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I currently run the dunlop qualifers but i got back today and noticed the middle of the rear wheel has slits in it? Like its splitting whys this?! The tyre is newish! But anyways i was looking at the pilots they look good and had them before without issues

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From that description, sounds like you're well past due for a new tire. What air pressure were you running it at? I noticed that's the biggest determining factor in rear tire life.

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thats a common problem this year with the qualifiers...apparently it is nothing to worryabout (according to the dunlop experts) but screw that....I'd go with a different brand ...I love Pirelli DOT's :).

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Ill get a picture in the morning :) and yeah i dont rate dunlops there shit saying that in the wet they are superb! I will run it a little more are maxxis any good?

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I would be returning to the point of purchase and lodging a complaint......whether It does much or not would depend on attitude of the bike shop.....Cracking tyres is a major safety issue...

 

Do a search on SM tyres or SM tires....it's been covered numerous times...

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Your leading edge (front edge of the groove) appears to be wearing more (unevenly) than your trailing edge. This is an indication of an unbalanced suspension set up based on your riding style. I did two track days this year and Dave Moss uses tire wear as an indicator for compression and rebound settings. I did 8 laps, came back in, my rear tire was good, but the front was showing more trailing edge wear. He backed off the fork rebound 3 clicks. I came back in half way through the day and everything looked really good.

 

If you think about this, and if I am correctly seeing the wear based on your tire photo, what it means is under acceleration the rear is coming up too quickly onto the leading edge of the tire and spinning up.

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I dont get what you are saying? The suspension hasnt been changed for all the tyres iv had and never had this issue? The back wheel doesnt spin ? But the middle is flat than the sides so i assume that is causing this issue? In a way its streching the tyre?

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I wasn't talking about your lack of tread from a worn tire that has flattened and lost it's profile. I was looking at the tread wear pattern that is on the lean angle surface of the tire. Sorry. It's over your head. Carry on.

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I wasn't talking about your lack of tread from a worn tire that has flattened and lost it's profile. I was looking at the tread wear pattern that is on the lean angle surface of the tire. Sorry. It's over your head. Carry on.

Its almost impossible to read a tire...many small details to look at

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Its almost impossible to read a tire...many small details to look at

 

Our suspension guru out here would disagree. If you're on Facebook follow Dave Moss for a while and you'll see how little we know.

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Our suspension guru out here would disagree. If you're on Facebook follow Dave Moss for a while and you'll see how little we know.

 

Agree,..... reading a tyre accurately is possible for someone that knows how to ....

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Well just an update i got a new one the pilots front and back was cheaper to buy two :) and he said there is nothing wrong with the tyre he said cause its worn more in the middle compare to the outsides it was just streching it but dont buy them dunlops iv had it on like 2000 miles

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Well just an update i got a new one the pilots front and back was cheaper to buy two :) and he said there is nothing wrong with the tyre he said cause its worn more in the middle compare to the outsides it was just stretching it but dont buy them dunlops iv had it on like 2000 miles

 

 

Oh, so your tyre had stretch marks... :lol: ..... when did it have the baby.??. :confused:

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So , what did they charge you for 2 ?

no for just the back was £110 inc fitting and for both was only £160 inc fitting so i just had them both put on and yeah it did hahahaha!

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2000miles only on the dunlop qualifier and they look like that??

And with the "way pass du" as it is: The last of my worry would be those "slits"

 

holy crap!!  How many psi are you running?

a couple year ago I did 5000miles on a GSXR750 with qualifier!

 

I do 6000miles with pilot power.

now I run Pilot Road2 : I'm at 6000miles and it's not even half used.

Don't miss any grip: can clutch wheelie whitout any slip in heavy rain at 40F....even power wheely easy at 32F

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