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Old 03-15-2009, 10:18 PM   #1
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Shinko 705's

I have a set of Shinko 712's on the Strom right now and they are proving to be darn good tires.

Wonder what anyone thinks about Shinko's new....705's?????

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Old 03-16-2009, 02:33 AM   #2
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My local guy says he won't be able to get these till June. I was looking for reviews as well.
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Old 03-16-2009, 12:28 PM   #3
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Old 03-16-2009, 04:26 PM   #4
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What kind of life are you getting out of the 712's & do you have the Vee or the Wee

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I have a set of Shinko 712's on the Strom right now and they are proving to be darn good tires.

Wonder what anyone thinks about Shinko's new....705's?????

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Old 03-18-2009, 04:13 PM   #5
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Distributor says the first load of 705's is on the boat heading this way. Should have a set in about 2-3 weeks.
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Old 03-18-2009, 04:50 PM   #6
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You should be able to get a very reasonably priced set for your Strom from a dealer here Wisconsin next month.

http://www.vstrom.info/Smf/index.php/topic,9697.0.html
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Old 03-30-2009, 12:14 PM   #7
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Motorcycle Superstore is now listing these for $44 for a front 110/80-19 and $56 for a rear 150/70-17, plus shipping. Not available yet, but at least they're up on the site, and those prices are great. I'm looking forward to trying a set. I hope they don't suck.

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Old 03-31-2009, 04:18 PM   #8
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Old 03-31-2009, 09:48 PM   #9
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705's tube or tubeless?
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Old 04-01-2009, 07:10 AM   #10
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705's tube or tubeless?
Depends on the size, I believe. The 110 and 150 ones are tubeless.

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Old 04-01-2009, 07:46 AM   #11
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Wish i would have waited on ordering a rear Tourance for the Wee. Didn't know Shinko came out with the 705 till a few days ago. To me the 712 wasn't quite aggressive enough for what i want.

My son in law run the Ravens on his Busa. He put over 3k on them before he traded it in for a GSA, and said they showed very little wear and was very happy with them. Two weeks ago i put a set on (Ravens) the wife's Ninja 650r and we're both real impressed with how they ride and fell in curves, rough roads, and gravel. I've been running the 244's (around town/dirt roads) on the DR650 for several months and after 3,700 miles i've just about worn the rear out. Front tire still has another 3-4k left. (I've trained myself to mainly use the rear brake and use the front only when needed, so the tread blocks are still just as even as when it was new). IMO Shinko is putting out a very good tire, whether street or dirt.

Overall, i'm sold on them . As much as we ride, we can't afford to pay $150-160 per tire. We'll still get just about as many "good" miles out of the Shinko's. Between saving a good bit of $ on tires and mounting/balancing them myself, we're saving a bundle. The extra money goes in the tank.
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Old 05-11-2009, 09:56 AM   #12
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Motorcycle Superstore is now listing these for $44 for a front 110/80-19 and $56 for a rear 150/70-17, plus shipping. Not available yet, but at least they're up on the site, and those prices are great. I'm looking forward to trying a set. I hope they don't suck.

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These appear to be available on the motorcycle Superstore website now, but prices are listed a bit higher then you posted, although still not bad at all. Shinko 705. And actually, the threads I saw on the Vstrom board put these at $145 shipped. This comes out to $128 shipped to my door so even cheaper then we thought!

If the rear gets me 6k-8k miles and decent grip in the wet and gravel, I will be more then pleased. That's less then half the cost of Anakee's ($266) or Tourances ($290) shipped from the same place.

It would probably be worth it to order 2 rears and 1 front all at the same time.

110/80Q-19-TL - $55.99 (Actually listed in the same drop down as the rear)
150/70Q-17-TL - $71.99

71.99 + 55.99 = $127.98. This qualifies for free shipping so that is is $127.98 to my door!
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Old 05-11-2009, 12:33 PM   #13
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These appear to be available on the motorcycle Superstore website now, but prices are listed a bit higher then you posted, although still not bad at all. Shinko 705. And actually, the threads I saw on the Vstrom board put these at $145 shipped. This comes out to $128 shipped to my door so even cheaper then we thought!

If the rear gets me 6k-8k miles and decent grip in the wet and gravel, I will be more then pleased. That's less then half the cost of Anakee's ($266) or Tourances ($290) shipped from the same place.

It would probably be worth it to order 2 rears and 1 front all at the same time.

110/80Q-19-TL - $55.99 (Actually listed in the same drop down as the rear)
150/70Q-17-TL - $71.99

71.99 + 55.99 = $127.98. This qualifies for free shipping so that is is $127.98 to my door!
wayall crap on a stick: I couldn't wait for the 705s to drop so ordered a K761. As luck would have it the production line @ Kenda was apparently overcome by a great melancholy while they digested Michael Alan Weiner's crisis WRT the tyranny of blah blah blah. Anyway, the Kenda is late and now MSS has the friggin 705. Poo.
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Old 05-12-2009, 07:11 AM   #14
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Yep that sucks, I was waiting on these but needed tires so I got my ANakee 2's last week. I could have gotten two sets of the 705s for the same price :(
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Old 05-12-2009, 08:01 AM   #15
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I needed a new rear for a trip I'm leaving for on Friday, so a new BattleWing arrived yesterday. Figures.

I'll be curious to read the reviews on the 705s once people start using them.

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