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Old 10-17-2012, 06:38 PM   #16
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dunlop - wasn't cheap either but I've had no complaints about handling

At the rate this thing is wearing, I'll probably be buried with this tire. Price per mile has been outstanding
I just saw a set of those at a bike show recently and they are a really nice looking tire. Will try them out when the scorp trails wear out.
BTW, those Trails are really good 95/5 tires, great on road and easy dirt aired down. They can't be bad if they come on a 'strada, right?
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Old 10-17-2012, 09:35 PM   #17
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I was really impressed with my shinko 244's I had on my last bike. They gripped very well on and off road, very soft rubber. I believe they come in a host of weird sizes, they run slightly small.
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Old 10-18-2012, 06:17 AM   #18
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Shinko 705

Shinko 705 all the way!

I've got 7000+ miles on my set right now, front is barely worn, rear still has some tread, albeit not much in the center. Wear like iron, work good on road in the dry or wet, and on a WR250r aired down they still work off-road.

Not great on wet grass and mud, but all around a great tire for commuting and maintaining some ability for the dirt. For dedicated trail rides, I take the hour to spoon on Kenda Trackmasters.

Cheap too! In fact I will be spooning on a new rear today!
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Old 10-31-2012, 03:38 PM   #19
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Picked-up a new Shinko 705 for the front and a D607 Trailmax take-off that I'm going to burn-up before buying a new rear tire. Just got it all put back together, so can't really haven't really formed any opinions about these tires yet. The D607 is already kinda blown-out, so don't think I can even really give it a fair shake.

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Old 10-31-2012, 04:01 PM   #20
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BTW, those Trails are really good 95/5 tires, great on road and easy dirt aired down. They can't be bad if they come on a 'strada, right?
It is the Pirelli Scorpion Trail that comes on the Multistrada, but they do look almost exactly like those Dunlops. I run the Pirelli on my Dorsoduro, and love them on pavement. Off road, they are tough, but no where close to knobby traction.

I tried to find the TKC-80 and the Kenda Big Blocks for my Honda XL600R SM, and they were back ordered everywhere. I ended up with a Dunlop D606 17" rear and Pirelli MT21 18" (rear tire) out front. A bit squirly, but it works.

From my research before the purchase, I'd say the TKC-80 is the best DOT knobby, but the 705 sounds like a bargain for a 50/50 tire.
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Old 10-31-2012, 06:39 PM   #21
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I wouldn't call the Shinko 705 a 50/50 tire...
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Old 11-01-2012, 08:28 AM   #22
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I wouldn't call the Shinko 705 a 50/50 tire...
I never know what to call them. I used my Kenda K761's for 50/50 street/dirt, and my Pirelli Scorp Trails for 75/25 street/dirt. I'm now using the D606/MT21 combo for 5/95 street/dirt.

I guess I rarely use products for what they were intended......I'm stubborn that way.
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Old 11-01-2012, 09:15 AM   #23
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Old 11-01-2012, 09:55 AM   #24
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I wouldn't call the Shinko 705 a 50/50 tire...
Nowhere close.....

"Shinko 705 Series Dual Sport Rear Tire

Designed for 80% street and 20% off road, the 705 Series by Shinko gives the long distance adventure dual sport rider a true performance bargain. With an aggressive tread pattern, the 705 rear tire balances superb all weather street handling ability with competent off road capability."

....but I still say a very good tire!
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Old 11-01-2012, 09:56 AM   #25
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for comparision to above IRC....


Kenda K270.............................................. ..............Shinko 244

Kenda^^^^^^^^..................................... .............SHinko^^^^^^^


I've been running Shinko244s on the front for years, and ChengShin C858 on the rear....I'm going to do Shinko 244 on the rear when i run out of C858s....
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Old 11-01-2012, 12:19 PM   #26
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The 244's are my "road" tires. The rear is ok in the dirt. The front is terrible.

I run kenda trackmasters in the rear (but I will be trying something else next do not like the "paddle design), and perielli scorp rally pros in the front.
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Old 11-16-2012, 03:38 PM   #27
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Have put about 1000 miles on these tires so far (550 of them yesterday). Pretty happy with this 705. Gonna order another one for the rear.

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Old 11-16-2012, 04:35 PM   #28
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Old 11-16-2012, 05:07 PM   #29
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So you're a fan of the 761's? Most of the reviews I read on here were negative, especially with regards to performance in wet weather and we're heading into wintertime...
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Old 11-16-2012, 05:14 PM   #30
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for comparision to above IRC....


Kenda K270.............................................. ..............Shinko 244

Kenda^^^^^^^^..................................... .............SHinko^^^^^^^


I've been running Shinko244s on the front for years, and ChengShin C858 on the rear....I'm going to do Shinko 244 on the rear when i run out of C858s....
What size Shinko is that on the rear?
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