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PostPosted: Tue Oct 23, 2012 1:46 am 
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Running all street and occasionally gravel roads, my shinko 705's have lasted:

Front - Still running it, at the very LEAST 75% tread left, has 7k on it. I'm guessing that the front tire will last through 3-4 rear tires if I keep doing street riding. Really amazing that it still looks like the nipples were just worn off of them.

Rear - Replaced the first one I bought with the front tire, it had about 6.5k and was almost slick in the center.

I'm on my second rear shinko 705, and it should last the new owner around the same miles as the first. :biggrin:

The next bike I get will definitely have a set of shinko's installed, simply because they are very affordable and perform well for me on or off road. Great bang for the buck. :good:

Oh, and this is riding in GA.


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 23, 2012 4:56 am 
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Mitas E-07 rear - 15,000km, 12,000km and 10,000km.
Shinko 705 front - 23,000km and counting...
Shinko 705 rear - 8,500km and 12,000km.
IRC GP21 front - 14,500km.
Shinko 244 rear - 7,000km and 9,500km.
Shinko 244 front - 20,500km.
IRC GP110 rear - 8,500km.


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PostPosted: Wed Dec 05, 2012 12:33 pm 
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TKC80 - 5000km and is half worn
For winter I mount MT21 and it seems to eat it very fast
Rear - Heidenau K60 4.60-17(same size as 120/90)- for 3000kms it is worn. On my previous bike 77hp Yamaha SuperTenere rear K60 150/70-17 last more than 10000kms.


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PostPosted: Thu Feb 21, 2013 11:01 pm 
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Rear Shinko 705 I'm on my third ran the first two for 6,000 miles with less than .62 tread remaining in the center.

Front Shinko 705 12'000+ miles. I changed it because it had weathering though it still had lots of tread.

Kenda 270 Rear 3,500 miles
Shinko 700 Rear 3,500 miles
TW42 Rear 3,000 miles
Front tires for all the above are about double the rear.

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PostPosted: Sat Feb 23, 2013 9:41 am 
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pic is showing Mich Anakee2 on right after abt 4500 miles; New Mich T-63 recently installed on left.
Edit: Finally got pic to post. Any way the Anakee2 still has a little tread left but not much in center, pretty well useless off road when they get worn.

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PostPosted: Sat Feb 23, 2013 10:30 am 
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Kommando wrote:
BTW, I posted another youtube vid a few days ago of my 2nd additionally-grooved K761 with about 3K miles on it so far.

http://youtu.be/gk9DdMZmSi8


Just watched the Blue Pig video...I guess I'll stay away from deep sand with my Kenda shod DR. The only times I've been in the Ocala National Forest was for kayaking. Beautiful area!


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PostPosted: Sat Feb 23, 2013 3:09 pm 
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I run the Kenda K270.

Front size 3.25 X 21. Usually get about 5000 miles
Rear usually get 4500 to 5000 miles.

My riding is paved back roads and some dirt roads and very seldom over 50mph.

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PostPosted: Sat Feb 23, 2013 3:40 pm 
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adlibgib wrote:
Kommando wrote:
BTW, I posted another youtube vid a few days ago of my 2nd additionally-grooved K761 with about 3K miles on it so far.

http://youtu.be/gk9DdMZmSi8


Just watched the Blue Pig video...I guess I'll stay away from deep sand with my Kenda shod DR. The only times I've been in the Ocala National Forest was for kayaking. Beautiful area!

Full knobbies at low pressures are what is needed to get the DR650 through deep, soft sand. And YES ... the front matters. A knobby rear and street tire up front will not work well ... and I can't tell you why that is ... BUT ... switch to a front Knobby and everything falls into place. A street rear is tough as it won't get the bike up "On Top" of the sand, which is what the experts say you need to do. A knobby will. (Anyone ever ridden with a Paddle Tire? Best ever for sand ... but terrible everyplace else! )

I'm running a D606 rear with a TKC80 front. Low pressures help ... about 14 PSI (front and rear) for Baja ... don't charge through nasty rocks with these low pressures. YOU WILL DENT A RIM. :sad:

I am a really BAD sand rider ... especially if I've not ridden it for a while. I truly suck. But confidence is half the battle. So my first day is very tough and means re-learning everything I already know.

But with the above set up I do better than I've ever done. (I discovered this in 2007) (Did as well as on my previous XR250F. THAT is saying a lot.)

The trick (for me) is standing up ... weight back ... and getting your VISION way out front. I keep a steady throttle but am ready to gas it if things get squirrely ... which they will. In softer, deeper sections I move back, gas it some but keep speed in check ... and relax your grip on bars. When possible ... slow back down to safe cruising speed after deep section.

Experts will go 70 to 80 mph through deep sand. I'm no longer that brave. I run at about 25 to 30 ... and gas it up to 35 to 45 to get through tougher sections, immediately slowing back down when possible. If I fall at 25 mph ... it's not a disaster. At 70?

Shifting weight back and looking ahead make a huge difference. Also, using a light grip on the bars and steering with your feet make sand riding SAFER and EASIER. It's all practice and getting your head round it. After a while YOU LEARN ... and it gets easier! :drinks:


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PostPosted: Sun Feb 24, 2013 10:27 pm 
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I've run mine many times through deep soft powdery sand and its a hoot! I've found it works best if you're constantly accelerating through it. The faster you go the easier it is. Once you get to a hard spot slow it down to prepare for the next patch of soft sand. The hardest places are those sandy areas that have deep ruts. I usually track in the rut but if your front wheel catches and side of the rut watch out, you could be in for a tumble. I've used MT21s, D606s, Shinko 700s and Kenda 270s in that stuff.

BTW a buddy of mine tried the K761 on his DRZ and they did not do very well. Rear wore quick in the center and the front wore unevenly. I also saw a fellow rider with some severly worn K761s on his KLR650. His front also showed the same strange wear pattern and he indicated that the rear did not have the longivety he expected.

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PostPosted: Mon Feb 25, 2013 7:56 am 
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Glad your injuries were minor, that's a nice description of an endo if I've ever seen one.

Sometimes your throttle is the best brake.

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