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Is anyone using Dunlop #208 tires on their late model KRS? I believe these tires are being phased out by the "Qualifier" model. Any reply is welcome, wear, handling, etc.

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I once saw a spreadsheet giving feedback on all different tires from users with them fitted on the KRS. The Dunlops came out pretty good on general purpose touring and for wear, but my dealer doesn't stock them out of choice and they don't seem top of the list here.

So I'm also interested in feedback from anybody riding on them.



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Hi im getting a new qualifier fitted today to the front i will let you know how it works out.
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Is anyone using Dunlop #208 tires on their late model KRS? I believe these tires are being phased out by the "Qualifier" model. Any reply is welcome, wear, handling, etc.
I've been using them on my Duc for years and will continue to use them, but I can only get 3,500 miles out of them before they're toast.

A friend of mine did mount a set on his KRS and had alot of fun with them in the twisties while he was up in Utah on vacation.

These tires are great on a sportbike that's only 400LBS. They weren't made for a heavier bike like the KRS. They're very soft and stick like glue in the turns.

They'll be fun if you mount up a set but don't expect to get too many miles on them. Try to stay off the open road as much as possible in order to minimize the wear and get into the twisties ASAP.

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I've been using them on my Duc for years and will continue to use them, but I can only get 3,500 miles out of them before they're toast.

A friend of mine did mount a set on his KRS and had alot of fun with them in the twisties while he was up in Utah on vacation.

These tires are great on a sportbike that's only 400LBS. They weren't made for a heavier bike like the KRS. They're very soft and stick like glue in the turns.

They'll be fun if you mount up a set but don't expect to get too many miles on them. Try to stay off the open road as much as possible in order to minimize the wear and get into the twisties ASAP.
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Thanks for the detailed info. This is what I needed to know.
I think I will shy away from them and stick with what works for me.

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With out doubt this is the "WORST" tire i have ever used, after 5000+ K's the qualifier has the worst cupping and poorest handling i have ever had no what air pressure you put in them! Stick to michelin, metzeler, bridgestone, pirelli...!!! But not DUNLOP!
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