Shinko 805. What does the collective know?

Discussion in 'Equipment' started by slowoldguy, Sep 7, 2014.

  1. slowoldguy

    slowoldguy Tire Tester

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    Can't find much data. Bought 2 from motorcyclecloseouts.com at a good price. (I always thrash the first one, just because.)

    Anybody else tried them yet? I'll report.

    Probably black cheese but gotta try. ;)

    Profile looks outstanding to me. We shall see.
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  2. slowoldguy

    slowoldguy Tire Tester

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    Nuttin'? Well, sonofabitch. I may be the Guinea pig again.
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  3. mouthfulloflake

    mouthfulloflake Not afraid

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  4. ausfahrt

    ausfahrt mach schnell

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    To my untrained eye it looks like it would be fine on the straights but without staggered blocks I would be careful leaning over in the rough until I got a feel for it.
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  5. jdub

    jdub Dawg bytes reel gud

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    SOG - Your user title says it all. :lol3

    The rest of us need to take bets, and using round numbers I'll bet you'll torch it within 1,267.6 miles.
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  6. Jtoper

    Jtoper Adventurerer

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    Is this "Price is Right" rules??

    I'm gonna say 1600 miles:wink:
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  7. s1marks

    s1marks Mercedes

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    This is slowoldguy, Texas Roads, back end of summer, so my bet is sub-1000. I hope I am wrong but my bet is 805.

    Miles.

    I think he should be able to do it in that!

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  8. TowPro

    TowPro Single Track Geezer

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    if its the same rubber used in the Shinko 700 and 705's (I use both) , I would bet on 3000 miles.
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  9. DutchTerror

    DutchTerror Been here awhile

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    Hope they get the tread compound right out of the gate. Just finishing up a pair of the new formulation Kenda Big Blocks now on my Super Tenere. I got 4,500 miles out of them. Rear was actually in better shape than the front, which is severely cupped. Keep us posted how they wear. I loved the traction of the Big Block, but it's just a bit too short of a life span.
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  10. slowoldguy

    slowoldguy Tire Tester

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    Yeah. I really need to try that new formulation Big Block. Still the dirt grip benchmark for me.
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  11. slowoldguy

    slowoldguy Tire Tester

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    Dang. That was fast. Look good.
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  12. mouthfulloflake

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    Does cross ply mean that it is not a radial?

    I found it for $100, did you find it any cheaper than that?

    Might try one in that range.
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  13. WindRider4

    WindRider4 Technician of the Sacred, Solar Advocate

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    I've got Shinko Trail Master E705 on my R 1200 GSA currently. They've got 6000 mi on them the front still looks almost new and the rear has about a 1000 miles left on them. They wear well and ride well on the highway and dirt roads. The only thing is they are really heavy to steer at slow speeds to the point where I felt my balance was screwed up... until a BMW mechanic took it for a test ride and though the tires were under inflated... they weren't.

    I realize that the tires are different to the E805's you're asking about. Felt it is important enough to mention since they're from the same stable.
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  14. slowoldguy

    slowoldguy Tire Tester

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    Nope. 100 bucks.
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  15. CousinDave

    CousinDave Adventurer

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    Where are we at with the 805 slowoldguy? Have you had time to shoe it yet? I'm really curious what a real world trial will tell us. Thus far, you have the only thread on this new tire/s (804/805). I can't find another human anywhere on the interwebs talking about this tire!
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  16. slowoldguy

    slowoldguy Tire Tester

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    I know. I know. Wearing out the Tourance fast as I can.
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  17. half_price_beemer

    half_price_beemer Wings-it Adventurer

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    I run 705's on my GS 11 and I got 10,000 out of the rear!! I couldn't believe it. like you said I bet they hold up well.
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  18. eddie bolted

    eddie bolted BOING!!!

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    On my bike 700's and 705's are toast at 3500-4000mi. tops.
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  19. BlueLghtning

    BlueLghtning Riding is my passion

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    I'm looking forward to some reviews of this tire.

    I've been running the 705's for years, but like others 4500-5k is usually my max unless I'm using on a trip. The most I ever saw out of a rear 705 was 7500 from the early bias ply models. Most recently I've been running the front 705 since they wear like iron and the K60 rear, but I probably will only get 7-8k on this K60 rear tire.

    These 805's are cheap at that motorcycle closeout place, but quite a bit more at places like Revzilla? If they stay sub $200 for a set, that might not be bad.
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  20. CousinDave

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    It would be nice if we could get 5K+ miles out of the 805 ...we'll just have to wait and see on that. But what I'm more interested in is the feedback on the block pattern and rubber. On and off road performance, noise level, vibration and such. I'm a knobby newbie and have been researching the crud out of this. Thought I was settled on the Kenda Big Block, which I feel is a fairly balanced compromise of performance and price... but now these 805's come out, and no one knows a dang thing.
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