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post #1 of 20 Old 05-05-2006, 10:32 AM
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Does anyone else have really bad luck when it comes to tires? Since last August (both tires were new) I have replaced one front and two rear tires in 2500 miles. The rear replacements were due to punctures and the front due to cupping. I could have bought a leather jacket with the money I have spent on tires.

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Does anyone else have really bad luck when it comes to tires? Since last August (both tires were new) I have replaced one front and two rear tires in 2500 miles. The rear replacements were due to punctures and the front due to cupping. I could have bought a leather jacket with the money I have spent on tires.

Yea I have tire problems......too much tread on them from lack of time to ride!




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Nope... just you.

cupping on frt... due to suspension setting??? psi???
rears... just plain dumb luck it sounds to me.

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Front 208 cupped after I put a Pilot Power on the rear. Replaced it with a Pilot Power.

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208's are known for cupping. And your rear was just by chance. Nothing weird there.

My tires last about 2000 miles. Don't feel bad.

My 208's went like 4000 miles when I had them, front tire cupped really bad.

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I've been thru 2 sets of 208's. ...1st one no cupping, 2nd one had a little cupping, but I had up'd comp. setting. Both squeezed 5k mis. outta 'em.

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The tread patterns on the dunlops mixed with heavy braking cause the cupping. Every set I have had has been this way.

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The tread patterns on the dunlops mixed with heavy braking cause the cupping. Every set I have had has been this way.
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post #9 of 20 Old 05-05-2006, 06:51 PM
 
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dunlop = garbage. The d208 is an awful sportbike tire, they are horrible in the rain and wear uneven as hell. I been telling people for awhile now bridgestone is your best bang for the bucks. bt014 front 020 rear. great combo with a decent wear life and sticky enough to get the pegs contacting asphalt.

michelins are a great tire but you need a tube of vaseline respectively.
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never had a pirelli so i cannot comment.
maxxis ? dunno bout street tires but they make a pretty good dirt tire.

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Pirellis were the best tires I've run. If you didn't sound like you were on a ****ing crusade against Dunlop I'd put more stock in your comments.

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post #11 of 20 Old 05-06-2006, 03:43 AM
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I am currently on the 208's. Much better than the stock tires of course. The rear has about 2k on it and the front has 1200 miles. the rear is about to get replaced and actually the front is not far behind. I am surprised at how quickly the front has worn. Both tires are thin on the sides not so much in the middle. I have not seen any cupping on the front. The old stock tire did. I am going to go with Pilot Powers for the new tires. Rode some on a friends bike and there is a big difference. Plus Michilin is right at the bottom of the mountain from me and they test their tires in my back yard all the time. I have to give them a shot.

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Pirelli and Metzler are my tires of choice. I really don't like the Dunlops I've run, they feel greasy under load, like they are oozing out from under you when pushed. Other people swear by them so guess it's just down to preference.

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its not a crusade if the experiences I have had with them are horrible.

I have had dunlop dirt tires and they were garbage and I have had dunlop street tires (sport and cruiser) I was not happy with any of them. so if you want to call being extremely disapointed with a "name brand" tire and voicing it a crusade then its that....


i will now be known as anti dunlop crusader.

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Don't you mean anti-dunlop-crusader919?

I, for one, am very happy with my Dunlops. I'm running a D208ZR in front and a 208GP in the rear. The rear wears very quickly, but it's hard to beat the kind of grip I get. I will agree that the 208 handles like sheeat when it's well-worn.

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too each their own ... Buddy runs 208's on his 03' f4i and he loves em... but even he agrees with me on the riding while wet crappiness. If its wet out I can still loft the front end without spinning it, buddy with the dunlops plays slip an slide.

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What about the dunlop qualifier??? Any comments....

And most of my riding is curvless, 208's will last me around 8000 miles. Once i see chords I replace front and rear....

Oh and I do about 30 miles a day riding to work. Starting a new job in 2 weeks and will be riding 60 miles a day.

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talking about the 591 adam?

the 591 is the generic install on anything tire. I had 2 on my 81 cb750 k ... A TONNE of mileage outta them but they weren't very sticky.. better off with the michelin as far as cruisers go.

020 bridgestone for ya adam if you are doing alot of "commuting" good stick but extended life.

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I'm a big fan of the Pirelli Diablo's - Did my first 8000 miles on 2 sets of Battlaxes. I didn't really know how important good tires were till I switched to the Pirelli's. I've got about 2700 on my Diablo's and it's close to needing a new rear, but damn it's worth it. I love the way this thing handles now. Next thing for me will be a wider set of bars so i can really push it down into the corners.

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I'm perfectly happy with my 208s, though I do get the same cupping that I saw on my michelin and pirelli fronts. The best tires I've ever run were the pirelli dragon supercorsas, and one of these days I'm going to give the diablos a shot.

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All depends how you hard you ride and if you hit the twisties hard. I have seen a pair of 208's off of Killboy's F4I www.killboy.com and they were worn out in 500 miles from running the dragon. Wheelers shop has them hanging up or they did last summer.

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