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The brake pads should NOT be an issue, but I would suggest you raise the front of the seat which does make it work MUCH better.

Running Shinko E705s on my '15 in '16 - the front 120/70 EASILY lasted the ride from Kelowna, BC to Alaska and back [replaced after 30,169 kms], but the rear required replacing in Anchorage at 5,116 kms, because I did NOT want to be 'at-the-side-of-the-road' SOMEWHERE IN THE FAR NORTH w/ a worn-out rear tire(!!!) looking to find another one,



replaced by a TKC80 knobby which EASILY made it back to Kelowna, ultimately going 9,075 kms.



LOTS of motorcycle shops along your Canadian route once you're back in the southern part.

Ed
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