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My K100RT had a new dunlop arrowmax on the front when I got it. Wandered all over the place at low speeds. Just changed to a shinko. Problem fixed. The dunlops have a very triangular profile and dont seem to suit the K's. The Shinko is more rounded.

    

2Back to top Go down   Dunlop Arrowmax front tyre Empty Re: Dunlop Arrowmax front tyre on Fri Oct 09, 2015 11:20 am

92KK 84WW Olaf

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As a matter of interest any idea what pressure the Dunlop was running at?


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1992 K100LT 0193214 Bertha Alaska Blue 101,000 miles
1984 K100RT 0022575 Brutus Baja Red bought 36,000 now 89,150 miles
1997 K1100LT 0188024 Wotan Mystic Red 58,645 now91,850 miles
1983 K100RS 0011175 Fricka 29,495 miles Damn K Pox
    

3Back to top Go down   Dunlop Arrowmax front tyre Empty Re: Dunlop Arrowmax front tyre on Fri Oct 09, 2015 12:17 pm

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indeed , first thing I volunteered to throw off gerty Phil ...had to relearn riding all over once it was gone ....and it was for the better in all instances ..


even the shinko rear ...with a blown shock ...and leaking bevel drive ...(all over the tyre),_,,several years ago was better than a Dunlop on the rear ... sorry to all the Dunlop followers ...but just the way I saw it at the time


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@92KK 84WW Olaf wrote:As a matter of interest any idea what pressure the Dunlop was running at?
I run 32 front 38 rear. Its now got Shinkos both ends cause I'm a cheap bastard.

    

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Michael Sydney

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@Rockman wrote:
@92KK 84WW Olaf wrote:As a matter of interest any idea what pressure the Dunlop was running at?
I run 32 front 38 rear. Its now got Shinkos both ends cause I'm a cheap bastard.
My bike also had new Arrowmax Streetsmart fitted when I bought it, both front and rear. I was not happy with the handling until today when, on advice from other members here, upped the pressure to 38 front and 40 rear.

The bike is transformed! I took it for a brisk run today, including the Galston gorge, and am very happy. At my previous 34psi front the bike seemed to fall into every turn, but then run wide. Today,with the increased pressure, steering was much more precise and even mid corner corrections were drama free. Tip in was much more controlled and predictable.

Anyway, so far so good, I will report back if further experience dulls my enthusiasm.

PS I should point out that having never ridden a K on any other tyre I can not really say in absolute terms if they are any good. My observations are just of the improvements with increased pressure.



Last edited by Michael Sydney on Thu May 11, 2017 12:37 am; edited 1 time in total (Reason for editing : added a "PS")


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@Michael Sydney wrote:
@Rockman wrote:
@92KK 84WW Olaf wrote:As a matter of interest any idea what pressure the Dunlop was running at?
I run 32 front 38 rear. Its now got Shinkos both ends cause I'm a cheap bastard.
My bike also had new Arrowmax Streetsmart fitted when I bought it, both front and rear. I was not happy with the handling until today when, on advice from other members here, upped the pressure to 38 front and 40 rear.

The bike is transformed! I took it for a brisk run today, including the Galston gorge, and am very happy. At my previous 34psi front the bike seemed to fall into every turn, but then run wide. Today,with the increased pressure, steering was much more precise and even mid corner corrections were drama free. Tip in was much more controlled and predictable.

Anyway, so far so good, I will report back if further experience dulls my enthusiasm.
I have also put these Dunlop Arrowmax Street Smarts on Gretel, as a trial (I still have Avon Road Riders on Heidi) - and have pressures exactly as Michael (38 & 40). So far, I have absolutely no complaints - they roll round the corners, seem to hold their line and give the grip in the wet. I am watching them carefully to see what mileage I get out of them to see if they last longer than the Avons before I come to a conclusion on whether they are a good buy or not.


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"Heidi" K100LT 1991 (Grey) (VIN 0190172 Engine No. 104EB 2590 2213) - 5th owner. January 2014 (34,000 - 61,000 miles and counting....)
"Gretel" K100LT 1989 (Silver Grey) (VIN 0177324 Engine No. 104EA 2789 2211) - 4th+ owner. September 2015 (58,500miles and counting....). Cat C Insurancewrite-off rebuild Feb 17
"Donor" K100LT 1990 (Red) (VIN 0178091 Engine No. 4489 2024) - 6th & final owner (crash write-off now donor bike). June 2012 (73,000 miles) to November 2013 (89,500 miles)
    

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