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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.
Later all, sleep good.

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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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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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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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<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....

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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.
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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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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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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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I'm just curious, why do a lot of riders say that for rear tires, 180s are better than 190s ?? I thought wider was better?

I have D207 190s on my rear and i don't have a problem with it on corners, even when i'm almost scraping my knees.

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for the most part u wouldn't notice the diff...

maybe if you was at the track, and rode a 190, then switched to a 180 and ride them back-2-back u might notice the diff...

most ppl will tell u the 180 turns a lil quicker, but it depends on yer perception...

really on the street u probably wouldn't notice the diff...

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



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My Triumph has a 190 rear tire and it's pretty obvious it's for show, since it only puts about 80-85 hp to the asphalt. It's not like a 180 couldn't handle those raging ponies. :rolleyes:

I have never put a 180 on it but I suspect the bike would turn a little quicker if the rear tire were narrower. That's why I like the D207s. The profile makes the bike lean more quickly than the B'stones, or at least it seems that way to me.

I was looking at a Metzeler tire guide the other day (yeah, I have too much time on my hands) and I noticed a curious fact. The 190/50/17 radial actually weighs less than the 180/55/17. I don't know if that applies to other tires, and I realize the size of the wheel may be more important in determining unsprung weight, but I was surprised to see that wider does not necessarily mean heavier.

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Hey Pete, glad to be back.Been busy with lots
of junk,computer,trying to have a kid.Wife's parts aren't cooperating well due to pills.
You want to buy my 207's? Ran the VFR last night and oh my god!! These babys are sticky!
I will get in trob. fo sho.Never had scuffs all the way to the edge until I put Donlop's on.The harder i pushed better it got.Thanks to all of you guys and girls my choice was
the correct one. C-ya later,going riding!!


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<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Aril, Helvetica, sans-serif">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by hy_syde:
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 <snip>

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Look, you argumentative little... (just kidding :D ); I wasn't arguing your point, just elaborating on it based on the articles I have read.



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what... u think cuz u've post'd over 1500 msgs and u ride a HUNDA that yer always right???

HAHAHAHA...

uh anyway, i just think for the street the only noticeable diff for a 180 vs. 190 is looks... which is not a bad thing.



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<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Aril, Helvetica, sans-serif">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by hy_syde:
what... u think cuz u've post'd over 1500 msgs and u ride a HUNDA that yer always right???

HAHAHAHA...

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LOL!

<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Aril, Helvetica, sans-serif">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by hy_syde:

uh anyway, i just think for the street the only noticeable diff for a 180 vs. 190 is looks... which is not a bad thing.

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I couldn't agree more.



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