Shinko 705 pressures

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  1. gusable

    gusable Been here awhile

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    I love my new 705 shinko tires on my 01 gs. I think I'm at 36/42 pressures. I ride solo. Big guy 250lbs. Am I about right on the psi? I want to get max out of these tires. A recent tkc80 thread got me thinking about my tires
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  2. BMWBOB51

    BMWBOB51 Going slower, but bench race faster :)

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    Just put a rear 705 and I run 36/42. 705 nice alternative to spending $200 plus for tire! Works just fine in every situation I've tride it in. Faster turn in than I'm used to, but holds its line!
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  3. gusable

    gusable Been here awhile

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    Handles like street tires to me!
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  4. BlueLghtning

    BlueLghtning Riding is my passion

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    39 in the front will help it from cupping and becoming really noisy, but the front 705's wear like iron anyways. I've got well into the 20k+ mile range on the front. Too bad the rears don't last near that long. I usually find on the 705's it's about a 1 to 3 ratio on front to rear tires.
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  5. slartidbartfast

    slartidbartfast Love those blue pipes

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    38/41
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  6. NZRalphy

    NZRalphy Been here awhile

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    38 front and 42 rear.
    Great tyres!
    3 rears to each front
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  7. gusable

    gusable Been here awhile

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    Roger the higher front pressure. I'll bump it up
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  8. slartidbartfast

    slartidbartfast Love those blue pipes

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    or run it where you feel comfortable and simply change it out every other rear, before it gets too badly cupped, instead of trying for the 3:1 ratio. These are, after all, pretty cheap tires.

    Higher pressures are better for higher speeds (interstate), hot weather or rain. Lower pressures are better for comfort, cooler weather and loose surfaces. The tire will warm up (slightly) faster/more and wear (slightly) faster.
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  9. otbmf

    otbmf otbmf

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    38 / 42 (I'm 200 lbs)

    that's with the bias ply ones

    and I add a couple more if it's a long highway day -
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  10. otbmf

    otbmf otbmf

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    meant to add that was on my '01 as well

    on my '07 I'm running the 805s - good tires as well, but they like a slightly lower pressure
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  11. gusable

    gusable Been here awhile

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    Mine are the radial 705s
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  12. Sbct

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    I have run the 705 on my klr and gs and love them. Front tire wears super good and back tire ehhh. But I like them alot. I ride 2 up with my wife alot and I usually have 36 front and 39 rear and have never had an issue.
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  13. dad2bike

    dad2bike Retired! Cranky Old Fart

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    I have been running 36/39 on my Shinko 705's.
    I just replaced the rear with about 6000 miles on it. The wear area was only about 1 1/2-2 inches wide. I'm lowering the rear pressure to get more patch. I'm thinking 36/36 or even down to 34/34.
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  14. BlueLghtning

    BlueLghtning Riding is my passion

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    One combo I ran for awhile was the Shinko 705 front and Heidenau K60 rear. Now the K60 rear is not a cheap tire, but it does seem to last a good bit and they seemed to work well together.
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  15. gusable

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    Interesting
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