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post #18 of (permalink) Old 02-07-2017, 11:41 AM
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...-I will get a 150/70 Metzeller karoo3. it is like shinko 805 but even better mileage.

-I will get a shinko 705 as 120/70 front. It has a fair side grip judging by the threads shape. It is the only choice for front (I wouldn't bother with the pirelli MT60, I cannot get it and it's not getting good reviews.)
I ran a TKC80 120/70 x 17 front here in AZ, and got 8,467 miles out of it (got 9,750 from the Kenda BIG BLOCK 150/70 rear). I also ran a TKC80 rear 150/70 from Anchorage to Kelowna, but it didn't last much longer than that.

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