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post #1 of 20 Old 04-01-2008, 07:33 AM Thread Starter
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Question Dunlop D607

First, sorry for yet another tire thread I need to replace the Trailwings on my 650. They wear just fine but I never really felt like they were good in the corners. They never seem to be planted and wander in the corners. I just may be used to the Bridgestone 020's I had on my VFR, they would rail through the corners in a precise sure footed way. Are the Dunlop D607's a big improvement over the Trailwing in the cornering department? I want street biased tires that are on the sporty side and keep comming back to the Dunlops, and yes price is a factor. If the Dunlops work well I can't see spending the extra coin on something like the Tourance EXP (which I would love to try). I know there are a lot of Dunlop haters out there but they are mostly sport bike pilots, seems the Dunlops are more favorable with the adventure touring pilots. So, what say you?

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I've ridden my share of bikes, both sport and "adventure" types, I ride pretty aggressive in the curves, and I know a thing or two about tires....

That being said, try looking at the Maxxis Presa Detours.
I've got about 1200 miles on my set, and they've been fantastic!!!
Also, it keeps the look of an adventure type bike...but don't let that fool you.

The price is right too.

http://arizonamoto.com/Merchant2/mer...ory_Code=Presa
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Also consider the new Bridgestone BT021's or the Battlewings.......both are also fantastic sport touring tires.

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I mistakenly got 607s last Fall, thinking they were a street only tire. A few weeks ago, I low sided in a snow melt runoff area of twisty suburban road at 20mph and not an aggressive lean angle. I can only hope there was something slipperier in that area than just water. I had a bad experience with a much heralded Dunlop sport tire in the early 1980s too so I'm changing brands next time as a mental precaution. They might be fine tires but I don't feel confident with them.

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I'm happy with my D607s. Ran them for most of last year and I've had no complaints. Certainly better than the OEM offerings that came with the bike.

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I had pretty good luck with the 607 rear I had on, just swapped front and rear for Conti trail attacks and really like them so far
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For some reason the Battlewing is not listed on swmoto or at Ron Ayers site. Also no 19" front with the BT 021. What front would match up with the BT 021. The 19" BT 020 is hard to find. I kind of like the idea of the BT 021 because of the good luck I had with the 020's on my VFR. TIA

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For some reason the Battlewing is not listed on swmoto or at Ron Ayers site. Also no 19" front with the BT 021. What front would match up with the BT 021. The 19" BT 020 is hard to find. I kind of like the idea of the BT 021 because of the good luck I had with the 020's on my VFR. TIA
Here is the link for the Battlewings from swmototire:
http://arizonamoto.com/Merchant2/mer...ory_Code=BW501

I bought a rear Battlewing from them 2 weeks ago and will install it in a few thousand more miles when the Trailwing wears down.

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Thumbs up I'm happy with my 607's

They are an improvement over the trailwings. I have noticed they are a bit louder and alot better off road. It ame in handy this past Sunday when I was presented with a van heading the wrong way coming right at me. Had to hit the ditch on the side of the road. The bike/tires did fine as I eased the thing out of the very wet ditch. I rode in the cold rain about 275 miles from Maryland to North Carolina and the traction/tracking was fine. But I was doing all slab in an attempt to get home before I froze to death!

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Those Dunlop's were fitted on my bike when I bought it. I never got to like them very much. On dry asphalt they where OK, but on wet asphalt I felt like I could never trust them. I have laid down my bike only once, and it was with the Dunlops on. After that experience I replaced them with Metzler Z6 and it made a huge difference..
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