Originally Posted by GS Mac
Ive been runnin cheng shin 858 on mine for about 8000 miles now. Fronts last 6k and the rears about 3500 miles. They handle great on road, never had em step out in corners wet or dry. Off road there good as well not so good in mud. I do about 70% street 20% gravel 10% dirt.. $85 a piar not bad.
I have C858 on one of my KLRs. When I first got the rear (5.10 x 18) , it looks almost like a full knobby and I thought it looked pretty aggressive. It is aggressive, and does fine in mud, but I didn't give up much street-ability other than it wanders a bit on grooved highways. It won't corner like the Kenda K270 or IRC GP1, but it is better than I thought it would be.
It appears that the larger you go in size with the C858s, the more widely spaced the "knobs" are.
The Sherpa has GP1s and that seems to be the best combination for mostly street with an occaisional trail ride in the mix.