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    Suggestions for new tires?

    Looking for recommendations for new tires. I've been doing research but most of the information I find is out of date. Making a direct comparison is not easy.
    Right now I'm riding a 2016 NC700X on stock Dunlop Trailmax D609. They totally suck on gravel. Almost dumped my bike twice, felt like I was on ice both times.
    Looking for dual-sport tires with some grip. I ride 90% street, 10% gravel/dirt, so I don't need knobbies. I want something that will last long, ride smooth on streets, but won't have me fighting to keep my bike upright in an alley or on a driveway.
    Any suggestions?

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    Hi,
    There is a discussion listed in the FAQ about tires - can you check that out and see if it answers your questions:

    https://nc700-forum.com/forum/tire-te...fit-nc700.html

    The FAQ, in case you weren't aware of it is a sticky in the New Member subforum...
    https://nc700-forum.com/forum/main-lo...questions.html
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    I've already checked this thread. Many of the tires on it are now on clearance or no longer made. That's why I'm asking for advice on newer makes and models.

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    For value in what you are doing with the NC7 I would recommend the Shinko 705
    Front Tire Size - Radial - Speed Rating: 120/70-17 - Radial - H
    Rear Tire - 150/70-17

    You will get great milage from the front tire. I know of one person who got 12000 miles on the front.
    The rear tire is average at around 7500 miles.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Old Can Ride View Post
    For value in what you are doing with the NC7 I would recommend the Shinko 705
    Front Tire Size - Radial - Speed Rating: 120/70-17 - Radial - H
    Rear Tire - 150/70-17

    You will get great milage from the front tire. I know of one person who got 12000 miles on the front.
    The rear tire is average at around 7500 miles.
    I second that. Only got 5700 on my rear and I am currently running tkc80 on front that probably will not make it to 6,000. Putting 705 on front soon. The 705 on the rear lasted the same length or even a little longer than the continental motion.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2wheels4fun View Post
    I second that. Only got 5700 on my rear and I am currently running tkc80 on front that probably will not make it to 6,000. Putting 705 on front soon. The 705 on the rear lasted the same length or even a little longer than the continental motion.
    What did the 705's cost for a set?
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    Whatever your tire choice can be affected by engine oil - either dinosaur juice or synthetic? :-)

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    For value in what you are doing with the NC7 I would recommend the Shinko 705
    Front Tire Size - Radial - Speed Rating: 120/70-17 - Radial - H
    Rear Tire - 150/70-17
    Thanks for the suggestion "Old Can Ride". Revzilla currently has these on sale for less than $100 each. Won't break the bank!

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    If you like to hang it out more, Avon Trailriders. They clobber Shinko 705 for traction on dry or especially wet pavement and have a good feel with road feedback without harshness. They do pretty good off the pavement too, other than mud or sand which is the bane of anything not knobby. They cost more though... hopefully they last a long time like some have said.

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    Quote Originally Posted by StratTuner View Post
    What did the 705's cost for a set?
    Rear is $84.74 SHINKO 705 150/70R-17 M/C 69H, REAR

    Front is $73.99 SHINKO 705 120/70R-17 M/C 58H, FRONT

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