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Old 07-17-2009, 04:39 AM   #31
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The Shinko 705 is clearly the bang for the buck tire. Less traction than the K60 or TKC, but unless you're doing a lot of mud, snow or sand, you really don't need a knobby or highly aggressive tread pattern. At under $120 a pair with pretty good lifespan, these are very tempting.
But is that tire really any better on loose surfaces than the Tourance? I wish there was a comparison on loose surfaces with the 705's, Tourance and maybe Heidenau K60.
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Old 09-08-2009, 09:23 PM   #32
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It looks like I get about 2600 miles out of a rear TKC on my F800GS. I managed to limp through the Range of Light. There's just over 1/8th of an inch of knobby left on the tire.

The front still has some life, though. I'm not sure it's got another 2500 miles on it, but it has at least 1500 I'd say.

Ridden mostly on pavement because I live far from any accessible dirt.
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Old 09-09-2009, 09:00 AM   #33
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Talking Dont be a hater but...

I got 7000 miles out of my last TKC (rear) The front is still OK

Mostly pavement 60/40 (commute to work everyday)
150lb Rider
41 PSI (rear)
35 PSI (Front)

I'm not heavy on the throttle at all and i generally stick to the speed limits.

I don't baby the thing off road, but I do ride with the mindset that this is my 2014 RTW bike and I'm not gonna go all "Dukes of Hazard" on it. I ride like I'm gonna need tomorrow.

TKC is my preferred tire always.

The other day a guy told me he only got 2000 out of his. I asked him what PSI he was running. He told me about "20".
Ya don't have to be Bill Nye to figure that one out.
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Old 09-09-2009, 11:27 PM   #34
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I got 7000 miles out of my last TKC (rear) The front is still OK

Mostly pavement 60/40 (commute to work everyday)
150lb Rider
41 PSI (rear)
35 PSI (Front)

I'm not heavy on the throttle at all and i generally stick to the speed limits.
90% pavement
40psi is max spec, I run 38 rear/36 front

The last 2/3 I rarely went over 60 as I could hear the dollars flying off the tire with every rotation.
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Old 10-03-2009, 10:32 PM   #35
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Here's my rear TKC with a hair over 4500 miles on it. I'd say I'm realistically 80% slab, 20% dirt.

On-road I run rated PSI and off-road I drop it 20-30%

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Old 10-04-2009, 01:46 AM   #36
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I got about 3800 miles out of the rear TKC, and >1200 miles of that was dirt/gravel. The front was still ok, but made for a pretty crappy match with an Anakee rear (all they had at the time...), and switched that out last week. It probably has 40-50% of tread-life remaining.

The rear went QUICKLY when I was running at high speed on the slab with a load on it.... That was an excellent tire off-road, though.
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Old 10-05-2009, 11:59 AM   #37
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I got 3,500 out of the first rear TKC and about 3,700 out of the second. and about 11,000+ on the front tire. My riding is 75/25.
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