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Shinko 705 Dual Sport Tires
  • Shinko 705 Dual Sport Tires
  • Shinko 705 Dual Sport Tires
  • Shinko 705 Dual Sport Tires
  • Shinko 705 Dual Sport Tires

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Shinko 705 Dual Sport Tires

Designed for 80% street and 20% trail riding, the Shinko 705 has a versatile tread pattern for excellent wet and dry weather adhesion and smooth running on the highway.


  • Rubber compound resists tearing during off road use
  • 4-ply construction


  • Front/Rear indicates that tire can go on either the front or rear on the bike
  • Tires are bias ply execept where indicated
  • 150/70R18 TL 70V is a radial tire

Product Style RevZilla Item # Manufacturer Product # Availability
Front/Rear / 120/90-17 TT 64H 594626 87-4520 In Stock: Ships within 24 hours
Front/Rear / 130/80-17 TL 65H 594627 87-4521 In Stock: Ships within 24 hours
Front/Rear / 130/90-17 TT 68H 594628 87-4522 In Stock: Ships within 24 hours
Front/Rear / 140/80-17 TT 69H 594629 87-4523 In Stock: Ships within 24 hours
Front / 120/70R19 TL 60H 1047132 E705 120/70R19 60H In Stock: Usually ships in 1-2 business days
Front/Rear / 4.10-18 TT 59P 594631 87-4525 In Stock: Ships within 24 hours
Front/Rear / 120/80-18 TT 62H 594632 87-4526 In Stock: Ships within 24 hours
Front / 110/80-19 TL 59Q 594633 87-4527 In Stock: Ships within 24 hours
Front / 90/90-21 TL 54H 594634 87-4528 In Stock: Ships within 24 hours
Front / 120/70R17 TL 58H 999208 E705 120/70R17 58H In Stock: Ships within 24 hours
Front / 110/80R19 TL 59H 713384 87-4535 In Stock: Ships within 24 hours
Rear / 170/60R17 TL 58H 594635 E705 170/60R17 58H In Stock: Usually ships in 1-2 business days
Rear / 150/70R17 TL 69H 713385 87-4536 In Stock: Ships within 24 hours
Rear / 150/70R18 TL 70V 996130 87-4537 In Stock: Usually ships in 1-2 business days


