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    I can’t answer your question as to whether that particular rear tire will function as a front, but on some tires there are specific reasons why a tire is a front vs rear. The tread splice direction (for strength) and tread pattern direction (for water dispersal) come in to play. The tire is generally loaded most heavily in the opposite direction when it’s on front vs rear. Would you reverse the mount direction arrow or leave it the same? I would look to the tire manufacturer for answers to those questions, not just assume the rear can be a front.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 670cc View Post
    I can’t answer your question as to whether that particular rear tire will function as a front, but on some tires there are specific reasons why a tire is a front vs rear. The tread splice direction (for strength) and tread pattern direction (for water dispersal) come in to play. The tire is generally loaded most heavily in the opposite direction when it’s on front vs rear. Would you reverse the mount direction arrow or leave it the same? I would look to the tire manufacturer for answers to those questions, not just assume the rear can be a front.
    True! Totally forgot about the tread pattern... The size was only on my mind...
    Yes, it would be wrong because K60 is not one of those you can "turn around"...

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    "Front/Rear" ?!? I don't remember 705 rear is the one you can rotate front/rear?!? Really?!?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Afan View Post
    "Front/Rear" ?!? I don't remember 705 rear is the one you can rotate front/rear?!? Really?!?
    That is the same one i bought and run on my front, perfect size and no messing around with raising my front fender. :{P
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    Quote Originally Posted by Afan View Post
    "Front/Rear" ?!? I don't remember 705 rear is the one you can rotate front/rear?!? Really?!?
    I notice that with the tube-type 705 sometimes says a given size is front or rear compatible.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rapturee View Post
    I have a pair of them on mine. I chose the 120/70-17 for the front and a 140/80-17 for the rear and i run both of them tubeless. So far i am liking them a lot and may very well replace each of them when the time comes with another Shinko Trail Master 705! :{)

    140/80-17"
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    120/70-17"
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    I think if I were gonna do it, the 140 rear would be the way to go. That is a good looking combo and the narrower rear will probably perform better offroad than the other sizes.

    Why does everyone always seem to be stuck on the Shinkos? The Continental TKC 70's offer a 160/60/17 rear if stock size is desired. It looks a tiny bit less meaty than the Shinkos but still looks like a solid adv tire. Is it more price-point oriented?

    I haven't looked into adv / dual sport tires as that's not my thing right now. I was just scanning through search results for tires made in a 160/60/17 flavor, as I am driving myself crazy trying to pick track tires (think I've settled on the Dunlop Q3+), and I noticed the TKC 70's in a 160 then immediately wondered why everyone is so stuck on the Shinko tire that isn't available in the stock size.

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    TKC 70's are some pretty sweet looking rubbers!











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    Quote Originally Posted by TacomaJD View Post
    Why does everyone always seem to be stuck on the Shinkos? The Continental TKC 70's offer a 160/60/17 rear if stock size is desired. It looks a tiny bit less meaty than the Shinkos but still looks like a solid adv tire. Is it more price-point oriented?
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    Price may have a lot to do with it. Prices at Americanmototire:

    Conti TKC 70 160/60-17 $194.04
    Shinko 705 150/70-17 $83.37

    That's a significant difference in price. Being sort of a parsimonious (look up that word!) kind of person, I know which one I would probably buy.
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