Join Date: Nov 2015
Location: Antioch Florida
Currently running Shinko 804/805 on the KLR for normal riding, road and moderate trail. Previous normal riding tire was the TKC80s, really good all-around tire. They even did great on the Tail of the Dragon in the west Smoky Mountains! The rear TKC80 and Shinko 805 were equal performers, including in mud/sand/gravel, but the 805 was way longer lasting; including experience from use on my DR650. The Shinko 804 is okay on the road and light off-road, but inferior to the TKC80 in sand and mud. Both fronts seem to have a close wear life. Both are about the same in pavement braking, which is on the poor side due to block knobby design. When I burn out the 804, I'll be putting a TKC80 on the front and continue the 805 on the rear. Starting this year, I now have sets of D606s for both the KLR and DR for serious off-road riding. The difference between the Contis and the Dunlops on the KLR out in the forest is night and day!