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post #1 of 3 Old 03-24-2019, 11:57 PM Thread Starter
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Siping on dual-sport tires?

I just got a new set of tires. Opted for the Shinko 705s because they'll surely be good, they'll provide a definite departure from the stockers I'm "used" to, and, well… because they're cheap!

Before I mount 'em, I was thinking tho… I know someone who gets siping done for his sport bike tires, and I was just wondering what you guys think of this. Good idea? Worth it? Even possible with deeper treads?

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Seems to me itís something tire dealers recommend but something the tire manufacturers donít. Kinda a cash grab like nitrogen filled tires.
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If you lived in a rainier climate it might be an 'improvement'. But I would probably just purchase a different tire for a rainier climate.
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