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    Quote Originally Posted by 670cc View Post
    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.
    Whoa, big difference! Sure is a sweet looking tire though.

    One can't be parsimonious while owning a Goldwing as well as other motorcycles. You are just a wise consumer. Lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by TacomaJD View Post
    Whoa, big difference! Sure is a sweet looking tire though.

    One can't be parsimonious while owning a Goldwing as well as other motorcycles. You are just a wise consumer. Lol

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    If your not as concerned about price check out the Avon Trail Riders, the on road capabilities are better and they handle off road better then you'd think by looking at them

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    True'dat Ripp. There's a guy on another forum (adv) tht runs them and really likes them a lot. Claims he gets better traction on we and or cold pavement with them, but they are expensive compared to the 705's. Both the TKC, 705 and the Avons have all made trips to Alaska and all seem to wear quite well.

    I know for me, i wanted the best(wear/handling) 75/25 tire i could get for the lowest price and the 705's won in my book. I have a pair of them on my NC now and an so far quite happy with them. Now, let's see what kind of wear i am going to get out of them. If all goes well i will run a new pair of them for my ride to Alaska next year. If not, then i'll try a different rear tire. :{)
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    According to Honda NC manual, the front tire size is 120/70-17 - but can't see anybody's using this size for Shinko 705?
    Why? What am I missing?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Afan View Post
    According to Honda NC manual, the front tire size is 120/70-17 - but can't see anybody's using this size for Shinko 705?
    Why? What am I missing?
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    Rapturee is running 120/70/17. Maybe that size hasn't been out long so others were forced to choose a different size? Or think a wider, taller tire works better offroad, which I believe would perform worse. Well maybe not taller, but wider would perform worse.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Afan View Post
    According to Honda NC manual, the front tire size is 120/70-17 - but can't see anybody's using this size for Shinko 705?
    Why? What am I missing?
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    The Shinko 705 front I bought and ran is/was a 120/70-17. It fit just fine. As long as the stock size was available, I saw no need to run a different size. I bought it two years ago at americanmototire.
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    I recently bought the 120/70. It is readily available.
    I believe when the NC700X was introduced in 2012 the 130 size was all that was available and people made due with it. Now that the 120 size is here, most everyone is using the 120.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 670cc View Post
    So the Shinko 705 140/80-17 tube type tire works OK mounted tubeless? No air leaks? Would it break loose from the rim easier if the pressure gets low? I wasnít sure how that would work.
    on my supermotos I run a tubeless tire on a tube-type rim that I've converted to tubeless and haven't had any issues. I've done so for a few years with no issues. Of course, tube rim + tubeless tire is opposite of tubeless rim + tube tire.
    Quote Originally Posted by 670cc View Post
    I canít 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 itís 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.
    My recollection is that the 130/80 705 is intended to be run in opposite directions on front vs rear.
    Quote Originally Posted by 670cc View Post
    I notice that with the tube-type 705 sometimes says a given size is front or rear compatible.
    the 130/80 is rated for tubeless and front/rear.
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    120/70-17" on the front and i am very happy with it so far. :{)

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    This morning my first commute to work on Shinkos (about 40 miles on I-80, 15 miles on US-6, and 5 miles city streets) - scary. They do kinda "dive in" as somebody described (Dave?) Need some time to get used to it.

    Although, felt couple times the handlebar was slightly wobbling ?!?

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