They Suck! After getting tired of having to spend so much replacing softer compound tires(Battle-axe, and Metzlers) I thought I would try the Dunlop 205's. Obviously, being in Nebraska, I have a lot of straight, flat riding. I didn't think there would be such a huge difference. We went out to a place called "The Maze". It's an area on the edge of town the city built hoping people would build houses in. Several blocks of curvy, deserted streets, perfect for riding. It's really like a little track. Anyway, took a few laps slow, then stepped it up. Dropped the bike into the first left-hander and almost low-sidded. The tires slid out from under me, then when I recovered, was rewarded with a nice little tank-slapper. Thank God for steering dampers! Two corners later, coming out of an s-curve the rear tire decides to let go as I am on the gas, another slapper. Stopped the bike to look at the street and the tires. You could see the little black marks on the pavement where the rear tire was sliding back and forth in the slappers. I was riding the lip of the tire, but that's the LAST time. You could even see the horizontal slide marks in the tire that ran off the lip from side-slides.
It is amazing how much confidence your tires can give you(or take from you). I now have to be really careful just riding around town. And the stupid things will probably last forever. Be careful what you wish for.
That don't fix it? Get a bigger Hammer
1993 GSXR 1100