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    Super Moderator Shinko 705 670cc's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by Afan View Post
    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 ?!?
    Maybe the quick turn-in is a Shinko brand characteristic. I found that a new Shinko Raven street tire does the same thing and takes 500 miles of riding to get accustomed to or for the tire to return to “normal”. The only handling quirk I noticed with the 705 is that they squirm around on tar snakes, sort of like the feeling of riding a metal grate bridge.
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    Oh yes, they do not like Tar Snakes and neither did my Conti-Motions. I nearly dumped the NC wearing Conti's on a section of Tar Snakes coming down the Lewiston grade and almost took the scenic route haha! :{)
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    Junior Member D_SC's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by Randy99CL View Post
    I think both those are too tall. The front is +1.57" and the rear +0.71" As you know, fitting larger diameter tires make the speedo read slow.
    Right, lets break it down further.
    I measured the sidewall height on my slightly squared Pilot road 4's 160/60's, unsure of mileage, looks like they could last another 1.5k. From the apex of the tread with a square, caliper, and my eye I measure the total height from bead as 90mm. The tires brand new spec is 96mm. 90mm is 93% of original. Does this mean the speedo would show 7% faster speed...

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    60mph x .07 = 4.2mph add difference 64.2/60 = 107% speedo reading
    A 150/70 brand new is 105mm tall that's 9% taller than a 160/60
    60mph x .09 = 5.4mph subtract difference 54.6/60 = 91% of actual speedo reading

    How many miles or milimeters till a 150/70 will read true speed? also speedos are not very accurate anyways
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    Quote Originally Posted by D_SC View Post
    How many miles or milimeters till a 150/70 will read true speed? also speedos are not very accurate anyways
    The problem is that the math is exact but the tires are not. I've learned only use the numbers for a rough estimate.
    The actual size of tires varies according to manufacturer and style/profile. And mileage, inflation, weight of bike etc.

    At some point I mount my Garmin to the bike/car and compare my speedo (at different speeds) to that.

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