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post #1 of 17 (permalink) Old 08-11-2000, 04:39 PM Thread Starter
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Hey out there,anybody have Donlops on their VFR? I am looking for opinions,what year,and crap like that.Just got a set for my ride and was curious about others experience.
Going to break them in tomorrow if doesn't rain. Will give my revue after.
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post #2 of 17 (permalink) Old 08-11-2000, 06:28 PM
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I don't have a VFR, but I do run 207's on my 93 cbr600f2, they are the only tires i will run. Never had any problems out of them at all.

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post #3 of 17 (permalink) Old 08-11-2000, 08:00 PM
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I recently put the D207s on my ZX-9R... and they are terrible!!! Corners that I used to take at 100, I'm now taking at 130... I fly through intersections... my seat hardly gets any use at all now... nope, these tires are going to get me into a lot of trouble.

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post #4 of 17 (permalink) Old 08-12-2000, 02:59 AM
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I had 207s on my 96 VFR. I traded the bike for the RC shortly after. They appeared to be very good tires for the VFR. I ride primarily in the Smokey Mountains. The rear on the RC(also 207s) lasted for about 2800 miles and the front will be changed at about 3200 miles. That's not bad considering the pretty good horsepower of the RC. I definitely recommend them for your VFR.


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post #5 of 17 (permalink) Old 08-12-2000, 04:49 PM
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I don't know about the D207s, but I am running Dunlop D205s on my ZR-7 and am very happy with them. If the 205 is this good, I imagine the 207 will be even better.

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post #6 of 17 (permalink) Old 08-13-2000, 08:16 PM
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<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Aril, Helvetica, sans-serif">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by hy_syde:

BUT there is a reason that suzi went from a 190 to a 180 on the new gsxr750....


One reason that had less to do with tire size was to save unsprung weight in the form of a 5.5" wheel over the previous 6" wheel.

Cajun, welcome back homey! I'm kinda hooked on 207s. Had them on my VFR and loved them. Had Michelin Pilot Sports on the 929, but never got to put them though the paces. My VTR came stock with 204s, but they'll get swapped for 207s this week. I really don't think the average rider will find much difference between the 207, Pilot Sport, and BT010, but from what I have seen, the 207s are a bit less expensive. YMMV, IMO, BFE, MSF.

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<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Aril, Helvetica, sans-serif">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Pete:
One reason that had less to do with tire size was to save unsprung weight in the form of a 5.5" wheel over the previous 6" wheel.

well that is not the whole reason, cuz if suzi WANTED a 190 on the rear, they could very well have put a 190 on a 5.5 inch rim...

suzi knows the only reason for a 190 is looks, and since they made the y2k gsxr to perform at the track, they went wit the 180...

take a look at the tire sizes used at the track (on bike they will fit, 180's by far outnumber 190's), same reason dunlop doesn't really market the 207GP's and *stars in a 190 (not that u cannot find them)...


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I have 207's on my R1 and they've treated me well but I'm striving for better. I'm going to a little narrower tire on the back a 180 Pilot racers. A couple of my friends put them on and they say that they corner like no other.

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post #9 of 17 (permalink) Old 08-14-2000, 05:11 AM
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I have been running Dunlap D205's and D207's on my 95 VFR for the past 60,000 miles. I have found the D205's offer sufficient grip for anything that can be safetly done on the highway. I have used D207's for those times when I can't D205's in a couple of weeks. My milage varies from about 11,000 on a front D207 to 14,000 with a D205. The rears wear out at about 5,000 for a D207 and 7,000 for a D205. I make sureI run the max pressures at all times.

I have found replacing 2 rears to a front works out about right. I right a lot of twisties and generally wear the rears out evenly and the fronts on the sides first. These have been good tires and a great value. Prices actually seem lower this year.


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post #10 of 17 (permalink) Old 08-14-2000, 05:18 AM
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what, none of u ever heard of pilot sports??? haha..

i've ridden wit both the 207's and the pilot sports, and prefer the pilots.

i ride them hard, and i've never had any probs.

only real diff i noticed was the pilots steer quicker (noticable on turn ins) and feel a bit more stable when leaned over...

i've never had any probs wit traction wit either tire.

next i think i'm gunna try out the BT 010, i've heard some favorable reviews...



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