Tires...sorry if it's a repeat - Kawasaki Versys Forum
 1Likes
  • 1 Post By Fitzharris
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 02-02-2019, 12:51 PM Thread Starter
Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2018
Location: Eugene
Posts: 18
Tires...sorry if it's a repeat

Anyone on here used the Dunlop Sportmax GPR 300? Seems opinions claim they are marginal in the wet. Any info on wet traction much appreciated.
Fitzharris is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 02-02-2019, 09:58 PM
Super Moderator
 
Fastoman's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Ipoh.Perak.Malaysia
Posts: 6,388
Took off the Dunlop after only 600km as its was not comfortable on wet and its rains almost everyday down here..but then again its all depend on the rider..
Fastoman is offline  
post #3 of 5 (permalink) Old 02-04-2019, 01:37 PM
Member
 
RocketyMan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2018
Location: Pacific Northwest
Posts: 40
Garage
Send a message via AIM to RocketyMan
Quote:
Originally Posted by Fitzharris View Post
Anyone on here used the Dunlop Sportmax GPR 300? Seems opinions claim they are marginal in the wet. Any info on wet traction much appreciated.
Looking at those tires they seem to have very "marginal" siping for water extraction. I would only use those tires for late-spring, summer type tires.

Usually a good wet traction tire will have the siping go from the center to the outside in a continuation.

Are you looking specifically for a tire that will handle wet roads?


GPR300
https://www.bikebandit.com/tires-tub...hoC-f0QAvD_BwE

These are my next set waiting once my Roadsmart 2 get used up.
Roadsmart 3
https://www.bikebandit.com/tires-tub...-tires/p/56277

2017 Kawasaki Versys 650
MODS: Thermo-Bob 3, Barkbusters Storm, Scorpion Slip-on Exhaust, Givi Rear Tire Hugger & Topcase Plate M7, T-Rex Racing: Engine Guard Crash Cages; Skid Plate; Front Axle Sliders
RocketyMan is offline  
 
post #4 of 5 (permalink) Old 02-04-2019, 11:12 PM Thread Starter
Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2018
Location: Eugene
Posts: 18
Thanks, I am always reluctant to post TIRE questions. I've had the GPR 300 on other bikes with no wet traction issues. I think I'll use your recommendations with the VERSYS though. I know tires are an acquired taste, but the V is a different animal.
RocketyMan likes this.
Fitzharris is offline  
post #5 of 5 (permalink) Old 02-05-2019, 09:40 AM
Member
 
hawkerjet's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2017
Location: Fresno aka Shake & Bake California
Posts: 889
I used many brands on a variety of bikes and these Bridgestone S-21's are my favorites, not to mention the most affordable. A set from Rocky Mountain ATV will cost you less than just a rear tire of many other brands.

A set at $182 delivered to your door is pretty hard to beat. I am on my second set and this will be my tire going forward.

Try a set I'm pretty sure you will love them too.


https://www.rockymountainatvmc.com/t...orcycle-tire-p

https://www.rockymountainatvmc.com/t...orcycle-tire-p

Cookin Wid Gas

2015 V-650 of course it's green...it's a Kazawalski.
hawkerjet is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Kawasaki Versys Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome