I ride mostly on the road maybe 5 percent on fire roads going to have to start to look for tires soon. What tires do you recommend?
I went through several 705 Shinkos, the first tires that I installed on the V. I then tried a set of Pirelli Angel GT's.If I were doing anything besides 100% pavement, like fire roads or gravel, I'd go with the Shinko 705.
I have run nothing but the Shinko E705 RADIAL rubber on my two current V650s (130/80x17F, 150/70x17R on the '08 w/ raised front fender, and 120/70x17F, 150/70x17R on the '15, stock height front fender, pressures at 36F, 42R) for SEVERAL (at least two) changes. I run pavement, dirt - whatever! - and looking at the ones on my '15 - the 'chicken-strips' are from 1/4 to 1/2" front and rear, and by 'chicken-strips' I refer to the area on the tires' shoulders exhibiting LESS scuffing than do the central portions.If I were doing anything besides 100% pavement, like fire roads or gravel, I'd go with the Shinko 705.
Why the mix? The roadtech 01 are not trail tires like the other ones, just touring tires.I have four sets in my cart Michelin Anakee 3 (on back order) Continental Trail Attack 3, Metzeler Road Tech 01, and Pirelli Scorpion Trail 2. Doing some more research but I want to be ready when the time comes. Thanks for the help
12k km. Close to 8k miles.12k miles on the original rear tire?? I only have 2600 miles and I doubt it will last to my 3600 mile oil change. I am just trying to narrow down my choices and do my research. Where did you find the Angels that fit a Versys X300??? If I could find them they would probably be my top choice. I could still do a gravel or dirt road with them if I had to
I have been wondering a lot about that question. A lot of people talk about how the use this and that tire... but most of the common ones are tubeless. Thats why I always have been confused on how that works. Just putting a tube in them sounds kinda good to me.I just run the standard tube and balance with weights.......all is good.