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Old 05-25-2009, 12:50 PM   #91
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5.8ish inches, V strom rim.

AWESOME!

Thanks, guys!

Looks like it'll fit.

I've got about 155 - 160mm of room, and 5.8inches works out to 148mm.

Now to find someone who has these in stock... TiresUnlimited will be getting a call bright and early Tuesday.
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Old 05-25-2009, 01:48 PM   #92
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AWESOME!

Thanks, guys!

Looks like it'll fit.

I've got about 155 - 160mm of room, and 5.8inches works out to 148mm.

Now to find someone who has these in stock... TiresUnlimited will be getting a call bright and early Tuesday.
Chapparal has the cheapest but I don't know if they are in stock.

Motorcycle Superstore has them in stock but expect to pay about 20 bucks more for a set.
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Old 05-25-2009, 04:46 PM   #93
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Currently I have a set of 721's on the bike, as I knew my early season riding would be mostly pavement. I am very impressed with these tires. Not once have I felt them 'give' or creep in the corners and with 2.5k miles on them, they show nearly no wear...despite me dropping them to 20psi and running a good bit of dirt and a 5 mile jaunt of single track where the tires probably circled 10 miles due to near constant spin-outs.

I was able to get 8,400 out of the stocker, TrailWings and then 6,500 miles out of the Presa Detours.

I probably won't order any 705's time soon, as the first of July, I am putting the TKC's on the bike (I have two sets) and will run those the rest of the riding season, since I will be doing WestFest, the Colorado VStrom Gathering in Ouray and the Big Dog Ride......all requiring TKC's!!!!

Anyway, I will continue to watch this thread over the months and pay close attention to the Tire/Ride Reports. I suspect my Strom will have these mounted some day soon.

Thanks to everyone for such great reporting so far!!!!!
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Old 05-26-2009, 09:39 AM   #94
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TiresUnlimited was out of stock, as was Chaparral. The guy at TU said they should get more in 5 to 7 days. Couldn't find them anywhere else (no joy at Dennis Kirk, Tire Express, American Moto Tire or SW Moto Tire).

MotorcycleSuperstore showed them in stock, so much as I hated to, I placed the order there, even though they listed at $11 more than anyone else. Lots of people have been burned by bullshit "in stock - ships same day" indications at MS, so we'll see what happens. Even if they don't actually have the tire in stock, no one else does so I'm no worse off than with any other vendor.

The good news is that they're offering free shipping on orders over $75 now, so I added a new face shield I needed anyway and saved a few bucks that way.
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Old 05-26-2009, 11:10 AM   #95
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MotorcycleSuperstore showed them in stock, so much as I hated to, I placed the order there, even though they listed at $11 more than anyone else. Lots of people have been burned by bullshit "in stock - ships same day" indications at MS, so we'll see what happens.
FWIW, I ordered 3 Shinko 705s from Motorcycle Superstore last week; they showed "in stock" at the time too, and arrived in about 7-8 days.

I haven't mounted mine yet. Need to get to that sometime this week or weekend...
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Old 05-26-2009, 06:45 PM   #96
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interesting how the tread grooves are V in shape.
the grooves are the largest when new and then shrink over time w/ wear.
towards the end, the grooves look to be 1/4 of the original size.
this should help milk additonlal mileage at the end of the life of the tire as more rubber is on the road.
it's all about the center strip of the rear tire.

time will tell.

anyone have any dirt time on these yet???
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Old 05-27-2009, 09:00 AM   #97
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I talked to my local dealer yesterday and he is going to be stocking at least one set of these for the local KLR and V-Strom guys.

Liberty Cycle Center in Liberty, Mo.
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Old 05-27-2009, 10:24 AM   #98
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I ordered a set of these tires so I would have a cheap set of spares on hand.
Ordered Wednesday from Tires Unlimited, and received them yesterday. They were not in their warehouse, but shipped from Idaho.
I've had good luck w/ these guys so far. Not the cheapest, but pretty fair. $137 shipped.

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Old 05-27-2009, 10:46 AM   #99
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need pics of them on a strom !!
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Old 05-27-2009, 11:26 AM   #100
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need pics of them on a strom !!
+1 you guys have em. who mounted em???
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Old 05-27-2009, 11:38 AM   #101
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Talked to an Ontario-based company.

Shinko 705's due mid-June.

Expected retail is damned fine ($81 for a 150/50/R17; $63 for a 110/80/R19.)

And me with a tire getting damned near shot to heck.
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Old 05-27-2009, 11:50 AM   #102
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need pics of them on a strom !!
My camera is fooked!

But they do look rugged and manly on the Strom.
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Old 05-27-2009, 01:32 PM   #103
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need pics of them on a strom !!
shinko side

shinko rear

Only have a rear on, still running a Maxxis Presa Detour Front.

After 100 miles of dirt roads and some highway speed, I hit a parking lot and tried to chunk it by repeatedly launching up out of corners at full throttle(a 1L strom). Best I could do was a small amount of tearing at the base of some blocks. For now, I'm thinking the blocks will survive ok.

tearing

The rear tire does great on hard pack, has more grip than the front detour does in big marbly limestone. As can be expected, it doesn't do much in powdery silt. The tire squirms around a bit when you spin the tire off a corner on dirt, gives good feedback as you can feel it "hunting" from side to side.

They are slightly squirmy compared to the detour's on pavement, and don't even think about trying a track day on them. But for most cruise down the road, hit a fire trail type riding, it shows promise. They haven't done anything to scare me yet.
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Old 05-27-2009, 01:53 PM   #104
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Old 05-27-2009, 03:56 PM   #105
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I just got this response from Motorcycle Superstore:

Thank you for your interest in the Shinko 705 Series Dual Sport Rear Tire. Unfortunately we have received notification that this item is no longer available and has been discontinued by the manufacturer.

If there is an alternate item you are interested in or if we may be of further assistance please feel free to contact us.

Sincerely,

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