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Shinko 705 Dual Sport Tires 4.5 5 93 93
preliminary review been 2 days, road use only: -only feel knobby when im going slow, smooth out at speed -my DRZ SM gets wiggly around 75+ now, not a big deal but...didnt do that with BT003 -i was worried about the squared edges for cornering but hasnt been an issue yet. rear:150/70/17 front:120/70/17 November 20, 2015
Great value dual sport tyre I bought these for my R1150GS about halfway through a 10,000mile trip over summer. I can't say enough good things about them, they handled great, very predictable with good wet weather perforomance (although I only had one days rain when I was riding on them). Off road they perform adequately given the nature of the tyre, not tonnes of mud biting grip, but ample traction for gravel tracks and trails. In total I did around 5000 miles on the Shinko's, wear seemed very fair by this point, but I don't imagine I would get much more than 10k miles out of a set on the GS fully laden (around 450kgs with a full tank), a lighter set would probably see better mileage. Given the price point and performance though you could buy at least two sets for the price of anything big brand! They are ridiculous value. November 16, 2015
great price for a great product semi aggressive tread pattern, and full radial, cant be beat for the price November 10, 2015
Great overall tire with better off-road grip This tire is a great, affordable alternative to the common, 90% street, 10% off-road tires common in the big dual-sport market. November 2, 2015
Completely satisfied...so far The problem with writing a review so soon after purchase is that you don't have a lot of information to share. I received the tire promptly and it was exactly what was represented. A very good looking tire. I have had it on my Suzuki VStrom 1000 for about 200 miles, on road only so far, and dry pavement. After taking things easy for a break in, I have ridden hard on twisty roads and find that the grip on dry pavement is very good. We'll see about tread life. I would, so far. be willing to recommend the tire as the best buy out there. September 28, 2015
Huge confidence boost!!! I commute 22 miles each way to work, 5 miles of which is on dirt and gravel. These tires are a HUGE improvement over the stock Dunlops on my Versys 650! I'm no longer terrified to turn on gravel, and my heart no longer skips a beat when I see a small rock on the pavement. These tires are a bargain, excellent on the gravel and dirt and so far I feel no compromise on the road. True not quite as smooth a ride, but I could care less given the improved performance off the pavement. September 7, 2015
Good Value The Shinko 705 was nearly the perfect tire for the riding I do on my 2009 KLR. It is a good dirt road tire on a good dirt road bike (as opposed to a dirt bike) that is used 90% on pavement. I rode it aggressively on the twisties in the mountains and the Shinkos did a great job. I got over 8,000 miles on the last front with no cupping. Since they are tubeless, they are stiff and can be tough to spoon on, be patient. They need to be inflated to around 32-34psi on the KLR in my experience. July 6, 2015
Great tire for the money I used these tires (front and rear) on a DL650 for a 6,000 mile road trip around southeast USA. They handled everything from the twisties of the Dragon and Barber Speedway to stream crossings and gravel roads, including several days with heavy rain. After 6,000 miles, the rear is about due for a replacement, but for half the price of similar tires, I am happy with this purchase. June 17, 2015
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Shinko 705 Dual Sport Tires
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RevZilla Store asked: Why did you choose this?
Joel J: Price seemed right. I'll have to see about quality. But I've respected Yokohama tires for a long time. Nov 13, 2015
Carlos A: Shank 705 has excellent reviews in motorcycle forums, particularly attractive is also the price. Nov 13, 2015
Stephen F: Friend recommended Nov 12, 2015
Russ N: Wanted a decent tire to get me through the winter and spring riding when I will switch over to Heidenau K60 Scouts for an extended trip to Deadhorse/Prudhoe Bay AK Nov 12, 2015
Lawrence B: Reported to be a great value for the buck by experienced Vstrom riders. I'll give them a try. Oct 28, 2015
Jeffery L: Price, reviews Sep 7, 2015
D A: Highly recommended and great value. Jul 23, 2015
Tiffany M: Bang for buck and I don't ride fast so no need for a super tire. This one will do. Jun 8, 2015
Scott B: Price was right, and I've had good experience with Shinko on other bikes. Jun 5, 2015
R U: Okay, I think this is the 4th 705 I've purchased. This one will replace one with about 7k miles on it. The front was replaced at the same time and is about half life! My bike is my main means of transportation during the summer months, so I do a lot of highway riding. Wish I did more off road, but what off road I do is rather vigorous. No, these are NOT off road tires, but you wouldn't know that when you see me ride dirt roads, fire trails and single tracks. Price matching is awesome! Jun 4, 2015
Craig R: LOVE these tires. I ride a vstrom 1000 and these are great tires. Very good wet traction, good gravel. Just ordered my second front I got over 18000 miles on the first. Just put on my third rear about 1500 miles ago. I usually only get about 7 or 8000 out of the rear before I start seeing separation signs around the base of the lugs, but at a third of the price of the other tires that I was only getting 10,000 miles out of, both front and back, I'll keep buying these. And Revziila FANTASTIC Apr 22, 2015
Rowdy R: Good reviews Apr 13, 2015
Cesar G: I've used it on my XR650R and I found it to be an excellent value. Apr 12, 2015
David B: Great price for great tires. Apr 9, 2015
Mark T: price and reviews i've seen on the web. This and the avon's get good ratings. They got a frontire version for my drz400sm - we'll see if it works out! Apr 8, 2015
David Van R: "To put on my motorcycle . . ." Mar 2, 2015
Fred H: Great reviews, not only on Revzilla but other places as well and Revzilla had the best prices. Feb 24, 2015
Scott O: Needed new tires. the price was great on these ones and from the research I did, people seem to like them. Can't wait to try them out! Jan 24, 2015
A S: I have about 6,500 miles on the one I have now, and they perform well for a less expensive tire. Jan 10, 2015
Charles K: Good Reviews and a great price. Also, I had a pair of these on my last bike and they were great. Jan 2, 2015
Nicolas S: Replacing existing rear 705. So far, amazingly good tires for the price in all conditions, including gravel and dirt. Only downside is shorter tire life. Dec 19, 2014
Bernard F: Good tire for the money Dec 15, 2014
Kevin C: Good reviews and the price was right. Dec 3, 2014
ROBERTO G: Because the prices was fine for the type of tire and the brand is known Nov 28, 2014
Shannon C: Good compromise for an inexpensive rear road tire to wear out my Trailwing front. My last trip a friend riding his KLR had the Shinko 705 and loved them. Decent wear pattern and great traction on and off pavement. Nov 9, 2014
Frank F: tread pattern is perfect for my application. great price. as far as how it wears and grips, only riding will tell the tale. Oct 26, 2014
robert b: Usually ride (knobby) dual sport tires. Going on a 1200 mile road trip. Seemed like a good road tire for the price. Oct 23, 2014
Ryan H: Price and the aggressive look I'm going for. Oct 20, 2014
Eric J: Like the tread design and extra rubber over standard street tires. Good tread life on rough, cracked asphalt and potholes. Excellent price. Better off-road grip for the desert construction sites far from home. Will be my third rear and second front on my Honda nc700x with 30000 miles in one year. Got 20000 mi on front and about 8000 miles per rear. Oct 17, 2014
Skeeter W: great price looks like a good choice for mostley road use Oct 3, 2014
A D: Needed cheap DS tires quickly and wanted to give these a try. They have been working well on a BMW F800GS for about 1000mi so far. Sep 9, 2014
Lester W: Value, Good reviews. Sep 1, 2014
Anthony Sean D: It is a value tire. Suitable for my needs. Jul 31, 2014
Brian R: Price and review Jun 18, 2014
David W: Price and reviews Jun 17, 2014
Ray N: price May 20, 2014
Warren W: I bought a Shinko 795 for the rear last year and I am very happy with it and I expect the same for the front. May 9, 2014
Barrie F: Reviews were generally very favorable and low price. May 9, 2014
Leo S: good tire for the price May 6, 2014
David G: I needed a new front tire on a recently purchased Aprilia Pegaso Cube and this matched the rear tire. May 5, 2014
