Shinko 705 Series Dual Sport Tire – Front/Rear – 140/80-17 , Position: Front/Rear, Tire Size: 140/80-17, Rim Size: 17, Tire Ply: 4, Tire Construction: Bias, Speed Rating: H, Load Rating: 69, Tire Type: Dual Sport, Tire Application: All-Terrain XF87-4523

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    Posted 09/17/2014 at 19:16 | Permalink
    9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
    4.0 out of 5 stars
    fantastic performance, small life, January 21, 2011
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    Putting a set of these on my R1100GS was a revelation–they’re surpass both on the street and in the dirt (much surpass off-road) than the Tourances they replaced. Also surpass than Anakees. As others have noted, they feel weirdly tippy for the first 100 miles or so, but after that they feel fantastic.

    The price you pay is in tread wear. I got 6500 out of my last rear Tourance, and after about 3000 the Shinko is close to toast. Half the price, half the life, I guess. I’ll probably buy another one–the dirt performance is so much surpass that I can stomach changing tires often.

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    Posted 09/17/2014 at 19:24 | Permalink
    7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
    4.0 out of 5 stars
    On a loaded R1200 GS, July 26, 2011
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    The Shinko 150/70-17 rear on my very loaded R1200 GS has survived for more than 5000 miles. I’d say fewer than 10% of those miles are gravel. Near the end of its life, the rubber has torn on the trailing edge of one tread block, exposing the tire carcass.

    The tire grips gravel well and feels wonderful on the pavement. For the price, I recommend the tire only if you change it yourself. Otherwise, consider a more expensive tire that you’ll pay to change less often. Also, this tire uses nylon belts — not steel.

    My ongoing tire log with Shinko and other tires, complete with milage and wear photos, is available on my website: [...]

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    Posted 09/17/2014 at 20:21 | Permalink
    7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Fantastic tire at a fantastic price, July 30, 2010
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    This is my 5th tire develop and brand on my 08 KLR. It is a solid performer on pavement and predictable of dirt roads and trails. I use my bike for commuting in town and bi weekly day rides on Calif fire roads. Very excellent wearing tire. I avoid mud and snow. For me there is no down side for this tire. If your looking for this style of tire, buy it. For utility and price point you can’t go incorrect.

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