Shinko 805

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Wayne, Jul 12, 2019.

  1. Wayne

    Wayne Well-Known Member

    Does any here run these? I’ve used many sets of TKC80’s but these Shinko’s are a pretty good price.
  2. TonisToo

    TonisToo Active Member

    Happened to be talking to my neighbor about these recently. He and his wife just completed a trip round the Trans Lab using these tires. Him on a GSA and she on a KLR. Generally the trip was very wet. He hated these tires on the gravel and wet. Because of the way the tread is designed on the rear, they had a tendency to slide side to side. He said he would not purchase again. Of course your experience may vary.
  3. Wayne

    Wayne Well-Known Member

    Good feedback, thank you. I’ve been very pleased with TKC80’s, so maybe I’ll stick with what I know.
  4. Backdraft

    Backdraft Active Member

    I have worn out many sets of TCK80s as well. No life in them for kms...

    I used the Shinko 705 front and rear. Was surprised by the quality. I have about 15000kms on front tire and only half worn. And about 6000kms on rear and half worn.

    Really impressed with them and would definitely get again. I have those for spares or in event a rider passing through needs an emergency
  5. skibum69

    skibum69 Well-Known Member

    I rode the TLH on Shinko’s but after the day I got 2 front flats I vowed to run high end rubber. The sidewalks are too soft for my liking.
  6. Wayne

    Wayne Well-Known Member

    Thanks. I think I’ll stick to TKC80’s for now.
  7. RossKean

    RossKean Active Member

    Did you see this?

    Compares TKC 80 and TK 70 on a KTM 1090R Adv. Or is the "70" not aggressive enough for your intended mission?
  8. Trash

    Trash Active Member

    I have been running the TKC-70s on my GS since the OEM Michelin Anakee III street oriented tires wore out.
    Continental calls them a 60/40 tire, but based on a little over 15,000 miles experience, I would suggest that they are a 70/30 tire. They are definitely not trail tires like the TKC-80s, but I am not a trail rider myself. On the other hand, I find them an excellent compromise for my style of riding, offering excellent grip in corners, even when wet, while stil providing good traction on the dirt and gravel Forest and Fire roads that I often find myself on. I replaced the first set at 9,000 miles right before our recent Pacific NW Trip, despite the fact that there was still 4/32 tread on both tires. They easily would have lasted 10,000 - 12,000 miles, which is fantastic life in my book. Our 80+ mph Interstate runs out West did cut into the tread life on the aggressive rear tire however. In 5,600 miles riding, I have maybe 30% tread left on my second rear tire.

    Any dual sport tire you choose involves a compromise. In my case, the TKC-70 seems to hit the sweet spot for me. :cool:

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