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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 on 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 Alaska 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 105,200 miles
1983 K100RS 0011171 Fricka 606 29,495 miles Damn K Pox Its a Bat outta Hell Now 36,188  miles
    

3Back to top Go down   Dunlop D404 Tires Empty Re: Dunlop D404 Tires on 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
    

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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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'83 K100 upgraded to K100RS spec, '87 K100RT
Others...
'78 Moto Guzzi 850-T3, '79 Moto Guzzi 850-T3 California,'93 Moto Guzzi 1100ie California
    

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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 77,000 miles
Dunlop D404 Tires Usa-lo10
    

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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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Sometimes I lie awake at night, and I ask, "What can I do to keep my life from going by so fast?" Then a voice comes to me that says, "Try slowing down at the corners." 

~Charlie Brown

1970 R60/5, '77 R75/7-R100, '85 K100'87 K75C, '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 77,000 miles
Dunlop D404 Tires Usa-lo10
    

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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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1996 K1100LT
    

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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
    

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