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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 06-16-2013, 11:14 AM Thread Starter
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Dunlop Q3's

I got a set of Q3's mounted yesterday on my ZX7R, the first set that shop has mounted. Figured I give them a try on the ZX before I threw a set on my RC51 to replace the Power Ones. Any recommendations for pressures? I was thinking 34/36 for general use. Can't say much about them yet as they only have about 30miles on them. The jump from 190/50 to 190/55 is noticeable already.
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I run the 195/55 and just got my second set of Q2's for the RC51. It's amazing to me how sure-footed they feel right out of the box, so to speak.
I like around 31-33psi for both front and rear.
But how close is the Q3 to the Q2? I have no idea if those pressures will work for you...

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Today is the first dry day since I got my Q3's mounted. All I can say is they are awesome. 65 miles on them, 35 from the ride home in the rain/mist after mounting. They roll edge to edge with ease and confidence, and hold a line. Not sure how much of that edge to edge transition is due to the jump from 190/50 to 190/55. Either way, they work...
Can't wait to really flog them, and see how forgiving they are if & when I make a mistake. Currently running 34/36 this can and will probably change multiple times until I find MY sweet spot. The 36/41 as mounted felt like riding on a knife edge. Any input and you felt like you were going to flop over, even going in a straight line. YMMV
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I'll be very interested in your feedback about these tires, so come back again anytime you have something to say about your Q3's.

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