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post #1 of 13 (permalink) Old 09-03-2014, 03:12 PM Thread Starter
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For those thinking about the Cheap Dunlop

Figured I would post this I know we all try to save a buck. I was able to go 8k on my facotry rear tire. The stock Bridgestone left a lot to be desired IMO but when I replaced it at 8k still had some tread left in the center. I took the cheap route out and got one of the Dunlop harley stamped tires bike now has 11k on it or 3k on the tire and the thing is bald. About 800 miles of this was 2 up riding it the majority was single no load just the typical gloves Ect in the saddle bags. This tire felt very loose from the start felt like it would slip around corners. It seems a lot better now that it's bald go figure. The wear on the tire is picture perfect still round no high or low spots. This is just sad.
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Wow, that sucks. I've heard alot of bad reviews about the Dunlop D404. I've got 3200 miles on mine and it has about half the tread left. I'm not super hard on my tires but I'm not super easy on them either in my opinion. I wonder how one can last ok and one be shot so soon.
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More lefts and rights should solve the uneven wear problem.

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I'm going to try a differnt brand tire. Not sure I'm going to keep this bike but ordered a kenda tire. Seems people are getting a lot of miles out of them. Not thrilled with China parts but a good part is a good part

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I'm going to try a differnt brand tire. Not sure I'm going to keep this bike but ordered a kenda tire. Seems people are getting a lot of miles out of them. Not thrilled with China parts but a good part is a good part
I have heard nothing but good reviews on Kenda tires. They will be my next choice.
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my 1100 came stock with a dunlop k555 and i got 10,000 miles out of it.now i run dunlop 404 on the front and pirelli 66 on the back and i get 10,000 miles out of them.
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I would use Kenda Kruz K673. My Yamaha Zuma 125 came with Kendas and I haven't had a problem with them. They are a Taiwanese company that has been in business over 50 years making tires for just about anything with rubber tires on it. I wouldn't worry a bit about having Kendas on my bike.

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I ordered a 671 I could have gotten a 673 for the same price but I like the tread pattern in the 671 seems like it may work better in wet conditions. I read that the 673 can be a little loose feeling on a wet road.

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Cool. Both are great tires.

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Wont matter what brand of tire you get when they are out of balance this is how they will look and this tire was out of balance.
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