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rear tire versys 650 abs...recommendations
« on: October 14, 2018, 02:49:57 pm »
any ideas for a good wearing but decent tire for rear versys 650?

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Re: rear tire versys 650 abs...recommendations
« Reply #1 on: October 14, 2018, 05:42:17 pm »
The best I've gotten was with AngelGT's, 6-6500 miles. I do use quite a bit of the engine while riding.

For comparison I get 4-4500 on 023 Bridgestones and about 3500 on Shinko 705 150x70, radial.

I've heard that going up one size on the Shinkos will bump mileage by about 50%.

Most folks get quite a bit more miles than I do out of a rear tire.

Next tires going on(shortly) are Dunlop RSIII. I ordered a 170x60 for the rear instead of the 160x60.

At this point I'm having an issue with spending what Michelin wants for a PR5. That could change.

The Shinkos were decent but not great on tarmac in the twisties but quite good off road. I really like the Angels and 023's for street riding.
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Re: rear tire versys 650 abs...recommendations
« Reply #2 on: October 14, 2018, 07:24:23 pm »
Thanks, good info will check them out.

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Re: rear tire versys 650 abs...recommendations
« Reply #3 on: October 14, 2018, 11:38:48 pm »
Thanks, good info will check them out.

Hiya Jim, just looked up who JP was in your profile.

As you tend to ride pretty easy you should get 25 to 50% more miles than I do. How you liking that green monster?
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Re: rear tire versys 650 abs...recommendations
« Reply #4 on: October 16, 2018, 10:03:03 am »
I’m about to put new ones in mine and will probably get Angle GT’s or RP4’s

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Re: rear tire versys 650 abs...recommendations
« Reply #5 on: October 26, 2018, 08:28:46 pm »
I am liking the green monster a lot, lot lighter but learning where the sweet spot is for riding and shifting. Feels easy from 3500 to 4000, have made few additions to it and learning much about it already. Although I am still in shock when I look in my shed and don't see the connie there, it was there for 16 years.

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Re: rear tire versys 650 abs...recommendations
« Reply #6 on: October 26, 2018, 09:33:10 pm »
I got 10,000 miles out of the Pirelli Scopion Trail IIs that came on my Multistrada 950 but in my opinion it is a Sport Tour tire not a Dual Sport tire. But then it seems most people ride the DS or ADV bikes mostly on the street. When my Scorpions wore out I put on Shinko 705s a true DS tire that work as well on dirt or gravel as they do on the pavement (unlike the Scorpions). But the rear "only" lasted 6500.

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Re: rear tire versys 650 abs...recommendations
« Reply #7 on: October 30, 2018, 02:16:22 am »
but learning where the sweet spot is for riding and shifting. Feels easy from 3500 to 4000,

You don't know it Jim, but that's quite a compliment. SteveJ knows what I mean. Steve
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