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Dunlop RunFlat Winter Sport 3D 175/60R16

Post  cpwomer on Wed Oct 26, 2011 11:27 pm

Well I have the back tire on now. It is a bit shorter but that is good I'm a short guy. So I feel a little more comfortable. I took is up to Walmart parking lot around midnight and put it thru some serious zig and zag slow and fast then hit the highway at 95 before i felt any vibration but that was with the wheel balanced before I mounted the tire then put the tire on and re checked and it looked good, but i guess it would be hard to find a high speed balancer for MC. I guess I can say I am really impressed with its performance so next week I'm going to take it to Tail of the Dragon runnin 2up with the wife. Right now I'm at 41 psi, any recommendations for that ultimate ride. Oh and the Michelin rear tire came in but really ran out of daylight. So that'll get mounted later. I'm a darksider and glad I did. Vader


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Re: Dunlop RunFlat Winter Sport 3D 175/60R16

Post  Doc on Thu Oct 27, 2011 10:10 am

CP, have you thought of Dynabeads?
I have used them for over 30,000 miles on my bikes and have never had any balance issues with my tires at any speed.
2 oz in the front, and 3 oz in the rear works great. thumbup

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Re: Dunlop RunFlat Winter Sport 3D 175/60R16

Post  giturgun on Thu Oct 27, 2011 3:29 pm

2nd on the beads. Have run them for about 10000 miles , no prob.
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Post  giturgun on Thu Oct 27, 2011 3:31 pm

2nd on the beads. Have run them for about 10000 miles , no prob.
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Dyna Beads YES

Post  cpwomer on Fri Oct 28, 2011 9:48 am

I did some research and your right I'm going for it. Seems to be the way to go. But shouldn't it be 3 oz in each tire assuming that the max wieght needed to balance should be around 3 oz. I don't know this is new technology to me. The closest I ever got to this idea was Centrimatics on my big truck wheels. I'm just trying to learn the concept before I dive in. Craig
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re dynabeads yes

Post  Larry Simpson on Fri Oct 28, 2011 9:55 am

2oz is what they recomend,seems to work good on mine.The extra oz. proubably wouldn't hurt if it makes you feel better. thumbup thumbup
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CT update

Post  cpwomer on Sun Oct 30, 2011 6:04 pm

Well I tried different psi for the CT and being as I mostly ride 2up w/ my lil women that's 5'11" I have come to the decision that 40 psi in the tire and and 50 in the shock works out about right for me. Course when she's not on the back I lower the shock to 25psi. I'm a lil guy and lite wt. But I'm definitely impressed with the CT performance in the mountains and the hwy and Dyna Beads are on order for both bikes. Safe Ride, Craig
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Re: Dunlop RunFlat Winter Sport 3D 175/60R16

Post  Lou on Mon Oct 31, 2011 10:57 am

Dyna Beeds is the only way to go ,have been using them for 4 years. I run 8-10K miles a year never out of balance.Have fun, Be safe

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Post  quadancer on Thu Nov 03, 2011 10:56 am

I just wish they'd make that tire in a 75 or 80 aspect ratio.
Hey, you going up THIS weekend? Maybe we'll see each other! Hope to shake a paw. -gary
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The Tail

Post  cpwomer on Fri Nov 04, 2011 10:39 pm

If I do hit the tail this weekend it may not be till Sunday have to get the front tire done and install my dyna beads then go...Unless you wanna ride up together. I'm on a run in FL and wont be home till Sat. bout 5 or so...But Sunday will work for me and the wife. Dress really warm and carry extra cause when the sun goes down its freakin cold. Let me know 706 two six 4> twelve ninety 7......Craig
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Incredible Ride

Post  cpwomer on Sun Nov 06, 2011 10:22 pm

The Tail today was just just oh hell supercalafragilisticexpialidouios......How else can I say it...? I was very impressed with the CT performance. The wife counted 34 bottom out scrappings from leaning to the end of the chicken strip on the front tire. Sparks was a flying... We ran the tail up and back... But I will tell you the ride home after dark in the mountains got serious cold but it was worth it. Never know might do it again next week. And my dyna beads came in but haven't had the chance to put them in...I know the ride stays smooth till about 95mph, so after I get the new front (rear) tire installed with the dynabeads then ya know a man has got to know his limitations RIGHT!!!!......Craig
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Re: Dunlop RunFlat Winter Sport 3D 175/60R16

Post  quadancer on Mon Nov 07, 2011 7:55 pm

Well, I missed ya, but keep the shiny stuff on top, okay?
We had a similar day, running the Cherohala and up to the Dragon, looping back to Tellico Plains. We stopped to eat at
a Subway just as the sun was setting and didnt want it in the eyes. You're right; it got chilly...so we stopped after a bit and
put on the face masks, ski gloves and assorted sealups...then it was a blast again, beating the weather and having a comfy
ride home.
Man, that camp coffee was a perfect end to the ride...with a spot of rum in it...
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Post  rrounds on Thu Nov 10, 2011 1:09 am

quadancer wrote:I just wish they'd make that tire in a 75 or 80 aspect ratio.
Hey, you going up THIS weekend? Maybe we'll see each other! Hope to shake a paw. -gary

They do make a tire like you want
https://www.universaltire.com/catalog_filter/?ftire_size=175R16

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Post  quadancer on Thu Nov 10, 2011 6:58 pm

Yeah, those two are the only ones we can get over here - the Austone will be my next. A bud in Cally said it's even better than
the Vredestein...which is hard to imagine a tire BETTER than my Comtrac!
What I meant there is I'd like that tread in a size to fit mine. Nice looking tire, no doubt.
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Re: Dunlop RunFlat Winter Sport 3D 175/60R16

Post  tenpoun1 on Tue Nov 29, 2011 9:47 pm

Typically Run-Flat tires are much more expensive than standard snow tires..Correct? I need some new tired but I'm thinking now to spend a lot of money on them since I would need to replace both of them. I will just keep my bike inside maybe the whole winter, I don't know what to do. Winter stinks!

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Re: Dunlop RunFlat Winter Sport 3D 175/60R16

Post  Hichey on Wed Mar 07, 2012 10:04 am

Hi all,

I'm new to the darkside. I was looking at the Dunlop Winter Sport 3D 175/60R16 run flat tire and it calls for a 5"-6" rim. How will this work(fit) on a 1999 GL1500 Se rim ? I think it's smaller in size.

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Re: Dunlop RunFlat Winter Sport 3D 175/60R16

Post  Doc on Wed Mar 07, 2012 2:34 pm

Hichey wrote:Hi all,

I'm new to the darkside. I was looking at the Dunlop Winter Sport 3D 175/60R16 run flat tire and it calls for a 5"-6" rim. How will this work(fit) on a 1999 GL1500 Se rim ? I think it's smaller in size.

Hichey

It pinches in a bit, but that works just fine. thumbup

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Post  Hichey on Tue Mar 27, 2012 7:12 am

Hi All,

As soon as my Michilin (M/C tire) gets used up I was thinking of going with the Dunlop runflat. But I've been hearing about side wall wear. Has anyone had this issue?

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