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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 07-07-2002, 09:47 PM Thread Starter
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Dunlop D220 Tires

I have been using Dunlop D205 tires for sport touring but they are no longer available. The dealer told me the Dunlop D220 were an improved version of the D205 so I had them put on.
With the 205's I was getting around 12,000 kms ( 7500 miles) but I just returned from a trip to Idaho and got only 6000 kms (3750 miles) from the 220's. Has anyone else had experience with the 205's vs the 220's and what sort of mileage have you been getting from the 220's?
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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 07-08-2002, 12:32 AM
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I think we all know what the real question is here:

What the hell were you doing in idaho?

I'll never get over Macho Grande
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post #3 of 6 (permalink) Old 07-13-2002, 04:59 PM
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Idaho: 11 turns in 318 Miles The best Sportouring tire out their is the new Michelin Macadems 100X's Ground my feeler's down so they do stick On my 99 Blackbird I should get over 8,000 miles from the rear, over 12,000 miles front and the best part NO CUPPING
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Hmmm, people from NY voicing an opinion on riding in Idaho. Mmmmkay.

Well, I lived there for 20 years and just got back from riding through parts of ID. Yes, southern ID is flat and straight...but the rest isn't.

You want about 200+ miles of corner carving? Take the road from Salmon -> Chalis -> Stanley -> Idaho City -> Boise. Great canyon roads and there is a long section from outside Stanley through Idaho City (about 35 miles) that is so twisty I started getting queasey from the constant switch backs and 100 degree temperature. I'd like to go back there when the temp is about 75.

No comment on the 220s...have never tried it. Just had to straighten up the 11 turns in 318 miles comment.

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UFO, OK. ya got me , NY is'nt any better
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post #6 of 6 (permalink) Old 08-31-2002, 07:09 PM
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I have 4k on my 3 month old 220's and estimate that they will be good for about 8-9k under me. I got 14.5k on my stock BT-56's which may be some sort of record...

Side note--I rode BT56's at Honda recomended pressures of 36/f and 42/r. Felt ok for a rookie and I got great life from tires. More racer-type guys who sold me 220's, said to run 32/34 or 34/36. These tires feel much grippier in the turns and much more confidence inspiring. Wish I had tried BT's at lower pressure to know if it was pressure or tire compound/construction.

I would buy either Brand/Tire again.
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