William L: after a lot of research through countless forums, youtube vids, and plenty of product reviews, these tires sounded like a good fit for my style of riding, they wear fairly well, and they fit my budget. May 1, 2014
Tony B: I needed a good all season tire. I ride 365 days a year, Shinko's are a proven performer for me. Apr 27, 2014
Dan K: Low cost Apr 25, 2014
Ian L: I put over 10,000 miles on my last Shinko 705 front tire! They are exactly what I was looking for in an on-road/off-road tire. Highly recommend. Apr 16, 2014
BRIAN B: These tires come "highly" recommended for the big ADV style bikes, best bang for the buck for their capabilities and overall longevity. I have a V-Strom 1000 and I have yet to try these, have friends who run them and just love them. Apr 9, 2014
donald m: I have had great luck with these tires on my bmw 1200 gs. They are inexpensive comparatively and perform great. My front tire has done 12,500 miles and still had tread but started to cup! These are my 4th pair and will continue to purchase. Revzilla ships awesome and with Rvzilla buck save even more. Mar 26, 2014
T H: For the budget rider, you cannot beat the value here. I read tons of reviews and purchased the 705 rear for my GSA. Though a little dicey on wet asphalt, its a great all around tire. Mar 21, 2014
Carlos D: Good reviews and i needed a new tire for an up coming cross country trip Mar 18, 2014
Tyler H: needed them Mar 10, 2014
M Y: i thought this would be the best bet for a good set of tires... and i was correct. Mar 10, 2014
Nikolai M: "I wanted a dual sport tire for my '79 CB750 brat/tracker. There are very few dual sports that come in both 140/18 (rear) and 110/19 (front) so I decided to mix and match brands. The Shinko 705 had good reviews, they have the right beefy look for my bike, and they were a great price." Mar 7, 2014
Mark S: Great price. and have used Shinko tires before. they are a good deal! Feb 12, 2014
Jason C: Positive reviews and price Jan 31, 2014
Carlos C: ok Jan 28, 2014
chris c: great DS tire Jan 24, 2014
Gary L: This will be my 2nd Shinko rear tire. So far I have been pleased with the first ones (bought front and rear), except that they are not going to get the miles I got out of Tourances (about 1/2 or a little better on the first rear), but at 1/3 the price, I'll take it. I am hoping that the reason for less mileage is that it is a softer tire with better traction, I don't know, but they do seem to grip pretty good. If I had the money, I'd stick to Tourance, but they are out of the budget right now Jan 22, 2014
Logan H: I've ridden roughly 35,000 miles on this model of tire and been very happy with it's performance compared to it's price. Jan 14, 2014
Jason H: Testing out different tires for on and off-road applications on my KLR650. Determining which tires offer the best bang for the buck, and which last the best with two up riding in the mix also. Jan 13, 2014
zachary w: Read reviews sounds good will c .free shipping is nice too. Dec 17, 2013
George C: Mileage and comfort on the pavement. These tires have good recommendation for 80/20 pavement/dirt use on the DRZ 400 via ADVRider Dec 3, 2013
Nick M: There were many good reviews on these tires and the price is great. Dec 2, 2013
DAGOBERTO T: Price and reviews. Nov 27, 2013
Roger S: Good tires at a reasonable price. I did have a front delaminate and a rear have some tread separation but they are cheap and neither defect resulted in me being stranded. I have over 10K on my current front with very little signs of wear. Nov 19, 2013
Mike F: Inexpensive tires for Vstrom 650 with decent block pattern, The front 705 skates a lot in gravel so replaced with TKC80 which is awesome. The rear 705 is pretty good in the dirt, have about 6k on it now, still good tread but replacing it soon with a much knobbier Karoo 2 for the dirt. Nov 14, 2013
Albert W: good reviews and bang for the buck! Nov 14, 2013
nate m: Tread Pattern, Price, Reputation Nov 5, 2013
A B: Price and mileage for commute riding Oct 24, 2013
Anthony H: Good value and good traction Aug 21, 2013
A shopper asked: is the 150/70/17 tl bias ply or radial ? Aug 13, 2013
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Tod C P: This tire is a radial.
Only have a few hundred miles so far. I was surprised to find I like them more than my Michelin Annakee II on the road. Have not been off road yet. They handle well and I found they improved the turn in on my 04 GSA; an already great handling bike. Very pleased so far.
Aug 13, 2013
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A s: I believe it's radial. I don't think they make this tire in a 150 as bias ply anymore, after they had all the problems initially. I bought a couple for my GS in 2011 and then June 2012, and they were radial. Aug 13, 2013
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Wayne G: Radial. Have had the tire mounted for about 1500 miles. So far an excellent tire in the hard pack on the pavement and in the rain. Aug 14, 2013
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Kurt N: The one I ordered and received was a radial. Do not attempt to use this tire on a GSA, the bike is too heavy and it came apart. Aug 13, 2013
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Adrian M: The newer 705's have a "R" after the size numbers, meaning they are radial.
Aug 13, 2013
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John M L: Bias Ply based on the website. The 150/70-18 is marked as a radial. Aug 13, 2013
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VAHEH G: Sorry no idea, my tire size was 130/70/17. Aug 14, 2013
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Kenneth A: These are radial tires. Aug 13, 2013
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Eugenio C: The rear tire 150/70/17 is radial and a descent tire for the price. I had a pair on my R1200GS. The front tires have both radial and not. On a big heavy bike I would not use a non radial. Ultimately, I would not recommend these tires. I love my Heidenaus. Aug 13, 2013
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charlie s: Why, ultimately, wouldn't you recommend them? Oct 12, 2015
A shopper asked: on the tire sizes, what does the letter h or q at the end of the listing? example 59H, or 59Q Apr 13, 2015
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Earl P: It indicates the speed rating of the tire. For example, a Q rated tire is rated for operation to a top speed of 99 mph, and an H rated tire is rated to 130 mph. Apr 13, 2015
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Gary C: The q has a speed rating of 99 mph, the h has a speed rating of 130 mph Apr 13, 2015
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A S asked: My current tires on my dual sport are TT, and these are TL, does it matter? Oct 21, 2014
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Lee H: TT = tube type, TL = tubless. My KTM 990 runs TL's with a tube. I'm not sure that it works the other way around as the rim and tire bead profiles are different. Depends on what kind of bike/rims you have but I would NOT run TL's on a spoked rim without a tube and I would NOT run TT's on a rim designed for a TL tire unless you get approval from the bike mfg. On my DL 1000 I run only the TL's and the Shinko's are a very good tire for traction on the pavement and "good" dirt roads. The only downer is the rear only lasts about 4000mi, front maybe 6-7000 on my DL 1000. The price is right and I'm on my second set. I would not put these on my KTM 990 Adventure however, since I want more of a "knobby" to horse around with! Oct 22, 2014
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Lee H: TT is a tube tire, TL is tubeless. Whether or not it will work on your bike is a function of the type of rims on your bike. You need to check with the manufacturer if your rims can support a tubeless tire. Oct 21, 2014
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A shopper asked: I have a 2010 Honda NT700V (Deauville), with which I commute to work via street and freeway, as well as adventure touring/camping. The NT700V is spec'd with BattleAx 120/70ZR17 M/C 58W front and 150/70ZR 17 M/C 69W rear, Looking for longer life and lower cost, encountered SHinko. The Verge front looks like an ideal replacement. Per RevZilla, the only rear would be the 705, which is 150/70R17 TL 69H. Is the difference between the spec'd size and the 705's size going to be a problem? I have 8000 miles on bike with original tires, which must be replaced rather quickly. The BattleAx have been great to ride, but seems like poor life, and more expensive. Feb 7, 2014
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Galen E: Both tires are the same size: 150/70R17. The other letters in the tire codes are load (both the same 69) and speed ratings (both faster than the 700's top speed).

