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Old 03-17-2013, 08:43 AM   #17
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Joined: Aug 2007
Location: Colorado Springs, CO
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I am very soon to be a new owner....pick the bike up on Monday evening. Fortunately, the bike comes with some good tires, which should have at least 3k miles on them. But, I am already thinking about the next set of sneakers.

I am coming to my 950ADV-S....from a Suzuki VStrom. If you have followed any of my ride reports or my BLOG, you will see that I have taken that Strom, where it wasn't designed to go. In the last two years, I have burned through two sets of Shinko 705's. When that tire is dropped to 20-25 psi, it is incredibly effective off-road. And....I am getting between 5-6k on the 705's on the Strom.

I am temped to give them a try on the 950.....and I just learned that the 705 is available in the 150/70-18 size.

By the way, I don't need the 950 for a dirt bike. When riding conditions call for it....I will be running single track or 'mountain goating' on my XR650R. I am wondering how the 705 will do on the 950 as a dual-sport tire.

Check this out.....

2004 KTM 950 Adventure S
2004 BMW R1150RT

2003 KTM 450 EXC
Pointing the Way

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