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Ducati Scotty

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Re: Dunlop K70 Tires
« Reply #30 on: October 31, 2012, 01:52:09 AM »
My originalAvon AM26s on my C5 are at over 11,000 miles with plenty if tread left.  The tread has started to feather a bit from wear but they're still very serviceable.

The AM26s are pretty good but I'm curious about the Battlax BT45.  I think I'll try them next to see if they're better, especially in the wet.

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Re: Dunlop K70 Tires
« Reply #31 on: October 31, 2012, 01:56:10 AM »
the K70 will work wonderfully on your front wheel, you can expect 7K miles from the front.

The rear .....  not so much ......
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Re: Dunlop K70 Tires
« Reply #32 on: October 31, 2012, 09:30:04 PM »
Thanks everyone. :)

I called Nfieldgear this morning and they said they had 1 Dunlop K70 in stock so I ordered it.
Their price was a bit higher than some other places but I figure the difference was worth keeping our bikes importer in business.

The tire is supposed to ship today which will put it here around the first of next week.
Keeping fingers crossed. :)

(Hopefully they order some more K70's.
It worries me a bit to see our supporting company running its parts business right on the ragged edge by having just one very popular tire in stock.  Not a good way to keep the customers happy.)
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Re: Dunlop K70 Tires
« Reply #33 on: October 31, 2012, 09:37:18 PM »
the K70 will work wonderfully on your front wheel, you can expect 7K miles from the front.

The rear .....  not so much ......

Which raises the obvious question of what longer wearing rear would match a K70 front.

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Re: Dunlop K70 Tires
« Reply #34 on: November 01, 2012, 01:42:16 AM »
I don't know many shops who are stocking up on tires at the end if the riding season. 

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Re: Dunlop K70 Tires
« Reply #35 on: November 01, 2012, 04:07:00 AM »
Well, it is the end of riding season for some poor people but far from it for others like me and bare. :)
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Re: Dunlop K70 Tires
« Reply #36 on: November 01, 2012, 04:10:19 AM »
You sunny state guys....

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Re: Dunlop K70 Tires
« Reply #37 on: November 01, 2012, 08:11:38 AM »


The AM26s are pretty good but I'm curious about the Battlax BT45.  I think I'll try them next to see if they're better, especially in the wet.

Scott
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What is the Battlax bt45? I googled it and literally nothing showed up....which has never happened before. To anyone. Ever.

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Re: Dunlop K70 Tires
« Reply #39 on: November 01, 2012, 12:02:48 PM »
Which raises the obvious question of what longer wearing rear would match a K70 front.

The stock skid-master comes to mind  ;)
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Re: Dunlop K70 Tires
« Reply #40 on: November 01, 2012, 05:09:57 PM »
Might actually be a good match.  It's common on sport bikes and sport touring bikes to run a sticky front but a harder wearing rear to match the mileage better.  Anyone have traction complaints about the stock G5 rear tire?

Oh, and on my earlier post on the Battlax...  I like that tire because it comes in stock sizes for the C5 and is supposed to be pretty good overall and pretty good in the wet.  I live in Portland OR so that matters to me.  I prefer Michelin Pilot Road tires but they don't make them in C5 sizes.  Sadly, I don't think they make the Battlax in G5 sizes :(

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Re: Dunlop K70 Tires
« Reply #41 on: November 01, 2012, 06:27:07 PM »
Which raises the obvious question of what longer wearing rear would match a K70 front.

Next year I'll be trying a Shinko dual-sport tire for my rear.  It has a smaller land-to-void ratio than the K70, and, is just as thick.  It's rated 80/20 street-to-trail use.  I'm guessing the Shinko and K70 will wear out about the sametime.

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Re: Dunlop K70 Tires
« Reply #42 on: November 01, 2012, 09:52:14 PM »
I see the Battlax BT45 is available in the 100/90-19 size that would work on the rear of a G5.
The only BT45 that is a 90/90 is for a 21 inch rim.

http://www.bikebandit.com/bridgestone-battlax-bt45-motorcycle-tire

I wonder if there is enough room under the front mudguard to run a 100/90-19 on a G5?
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Re: Dunlop K70 Tires
« Reply #43 on: November 01, 2012, 10:02:18 PM »
There's a tire that NField Gear lists for the G5 front or rear, I think it's the K81 4.10"x19".  My shop was trying to fit it to a G5 front and it just barely fit in there.  It was really close to rubbing the fender at the sidewall.  They even bent the fender in a bit by the fork tube to make more room and it was still too close for comfort.  The owner was bummed, it looked really nice on the bike but was just too close to rubbing to be safe.

Anyway, a lot of tire manufacturers have specs on their sites.  You could look up and compare knowing that one is just a little too big.
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Re: Dunlop K70 Tires
« Reply #44 on: November 01, 2012, 11:11:35 PM »
  My shop was trying to fit it to a G5 front and it just barely fit in there.  It was really close to rubbing the fender at the sidewall.  They even bent the fender in a bit by the fork tube to make more room and it was still too close for comfort. 



The clearance would of course improve once you got a few miles up :D