Received my Shinko 700 Series Dual Sport Tires from motorcyclesuperstore front $48 rear $57. Just got them mounted yesterday, replacing a TKC80 front and a 908RR rear that were pretty well worn. I'd have stayed with a more aggressive tire, but moving from Denver to Omaha reduces the amount of need, and sadly enough I've devolved to mostly a commuter. And what better commuting platform than a 640adv with worn knobbies? The fron is a 3.00-21 and the rear is a 4.60-18. The rear is substantially thinner than the 980RR, but the pair was cheaper than one rear, and I figured right now that is a priority. TKC80s are still my favorite, though I was thinking of trying the Mefo Dual Sports, but like I said cash is king until I get promoted somehow. These are Korean made, and after checking, my 980RR was made in france, and the Continentals were also Korean-made. Lesson learned - bare feet aren't very fond of worn chainrings with sharp edges. 100ish mile update: These things don't track the seams and grindings in the road anywheres near as much as the TKC and the 908RR did, but those things were pretty well along their ways so I don't know if that matters. I couldn't possibly tell you how much either did when they were new. The 908RR had over 5k on it, and the TKC lived through a TKC rear and the 908RR. My favorites are probably still TKCs, but I haven't had these off road, so I can't comment on that yet. Maybe it won't rain and I can hit some of the Loesse Bs this next week. Michael.