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post #1 of 17 (permalink) Old 09-24-2006, 07:40 AM Thread Starter
 
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Dunlops on my bike. Good? No?

The Dunlops on my bike are nearly new and I don't plan to change them till the go bad. My question is are they any good compound wise, they seem hard and a little slik.

Rear- Dunlop Sportmax Radial D208
Front-Dunlop Sportmax Radial D207F


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post #2 of 17 (permalink) Old 09-24-2006, 08:19 AM
 
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I did have the 208 rear on my bike They are a softer compound so they tend to wear out a little faster then norm i suppose but better heat up time obv

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sure does. Thanks. I'm still a little green to the bike thing.
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post #4 of 17 (permalink) Old 09-24-2006, 11:36 AM
 
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The only good Dunlop is the Qualifier. But Pilot Powers are the way to go!
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Are the Pilot Powers softer? what makes them better?
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They're softer, but the Qualifiers are about the same. They're both a real good tire. The Powers are the best IMO. The qualifiers haven't been around too long and the Powers have been for over 2 years. So I guess you could say they are proven. Tons of bikes have them out here, including me.
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great I'll keep that in mind
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Do a search for "Pilot Power Rave Thread." There's more proof.
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Get that 207 off your bike. The 208 will be fine. I prefer the soft tire up front.

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They're softer, but the Qualifiers are about the same. They're both a real good tire. The Powers are the best IMO. The qualifiers haven't been around too long and the Powers have been for over 2 years. So I guess you could say they are proven. Tons of bikes have them out here, including me.
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I would really hate to see that 207 break loose on me, at this point I'm taking corners slow enough that I don't think it will be a problem. Now when I start (IF) high speed turns it will be with a soft front. In the future I'll bring this subject back up, when the old Sportmax is time for the trash.
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post #12 of 17 (permalink) Old 09-25-2006, 06:37 AM
 
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The 208's belong in the trash...along side the 207. They are junk. I had them before I got the Powers. <---Best tire ever.



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Powers it is then.
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Well i just got some powers on, cant give you an opinion cause theyre still fresh cause of the weather being crap.
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Well i just got some powers on, cant give you an opinion cause theyre still fresh cause of the weather being crap.
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