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Old 10-Jul-2014, 03:24 PM
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With the Dunlop Qualifiers no longer in production and the debate on wet / dry conditions, there must another solution. Possibly Dunlop KR364's or similar? I raced all my 400 years on these. They are mega in all conditions and are long lasting. Available in DD sizes. The issue is potentially cost as they are 240 a set retail but potentially Dunlop would do a deal to carry on supporting the series??
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Old 10-Jul-2014, 07:38 PM
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With the Dunlop Qualifiers no longer in production and the debate on wet / dry conditions, there must another solution. Possibly Dunlop KR364's or similar? I raced all my 400 years on these. They are mega in all conditions and are long lasting. Available in DD sizes. The issue is potentially cost as they are 240 a set retail but potentially Dunlop would do a deal to carry on supporting the series??

Tim, Dunlop have a replacement tyre coming that is not to different to what we have at the moment, same sizes, same compound, H-rated Carcass with the latest technology/thinking incorporated and a new tread pattern based on the SportSmart2
Oh Yea and about the same price


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Old 10-Jul-2014, 11:04 PM
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a season with rain at all meetings in an otherwise decent summer and a race with only 14 finishers out of 30 paid entries do seem to sway things a bit, at least in my mind- a set of tyres is gonna cost a lot less than last weekend did

Just been watching the coverage on TV and noticed in the final Moto Grande 1000 race out of the 29 qualifiers only 13 took to the grid and out of those only 10 finished

So as per the title of this post
Desmo Due - 14 finishers out of 30 entries on our Dunlop control tyre
MG 1000 - 10 finishers out of 29 entries on a free choice of tyres inc wets

So what is wrong with DD


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Old 11-Jul-2014, 04:21 PM
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So what is wrong with DD

Not a lot.

Turn my back for a couple of rounds and it all falls apart. Just as well I've booked in for Snet to see what's going on


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Not a lot.

Turn my back for a couple of rounds and it all falls apart. Just as well I've booked in for Snet to see what's going on


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Old 11-Jul-2014, 06:54 PM
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Tim, Dunlop have a replacement tyre coming that is not to different to what we have at the moment, same sizes, same compound, H-rated Carcass with the latest technology/thinking incorporated and a new tread pattern based on the SportSmart2
Oh Yea and about the same price

what will be the deal if anyone still has life left in any of their old tyres that at the end of season?
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Old 12-Jul-2014, 09:30 AM
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Prob same as when we changed from the Pirellis, you can use them for the first 3 rounds the next season then change.


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Old 12-Jul-2014, 12:19 PM
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Prob same as when we changed from the Pirellis, you can use them for the first 3 rounds the next season then change.

Something like that would only apply if DD stays with Dunlops and then only if the similar tyre was adopted after all a more road based tyre more suitable for wet conditions might be the way DD is headed


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a more road based tyre more suitable for wet conditions might be the way DD is headed

no more new lap records then.

I'd better get moving at Snetterton, Can't let angry keep it forever.
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Old 13-Jul-2014, 01:09 PM
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a more road based tyre more suitable for wet conditions might be the way DD is headed

in all seriousness though, with the summer we have had this year it probably is the sensible choice.
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