Shinko 705's

Discussion in 'Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan' started by Big_John, Mar 15, 2009.

  1. Jud

    Jud Long timer

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    'Cause I'm trying to get an accurate handle on just how long a front 705 will last. And yea, I know,,,,, tires don't have to be replaced in pairs. And that's exactly what I was commenting on. My front will have 16K miles on it when this 705 on the rear goes away and while I really want to use it completly up, I don't want to live with a worn front and have a knobby on the rear. Nothing ground shaking and it isn't rocket science, was just thinking out loud,,,, or typing out loud as the case may be.:lol3

    My DL650 uses a 17 rear so the choices in knobbies isn't no where near that of your Husky. I've tried the Big Blocks and now I have a second rear wheel that I bought just to be able to readily swap to knobbies and it has a TKC on it. Still have a pretty good front Big Block so that's what I'll be running for knobbies,,, least untill that TKC craps in about 2.5K miles.:cry
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    Yea,,, you are right in that a tire that will return as many miles as these front 705s will deliver will just cup naturally but as the other guy and I stated stated, low pressures and hard braking will exacerbate the issue. Pump it up rack hard and do all your miles easy touring and the cupping will not be near as bad nor will it happen as quickly in the tire's life.

    The last front I removed had around 12-13K miles {if I rememeber right} on it when it was removed and it showed hardly any cupping compared to this one. It was run at pretty high pressures most of it's life and I was very easy on it with a 9K mile trip on it at one time where I was treating the tires with kid gloves trying to get the rear to last {and it did, barely:wink:}. Only when I got home, lowered the pressures and started playing did the c.upping even start to appear
  3. JTT

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    I run them very successfully on my 955 Tiger. Front always cups beyond usefulness long before wearing out. Mind, that is at 20,000 + kms. I go through 2 rears to a front generally. By the way, pressure seems to have little effect, as I normally run 40+ psi in the front all the time, and they still cup. Its the nature of a deep and spaced out tread pattern flexing on braking. No amount of air pressure is going to cure it in my experience.
  4. whodat90

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    I have a DL1000 that I just ordered a 705 for. Question is, which front to go with it? The rear is a radial, but the front is available in both radial and bias, with the radial being more expensive. What's the consensus?
  5. BlueLghtning

    BlueLghtning Riding is my passion

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    You should run the radial front to match the rear.

    And unless it's old stock, I thought they stopped making the front 705 bias 19" tire in the Vstrom sizes? In fact when we put the 705's on my wife's F650GS single which runs the 130 or 140 rear and only comes in bias, I had to look to go find a used bias 19" front to match.
  6. whodat90

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    Dunno. They have both at revzilla.
  7. browneye

    browneye PIN IT & BANG GEARS

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    Run a radial if you can get it, otherwise a bias is fine on front. You just don't want a radial in front and bias in back, can't remember why. Maybe it's a non-issue as well.

    Anyway, in 17/19 radials are what's available.

    On the XC it has a radial rear in 150/70-17, and a bias front in 90/90-21. Works fine, run the piss out of 'em everywhere, on and off pavement.
  8. NortwestRider

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    I have run bias/radial mix front and back,back and front for years..no issues!!.


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  9. Flashmo

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    But that's not any fun at all!
  10. Jud

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    I've done ny share of going around in circles on a closed couse, that was fun. I've done my share of playing squidlets in the mountains, that's fun too. Now it's time to see more of the world that I can and let me tell ya,,,,, that's can be juss as fun!:deal:1drink
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    Yep, same experience here. :1drink


    But then again, I've run car tires on the back, tubeless with tubes, tube type with-out tubes, fronts on the rear and rears on the front. The atmosphere has yet lit afire, no nuns have died and believe it or not, no kittens maimed.:eek1

    Much to the chagrin on all those Chicken Littles out there!:rofl
  12. 8lives

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    It amazing what you can do when you just say"ya sounds crazy but I'm gonna try it anyway"alot of times it works and when it doesn't,look at all ya learned.I often tell convention to step aside.But I do love my 705's,the new rear 1 looks so good.
  13. NortwestRider

    NortwestRider TRIPOD ADVENTURER !!

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    Ya when Im out in the middle of nowhere with a flat and it's getting dark I often think"why didn't I call so and so to come ride with me?"instead of just going it alone,survived so far!
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    Nice to have her with you,but it's nice by yourself too,makes it easier to sit at a intersection for a hour and try to figure out which direction to head instead of" no lets go that way"I hope that made sense?Its a solo touring thought.
  17. whodat90

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    Got the 705s, spooned them on last night. Radials front and rear, 42psi max on the sidewalls, started with the bike's recommended 36psi front and rear. Weird so far, my old tires were pure street (don't recall what brand) and the rear was almost to the cords in the center. 705s are much heavier feeling and round, so the turn-in is totally different. A little rumble at about 15mph, and a kind of a howl at 45mph. Otherwise quiet and well behaved for the little time I have on them. Dirt/gravel roads are a million times better than before.
    Edit: The size difference between the old and new tires is enough to add a 2mph difference to the speedo, which I had previously put dead nuts accurate with the speedohealer.
  18. 8lives

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    40lbs on both ends make the KLR feel good on the freeway
  19. NordieBoy

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    40! You must have some really smooth highways over there.

    I can't stand more than 24f/26r on the seal.
  20. 8lives

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    I guess they must be smooth,the 40 lbs is only on the freeway at 70 mph,otherwise 30 lbs or less works,it's a KLR it's rough on a good day.