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Old 08-07-2010, 03:47 AM   #1
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so i want to get the dunlop gp-a tires. there is only one problem i have an r6 and it came with a 180, the gp-a only comes in a 190. will this tire fit my bike? and will it make a difference on the way it rides? (some help please)
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If you put these tires on your bike it will blow up!!! That is all.
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Old 08-07-2010, 10:04 AM   #4
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Stop giving advise people, jeez.

I assume you understand that these are DOT race tires and will require for you to use tire warmers. Likewise, that it is recommended for those tires to be used only at the track, right?

Anyway, I used those tires on my 07 R6 with no problem. You will feel a great difference compared to street tires. Pretty good tires IMO. You should be fine on the fitting part.

What tires are you planning to get? the 209s or 211s? What compound?

Since these are DOT Race tires, you can only get them from certain people. You might find more information on or the "local" Dunlop dealer is in Dallas. The name is North Texas Superbikes, google it.
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It will handle differently.
It will probably fall into the corners slower.
I'd just stick with a good 180 unless you are really spinning up the rear on corner exits.
Definetly wouldn't be running these as street tires.
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Old 08-07-2010, 12:46 PM   #7
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Dunlop Racing doesn't make a 180, but I do not believe the Dunlop 190 is a true 190 is I am not mistaken. That's neither here or there. Only use these tires on the street if you plan on doing some serious non stop twistie riding. I mean dragging knees and elbowz riding
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Old 08-07-2010, 12:55 PM   #8
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I have not used these tires but if you are doing street/and track I really like the Pirelli DC3's
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If you are still considering this tires, check the threads of ZR1 and Andy (don't remember his SN). They have new sets that they are selling for cheap.
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W/4-8 mos riding you really don't need "race" tires
Sorry but have to agree with this one. Sorry but with that little ride time I dont think you are ready for this. I dont want to see a rip thread. Are you getting this for braggin rights? If so please dont.

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