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Old 02-28-2012, 11:51 AM   #16
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No problem running a tube in a tubeless tire. Have many thousands of miles running the 700 that way.
Cool, I think this is what I'm going to do, unless there are any objections? Hope the tubes in the Pirellis work fine!
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Old 02-28-2012, 12:45 PM   #17
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Just ordered shinko 700s for front and rear. Should get here tomorrow. Let you know how they are once I've mounted them and report back with photos of the X
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Old 02-28-2012, 03:18 PM   #18
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Shinko 700

you made the the right choice, great tire I have a XR650L and have used them to do Colorado passes and for riding around Moab. They are a bitch to get on!!
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Old 02-28-2012, 05:12 PM   #19
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+1 on the 700. Pretty good on tar, pretty fair on dirt... 80/20 is close enough

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Old 02-29-2012, 10:03 PM   #20
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Wicked Received Shinko 700s Today

Just got my Shinko 700's after a day's worth of shipping from Motorcycle Superstore. The benefits of living in Oregon I guess. Here's the comparison from the old Pirelli's to the new tire. Pretty stark difference. I won't be able to mount them until next weekend. When I do, I'll let you know how they feel.




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Old 03-11-2012, 04:31 PM   #21
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Cool2 Just mounted Shinko 700s

Just mounted them up yesterday. Rode to a buddy's house with them geniously tied to the side of the X.


Recycling bin did the trick


Far less more rumble.

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Old 03-11-2012, 05:45 PM   #22
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On my second set of 700's, I love them on the road, and do well on fire roads as well
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Old 03-11-2012, 10:08 PM   #23
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I like the 700's too, the tread life on my DR650 is 4,000 or so or the rear tires. There is very little difference between the 700 and the 705 on the rear of a bike used mostly on pavement.

If your really on pavement 80% of the time the 705 will last a good bit longer. The 700 is better in loose stuff, but the 705 is about the same and I get 2,000 miles more out of them. I'm running a 700 front and 705 rear right now, great mild combo for riding to work.

The 700 is a good all rounder though, just doesn't last very long with my riding. I get the same life out of TKC-80's etc.. The 700 is better on pavement than a TKC IMO.

Its a great $50 tire IMHO.... can't beat the price for the traction and tread life. My current front 700 is wearing great, still looks like new after 3,000 miles.
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Old 11-25-2012, 06:18 AM   #24
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Ive run T-63's always had good experience with them. Until this years west coast offroad trip. They deteriorated in under 2k miles. By the time we hit the northern Cali border they were alarmingly shot. Found a Shinko 244 in a auto parts store in Crescent City Ca. Any port in a storm they say, so I grabbed it.
I was impressed, the tire did a good job and wore well. They only thing that stops me from buying another is my experience try to get it off the rim! I had to drive a truck over the tire to break that bead. If I get a puncture out there and need to replace the tube, I have no idea how Ill get that bead broken.
Other then that, I think its a good tire (Shinko 244).
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