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    Riding a F800gs in Colorado- do most of my riding getting to the dirt roads I mostly see off the highway- 71 years old and don't do much more than fire roads anymore. However my other bike is a S1000R and I am worried I ride the 800 too aggressively on the highway. The GS has TKC80s should I consider something with more road contact patch?

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    I have been running Shinko 705 on my G650GS and my 650 Wee Strom. I could easily drag the pegs on the Wee Strom with the 705's and not worry about it. I tried an 805 and it handled better on that blocky tread.
    Just mounted a MotoZ Tractionator which is a real gnarly block tread. I'll have to see how it feels
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HES2ZErTF3s

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    Quote Originally Posted by notacop View Post
    I have been running Shinko 705 on my G650GS and my 650 Wee Strom. I could easily drag the pegs on the Wee Strom with the 705's and not worry about it. I tried an 805 and it handled better on that blocky tread.
    Just mounted a MotoZ Tractionator which is a real gnarly block tread. I'll have to see how it feels
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HES2ZErTF3s
    Thanks for the referral- nice road test on chapparal.

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    A guy on the DL650 site posted a pic of the Tractionator with 4K miles and it had more tread than the Chaparral tire. There is some hope for the average rider.

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    Lots of friends of mine swear by the Shinko 750 tires on there ADV bikes,. 1150GS, DR650, Tiger 800 & 1090KTM,,. These guys corner like sport bikes on the asphalt and I know the GS 1150 doesn't have any chicken strips what so ever,,. Every time you think your keeping up he takes it up another level,,!!
    I just added the new Anakee Adventure on my 700GS and it seems a pretty good match, but expensive and not as much rubber as the 705 which is a far better value IMO..!!

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    Many of most of friends use the 750 tires that are on their ADV motorcycles. 1150GS, DR650, Tiger 800 & 1090KTM,,. These bikes are able to corner like sports bikes on asphalt. I'm aware that the GS 1150 does not have any chicken strips ever. Each time you think you're doing a good job, he brings the speed to a new level,! I've just added the brand new Anakee Adventure on my 700GS and it's an excellent match, but it's pricey and doesn't have as much material as my 705 that is far more affordable. I would like to share something new on my site so please visit this site. www.selfbalancingscooters.net

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lag View Post
    Lots of friends of mine swear by the Shinko 750 tires on there ADV bikes,. 1150GS, DR650, Tiger 800 & 1090KTM,,. IMO..!!
    Should have read Shinko 705 tires(not 750)
    You cant go wrong with the Michelin Anakee Adventure, especially if its dry cornering that your concerned with,,. I now have over 22000 Kms on the front and have used two on the rear over the same time frame due to punctures?
    I need to replace them soon and cant decide between the the 705 or the Anakee Adventure?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lag View Post
    Should have read Shinko 705 tires(not 750)
    You cant go wrong with the Michelin Anakee Adventure, especially if its dry cornering that your concerned with,,. I now have over 22000 Kms on the front and have used two on the rear over the same time frame due to punctures?
    I need to replace them soon and cant decide between the the 705 or the Anakee Adventure?
    We have been happy with the Anakee Adventures but I won't ride on a plugged or patched tire except to get home or to the closest shop to have the tire changed. We had the Shinko 705 on all of our previous bikes and at half the price of Anakees next time we need tires on our bikes I am going back to Shinkos... The price of one Anakee will get you a set of Shinkos...

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    Thread dredge, and you're replying to a bot,,, but the OP had nothing to worry running TKC80's. Even though they're an aggressive knobby they should still easily out perform the other tires mentioned, they are super sticky. Only downside is that people tend to wear them out really quick.

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