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Rice rooster posted this.....

Front 130/80/17

Rear 150/70/17
 

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Front 130/80/17, Rear 150/70/17
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.

Edit: On their website, they list a 120/70-17 for the front. P/N 87-4529
For the rear you can use the 150/70-17 (+0.71" tall) or the 170/60-17 that is +0.45" tall and a little wider.
Personally, I'd go with the 170/60.
 
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I chose 150/70-17 for the rear Shinko 705, based on the dimensions I wanted. I did not want a wider tire, but taller made sense for dual sport use. Where I shop, americanmototire, it’s also the less expensive of the two choices.

I used the stock size for the front 705.

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I went with the 170 because it is closer to the diameter but a little wider. I replaced the rear only Michelin due to a flat. I have about 1500 miles since I replaced it and the only issues I notice are a little less grip at full lean and a slight 'thruming' noise mostly noticeable at low speeds due to the tread pattern. I don't get too aggressive with my bikes and the noise let's me know that it's not flat;) So I can live with it. My hope for this tire is that it has good longevity and so far it is looking pretty good.
 

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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"
new shinko 705 installed2 at 12922 miles on front July 7 2019.jpg
 

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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! :{)

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Those are a bit taller and narrower than the originals but they appear to fit just fine.

Of course I just measured the tread on mine and it's 10/32 (inch). By the time my tires are worn I'll be down below the original diameter, possibly the diameter of worn, original tires.
 

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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! :{)

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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 wasn’t sure how that would work.
 

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They both said "TubeLess" when i bought them. When "I" personally mounted them on the wheels, i checked the beads and both of them appeared to be the same style/shape, just like the bead on a car tire. Both tires popped on the bead lock on the factory wheel and sealed perfectly. I have only run them down to 30psi for gravel, so i really don't know if there will be an issue in the future. I have about 2000 miles on the rear one already and it has not lost even 1psi... I have the habit of checking them often as i believe IMHO low tire pressure is a contributing factor in motorcycle handling issues/accidents. :{)
 

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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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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... :D
Yes, it would be wrong because K60 is not one of those you can "turn around"...

Thanks.
 

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"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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"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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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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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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