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V7 Tire Talk

Discussion in 'V7/V85/V9 Chat & Tech' started by Roose, Mar 5, 2021.

  1. Roose

    Roose Tuned and Synch'ed

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    What tires are you running? I like the look.
     
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    Miguel Gomes Tuned and Synch'ed

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    Dunlop arrowmax streetsmart.
     
  3. DominoDoggy

    DominoDoggy Tuned and Synch'ed GT Contributor

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    They seem to do okay, and while I do like the look of the tires I don't like the ride all that well. These were the tires that came with the bike when I bought it, and seems the previous owner rode on gravel roads more than I. Personally, I kind of can't wait until I wear them out and have to replace them with some smooth-riding street tires. These knobby tires look great and they seem to be wearing decently, but they have a vibration to them at speed that I kinda can't wait to get rid of. (I should add that the vibration seems to be due to having knobbies, not a defect in the tire or balance issues etc)

    As for what they are, please stand by...I have to go take a look.
    Front: Shinko Trail Master E700A 4.60-18M/C 63S
    Rear: Shinko Trail Master E705 130/80-17MC 65H

    Says made in Korea. I don't know much about them but they seem decent. I just already know I want a pure road tire next.

    EDIT: I had to make an edit because I have come to like these tires a bit more. I had been setting the pressure to 30psi F/R, without really knowing if I liked it or not. Then yesterday, I got into a good gravel road and didn't like the handling at all. Figured that I would have to decrease the pressure to get better feel in gravel, so I set the pressure down to 24psi F/R and turned 'em into a whole different tire. They don't have that harshness they had at 30 nor the knobby vibrating feel. I'll put more miles on them to see if I still agree later but I'm not dissatisfied with the tires at all at the moment. Plus the look is pretty awesome with the bike IMO. I did a little bit of reading and I found that these tires in particular were a purchased design straight from Yokohama tires. They went with nylon plies instead of aramid/kevlar or whatever so they aren't as tough and damage resistent to hitting potholes etc. But good tire design. I doubt they will last super long. I'm not sure if I will buy a new set when the time comes, but they do have advantages. They're cheap, the overall tread design is solid, and if I ever do fancy a good gravel road I have that option.
     
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  4. DeadEye

    DeadEye High Miler GT di Razza Pura

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    I tried a set of the Shinto 705’s on the Honda XL, before I picked up the V7, as I was doing more on road with my son.
    They were fine tarmac , gravel and dirt, there a 70/30 tire.
    Didn’t get into any sand or mud, don’t think they would have fared that well.
     

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  5. DominoDoggy

    DominoDoggy Tuned and Synch'ed GT Contributor

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    That is what I read, that they weren't too great in sand but sand is a different animal anyway. I don't want to get my V7 in sand or mud anyway, or really anything but roads in really great condition!
     

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