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    So, good bad or indifferent, I ordered tires and they got here today.

    Shinko 244 in 4.60x17 62P for the front (the tire will turn but doesn't have enough clearance so a fender mod is forthcoming)
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    Mitas E07+ in 170/60B17 72T TL for the rear.

    Mounted the front today, will do the fender mod and mount the rear tomorrow.

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    Fender raised, i think i like it

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    are those dual compound?

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    Quote Originally Posted by rmezei View Post
    are those dual compound?
    not to my knowledge

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    Bike looks good with the new shoes!
    How does it ride?

    I'm considering more aggressive tires than stock, maybe the 705s.

    JT

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jt105 View Post
    Bike looks good with the new shoes!
    How does it ride?

    I'm considering more aggressive tires than stock, maybe the 705s.

    JT
    I did about 500 miles last weekend about 100 of it gravel and 2 or three in deep sand. The tires were great. The front is just a tad louder but not bothersome. You can feel the knobs under about 5 mph and it is a little harder to turn in but that's just different not bad. I didn't push them hard on the pavement but did do some decent mountain roads with no issue. Gas mileage with the new tires and all the boxes on is still around 68-70 mpg. Not out of what I consider normal range but I want to do a ride without bags on to see if I can get back to the mid 70s.

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