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Dunlop Sportmax Qualifier II

Anyone run these or do you now?

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Pressures, front and rear degrees C?

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Re: Dunlop Sportmax Qualifier II

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Anyone run these or do you now?

Thoughts?

Dry (hot) weather pressures, front and rear degrees C?

Wet weather pressures, front and rear degrees C?

Normal condition pressures, front and rear degrees C?

Thank you

Just run the pressures recommended by Honda.
You don't need to be changing them according to the weather.

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Just run the pressures recommended by Honda.
You don't need to be changing them according to the weather.
Yeah good point, probably reading too much into some of the crap people carry on about regarding pressures..

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Yeah good point, probably reading too much into some of the crap people carry on about regarding pressures..

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They're just tyres, just put some on and go ride the thing :-)

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They're just tyres, just put some on and go ride the thing :-)
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Re: Dunlop Sportmax Qualifier II

These tires came brand new when I first got my 954 and let me tell you, in the summertime, these are AMAZING TIRES... great grip in the turns no matter what time of day and i caught my self beating on them hard to really test my limits on the bike and they are great.

My only quams about these tires are tread life. Although these are great tires, the amount that i ride during the summer months, I blew through a set of these in about 2 months before steel started to show and i had to replace them. I ride to work everyday, beach every weekend so it was at least 600+ miles a week. I eventually switched over to the battlax bt-021 tires because it was good grip but much longer tread life (sport touring tire) this set lasted me about 11 months before it showed any serious wear so financially it was better for me. I would switch back to q2's if my bike becomes my Sunday rider again
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These tires came brand new when I first got my 954 and let me tell you, in the summertime, these are AMAZING TIRES... great grip in the turns no matter what time of day and i caught my self beating on them hard to really test my limits on the bike and they are great.

My only quams about these tires are tread life. Although these are great tires, the amount that i ride during the summer months, I blew through a set of these in about 2 months before steel started to show and i had to replace them. I ride to work everyday, beach every weekend so it was at least 600+ miles a week. I eventually switched over to the battlax bt-021 tires because it was good grip but much longer tread life (sport touring tire) this set lasted me about 11 months before it showed any serious wear so financially it was better for me. I would switch back to q2's if my bike becomes my Sunday rider again
Thanks mate, thats some really good feedback and I appreciate it, well I will be picking the bike up in the summer so I am looking forward to giving them a real good go.
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Re: Dunlop Sportmax Qualifier II

I had a picture on my old phone but couldnt find it of these tires after beating on it it in a 100 mile ride in like 90 degree weather to my friends house of the tires getting so hot and sticky that it started to pick up grains of dirt on the ground if you rolled over it softly like one of those sticky lint rollers. It was cool cuz it was the first time ive seen tires do that lol
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I had a picture on my old phone but couldnt find it of these tires after beating on it it in a 100 mile ride in like 90 degree weather to my friends house of the tires getting so hot and sticky that it started to pick up grains of dirt on the ground if you rolled over it softly like one of those sticky lint rollers. It was cool cuz it was the first time ive seen tires do that lol
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Re: Dunlop Sportmax Qualifier II

I think the next tire I get will be more road tourer because it gets very hot here in the summer and already is.
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Re: Dunlop Sportmax Qualifier II

Yeah other options will get you further. They are great life for great grip, though. If you find yourself asking too much of your touring sport set, give these a try. I currently run them and take care not to run them down the center all the time. I'm sure they would handle it but nopody likes flat spot transitions.
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I had a picture on my old phone but couldnt find it of these tires after beating on it it in a 100 mile ride in like 90 degree weather to my friends house of the tires getting so hot and sticky that it started to pick up grains of dirt on the ground if you rolled over it softly like one of those sticky lint rollers. It was cool cuz it was the first time ive seen tires do that lol
Mine pick up rocks at temps of 50*F after a short ride. If you're just going down the street to warm it up and don't bring the helmet, you can hear all kinds of junk flinging off them at 20mph
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Mine pick up rocks at temps of 50*F after a short ride. If you're just going down the street to warm it up and don't bring the helmet, you can hear all kinds of junk flinging off them at 20mph
Think I will just run them out and upgrade..
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Think I will just run them out and upgrade..
That's the way to do it.
All that matters is what you think of them, what somebody else thinks of them is irrelevant for you, or me, or anybody else.

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Think I will just run them out and upgrade..
They are a pretty hot street tire. What would be your upgrade option? I'm not saying they're the best I just want to know what your first step up choice would be.- Just saw your other posts. You want a less aggressive tire. Sorry I wasn't paying attention.

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