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post #31 of 33 Old 12-04-2011, 12:09 PM
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No pics but I did try a 140 and aside from being wider it is also taller which changes overall gearing lowering RPM's. The 140 steers a little slower because of the additional width. For the minimal price difference it's worth trying out but overall I found no practical advantage to the larger size.
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post #32 of 33 Old 07-07-2012, 02:27 PM Thread Starter
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I changed my oil today and installed another 130/90 705. I thought 10k was a nice even number to do maintenance. It didn't need a new rear yet.

A new rear 705 has 9mm tread depth.
My old one has 3600 miles on it and there is 4mm left in the center.

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I'm running 705's front and rear and am generally satisfied with them. Don't think they will last as long as the Kenda 761 though. I put better than 10,000 miles on a rear.
I got a smoking deal on a 761 set so that will go on next.

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