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1Back to top Go down   Dunlop D404 Tires Empty Dunlop D404 Tires Tue Jun 30, 2020 9:14 pm

rclarkbow

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Trying to get the new to me '87 K100LT back riding like new! 

It's currently running and riding but the tires need to be replaced, I'm looking at Dunlop D404 tires. 

What do you guys think about these tires? The last post I could find where these tires were mentioned was: https://www.k100-forum.com/t7672-what-size-rubbers-do-you-use
and it seems that not many of you guys are running these?

I am also looking at Metzeler's, which is what the bike currently has (cracked) but these are much more expensive as the Dunlops are sold on Amazon, and are made in the stock sizes front and rear and the same sizes that are currently on this bike. 

Like anything in life, you get what you pay for, my question is are the Dunlops that bad? My mechanic told me they don't grip quite as well, but I'm wondering if they'll be decent as my budget is limited for this project. Does anyone have experience with these tires? 

Any advice or insight appreciated, I'll have to get some pics of my bike uploaded soon and I'm new to this forum.

Links to tires in question: 

front tire
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00FMWASFS/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o07_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1
rear tire
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000GRQQE6/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o06_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1



Last edited by rclarkbow on Tue Jun 30, 2020 9:19 pm; edited 1 time in total (Reason for editing : added links and clarification)

    

2Back to top Go down   Dunlop D404 Tires Empty Re: Dunlop D404 Tires Tue Jun 30, 2020 9:22 pm

92KK 84WW Olaf

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You get lots of different replies.

Personally I hate Lasertecs, regard them as lethal and couldn't get them off the bikes fast enough. I ride all year about 40,000km on the bikes. I love the Bridgestone Battlax BT45/46 and use them on all my Ks but the guys use others too so a degree of choice.


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1992 K100LT 0193214 Bertha Blue 101,000 miles
1984 K100RT 0022575 Brutus Baja Red 578 bought 36,000 now 89,150 miles
1997 K1100LT 0188024 Wotan Mystic Red 689 58,645 now 106,950 miles Deceased.
1983 K100RS 0011171 Fricka 606 Alaska Blue 29,495 miles Damn K Pox Its a Bat outta Hell Now 37,190 miles. 
1996 K1100LT 0233004 Lohengrin Mystic Red 38,000 miles currently 42,640 miles.

Past:
1968 Yamaha 80 YG1
1971 Yamaha 125 YAS-1
1968 Honda 125 SS
1970 Honda CD 175
1973 Honda CB500-4
Honda CX 500
    

3Back to top Go down   Dunlop D404 Tires Empty Re: Dunlop D404 Tires Tue Jun 30, 2020 10:36 pm

Point-Seven-five

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Oh boy, a tire thread!

If you are on a budget and can mount and balance your own tires my choice would be Shinko Tourmasters from Chaparral Motorsports.  You can get both front and rear in the stock sizes shipped for under $200 and they will give you about 9,000 miles.  I've been using them on my K75RT for about 5 years with no complaints.


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Present:
1994 K75RT
1991 K100RS
1988 K100RS SE

Past:
1994 BMW K75S
1992 BMW K100RS
1982 Honda FT500
1979 Honda XR185
1977 Honda XL125
1974 Honda XL125
1972 OSSA Pioneer 250
1968 Kawasaki 175
    

4Back to top Go down   Dunlop D404 Tires Empty Re: Dunlop D404 Tires Wed Jul 01, 2020 7:30 am

Dai

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So... heading off lots of replies at the post (geddit?), most of us in Europe seem to be running either Bridgestone BT45s or Avon RoadRiders. The BT45s are a bit stickier and the RoadRiders last a bit longer.

Isa RoadRider man.


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1983 K100 upgraded to K100RS spec, 1987 K100RT
Others...
1978 Moto Guzzi 850-T3, 1979 Moto Guzzi 850-T3 California,1993 Moto Guzzi 1100ie California
2020 Royal Enfield Bullet 500
    

5Back to top Go down   Dunlop D404 Tires Empty Re: Dunlop D404 Tires Wed Jul 01, 2020 8:44 am

Laitch

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I want onlookers to believe my moto's tires are made in Germany, too. That's why they're Metzeler Sportecs.


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1995 K75 81,000 miles
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6Back to top Go down   Dunlop D404 Tires Empty Re: Dunlop D404 Tires Wed Jul 01, 2020 11:58 am

Two Wheels Better

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This poor bugger's been trying to sell this set for two eBay rotations now. They're plus-one sizes, but a decent tyre, and close to your 'neck o' the woods', too. A very short drive Manchester, Live Free or Die to Burlington, Massatucky. D404 are a 'hard' tyre which will give you a whole heaps of miles but won't give much feedback over the road. They're more suited to Harley Sportsters & such like.

eBay 110/80-18 & 140/80-17


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1970 R60/5, OZ '77 R75/7-R100, '85 K100'87 K75C, OZ '87 K100RS, '93 K11-K12 Big Block, '93 K1100RS, '95 R100-Mystic, '96 K1100RS, '98 K1200RS, '00 K1200RS, '02 K1200RS, '03 K1200GT, '04 R1150R'04 R1150RT, '05 K1200S, '06 K1200R, '07 K1200R, '09 K1300GT & 2013 R1200RT-Polizei  - Beemers owned still or sold.

