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I've only put 1200 miles on this brand new Q2. Should the thread be showing so soon???


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Is this from legit riding or were you doing more burn outs in front of the the local high school again??

What is the full tire model number?



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You must accelerate very aggressively and decelerate using the engine all the time. I run Q2's and worst I ever got was 2800 miles that's including two track days.

Call Dunlop or the company you got them from. They will likely tell you the same thing I did though.

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Lol. Very funny. Never done a burnout. Waste of a tire. It's a Sportmax Q2. Always kept between 36 and 38 psi.


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I think Andrew may have hit the nail on the head.


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But 1200 miles is still ridiculous.


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But 1200 miles is still ridiculous.


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Since you only seem to use the center of the tire try a sport touring tire...

This is why I haven't used a BT003 or comparable compound on the street...I am happy to get 4,000 miles out of a set before changing.



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Lol. Very funny. Never done a burnout. Waste of a tire. It's a Sportmax Q2. Always kept between 36 and 38 psi.


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Weather and road temperatures will change, but in general, that's about 3 -5 psi more than I run my back Q2's. 180 -190lbs. rider weight, 33-34 is what works for me as a rule.

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PS- Motorcycle-superstore has Dunlop Roadsmart's on sale right now for 99 dollars shipped for rear and 89 shipped for front. They are a closeout tire due to being replaced by the Roadsmart II's. Wet traction appears to be the largest difference between the two.

For street I run the Roadsmart's and am very pleased with them. Great mileage and very good lateral grip for being a "sport touring" tire. At that price I just picked up 2 sets

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I took the back wheel off tonight. I'll see who has the best deal in Indy and have them swap it out for me.


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