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Dunlop 908
« on: September 30, 2014, 09:44:34 am »
I swapped out my MT21 rear for a Dunlop 908.  The MT21 only lasted 3400 miles :-\.  The MT is a good tire, but not long-wearing enough for my needs (I commute 60 miles a day).  The front MT is still serviceable, but is getting scalloped.



Incidentally, a two gallon Rotopax is an ideal spare tire carrier.  I only took it down to the shop, but if I were planning an extreme journey this might come in handy.
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Re: Dunlop 908
« Reply #1 on: September 30, 2014, 03:10:56 pm »
Wait.... you had the shop replace your tire?

Please turn in your bike and hand over your motorcycle license .........

Plus, that MT21 in the picture still has a lot of street miles left on it!!!

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Re: Dunlop 908
« Reply #2 on: September 30, 2014, 03:16:31 pm »
How the heck did you get 3400 out of the stocker?  I was at 1200 and mine was pretty much done.

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Re: Dunlop 908
« Reply #3 on: October 01, 2014, 04:00:07 am »
Wait.... you had the shop replace your tire?

Please turn in your bike and hand over your motorcycle license .........
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I'm up in Maine for the summer on a work assignment, so all I have is my aluminum emergency spoons.  I'd be confident swapping out the front, but the rear is too stiff for short irons.
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Re: Dunlop 908
« Reply #4 on: October 02, 2014, 03:50:10 pm »
no offense, but if you'r paying $200 for a tire (the D908) and running it on pavement for 60 miles every day, you'r flat out throwing your money away..  nothing will wear a knobby (or semi-knobby) tire more then a lot of pavement.  Why not get a pair of Shinko 244's at one quarter the cost?  they last pretty well, are nice and soft, decent offroad, fairly quiet and way smoother then the 908 on pavement..   The 244's are bias ply, (one reason they are so cheap) but as long as you don't intend to ride over 100mph for long stretches, it's a great little tire.   If I was commuting every day, I'd actually consider something like the Pirelli MT90AT Scorpions. About 30% cheaper then the 908, great pavement (dry or wet) handling, and not bad offroad.. just let out a few pounds of air.

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Re: Dunlop 908
« Reply #5 on: October 02, 2014, 09:04:48 pm »
Or just get a supermoto set-up!  ;D

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Re: Dunlop 908
« Reply #6 on: October 02, 2014, 11:25:01 pm »
Or just get a supermoto set-up!  ;D

FTW!  Yes, a supermoto setup is in my near future.
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Re: Dunlop 908
« Reply #7 on: December 13, 2014, 09:36:57 pm »
I just put a D908 on the back of my bike as well.