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    Shinko 705's en route!

    Just ordered a pair of Shinko 705's for my NC, can't wait to get them on! Will really change the bike in a great way.

    Woohoo! Yeah, I'm excited.

    Shinko 705 Dual Sport Tires - RevZilla

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    Senior Member Shinko 705's en route! dduelin's Avatar
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    What size did you order? I don't see a 705 in NC sizes.
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    Went with a 150/70/17 rear and 130/80/17 front. Both a little beefier than the stock tires but should work just fine!

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    Quote Originally Posted by BrinkHouse View Post
    130/80/17 front.


    That should look like a right proper steam roller wheel, heehee!

    With my 120/70 front TKC, I can't count how many people have walked up and said: "wow, that sure is a small looking front wheel" due to the somehow optical illusion of the 17" rim looking smaller than it is, due to how wide and blocky the 120 tire looks on it.

    It looks "short and fat", versus "tall and skinny". I'm intrigued to see what a 130/80 looks like!
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    Quote Originally Posted by L.B.S. View Post


    That should look like a right proper steam roller wheel, heehee!

    With my 120/70 front TKC, I can't count how many people have walked up and said: "wow, that sure is a small looking front wheel" due to the somehow optical illusion of the 17" rim looking smaller than it is, due to how wide and blocky the 120 tire looks on it.

    It looks "short and fat", versus "tall and skinny". I'm intrigued to see what a 130/80 looks like!
    Keep in mind the tread depth and general knobbiness between the two though. The TKC definitely has a more visually 'chunky' look than the 705 which has a more narrow profile, I think. Also it will only be 5% wider than the Bridgestone but about 20% taller so yeah I am interested to see how it looks as well!

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    Tires are on and I've gotta say. These things rock! Minimal vibration at slow speeds which almost completely fades away above 25mph. Not much added noise and I haven't noticed any reduction in traction in corners yet. The only issue I ran into because I ordered a taller than stock tire is that the front fender had almost no clearance. I created a simple riser to fix this and I ended up loving the way it looks. I've detailed making it in this post-

    $5 DIY Fender Riser

    L.B.S, you were curious about the front tire size, I love it! I don't think it looks too big or disproportional. I look forward to getting out into the dirt some more and really see how she does.

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    Keep us updated on how they do on and off road and what mileage you get out them. I like the tread pattern as it seems more all terrain and road friendly than the tkc/k60 combo.

    Previous: Kawasaki MT1A 75 (small fat tires, auto clutch), CB400 (Hawk), and after a 20+ year hiatus a NC700X

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    Looks awesome, Brinkhouse!

    The front tire gives the appearance of a much more proportional match than the chubby little TKC does, lol
    Chillin' with Cybersix and Data 7 in Meridiana

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    Cant wait to see how you feel about these after some miles on them. I was after 705's a while ago and they were out of stock so I went with Kenda 761's. they were fine until it rained then they were was abysmal.

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    love this tire - good call
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