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Shinko 705 Series Dual Sport Front Tire

705 Series Dual Sport Front Tire

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Shinko 705 Series Dual Sport Front Tire

Designed as an 80% street and 20% off road mix, the 705 Series by Shinko gives the long distance adventure touring and dual sport rider a legitimate performance bargain. With an aggressive tread pattern, the 705 front tire balances superb all weather street handling ability with competent off road capability.
  • Rubber compound resists chunking during off road use
  • All sizes are designed for front or rear fitment, unless noted
  • 4-ply Nylon construction
  • Tube Type "TT"
  • Tubeless "TL"
Speed ratings are:
  • H Rated (130 MPH)
  • Q Rated (99 MPH)
  • P Rated (94 MPH)

**Note: 110/80R 19 TL is radial construction, H speed rating
  • Item # 20396
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Shimko705

Great tire ,is my 4th set and will keep using it.

Gustavo - September 16, 2016

(San rafael, CA)

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Shinko 705

I have used more than fifteen sets of this tire and think they are a great tire. I run them on my F650's, 800GS, 1150GS and my 1200GSA. My ride style is with camp gear in eastern Oregon mostly on paved roads and some gravel.

Bruce - September 16, 2016

(Northwest Oregon, OR)

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The Shinko 705 front

So far so good. Got about 1500 miles the front and rear. I have zero complaints about them off road. Now In the tight twisties I've got to say I can feel them want to rip away from the pavement more than the duro medians hf904/903's but that's only when I'm hooning. Other than that like I said so far so good. For a cheap priced rubber it's doing everything it should and more.

Patrick - September 16, 2016

(New Kent , VA)

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Great tire except for the buzzing at 53mph

I'm on my 2nd 705 front and after about 20,000 miles experience with them (paired with the 705 rear) feel like I know these tires well enough to bother reviewing them. :-) I run them on my Suzuki V-Strom DL650. Probably 85% of my miles are from loaded touring on twisty back-roads and small highways, another 10% unloaded ripping through the twisties, and a final 5% exploring gravel roads, jeep trails, and basically as far as I can get the 'Strom into the mountains before I get it stuck. Prior to these tires I had more street-focused Continental Trail Attack 2 tires which were great on the asphalt, but pretty scary of gravel roads. The 705s on the are a great tread pattern for my purposes. This is definitely not a dirt-bike tire, but they are chunky enough to dig into soft surfaces to make it across wet grass and generally corner on gravel with confidence. Also the pattern of the blocks allow them to smoothly release grip and drift when cornering on gravel unlike the Contis which felt like they would loose their grip in jerky steps when cornering. When aired down to ~25-28psi cruising at 50mph on gravel roads is no problem with the 705s -- at full pressure there is a bit more bouncing, but they still feel in control at slightly lower speeds. While I avoid deep mud and sand pits, these have been fine to get me up into the mountains on rocky/gravely jeep trails both in VT and the Rockies, with the limiting factor being the 'Strom's ground-clearance and suspension rather than the tires. While a more off-road focused tire would be great off-road, what I love about the 705 is that it is a great on-road tire for the 95% of my miles that I'm on asphalt. The traction in wet is fabulous and I've never been able to notice any slippage in cornering on wet or dry pavement, though I'm definitely not dragging my knee around a track. Part of the reason I hesitate to put on a more dirt oriented tire is that I'm loath to give of the on-road grip I get with these and I'm not trying to swim the bike through sand and mud. I generally love the way these tires feel on the bike and have only one problem with them: They make a loud roaring sound at right about 53mph. Both of the 705-front tires I've put on have done this. They are totally quiet at all other speeds and there isn't any shaking making it to the bars, but there is this load sound right at a 2mph speed range that is quite irritating. If I get a different tire next time this will be the only reason. In terms of durability, I've gotten the following mileage out of my 705s, with most of the miles loaded up touring with camping gear: Front 1: 15,004 miles (scalloping started at 11,000 miles, scallops to 0/32 tread at 15k miles) Front 2: 5,800 miles and looking brand new Rear 1: 4,400 miles (lots of excessive throttle on gravel roads) Rear 2: 5,563 miles (2/32 remaining) Rear 3: 5,118 miles (1.5-2/32 remaining) Rear 4: 5,764 miles (0/32 remaining) While I had quite a bit of scalloping on the tire after 11,000 miles (using dynabeads for balancing), this didn't cause any noticeable extra vibration until about 13-14,000 miles.

