705's can be run with ... or without tubes ... I run mine without ... being that I have tubless rims ... Great tire ... inexpensive ... decent milege ... works well on both pavment and on dirt and gravel ... THe new radials are even better ... only negative that I have found is ... being that they have so much tread ... they are heavy ... it hurts your top end speed ... also can require alot of weight to balance ... for me it's all about 0-100 mph ... so I don't much care past that ... I also use Dyna beads for balancing ... which solves the balance problem also ...Hi Freewheeler, i'm interested installing the shinko 705ds. I have couple of questions. First as this is a tube type, i assume you installed it with a tube right? And second, my dealer told me that tube type tires mounted on tubeless wheel does not stick properly. What are your observations so far about that?
ok, using a KLR front is easy...a piece of cake.Thought maybe someone would tell me a KLR front end would be an easy bolt-on and it all was a piece of cake.
ok, you're jogging the memory now. i did find what i thought was that model at a dealer near my grandkids when i went for a visit. for some reason, i didn't think they would work, and the best i recall was that the outers were larger than the 50/52 versys clamps. i might not have been looking at the right bike. even the salesman didn't know one from the next.JD
I posted my belief on the 250sf fork back then, but got no response, so I figured there was no interest, but if you go to bikebandit.com and compare parts diagrams and numbers, I think they are a match and would give longer travel and maybe different damping.