I was going to order Shinko 009's, but decided instead I'd do 705's, cool, cool. There was that thread the other day with people showing their 705's and I liked it so I put a ring on it. This is the thread in question.
I went ahead and ordered 150 / 70 back, 130 / 80 front, didn't think much about it because lots of people seem to do that on the V.
Anyway, I ordered the tires from bikebandit.com like last wednesday, free shipping, expecting them to take like a week. They were there THURSDAY when I got home from work. Woot.
Yanked the wheels and compared them...and oh hell...that 130 is WAY the hell bigger than the old one. Found a guy to mount new rubber for $10/wheel and brought them home, realized I'd need to raise the front fender. THAT'S a google search I wish I had known to do in advance, lol. I saw a thread where someone was talking about just using the upper hole to on the bracket for the lower hole on the fender...but that won't work because A) I'm lowered and B) I don't have a brake line or access to a brake line that will fit in this condition.
I didn't like anything I saw, so I went and bought a section of 1/2"x3/4"x4' aluminum L and brought it home. Little bit of measuring and drilling and it's attached 2x on each side, through the reflector bolt and the original fender bolt, then drilled again about an inch higher with another bolt and a lock nut. Super secure, the brake line fits over the fender but not through its bracket, so there's a cable tie there now for extra security.
I was SERIOUSLY intimidated by the shoulder on the new tires. BIG change.
So then I installed my aux lights, maybe I should always drink bloody mary's in 95 degree heat because the went together AWESOMELY and EASILY, horray Chinese lights.
Went for my scuff ride and determined quickly that I should NOT drink Bloody Mary's in 95 degree heat while doing bike maintenance because there was an ugly clunk in the front end, I thought maybe it was the fender hitting the wheel, but if anything it has MORE clearance now...so I went home. (No I wasn't even close to drunk, I spilled the stupid bloody mary on my boat.)
Turns out I had forgotten to torque down the caliper bolts...what an idiot. Fixed that and all is well. The bike feels completely different now, cornering is like heavy, that's the only way I can think to describe it. I like it, managed to get about 30 miles in and will do more tomorrow. They're certainly a lot more grippy, did some gravel for fun and was very impressed.