I've run the Shinko 705 radials for 3 sets now and am very happy with them.

Best regards,
Feb 18, 2014
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Wayne G: I have used the Shinko 705 on the front of my BMW R1200GS for about 5000 miles. I think the tire is wearing very well. It handles well in all weather and light off road. When the Torrance on the rear wears out, I will replace it with a Shinko. Cannot beat the price. Feb 18, 2014
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A shopper asked: I am taking a 2007 BMW R1200R to D2D in Alaska next month and need a semi dual sport tire on it , something slightly more gravel worthy than street rubber. I have seen the Pirelli Scorpion Trail fits this model but they are ZR rated which means longevity may not be adaquate for an 8K mile run. A 4.5-5.5 K mile tire is probably not going to cut it. In theory I could install further north and replace just after reentering the states and squeak by with 6500 mile range. Do you have any alternatives in the 180/55 17, and 120/7017 sizes required for this bike? I'd love to have anakees, or tourances like I'll be riding on my GS, but dont see this size listed for my wife's R1200R. May 19, 2012
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Keepiton: Isn't the Heidenau k-60 available in that size? I believe it is the recommended tire of the BMW ADV schools, and I'm hearing well over 10,000 miles are common for the rear! Absolutely love it on my WeeStrom Also the ceramic balancing beads will give you dynamic balance through out your tour. May 29, 2012
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cyclingtom: TKC 80's would be my first choice....although the new 17" have been hard to come across lately. Jun 18, 2012
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A S asked: Hi,

