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post #1 of 13 (permalink) Old 09-23-2018, 03:24 PM Thread Starter
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Tires are howling..

I can not understand why my dunlops howl when you bank on them. Is this an indication i need to replace them?
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post #2 of 13 (permalink) Old 09-23-2018, 03:40 PM
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How many miles do you have on them? and is the back tire scalloped on the edges?

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17000 miles on them.
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Time for new rubber my man, the back i am sure has a big flat spot in it.
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17000 miles on them.
It's cupped, will make that sound in the curves. I rode on mine for a few k without issue before I bought a new one.

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17000 miles on them.
If you run your hands over the tires you probably can feel the unevenness. IMO it's not a safety issue. I just run them until it's time for replacement. Check your tread depth with a tire gauge and see where your at.
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get rid of those stock dunlops. more than likely they are cupped or feathered on the edges
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My RGU has the same howl in the corners and its because the rear tire is starting to cup.


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post #9 of 13 (permalink) Old 09-25-2018, 03:23 PM
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They are probably cupped. Dunlops are bad about this. Replace them both.
I have never gotten 17k miles out of any MC tire.


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post #10 of 13 (permalink) Old 09-25-2018, 04:41 PM
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Typical Dunlops... Mine had 18k on then and felt like I was riding on a washboard they were so bad.... On MC II's now..


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