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Those look really great! I like the exhaust, too!

What made you change to wire-spoked rims? Doing off-road, or just liked the look?
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Those look really great! I like the exhaust, too!

What made you change to wire-spoked rims? Doing off-road, or just liked the look?
That is really a great question. I want to think that it was function over looks but I just did not like the black cast rims and wanted to install A/V tires. Also, it fixed my sliding to the front of the seat, the 1" lift. One thing led to another, and although my wallet is alot thinner, I wanted the look of the wire wheels.
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What size tires did you go with? Bike looks awesome, really great job.
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price for set of these wheels is....?


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price for set of these wheels is....?
irrelivent if it's going to make him happy
but would like to know if it's on my wish list
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price for set of these wheels is....?
I believe someone posted in another thread that they are about $1650....

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What size tires did you go with? Bike looks awesome, really great job.
I went with 110/80-19, 150/70-17 Shinko 705's. It may prove I should have gone with a higher quality tire due to some of the reviews I have read, but so far they have been great. http://www.bikebandit.com/shinko-705-motorcycle-tire

I also considered the Metzler Tourance http://www.bikebandit.com/metzeler-t...otorcycle-tire

However, I really liked the Pirelli Dual Sport, but could not find the size I wanted.
http://www.motorcycle-superstore.com...port-rear-tire
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Stinko tires

I know the tires don't have a good reputation but I sure like mine both off road and on the street....and Great lookin wheels!!!


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I know the tires don't have a good reputation but I sure like mine both off road and on the street....and Great lookin wheels!!!
I know a lot of riders running shinkos. Where is that "don't have a good reputation" coming from?

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I run Shinko 009 Ravens. They're just the tiniest bit heavier steering than the Conti Road Attack 2s, two sets of which squared off in the rear at less than 3000 miles, and got ridge-y in the front at the same mileage, but I like the more planted feel. The ride is good and they handle curves great. I really like them, and saved $150 installed over another set of the Conti Road Attack 2s. If I went mail order and had a tire machine, I could have saved another $100.
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I know a lot of riders running shinkos. Where is that "don't have a good reputation" coming from?
Initially (at least...) the Shinko E705s were noted for having tread separations. I posted up about a rear on my KLR w/ 17 INCIPIENT separations, and mentioned a buddy w/ a GS1200 who had MOST of his rear tread separate.

I am under the impression that Shinko has made changes on those DS tires, but I haven't tried them again....

Here's a link to the DSN-klr site where I posted up pics of those E705 separations. You PROBABLY need to join to view them:
https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/...bums/985307074

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I run ravens on the Versys and mean streak. I was at 8000 miles on the rear Versys before picking up a nail and no issues with squaring but I ride bacroads and many curves.

My neighbor ran a few shinko dual sport tires on his klr 650 for 40000 mes with no issues. He was running the 50/50 tires. I have some GS1200 buds that run the street oriented dual sports with no complaints and they are spirited riders.
Of course any tire manufacture can put out a bad batch. There was a run I'd metzlers with chunking tread issues back in '07, and I recall reading about Michelin tire issues.

I think shinkos are a good bang for the buck tire for the conservative rider.

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Can you share what size of tire and rim Width you have on the front?

I know it 19" but exact numbers please

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That is one great looking dual purpose bike! I'm too heavy to get off road, but that is a well put together dual purpose bike that would shame KLR's, BMW G650's, or even DL650's! That's a 'keeper' for sure. Good job!
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