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post #1 of 33 Old 04-09-2011, 06:07 PM Thread Starter
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Shinko 705

My "new" bike is going to be primarily a street ride. I'm guessing its got the stocker on the front and a k270 on the rear. I'm going to put a 705 on the rear but don't know what size to get?
What size most running? Any pics of them mounted?
Then I don't know what tire to put on the front? 705 or something a tad more aggressive? (cheaper tires please)
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Rear 130/80-17
Front 90/90-21

I am experimenting with a 140/80-17 for the rear. Currently have a Avon Distanza and it is wearing well. Have a set of Continental TrailAttack's to install when the Distanza's are ready to replace (soon).

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Do u prefer the 130 or 140?
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Do u prefer the 130 or 140?
So far, 6,000 miles, all is well. I will have a better opinion after wearing out the second tire.

I would NOT use the 140 for off-road.

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If you want cheaper than the Shinko, maybe look at Kenda K761s?

When I wore out my rear 705, I could not get another Shinko in time, and spooned on a Kenda.

The front 705 still has plenty of life in it.

The Kenda rear tire was a little spooky on wet pavement for a couple of thousand miles, don't know what a front Kenda would be like.

If Shinko 705's are available when I need new, I'll probably go with another set.

Still waiting to find out what kind of mileage I'll get out of the Kenda.
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I ordered the 130/90 17 but I'm wondering if I should of got the 130/80. I didn't notice until now that the 80 is a Radial tire and the 90 is not. I'm assuming it is Bias.

What is the difference? What does it matter? What should I do? Thanks!
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Curious?... Why not the 140 offroad? (TOM-CITY).....

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I ordered the 130/90 17 but I'm wondering if I should of got the 130/80. I didn't notice until now that the 80 is a Radial tire and the 90 is not. I'm assuming it is Bias.

What is the difference? What does it matter? What should I do? Thanks!
The 130/80 is offer in both radial and bias ply. The radial is more expensive. The 90 will be fine, it's just a little taller.
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Curious?... Why not the 140 offroad? (TOM-CITY).....
Gearing would be one reason. I am feeling the difference on-road. Enough to change the rear sprocket down one tooth.

It is a larger tire and "I don't know" if a knobby tire will clear the swingarm when clean or with mud. If someone is running a 140 in the dirt, chime in.

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