Hi from Saskatchewan to everyone. 2017 390 Duke. I have been riding bikes most of my life. My last two bikes were a KLR650 and a Vstrom 1000. In the last ten years. Our provincial insurance rates on larger bikes have increased dramatically. I had an opportunity so I sold the Vee. Last summer I really missed having a bike. So I started looking for smaller used dual purpose bike for a summer toy. I looked at at all the typical Japanese options before I settled on a new Duke. It seemed like such a good bang for my buck. They had 0.9% financing to boot. I love my little Duke. It is so much fun.
I am now nearing the 5000km mark and have almost worn the rear tire where am not as comfortable to ride on it as I would like to be. I live in a rural location and have thousands of miles of back roads to explore. I am going to start making the Duke into a mini ADV or Scrambler style bike. I am really interested in putting Shinko 705’s on it. I can only find a 120/70R17 front and either a 170/60R17 or a 150/70R17 rear. Has anyone else used either of these on their Duke? How did they fit? Would you recommend?
I am interested to read all your posts and see where everyone is from and find out what you all have done to your bikes.
Take care and ride safe everyone👍🏻