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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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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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good street tire

This tire is good on the street great even but the second, don't touch anything muddy or soft dirt forget it if you ride the road all the time it's a good tire they hold the road well cornering is awesome and a smooth ride as well and so far I got 1100 miles and there holding up well

Rick - October 1, 2015

(south wales , NY)

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Love the 705's

I love 'em. I live down 1 mile of private, raggedy road. Got clay, mud, rocks and sugar sand. Hairy in the sugar and red clay, but work fine in the mud. Easy to break the rear loose in the dirt, but plenty of traction. Love them on the road. So much quieter and smoother than the Kendas I used before. I've had no problems with them sliding in the wet, even when cornering rather aggressively. 4800 miles on front and rear set. Rear will be replaced in the next 1000. Front may last another 4800. Can't beat the price.

Stephen - October 1, 2015

(Tallahassee, FL)

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Good Tire for 50/50

Put a set on my V Strom 650 and am real satisfied. I ride daily about 40% on road 60% gravel road. Plenty comfortable and stable on pavement and stable enough on gravel. Not a knobby but a good compromise for me. I feel comfortable 50-60 mph on semi smooth gravel road. Had some on my KLR that got good mileage but so far only about 750 miles so can't rate them here. Haven't taken them on serious off road but then this is a V Strom not a KLR. Haven't road in the rain as it hasn't rained but once in last 6 weeks and the road was dry by the time I road. It is hard to try anything else knowing how good these are for the money.

Mark M - October 1, 2015

(Mason, TX)

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Great tires!@

I bought these tires to replace my Shinko 244 for mostly street use. They work great. I lined up the dot with the valve stem and they ride really smooth. I will buy these again if they last for a while. I have them on a DRZ400sm with 18/21 wheelset on. I like the way that they can switch between pavement and light off road with no hiccups. Urban assault tires all the way!!!!!

Eddie - August 25, 2015

(maysville, NC)
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