Shinko 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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    What Other Riders Are Saying...

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    705 series front tire for klr650

    I have over 10,000 miles on the front tire I put on going to Alaska. No problems and the tire still looks new. I was loaded down with camping gear, clothes, food, etc.. It was so top heavy it would pivot on the kick stand and come over if you weren't very careful. I replaced the rear in Fairbanks and it still had a couple of thousand miles left but caution ruled. The KLR650 looked like Jed Clampet it was so overlaoded but the Shinko's never let me down.

    Charles - May 13, 2015

    (Del Rio, TN)

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    shinko 705 review

    I have been using these on my 2005 R1200gs for years now and I can not tell the difference between these and any other similar tire to include Tourance, Anakee 2, and Battlewings.

    jeff - May 05, 2015

    (centennial, CO)

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    An excellent value / surprisingly good performance

    I bought these tires as a set and I ride a BMW F800gs. I ride a good deal on the street but also gravel roads and some gnarly technical stuff. I prefer to run my pressures a bit low for better traction off pavement. 28 psi rear and 24 psi front is typical for me. So far they have surpassed my expectations, both on and off road. Not great in mud, but you want a block tread or knobby if that is where you ride.

    David - April 23, 2015

    (Richmond, VA)

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    Shinko 705 front tire

    Smooth and quiet on pavement. Need more time on dirt and wet roads to give a fair rating but so far so good.

    Ted - April 22, 2015

    (Royal Oak, MI)

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    I put this on the front of my 79 650 Special. Went right on no problem and it looks great. I immediately realized it had improved traction and handling. I drive on gravel roads about 25% of the time and it performs great. I'll update after the summer on tread life but I expect to get 3-5k at least. The price is great also.

    Barry - March 16, 2015

    (Ball, LA)

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    Awesome for the money

    Stable on the highway and OK on hard packed dirt roads. I had the Shinko 244s before these and that tire was sketchy on the highway.

    Yoshio - March 16, 2015

    (San Clemente, CA)

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    Shinko Worth the Buck

    I just put this tire on the front of my 650 V-Strom and rode to the mountains in NC. Grips great on the curves "The Dragon" and many more curvy roads. Also did very good on the gravel Forest Fire roads. I'll replace my rear Avon tire with a cheaper Shinko Rear when needed.

    MotoMike - October 25, 2014

    (Seymour, IN)

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    86 XL 600R

    I replaced my stock universal type front tire with the Shinko 705 to match the rear that I replaced earlier in the year. They handle great and I ride in all weather. Very satisfied with the tires and the shipping was fast as I had my tire the next day.

    tom - September 19, 2014

    (bethel , OH)

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    Good tread life

    Ready to buy my 3rd rear. This spring I bought my first rear and I put 3,500 miles on it and still had another 1,000 or so left in it. That tire was around town and forest roads. Mounted a 2nd front and rear for a trip to UT from VT 4,700 miles RT. Now that I'm back home I've put another 1,000 on it. I'd say 5,000 miles is a good average. Great at interstate speed or on the twistys and forest roads they kick arse. Be forwarned though, they suck in the mud and the front washes out on loose gravel. Overall big thumbs up!

    Chris - August 06, 2014

    (Manchester , VT)

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    The last time for my GS.

    Complaint, ROAD NOISE. These are loud and rough tires. I had to replace them with mileage left on them because the tire began to what I call delaminate where the tread actually separates at the base of the tire. I also noticed the vibration transferring to the hand grips. It actually made the bars move side to side at parking lot speeds. The new tires began producing road noise almost immediately. I've put 2,000 miles on it since June and it's only gotten worse. Best feature: price. Worth it?

    Jon - July 28, 2014

    (Maryville, TN)

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    So far, so good!

    Haven't had these tires on the bike long, but they inspire confidence in corners and offer a stable ride. Longevity has yet to be displayed so don't take the 5 star tread life for gospel yet.

    E J - June 23, 2014

    (Decatur, TX)

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    Great Deal, Great Tire

    On my third set and will buy again. Get about 6k miles on rear, 8k miles on front. I commute on freeway as well as mountain roads, and occasionally dirt fire roads for fun. These tires have not let me down.

    Dennis - June 19, 2014

    (Gilroy, CA)

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    Kicks Asphalt, Sucks Mud

    These tires are rated 80% x 20% but I say more like 98% x 2%. I replaced Shinko 244 front and Michelin T63 rear. They are AWESOME on (dry) pavement! Very smooth and predictable made my DR350SE a cornering machine. But anything but dry pavement they are downright scary! Cakey mud is like marbles, wet anything is sketchy. The rear tire tread is already peeling at 300 miles. Price is great but save your money another week or two. I hate posting negative reviews but thats what I've got.

    Tim - June 16, 2014

    (Bedford, IN)

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    Very Good Tires

    Just can't beat the price! Wonderful traction and cornering control. Notice a little more vibration when compared to the stock Dunlop. Had not a chance to test on wet surfaces since it seldom rains in Phoenix.

    Brazuca - April 30, 2014

    (Phoenix, AZ)

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    Vast improvement over stock, especially for the cost. That being said...avoid green grass and clay at all costs!!! They work very nicely everywhere else. 500 miles so far and no signs of wear several rides in pouring rain with no loss of confidence. I will purchase these again.

    John - April 19, 2014

    (Tulsa, OK)
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