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Laitch

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@Two Wheels Better wrote:to Burlington, Massatucky. . . .
More like Idahornia. Laughing


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1995 K75 81,000 miles
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8Back to top Go down   Dunlop D404 Tires Empty Re: Dunlop D404 Tires Thu Jul 02, 2020 12:31 pm

brickrider2

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I'll add my endorsement of the Shinkos too.  I used a number of those tires on bikes other than my K1100LT and, for my "old man" riding style they work very well indeed. If you are on a budget (and who isn't these days) I'd give the Shinkos serious consideration.


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9Back to top Go down   Dunlop D404 Tires Empty Re: Dunlop D404 Tires Thu Jul 02, 2020 12:55 pm

moriarti

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Between you and Ho fk is two small areas of rubber don't skimp my arse is,
BridgestoneBT45s protected,Think bike think rubber.Stay safe. Dunlop D404 Tires 652573 Dunlop D404 Tires 652573


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1984 k100 rs red/black VIN  0004449
    

10Back to top Go down   Dunlop D404 Tires Empty Re: Dunlop D404 Tires Fri Jul 03, 2020 12:23 am

caveman

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I gave a set of 404s to my mother-in-law this spring.

    

11Back to top Go down   Dunlop D404 Tires Empty Re: Dunlop D404 Tires Fri Jul 03, 2020 3:44 am

Michael Sydney

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I have just changed from Dunlop to Michelin Pilot Activ. Understandably the K100 feels much better, but the new tyres always do!

I have run Pilots on my Airhead for several years now and been very happy with them.


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12Back to top Go down   Dunlop D404 Tires Empty Re: Dunlop D404 Tires Fri Jul 03, 2020 8:30 am

Point-Seven-five

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@caveman wrote:I gave a set of 404s to my mother-in-law this spring.
LOL!!!


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Present:
1994 K75RT
1991 K100RS
1988 K100RS SE

Past:
1994 BMW K75S
1992 BMW K100RS
1982 Honda FT500
1979 Honda XR185
1977 Honda XL125
1974 Honda XL125
1972 OSSA Pioneer 250
1968 Kawasaki 175
    

13Back to top Go down   Dunlop D404 Tires Empty Re: Dunlop D404 Tires Fri Jul 03, 2020 12:55 pm

Ringfad

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One for Dai - I looked up 404 but it came back page not found


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   ;BMW; K100RS Style Black 1987 105K Km     ;BMW; K1 Black 1993 60K Km     ;BMW;     K1100LT (Swiss) now a RS     ;BMW; K1 Blue 1990 25K Miles
    

14Back to top Go down   Dunlop D404 Tires Empty Re: Dunlop D404 Tires Sat Jul 04, 2020 7:16 am

Dai

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Dunlop D404 Tires 167893


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1983 K100 upgraded to K100RS spec, 1987 K100RT
Others...
1978 Moto Guzzi 850-T3, 1979 Moto Guzzi 850-T3 California,1993 Moto Guzzi 1100ie California
2020 Royal Enfield Bullet 500
    

15Back to top Go down   Dunlop D404 Tires Empty Re: Dunlop D404 Tires Mon Jul 06, 2020 4:56 am

indian036

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@Ringfad wrote:One for Dai - I looked up 404 but it came back page not found
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1985 K100RT  VIN 0028991  My original Very Happy   (Historic rego)
1985 K100RT  VIN 0029036  BOB the Blue Old Bike  (Historic rego)
1990 K100LT  VIN 0190452  Work in progress
1984 K100RT  VIN 0023022  Work needing lots of progress

1986 K100RT  VIN 0090542  Work needing lots and lots of progress
1993 K1100LT  VIN 0183046  Work in progress
1993 K75S  VIN 0213045  Newest toy, slightly non-original
    

16Back to top Go down   Dunlop D404 Tires Empty Re: Dunlop D404 Tires Mon Jul 06, 2020 6:05 am

92KK 84WW Olaf

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@moriarti wrote:Between you and Ho fk is two small areas of rubber don't skimp my arse is,
BridgestoneBT45s protected,Think bike think rubber.Stay safe. Dunlop D404 Tires 652573 Dunlop D404 Tires 652573
Big thumb


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1992 K100LT 0193214 Bertha Blue 101,000 miles
1984 K100RT 0022575 Brutus Baja Red 578 bought 36,000 now 89,150 miles
1997 K1100LT 0188024 Wotan Mystic Red 689 58,645 now 106,950 miles Deceased.
1983 K100RS 0011171 Fricka 606 Alaska Blue 29,495 miles Damn K Pox Its a Bat outta Hell Now 37,190 miles. 
1996 K1100LT 0233004 Lohengrin Mystic Red 38,000 miles currently 42,640 miles.

Past:
1968 Yamaha 80 YG1
1971 Yamaha 125 YAS-1
1968 Honda 125 SS
1970 Honda CD 175
1973 Honda CB500-4
Honda CX 500
    

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