not ordering again.
 

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Shinko 705 - slower turn in

Hey all,

Been digging around on the forums and online but can't seem to figure out what size 705's (front and rear) I need to replace the stock tires on my 2014 650A. A dealer is quoting me $240 for the set, including installation, but want to see if I can find a better deal.

Gonna get these on the bike within the next month or so.

Thanks for your help,
Dave
I just put on Shinko 705's...from stock tires you'll find the Shinko front to be a wider profile which slows down steering. It's rock solid, but the turn in is not as quick...
 

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I've got a new set of Shinkos waiting for my Utah trip in October. I always spoon my own tires on and balance them with a harbor freight balancer.

Gonna try the zip tie method this time.

I'm thinking with the Shinko it would be a good idea to raise the front fender.
 

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i used to change my tires. Used a bucket and long tire irons. The Tube type on air head beemers.
Haven't tried it on the radials but mount costs at $50 a tire is making me think about trying it. If I go to a friends house, it's still an hour each way in LA traffic. No fun.
I had the tires delivered to his house so I wasn't carrying them on the bike.
Those Harbor Freight tools would pay for themselves quickly.

The HF wheel holder is fundamentally okay but you need to add Mojo blocks to it to pervert it from scratching the wheel. Some folks also use piece of tire or innertube. The mount/dismount bars is also great at scratching wheels since it is all metal. Again you can get a Mojo lever or use spoon to combat this.


My biggest dislike is the bead breaker on the HF wheel vise because it is at floor level. Where the NoMar is at a comfortable standing working height. My days of crawling around on the floor are behind me. That's why I bought a HF lift and NoMar tire changer. The work comes to me.
 

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Just did my first tire swap with a hf unit and some mojo goodness
Worth every penny, done in minutes effortlessly KIMG2874.jpeg

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