I had a matched set of Shinko 705's on the KLR until I recently noticed the rear was ripping apart between the lugs!
Not happy. I replaced that tire with a stock DR650 Battle Wing I had laying around with lots of good rubber still on it.
To deal with the POS front tire, I ordered up a Pirelli MT90 A/T which I hope (and expect) will carry me through this trip and beyond without hassle.
It looks like a great on road tire, but we'll see how it handles dirt.