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Old 12-21-2011, 01:50 AM   #31
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If you do a search here, thru google, you will find a long running thread with dozens of reports of what you've experienced.

here's one big thread:

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showt...443226&page=41

Thanks, GB. I hope I didn't violate any protocol on posting. By the way, I had my ADV decal on the pannier. Maybe that brought me good luck.
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Old 12-21-2011, 07:53 AM   #32
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I'm on my second set on the DL650. The first set were bias-ply, the second set are radial. For what I do, and where I live they are great. No other tire I know of is as aggressive for dirt roads, and also does welll on twisty pavement, and good in the rain. That said, the bias one started to bubble after about 5000 miles. The rear radial still looks good after about 4000 miles. The fronts look new. I run 36 psi. But a friend had the radial rear chink a knob. I never seen one that lost the air, went flat, while riding, but I'm sure it has happened.
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Old 12-21-2011, 08:29 AM   #33
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I have been considering 705's for my Super Tenere. Have a set on my KLR and really like them.

I have used a ton of tires on a lot of different bikes and the only tire I have ever had delaminate was a Dunlop Road Smart on the front of my ST1300.
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Old 12-21-2011, 10:26 PM   #34
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Have never heard anything good about them. Not the right place to save a few bucks.
I love them and wouldn't use anything else on my DR650 and TT350 unless I was racing off road or in need of trials tyres.

On a big bike? Maybe not, but in the 120 and 130 size, they're great. I get about 10,000km from a rear and 22,000km from the front on the DR so far...
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Old 12-21-2011, 10:42 PM   #35
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I did my research on Shinko before deciding on a set of 009s for my SV650. Like many people here, I commute year-round and really don't want to change tires 4 times a year running the best Pilot Race Diablo Qualifier and also wanted a tire that could tackle all the weather we get here in BC.

There were a few options but since the Shinkos were a great deal less than the others, I went for it and have been quite impressed for the last 6000 miles or so. I would not hesitate to put Shinko tires again.
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Old 12-22-2011, 12:12 AM   #36
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I have been considering 705's for my Super Tenere. Have a set on my KLR and really like them.

I have used a ton of tires on a lot of different bikes and the only tire I have ever had delaminate was a Dunlop Road Smart on the front of my ST1300.
those were recalled
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Old 12-22-2011, 08:07 AM   #37
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those were recalled
I know. I have a brand new one (the replacement) on my tire rack. Mine failed on the way home from a trip 6 months before they were recalled while Dunlop was still telling people there was no problem with the tires.
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Old 12-22-2011, 03:07 PM   #38
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it's the heavyweight loaded GS mostly with the problems.
vstrom guys are not having the same issues with the radials.
my guess is the 705 only works for so much weight (built to a price point)
and beyond that expect problems. if you have a GS, S10 or other way heavy beast you might want to stay away...you need to buy a more expensive tire that can handle your weight loads. lighter adv bikes no problems. strom, 800xc, 800gs and versys guys are very happy with this rear tire.


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As Gadget Boy has pointed out and posted a link, I simply mean that there are many reports of this occurring. That said, the incidents make up a minority of Shinko users. Thus, it's not very common.

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Old 12-22-2011, 03:09 PM   #39
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I did my research on Shinko before deciding on a set of 009s for my SV650. Like many people here, I commute year-round and really don't want to change tires 4 times a year running the best Pilot Race Diablo Qualifier and also wanted a tire that could tackle all the weather we get here in BC.

There were a few options but since the Shinkos were a great deal less than the others, I went for it and have been quite impressed for the last 6000 miles or so. I would not hesitate to put Shinko tires again.
because you have a light bike. no problems.
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Old 12-22-2011, 04:22 PM   #40
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I ran through a couple sets on a Wee Strom and a set on my Tiger. No major problems other than I thought they didn't handle as well as other tires (on the road). I place a lot of faith in my tires, so I probably won't use them again but they are a real bargain.
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Old 12-22-2011, 07:29 PM   #41
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I also had a "shinko failure" last week. I run a used golden boy trials on the rear of my WR250R. My buddy that gave it to me said it's really slippy when u lay it into a corner. I figured eh I'll take it easy. Well the thing ground pounded me last week in traffic totally unexpected! Just got into it turnin onto our road n WAM! I won't buy another (for street use anyway.)
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Old 12-23-2011, 04:01 PM   #42
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if you have a GS, S10 or other way heavy beast you might want to stay away...you need to buy a more expensive tire
Champagne bikes rejecting beer tires?

I ran a set on my 955i Tiger (beer bike ) without any issues...in fact I love them and will be putting on another come spring.
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Old 12-23-2011, 06:17 PM   #43
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I also had a "shinko failure" last week. I run a used golden boy trials on the rear of my WR250R. My buddy that gave it to me said it's really slippy when u lay it into a corner. I figured eh I'll take it easy. Well the thing ground pounded me last week in traffic totally unexpected! Just got into it turnin onto our road n WAM! I won't buy another (for street use anyway.)
What model tyre?
SR244?
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Old 12-23-2011, 06:24 PM   #44
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my 244s had "golden boy" molded onto the sides of them.

always great tires on my smaller bikes, on the road, and in the dirt.



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What model tyre?
SR244?
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Old 12-23-2011, 06:44 PM   #45
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my 244s had "golden boy" molded onto the sides of them.

always great tires on my smaller bikes, on the road, and in the dirt.
My rear was Shinko, the front Golden Boy.
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