Originally Posted by Canuman
I've been looking at the IRC and the Shinko 705. This would be a swap-on-swap off ride. I usually run a fairly aggressive tire, as this is not my road bike, nor is it my only bike. I'm currently on Michelin T63's, which have a reasonably aggressive tread. They howl like a banshee on pavement, and I can't see doing 3000+ paved miles with them, although they have been very nice for my older guy adventures through the mud and the blood and the beer. I kicked out a 350 mile day on them last fall, and I was whupped. The vibration takes a toll.
I see why some people end up on God'lwings. Ain't willing to be that old yet. KLR me.
I have a Shinko 705 on the rear and it works great on the road, but not so good off road. At this point, I would not recommend them.