Shinko 705 Tires.

Loadtoad

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Still having troubles with my wobbly front end with the Shinko 705 installed. I got my front end put back together and everything regarding forks and bearings is just fine. Road the bike and big wobble. Pulled the Shinko back off and put the old OEM tire back on, rides straight and true, no issues. Called Rocky mountain to try and have the tire replaced and this is what they said. Shinko knows about this problem with the 705, they wanted to know what air pressure I was running, I told them 25 lbs. They said shinko wants me to run the tire at 41 lbs :hmmmmm So, I have to put the tire back on and pump it up to 41 lbs and then see if I still have the wobble. If so, they will warranty the tire. Is anyone out there running the Shinko 705 on their front and if so, what pressure are you running? Did you have any wobble problems?
 
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Leyprest

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Don't really understand would you run them at 25psi, when the Shinko specs say to run them at a maximum of 41 psi. I've always run any tyres on any bike at near the maximum psi rating for the tyre as in my experience it makes for optimum performance.
 

Loadtoad

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Don't really understand would you run them at 25psi, when the Shinko specs say to run them at a maximum of 41 psi. I've always run any tyres on any bike at near the maximum psi rating for the tyre as in my experience it makes for optimum performance.
I was just using the spec from the Owners manual? I also run a lot on dirt/gravel and sometimes rocky roads. I am going to put the tire back on today, pump it up and see how it goes. I just read a ton of info on the web across many different bike forums about the Shinko tires and Shinko does recommend much higher tire pressures for these tires. I Guess I will inflate to 41 lbs and hope the wobble goes away. If it does I will lower the pressure incrementally until the wobble returns then set my pressure accordingly.
 
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Leyprest

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Lower tyre pressure when offroading makes sense as it would garner more grip I'd expect. Your plan sounds like a good course of action. In future I'd suggest to try setting tyre psi to manufacturs specs rather then bike makers specs and see how you go on. My guess is that the pressures RE have stated worked optimally with the stock Pirelli MT60 tyres during the testing phase of the bike. It would interesting to see what psi Pirelli recommends for the MT60's.
 

Loadtoad

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I have remounted the Shinko, pumped it up to 41 pounds and the wobble is all but gone except for just at 40 mph with my hands off of the handle bars. I guess I will have to keep my hands on the bars. :oops: I think I can live with the small issue. Going on a cross country trip next month so will let you know how it goes.
 

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I have remounted the Shinko, pumped it up to 41 pounds and the wobble is all but gone except for just at 40 mph with my hands off of the handle bars. I guess I will have to keep my hands on the bars. :oops: I think I can live with the small issue. Going on a cross country trip next month so will let you know how it goes.
 
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