AdventurePoser
 
 
 
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    July 25, 2013
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    April 13, 2015
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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. Features Rubber compound resists tearing during off road use 4-ply construction Notes 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
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Works Well in Most Conditions
PostedApril 13, 2015
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AdventurePoser
From Newport
State:OR
Rider Type:Adventurer
Age:55-64
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Grip 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Tread life 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Wet Traction 
4 / 5
4 / 5
We've had several sets of 705s on my R1200 GSA, and we really like them. Our GSA is normally ridden two up, with a total rider weight of 280 lbs. Rears last about 5-7 k miles, and the fronts seem nearly indestructible; my last one finally wore out at about 14K.
The Shinkos remain firmly planted on the asphalt, wet or dry. We also spend time on dirt/gravel fire and logging roads where these tires also seem at home. Gravel performance is good, but mud performance not so much; the treads fill up with gunk leaving the tire surface slick. Fortunately this hasn't been an issue for us as we try to avoid mud!
Overall, an excellent tire for nearly all conditions you might expect on a ride!
Rides: 2011 BMW R1200GS Adventure
Yes, I recommend this product.
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 Wolfman Rainier Tank Bag
Wolfman Rainier Tank Bag
Wolfman Rainier Tank Bag The Rainier Tank Bag is the result of combining the ever-popular Explorer and Denali tank bags into one. By doing this Wolfman has created the ultimate universal tank bag. Now one tank bag fits even more bikes than the Explorer or Denali. The mounting system allows the rider to adjust the fore-aft placement on the tank. Features Yellow cord main opening zippers Heavy Duty #10 YKK main zipper, and Ykk zippers used through out the bag Heavy Duty 1680 Denier ballistic nylon construction Non-slip, non-scratch bottom Envelope side and rear pockets for increased handle bar clearance Wolfman Signature Crescent rider pocket Large expansion wedge shaped gusset Zippered interior mesh pocket Key clip outside elastic pen/tire pressure guage sleeve Removeable map pocket with interior divider Reflective side pocket trim and handle foam Dimensions Length 11 Width 8 Height front 6 rear 10 (facing rider) 14 Expanded Capacity Closed 17 Liters 1037cu.in. (Includes Side and Front pockets -each approx .3liters 18cu.in.) Expands to 20 Liters 1220 cu.in. Map Pocket Size Overall 8 3/4 W x 10 5/8 L Visible 7 5/8 W x 9 L
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Perfect Bag for my GSA!
PostedJuly 25, 2013
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AdventurePoser
From Glendora
State:CA
Rider Type:Adventurer
Age:55-64
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Ease of Install 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Performance 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Finish 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Durability 
4 / 5
4 / 5
I've been searching for a rugged, larger sized tank bag for my GSA and an up-coming ride to South America. The Wolfman Rainier fits the bill.
The Rainier is plenty roomy for all the things you might put in your tank bag. It is designed well with color coded zippers to differentiate between expansion and bag opening-a nice touch!
Another nice touch is the removable map case. No need to buy a complete new bag if the original is damaged!
The Rainier appears to be ruggedly made and is water repellant. I gave it a "good" rating for durability only because I haven't had it long enough to really put the bag through all kinds of conditions. Get a rain cover if you are thinking of riding in serious rain! In all, I'm sure this bag will be plenty rugged for everyday, long adventure rides!
The bag mounts easily on the tank, and is easy to remove or unattach for gas stops.
One last note....besides all the great features, it is two hundred dollars less expensive than some of those top of the line imported bags. Get the Rainier and be happy!
Rides: 2011 BMW R1200GS Adventure
Yes, I recommend this product.
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