Dunlop Tires - Triumph Forum: Triumph Rat Motorcycle Forums
» Main Menu

Discussion Forums
 » Twins
 » Tiger
 » General
 » RAT

Features
 » Blogs

Motorcycle.com Links

Contribute
 » Photo

Motorcycle Forums
» Insurance
» Sponsors
» Our Partners
»ATV Reviews
»Motorcycle Games

Twins Technical Talk Technical Talk for Hinckley Triumph Twins: Bonneville, T100, Speedmaster, America, Thruxton, and Scrambler.

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 11-17-2012, 04:35 PM   #1 (permalink)
Banned
Grand Prix 250
Main Motorcycle: "Thai" Triumph T100
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: Cheyenne USA
Posts: 55
Other Motorcycle: Previous: 1970 Bonny
Extra Motorcycle: Learned on Sports Cub
Dunlop Tires

Hi I like the look and reviews on this tire http://www.motorcycle-superstore.com...Rear-Tire.aspx
Has anyone used them? Also would the 140/80/17 fit my 2012 Bonneville T100? The standard tire is 130/80/17. I live on a gravel road and there are lots around here. The Metzler shimmies badly on that surface even with a lower pressure.
wyomingpat is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 11-17-2012, 05:30 PM   #2 (permalink)
Senior Member
SOTP Vintage Series
Main Motorcycle: 03 T100
 
mikeinva's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: richmond va
Posts: 7,721
I like the 150/70/17 GT501
__________________
Why do I feel young on my bike
mikeinva is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 11-17-2012, 06:10 PM   #3 (permalink)
Senior Member
Supersport 600
Main Motorcycle: '07 Bonneville
 
francypants's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: New York City
Posts: 185
I run the TR91s, size 140 in the rear. I ride mostly asphalt, but the handful of times I did ride on gravel, they seemed fine (or what I'd expect from a 90/10 tire). These are my first set of street biased dual sport tires so I don't have much for comparison. But they look great, and treads seem solid at 4k miles.

francypants is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 11-17-2012, 07:27 PM   #4 (permalink)
Senior Member
Powerbike
Main Motorcycle: 2012 Thruxton
 
bluesman77's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Wooster, Ohio
Posts: 371
Other Motorcycle: 2003 Ducati M800Sie
Extra Motorcycle: 2001 BMW R1100R-L
I ran a set of GT501s on my now departed W650 and liked them a lot except some rain grooves would cause the bike to go into a slow weave, like riding over a bridge w/ a steel grate road bed. Have you experienced anything like that?

Quote:
Originally Posted by mikeinva View Post
I like the 150/70/17 GT501
__________________
"...I am a Cafe Racer myself, on some days---and many nights for that matter---and it is one of my finest addictions..." Hunter S. Thompson
bluesman77 is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 11-17-2012, 07:51 PM   #5 (permalink)
New Member
Minitwins
Main Motorcycle: 1996 Triumph Sprint
 
moonshinerunner's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Pilliga, N.S.W, Australia
Posts: 16
Other Motorcycle: GPZ900R Kawasaki,
Extra Motorcycle: KH250 Kawasaki
Quote:
Originally Posted by wyomingpat View Post
Hi I like the look and reviews on this tire http://www.motorcycle-superstore.com...Rear-Tire.aspx
Has anyone used them? Also would the 140/80/17 fit my 2012 Bonneville T100? The standard tire is 130/80/17. I live on a gravel road and there are lots around here. The Metzler shimmies badly on that surface even with a lower pressure.
I don't understand the comment about made in Thailand?
When I pulled my sprint down to replace the timing chain I found in raised casting Made In Germany on the cams and also stamped on the cogs of the cams. Does that mean that I own a German triumph not an English one? Just because a part is sourced for overseas doesn't mean it is not a triumph, or does it?
Kawasaki in Australia has compliance plates that state they are built in Indonesia.
moonshinerunner is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 11-18-2012, 07:16 AM   #6 (permalink)
Senior Member
SOTP Vintage Series
Main Motorcycle: 03 T100
 
mikeinva's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: richmond va
Posts: 7,721
Quote:
Originally Posted by bluesman77 View Post
I ran a set of GT501s on my now departed W650 and liked them a lot except some rain grooves would cause the bike to go into a slow weave, like riding over a bridge w/ a steel grate road bed. Have you experienced anything like that?
dont have that trouble .I think that has more to do with wheel/tire size.That controls how round the tire is where it meets the road.With the tires that camw stock on my bikeit wanted to go with any lines or groves in the road,now it just rides over them.
__________________
Why do I feel young on my bike
mikeinva is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 11-18-2012, 09:43 AM   #7 (permalink)
Banned
Grand Prix 250
Main Motorcycle: "Thai" Triumph T100
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: Cheyenne USA
Posts: 55
Other Motorcycle: Previous: 1970 Bonny
Extra Motorcycle: Learned on Sports Cub
I was after a comment on the tires but yes the whole bike is made in Thailand and shipped to the USA from there - something John Bloor would rather not have you know at the sales counter!
wyomingpat is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 11-18-2012, 09:44 AM   #8 (permalink)
Banned
Grand Prix 250
Main Motorcycle: "Thai" Triumph T100
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: Cheyenne USA
Posts: 55
Other Motorcycle: Previous: 1970 Bonny
Extra Motorcycle: Learned on Sports Cub
Clearance in the forks is all ok?
wyomingpat is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Triumph Forum: Triumph Rat Motorcycle Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
If you do not want to register, fill this field only and the name will be used as user name for your post.
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter your valid email address, that can receive an automated confirmation message. Otherwise, you won't be able to gain full access.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Dunlop elite 3 tires MULESKINNER1 The Rocket Science Forum 18 12-14-2011 02:04 PM
dunlop arrowmax tires ratlab Club Cafe' 0 12-17-2010 03:11 PM
Dunlop tires? Speedquest Speed Triple Forum 10 05-15-2007 10:51 PM
Dunlop D607 Tires Bushwhacker Tiger Chat 0 03-30-2005 10:37 AM

Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.2

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 04:26 AM.



Motorcycle News, Videos and Reviews
Honda Grom Forum Harley Davidson Forum Honda 600RR Kawasaki Forum Yamaha R6 Forum Yamaha FZ-09 Forum
1199 Panigale Forum Roadglide Forum Honda CBR1000 Forum Vulcan Forum Yamaha R1 Forum Yamaha R3 Forum
Ducati Monster Forum Harley Forums Honda CBR250R Forum ZX10R Forum Star Raider Forum Yamaha Viking Forum
Suzuki GSXR Forum V-Rod Forums Honda Shadow Forum Kawasaki Motorcycle Forum Star Warrior Forum KTM Duke 390 Forum
SV650 Forum BMW S1000RR Forum Honda Fury Forum Kawasaki Versys Forum Drag Racing Forum Ducati 899 Panigale Forum
Suzuki V-Strom BMW K1600 Triumph Forum Victory Forums Sportbikes BMW NineT Forum
Volusia Forum BMW F800 Forum Triumph 675 Forum MV Agusta Forum HD Street Forum Suzuki GW250 Forum
Yamaha Motorcycles Victory Gunner Forum Honda Vultus Forum HD LiveWire Forum

Garage Plus vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.

Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.0