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Author Topic: Dunlop K70 Tires  (Read 5672 times)

mattsz

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Re: Dunlop K70 Tires
« Reply #60 on: January 08, 2013, 12:45:54 AM »
Yup, that's where I'm seeing your reviews...   8)

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Re: Dunlop K70 Tires
« Reply #61 on: January 08, 2013, 12:49:48 AM »
For those interested, my Dunlop K70 front tire has over 1300 miles on it and it shows very little wear.

I'm far from a 'canyon carver' like bare but based on his comments about how sticky the K70 is, I expected it to wear out pretty fast.  Such is not the case with my riding style. :)
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Re: Dunlop K70 Tires
« Reply #62 on: January 08, 2013, 12:54:21 AM »
For those interested, my Dunlop K70 front tire has over 1300 miles on it and it shows very little wear.

I'm far from a 'canyon carver' like bare but based on his comments about how sticky the K70 is, I expected it to wear out pretty fast.  Such is not the case with my riding style. :)

That is good to know.

Though I believe its actually the K70 rear that some people are unhappy with.

Whether the tire is too soft will depend a lot on both your riding style and the distance you cover per year. If you ride 20,000 miles a year a 4000 mile rear tire would get annoying very quickly. On the other hand if you ride 2000 miles a year it would be fine.

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Re: Dunlop K70 Tires
« Reply #63 on: January 08, 2013, 01:04:37 AM »
 For what its worth, I completely wore out 5 rear K70s to 1 K70 front tire in roughly 12,000 miles. Being 240 lbs definitely didn't help plus all the canyon riding. With that being said, Ive gotten really good at changing rear tires out. I'm am currently running Avon AM26's and can tell that I'm going to get better wear out of the rear . The AM26's work very well but I still miss the K70's. It was just time to try something else and see if they last longer.
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Re: Dunlop K70 Tires
« Reply #64 on: January 08, 2013, 03:59:40 AM »
I have been riding 40 years....Holy S$&@t...many thousands of miles...keep good tires, be smart and you will be fine. Last time I fell off, I was 19 and took a corner too fast on my 650 Triumph. It was spring in Western NY and all that sand that accumulated at a T road corner caused me to slide down. Got up and hit my head on the bumper of the car that was following me, who damned near ran over my young, dumb ass.
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Re: Dunlop K70 Tires
« Reply #65 on: January 08, 2013, 04:03:49 AM »
You will like them in those sizes! I also changed rear shocks & front fork oil, now I really enjoy the handling.
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Re: Dunlop K70 Tires
« Reply #66 on: January 08, 2013, 05:27:59 AM »
.........I really don't challenge my bike in any way - I'm a new nervous rider.  I doubt anyone would call my riding style "sporty"........

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Re: Dunlop K70 Tires
« Reply #67 on: January 08, 2013, 05:29:59 AM »
...........The SM front is good for nothing..

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Re: Dunlop K70 Tires
« Reply #68 on: January 08, 2013, 06:22:00 PM »
Not true.  It looks great on a concourse display bike that only gets rolled on and off the trailer for shows.

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Re: Dunlop K70 Tires
« Reply #69 on: January 08, 2013, 10:27:31 PM »
Not true.  It looks great on a concourse display bike that only gets rolled on and off the trailer for shows.

Scott

You would need to be careful using the front brake while pushing it off the trailer with those metal bike ramp things though.

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Re: Dunlop K70 Tires
« Reply #70 on: January 08, 2013, 10:33:49 PM »
I was going to mention that.

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Re: Dunlop K70 Tires
« Reply #71 on: January 13, 2013, 01:07:05 PM »
K70's are on their way.  When it comes time to install them, I assume I'll find rim tape?  Will it likely be re-usable after only 2K miles, or should I be prepared to replace it?  OEM, or duct-tape?

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Re: Dunlop K70 Tires
« Reply #72 on: January 13, 2013, 04:11:58 PM »
Mattsz: I changed my front over the summer with 10k on the tire and the rim tape was in decent shape..I did some small amount of duct tape in spots that were slightly worn ..I keep the tire pressure around 30-32 psi which works for me...GM
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Re: Dunlop K70 Tires
« Reply #73 on: January 13, 2013, 04:52:03 PM »
Hi Matt, Whoever changes your tires probably stocks rim tapes. Wouldn't hurt to ask about it when phoning around. I just happened to have new inner tubes to use as well. My G5 Deluxe needed new rim tape with only 3.5K miles on it. Seems the rims aren't finished as well on the inside, & mine had grown rust that the people who changed the tire wire brushed off, & used a rust reformer on. So mine got new rim tape & tubes. Also check to see if the shop you use has SPOKE WEIGHTS,many don't now, & use stick-ons that fall of when hot.   New K70's require a little run in to wear off most of the little mold nubs before fierce cornering. but from new you should feel the improvement.  Cheers!
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Re: Dunlop K70 Tires
« Reply #74 on: January 13, 2013, 05:32:16 PM »
Thanks Craig-

I'll give all of your statements consideration; only there is no shop.  I'll be doing it on my own (hence all the noobie questions  ;) ).  I'll pay careful attention to the condition of the rim innards and treat them accordingly.

As for balancing, well - I haven't thought quite that far ahead yet...