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    Tyres

    I know there as been a number of threads concerning the original Jap Dunlops and apparently saying how bad in the wet they are supposed to be but maybe it's just the way some people must ride in the wet, the reason I am saying this is because recently I've done 2 trips to Belgium, one to Spa and the other to Chimay, both times had major downpours for about an hour, the TCS was set to 2 and mode B and the tyres were good, I was not hanging about either getting along at speed....anyone else agree who found original tyres ok
    I usually keep my tyre pressures at around 40psi rear & 36psi front
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    Mine have done 6500 miles all over England in all day down pours as well.

    I think they are doing really well. Must remember to change them soon.!
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    Mine were running on Battlax hypersport when I got my bike (only 1500 miles when I purchased) just changed the rear for the same as seem pretty good to me, only last 4K though. Were Battlax an upgrade when new?

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    I had the original Dunlops on my bike from new and not had a problem with them in the dry although they felt a bit wooden, not much "spring" or flex in the side wall. I was riding home in the wet one night, I commute every day on the same route and the back slid briefly going left on a roundabout. I thoug that was weird as it never happened before. The roundabout is near a garage so I thought there must have been a bit of diesel on the road. Then I went touring to the Ardennes/Eifel region and it was pretty wet for the first couple of days. The tyres scared the shit out of me, it was like they were made out of plastic with the ABS kicking in all the time and the bike slipping all over the place.

    When I got back I binned them for my normal PR4's and normal service was resumed.

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    Mine has done 4,600 miles on the Dunlops, including several downpours. Worst was going down the M1.

    The Dunlops seem OK but I think I prefered the Road Pilots that I had on the MT-07 Tracer, but that was my 1st "bigger" bike so I don't have a lot to compare it with.
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    I don't mind the original Dunlops either.

    I know they get slated, when I get my bike back it will come with PR4's so I'm keen to see what extra these will give over and above the OE.

    Lots of talk of running lower tyre pressure in the rear (down to 36 psi?) so will have to experiment when I get it back.

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    I've only done 1000km on the OEM Dunlops, almost all of it in the hills at moderate to reasonable pace (given up full-on stuff. Please feel free to grind the undercarriage away - maybe hang off a bit more...). So far, the tyres are ok with what i think is average feedback.

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    I never got on with the dunlops. I had a few slips on wet and dry over banding . After 5000 miles, although still plenty of tread left , I changed to a pair of trail riders for my pending Scottish tour. Fully loaded, 2000 miles of very mixed weather and fast riding in the wet they never missed a beat. Tyres are very subjective and I've never had confidence in the OEM supplied tyre on any of my bikes. I've been happiest with Avon and Michelin.
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    I find the standard Dunlops OK, but not good. They've never given me cause for concern. However, they lack feel. In the wet, you ride waiting for something to happen, although it never has. They're not bad enough to warrant changing before they wear out. Recent road test put the Metzeler Roadtec 01 as the best. I'll probably put these on before my France trip next year.

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    I think V8legend is pretty close to what I think, though I haven't done any wet weather work. Feedback is, as I said, only what I consider to be average. I think they feel harsh, too. even though I've had no reason to complain about outright grip thus far. It's just that they don't really inspire the confidence that one hopes for.

    Even though I've no intention of dumping them yet (my current opinion is that would constitute sheer waste), I've been researching replacements for down the track. The Dunlop Roadsmart 3 are looking good so far...

    Btw V8legend, I see you live at Leighton Buzzard. What a wonderful name. We have friends who live in Tring and the bus from the airport went there via your village.
    A bit off topic - sorry.
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