Motoz Tractionator GPS tires

Discussion in 'The Sandbox - AKA Flatistan' started by BillyGoat4130, Dec 29, 2018.

  1. Buzztail

    Buzztail Buzztopian OG Supporter

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    Sometimes tire choice doesn’t matter. It’s the other choices you make in life that determine your fate

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  2. G-RDR

    G-RDR gedubya

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    Was it difficult to get out of that? I guess water got into the engine.
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  3. Buzztail

    Buzztail Buzztopian OG Supporter

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    Nope. Watched and laughed the whole time:lol3
    Yeah, the engine was flooded, and it took several flushes to get it cleared. That bike had less than 1,000 miles on it at the time, and eventually got a full performance build- big bore, web cams, ported head, etc.
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    All day long on 805 grip on tar. Im running my 1st 705 in (came fresh on a wrecked bike last year) and while good, it has less wet traction than the 805 knob rear. Guessing harder compound.

    Bottom line, Shinko is pretty much best bang-for-buck going for big ADV bike fitments these days. Made on Conti molds w good QC, just pick your profile. I'm permanently onboard w 804/805's on the 1100's :thumb
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  5. BillyGoat4130

    BillyGoat4130 Been here awhile Supporter

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    @Ginger Beard - What PSI are you running to get that kind of life on the rears of your 705s? Maybe I'm just a lard ass but if I got that kind of mileage out of a 705 I'd never run anything else. It looks like I'm going to be lucky to get 4k at this rate I'm going with mine.
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    Ginger Beard Instagram @motopossum

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    On the Scramster I ran 40 psi rear and 36 psi front on the road. The bike is heavy enough that airing down didn't make much of a positive difference.

    On my FZ07 I was at 36 rear and 34 front for most road/highway miles and would air down to 30/28 for twisties and dirt road travel.

    My buddy runs 28/26 on his 690 .
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  7. BillyGoat4130

    BillyGoat4130 Been here awhile Supporter

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    I was running in the high 30s and then dropped down to the high 20s to try and get a little more rounded wear profile. But here is my 705 rear with almost exactly 3k on it. I'm gonna say 3/16ths left in the center?

    It's been rode a lot during the summer and the high speed runs probably haven't helped it but was hoping to get a little longer life from reviews I had read.

    They do stick and work good though and for the money I'm not going to complain too much. 20191005_111043.jpg 20191005_111036.jpg
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    Damn! Did you have Olin Mills take those pics? :rofl
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  9. Ginger Beard

    Ginger Beard Instagram @motopossum

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    How bout' now, better or worse?
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