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Post  quadancer on Sat Jun 29, 2013 9:49 pm

Update: I mounted the Dunlop 175/75/16 taxi tire and along with new rotors, brake pads and a full checkup of every nut and bolt I can fit a wrench on...
I'M HAPPY!
The problematic Austone I had gotten used to to a point, was not optimal, and being able to run low presures again makes a LOT of difference. I'm feeling
totally smooth, extremely grippy and VERY confident, after about 40 minutes of scraping the boards at increasingly higher speeds.
This tire slid about 3' leaving the drive as I hit the gas, and I immediately realized that this tire was smothered in mold release, a fact that appeared true after
40 minutes, when the chicken strips wound out only to 1/2" up the side tread blocks. The untouched remainder looks kind of waxy.
The very BIGGEST kudo I have for this tire on it's first ride is; there is absolutely NO CROSSOVER EFFECT when switching lanes or curves. It feels TOTALLY like
a MT. Except for one thing: traction off the chain.
It TOTALLY reminds me of the Vredestein, but that may be due to returning to low pressures. Bring on your crotch rockets, best come with your "A" game.
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Re: Dunlop 175/16

Post  Lou on Tue Jul 02, 2013 12:34 pm

What psi are you running? I'm @34 psi was @36, still @40 up front on the BTX.

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Re: Dunlop 175/16

Post  quadancer on Tue Jul 02, 2013 4:32 pm

I took off this morning to ride twisties with my pard, at 36 lbs. Speed check when hot had me no wobble, but a very noticable vibration at 100, but rotors, pads, and
front tire are all new too. Beads in front and RideOn in back. I finally DID get it to slip a little coming too hot into a curve at about 55-60 and had a low gear going
for engine braking, but hit the rear brakes too, and that poor riding move caused just a bit of slip.
We hit a big dip on one curve and my whole bike did a "shake and shit" dance for a few seconds. I added 5 lbs. at a gas stop and she seemed happier then, but I'm
not so certain that it was the tire, either.
I love this tire even more than the Comtrac; absolutely NO crossover feel, and we hit wet curves that scare the bug outta me, but were close to the boards on them.
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Post  quadancer on Sat Jul 13, 2013 9:21 pm

NEXT ride, my local twistie route, some rush hour passes and hard riding to get home before a tornado or something, I found the tire to be
so totally stuck to the ground that I just had to fear other dummy drivers. I did make some risky passes in a state that makes lane splitting
to be illegal, but hey, the branches were hitting me in the face. Time to ride.
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Post  smokey2255 on Sun Jul 14, 2013 1:26 am

quadancer wrote:but hey, the branches were hitting me in the face. Time to ride.

That's riding Smile people frown when I ride like that. Smile

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Re: Dunlop 175/16

Post  quadancer on Sun Jul 14, 2013 7:38 pm

You and I my friend, are not responsible for their lack of ability. ROFL 
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Post  Tynker on Mon Sep 09, 2013 4:59 pm

Quadancer, My friend is trying to find that tire. Where did you get it ???

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Re: Dunlop 175/16

Post  quadancer on Mon Sep 09, 2013 8:25 pm

Universal Tire. They also have sales on Fleabay. I've experimented more over the Cherohala, Dragon, and 28 at speed - settled back to 34 lbs. as the sweet spot for me. The rutting is less too.
I wondered about the money. It was worth it. Still, I am being careful about overconfidence in braking: the tread width IS less than the other preceding tires. But most folks have hit their brakes FAR
before I hit mine.
Except for Ron.
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