Thread: Shinko 705s
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Old 12-06-2012, 04:12 PM   #21
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Originally Posted by Nitro1970 View Post
Ran the 705's on my klr650... Good tire for the price but I didn't get but 3500 miles out of the rear... Ran around 36psi... I just never have gotten the great mileage other claim for some reason...
Same here; if you run back roads as I do, the frequent speed changes eat up most
any rear tire on a KLR due to the heavy engine braking with each throttle closing. Every time
the throttle is closed, it's like jumping on the rear brake, and it shows up in short tire life...
Good bike, but more flywheel with less engine braking would be welcome.
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