im looking to into getting a new more street riding tire. im riding a 2014 crf250l and im pretty much burned through the stock tire at 3400 miles. im wondering what is the difference of a tire that is front and rear mountable tire? my stock tire is a 120/80-18. thanks
Jan 20, 2015
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Kenneth A: I have no idea if you could mount a tire in a different configuration, but I do like the Shinko 705s a lot. On my Super Tenere they get about 6,000 out of the rear and around 15,000 on the front. Jan 20, 2015
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A S: They must be out of stock on just rears because it's only letting me select a front/rear mountable tire. So deal I don't wanna put that tire on the rear unless it's a rear tire. Jan 20, 2015
A shopper asked: Is it safe to run a bias ply and a radial together? As this is the only combination that fits my 17" TL rims. 130/80-17 TL front and 150/70R17 TL rear. Jan 3, 2015
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Lorenzo D: Although I have no direct experience I don't see why you could not do it; you will have different grip and maybe different pressure level but the bike should not be affected; only our sophisticated thinking minds... Jan 7, 2015
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A shopper asked: I am about to buy a 1981 yamaha xs400, which size do you think i should get for the front and also for the back? Sep 13, 2014
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Jody K: All of our motocycles can only use one size for the front, and a different, but again one size, for the back. I think it is usually bike-specific, unless you purchase different rims. As an aside, you can use tubes in tubeless tires.
Sep 30, 2014
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A S asked: Does this have worse traction on wet pavement than the stock tires on a 250l? (IRC GP-21/22)

Have over 6k mi. on the stock tires. Rear has maybe an 8th of an inch left at center.
Feb 5, 2015
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Matt L: I can't provide comparative input between 250l stock tires and these, but I can offer my opinion on their ability to hook up when wet.

I have ridden about 10,000 miles on these tires mounted on a Tiger 955i. I commute every day rain or shine and these are not good tires in wet conditions on or off road. They slip and spin on wet asphalt and they are bad in mud.

The benefit of them though is they wear a really long time and are cheap. If they'll ever wear out I'll replace them with something else.
Feb 10, 2015
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Terence B: It has been a while to compare to stock tires, but I have 705s on my 2005 dl650 and have no complaints with wet weather traction in two years of commuting and light touring in both North Carolina and northern Virginia in all weather conditions. Feb 10, 2015
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Rowdy R asked: Can you tell me which front & rear tire sizes I can use on a 2014 KLR650 for this tire? Apr 8, 2015
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A shopper asked: I am planning on getting my first bike soon its going to be a 1980 KZ440 and i am wonering if these tires will fit? Aug 1, 2014
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