Adam - August 24, 2016

(Middlebury, VT)

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Best value

I've got an 08 990 Adv KTM with about 72,000 on it. needless to say this beast has been thru a LOT of tires with the average life being around 5500 miles on a rear and 2 rears to a front. I've tried several from pure street to full knobs, always going back to the OEM Pirelli's cause they work very well, just wear quickly! I decided to try the 705 at the recommendation of a friend and glad I did. I can buy a SET of 705's for about what 1 rear Scorpion would cost and so far (3500 miles) no problems at all. Wet or dry traction is steady, tight and predictable. Noisy but they're a dual sport tire, you gotta expect that! One huge difference, NO head shake like the Scorps like to do when they have about 3-4K on them. Cheap, solid performance, better off-road traction than I expected, on road is great (no chicken strips on these tires) and from the looks of things these should last at least 50% longer than anything else I've tried! That's a BIG plus on this tire shredder! When these are gone I'm getting another set.....

Gary - July 12, 2016

(Lakeville, IN)

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Great Value

Other than being a little noisey, this is a great tire. The 705 sticks well in wet or dry conditions and wears well. The price can't be beat, I'm sold on Shinko.

Ron - June 17, 2016

(Canton, GA)

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705 front on Vstrom650

Best tire I have had including the stock tires and the most recent Tourance which wore down to the wear bars on the side after 5k miles on front. For the first time in 30k miles, no wobble when removing hands from the bars. They feel really light even though they're heavier than the Tourance. They turn in much more aggressively. I dragged the foot pegs briefly and occasionally with the other tires. Now I find myself comfortably dragging most of the radius of some corners. Slightly more noise than Tourance. Slower turning at high speeds with a little wiggle if making quicker steering inputs at highway speed. No traction issues noted in the wet or dry. 2500 miles and little to no signs of wear. It wouldn't surprise me to see 12-15k miles from this front tire. No more shopping other brands for me

Clarke - May 10, 2016

(Greenville, SC)

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Happy for those who are happy, BUT I'm not

Bought a set for 03 KLR 650 based on reviews. I should have heeded the sales guy expression and "you get what you pay for." I worked with air pressures, shock settings but I never found a compromise. Wet, hot, cold, high speed (should note I have a tall windshield, hard cases and sit further back) scared my undershorts to hide. I was thinking of putting on a steering dampener. Tread life is good for such a soft and gummy rubber compound. I need to buy a new front tire to sell the bike. If stored, I lower the pressure. Stock pressure is not a good idea. Always had to add 5 psi minimum otherwise freaked me out. Why buy a new front tire? After two years and 5K, the side walls are cracking. Not happy.

Mike - April 23, 2016

(Pleasant Prairie, WI)

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Tire walks side to side

Bad engineering design, tire is dangerous at highway speeds. The tire walks side to side creating a wobble at highway speeds above 60mph. Had high hopes for this tire, was a good price but I guess the old saying is true "you get what you pay for". So I wasted my $ and got to order more tires.

Charles - March 31, 2016

(Acworth, GA)

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Good Tire

Tire looks good, handles good, and has a good price.

Sarge - March 31, 2016

(Collinsville, OK)

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Shenko tires

I decided to buy the Shinko to replace the old Metzlers on a R80rt. I've put about 1800 miles on the bike since then and have no negatives to report. I recently recommended a set for a friend's R100gs and once again, no issues. They are very well priced and perform admirably. I would not shy away from using them on any make/model/year mc. Great product!

Mac - February 15, 2016

(Hockessin, DE)

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Shinko 705's

This a great tire bargain. I put these on my 1000 V Strom and am very pleased with their performance on and off road. They can feel a little buzzy on the highway and they want to fall in on the turns but only when new. Extremely good value.

Bradley - January 9, 2016

(Apache Junction, AZ)

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Is it round?

Had this on my Super Tenere. It felt like it wasn't round. At speed it wobbles horribly and wanders at low speed. I had it re-balanced twice just to make sure it was correct. It seemed to stick good in the corners. I didn't push it too hard in the wet but traction seemed ok. I removed it after 3K miles and it had plenty of tread left. Just couldn't take anymore of the wobbles and wandering.

Todd - November 11, 2015

(Livermore, CA)

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705 on xr650l

I have went about 500 miles on the road, section roads (gravel) and last night got caught in a bit of rain. 65 on the gravel no problem, excellent dry cornering, but this tire absolutely sucks on the wet road. It got really loose pulling off the highway to get gas and when I got to town riding on a 30mph road I slowed down to about 20 to take a gentle right turn and the back end just went right out from under me and I hit the pavement, nothing hurt. I just do not think what I read about wet riding went far enough on describing the stability on wet riding...it Stinks. Think I will take my grooving iron and notch them some and hope that improves wet riding conditions. I do not think you can be cautious enough on wet pavement with this tire.

Michael - October 23, 2015

(Bartlesville, OK)

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Shinko 705 front tire

Best tire on the market for the money I put over 11,000 miles on the front tire!

Mike - October 1, 2015

(MERIDIAN, ID)
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