Paging the tyre experts

Discussion in 'UK Motorcycles' started by Donald, Aug 1, 2005.

  1. Donald

    Donald Guest

    What's the difference between a Dunlop D208K and a D208 ?

    Inquiring minds would like to know, otherwise I'll have to wait a couple
    of days for the D208K and pay an extra £40.

    It's for the rear of a Honda CBR600RR3 which is currently wearing the
    D208K 180/55 ZR17 with a couple of chunks missing.

    One local shop has the D208 in stock for £94 fitted and my local Honda
    dealer will have to order the D208K at about £130 fitted.

    The rather natty flash guide isn't quite as informative as I'd hoped.

    http://www.dunloptyres.co.uk/bike/home/chooser.html

    The Honda website is poor on info too.
     
    Donald, Aug 1, 2005
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  2. Donald

    Ovenpaa Guest

    Sometime around Mon, 01 Aug 2005 17:44:53 +0000, wessie babbled on about:
    Now this is the scary part:

    <quote>

    The fitments shown in this guide are intended for use in the UK by an
    average solo rider of 65Kgs (143 lbs) and a machine to the manufacturers
    standard UK specification. The cold inflation pressures shown are the
    minima for safe vehicle operation at these service conditions.

    <unquote>

    So hands up all of you 65Kgs riders - I look on myself as being of slim
    build and I am 85Kgs
     
    Ovenpaa, Aug 1, 2005
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  3. Ovenpaa wrote
    Currently 63 but close enough.
     
    steve auvache, Aug 1, 2005
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  4. <raises hand>
     
    Lemmiwinks, The Gerbil King, Aug 1, 2005
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  5. Using the patented Mavis Beacon "Hunt&Peck" Technique, Ovenpaa
    <raises hand>

    --
    Wicked Uncle Nigel - Manufacturer of the "Champion-105" range of rearsets
    and Ducati Race Engineer.

    WS* GHPOTHUF#24 APOSTLE#14 DLC#1 COFF#20 BOTAFOT#150 HYPO#0(KoTL) IbW#41
    Enfield 500 Curry House Racer "The Basmati Rice Burner",
    Honda GL1000K2 (On its hols) Kawasaki ZN1300 Voyager "Oh, Oh, It's so big"
    Suzuki TS250 "The Africa Single" Yamaha GTS1000
     
    Wicked Uncle Nigel, Aug 1, 2005
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  6. Donald

    Donald Guest

    Doh! Kept clicking on the view rear tread button.
    Clicking on the "Information" gives me the type of info I was looking for.
    http://www.dunloptyres.co.uk/bike/?p=D208F

    I guess the D208 JLB is probably equivalent to the D208K since the tyre
    has lasted just over 5000 miles which I doubt the RR and GP tyres would.

    It would be nice to have a definitive answer, I guess I could always
    speak to Honda or Dunlop themselves.

    Paying £40 extra for the exact replacement tyre from the dealer isn't
    too much of a problem, it was the extra couple of days wait whilst the
    other dealer had a *very* similar tyre in stock.

    I phoned National Tyres (Kwik Fit style place) and they quoted £169, so
    the Honda dealer isn't the most expensive.
     
    Donald, Aug 1, 2005
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  7. Donald

    Greybeard Guest

    I always get my tyres from this guy, mail order, and pay my local fitter a
    fiver to fit and balance.

    Dave Milling Motorcycles Ltd

    Tel 01946 63380

    I've found him superb on prices for the Trumpet and Hog.

    HTH
     
    Greybeard, Aug 2, 2005
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  8. Donald

    Vass Guest

    Beware, I thought I was saving money buying online for my D208's for the R1
    (£40 off)
    turns out the set I had fitted are not built specifically for the R1 and so
    have a speed restriction[1]
    There are specific 208's for the R1 but I dont know the letter code
    I guess its the same for other bikes ?
    [1] I ignore it, just like the plug in the rear
     
    Vass, Aug 2, 2005
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  9. Donald

    Champ Guest

    Come, come, Nigel. I'm sure your hand doesn't weigh that much.
     
    Champ, Aug 2, 2005
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  10. Using the patented Mavis Beacon "Hunt&Peck" Technique, Champ
    <raises willy>

    --
    Wicked Uncle Nigel - Manufacturer of the "Champion-105" range of rearsets
    and Ducati Race Engineer.

    WS* GHPOTHUF#24 APOSTLE#14 DLC#1 COFF#20 BOTAFOT#150 HYPO#0(KoTL) IbW#41
    Enfield 500 Curry House Racer "The Basmati Rice Burner",
    Honda GL1000K2 (On its hols) Kawasaki ZN1300 Voyager "Oh, Oh, It's so big"
    Suzuki TS250 "The Africa Single" Yamaha GTS1000
     
    Wicked Uncle Nigel, Aug 2, 2005
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  11. Donald

    zymurgy Guest

    Hell fire. 65Kg = 10s 3lb

    I've not been that since I was about 18 :)

    When i'm having a slim day i'm 12.5 stones. = ~79 Kg. About mid range
    BMI for my height (6'1")

    Cheers

    Paul.

    http://www.occhealth.co.uk/WeightConversion.htm
     
    zymurgy, Aug 2, 2005
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  12. Donald

    Vass Guest

    16stone 8
    Yamaha spend £ 2million shaving 13kg off the R1 and I sit on it !
     
    Vass, Aug 2, 2005
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  13. Donald

    Lozzo Guest

    Ovenpaa says...
    <Waves>
     
    Lozzo, Aug 2, 2005
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  14. Donald

    Salad Dodger Guest

    Raises one hand.
    --
    | ___ Salad Dodger
    |/ \
    _/_____\_ GL1500SE-V/CBR1100XX-X/CBX1000Z
    |_\_____/_| ..76331.../...19254.../..30836.
    (>|_|_|<) TPPFATUICG#7 DIAABTCOD#9 YTC#4
    |__|_|__| BOTAFOT #70 BOTAFOF #09 two#11
    \ |^| / IbW#0 & KotIbW# BotTOS#6 GP#4
    \|^|/ ANORAK#17 IbB#4 PM#5 WG*
    '^' RBR Clues: 29 Pts: 485 Miles: 1967
     
    Salad Dodger, Aug 2, 2005
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  15. Donald

    Fr Jack Guest

    Raises one finger.
    --

    Cheers!
    Fr Jack
    96 Tiger.
    FRJACKUKRM AT GMAIL DOT COM
    skype: fr.jack (without the dot)
    Open up your eyes, just to check that you're asleep, again
     
    Fr Jack, Aug 3, 2005
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