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post #1 of 19 (permalink) Old 02-Jun-2018, 09:03 AM (585) Thread Starter
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Shinko 705

Put on the Shinkos 705 on the bike today, GSA Rallye 2018.
First impressions:
1) Felt realyyyyy weird when I rode off.....felt as if the bike had a mind of its own!
2) Seems the bike kinda sways
3) The hum which the bike had with the Anakees is gone.......
4) after about 30kms I started getting used to em......they turn very differently than the anakees

Will keep on updating reviews.
I had got these dirt cheap and hand carried them to India from USA
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post #2 of 19 (permalink) Old 02-Jun-2018, 06:01 PM (959)
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Keep reminding yourself it's $200 for a pair instead of $400 a pair. You'll get used to the initial roll in. Ad a little bar pressure to compensate once set into a turn.
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Same experience for me going from A3s to Shinko 705s on my GS LC. Really different / weird feeling initially and super quick turn in. Slippery too when new. After 100 to 150 miles I got used to them and have not looked back. May get about 4000 miles out of the rear. Good grip pushing hard in the twisties and way better off-road than the A3ís. I just got back from renting and riding 1780 miles in Alaska on a GS LC with brand new Shinko 705s and they worked great on the two-up ride to Arctic Circle.
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Tkc 70

I'm more than happy with 705, but a more neutral roll in would be desirable and I'm wondering what a TKC 70 front with 705 rear would be like?
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So 200kms done now and they have started feeling better.
My friend showed me the shape of the tire and explained why it gives a feeling of falling in compared to the anakees!
Enjoying them as yet, cant go wrong with the price!
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Had 705 on 09GSA, Put 10,000 miles last summer. Front tire had more miles.
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I just put a set on my 2017GS last Friday, 6-1-18. Have about 250 miles on them so far.

They do feel very weird at first. There is also a bit of rumble. I notice it the most at 40 mph and again just before I stop, maybe 2 or 3 mph. It seems to go away at highway speeds tho. $198 for the pair delivered.

So far I'm very impressed.

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Thank you for your impression of the 705s! Just ordered a set to replace my exhausted A3s. I'm eager to have more confidence off the pavement!
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Finally installed

Had them installed yesterday (buying the tire spoons and a Marc Parnes balancer to do my own from here on out...) and YUP, felt weird once I left the shop! 200 miles of 50/50 pavement and gravel and the tires are scrubbed and feel great - only had one under-steer moment but they only had 10 miles on them at the time... My previous tires were worn out A3s, never had new rubber on gravel - AMAZING! It was incredible how these tires inspired confidence! I only ride as hard as my ability allows, and I know this bike and these tires can deliver a lot more than I'm asking for, but for me, it was terrific!
Tire noise is minimal and thanks to the tread, I always know when I'm traveling 38-42 mph without looking at the speedo because of the rumble, but that is of no concern.
I'm confident the front will last at least twice as long as the rear - and for $115, I'll be happy to swap it out in 4000 miles and keep riding. Great tire for me!

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Love these tyres

I have a review of them elsewhere here. Don't know how to link to it. But it's in "tyres" , strangely...
Currently running Pirelli Scorpions because I couldn't get hold of a pair if 705s in time. Scorpions are very good on the road, but are really not for anything dirty.
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