Category: Tires

Rear Shinko 705

My Shinko Experience

I’ve enjoyed the Shinko 705’s on the rear of my 1000 V-Strom for some time, so it made sense to give them a go on the new Super Tenere. I had them fitted at the dealer before I took delivery. I wasn’t expecting good life out them them – I never got more than 4000 […]

Puncture repair kit

New Slime compact puncture repair tool

I just discovered this tire repair tool to add to my kit. One of the issues I always seem to have with tire plugging kits is that the tools used to ream the hole and insert the rope are big, awkwardly shaped and have sharp points that need to be protected against. Plus there’s two […]

Heidenau K60 Scout – the first 600 miles

I’ve been interested in these Heidenau tires for a while now. I’ve been loving the Shinko 705’s on my DL1000, both for the performance and the price. They’re let down only by poor mileage – I get about 4000 miles out of a rear. The theory behind the Heidenau is that I should be able […]

Tyres for the Super Tenere

Tyres for the Super Tenere

I have a rear K60 Scout coming this week. The Shinko 705 on the Strom has a few more miles in it, but not much chop in dirt any more. It’s done 3600 miles/5700 km. I love the Shinkos, great price, good on road and off, and although they wear quite quickly, seem to maintain […]