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    How do people feel about dunlop K70s?

    The new ones. Like a brand new set. I had dunlops on the GS750 and I don't remember what models they were but they were a little slick when cold but nice and grippy when warmed up. I usually try for avons or metzlers on my bikes but looking on like dunlops seem to be the cheapest thing that isn't a shinko or cheng shin.
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    FWIW, I've been getting avon roadriders for $120 apiece shipped on ebay. You know those don't suck
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    Quote Originally Posted by thechief86 View Post
    FWIW, I've been getting avon roadriders for $120 apiece shipped on ebay. You know those don't suck
    Iron Pony has the AM26s on sale for $96 a piece in stock in the size I need. They have K70's for roughly $83. I am being a cheap bastard.
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    I used them way back. I use Avons now. Like them both. I guess if you are going for a period look the K70 is the tire. If you'tr cheap they'e the ones. If you're going GP racing maybe they aren't the best.
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    I have k70s on the sr500.. good if your looking for a match to the original Mag-Mopus style tire..Lots of 60-70 brit style owners use them around here.. check bike bandits prices, they seem to have the best prices with free shipping and the last few pairs I have seen were recent date code 'fresh' tires..
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    Quote Originally Posted by Geeto67 View Post
    Iron Pony has the AM26s on sale for $96 a piece in stock in the size I need. They have K70's for roughly $83. I am being a cheap bastard.
    People that actually ride their bikes have an excuse to look for cheaper tires.

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    Dennis Kirk I have found to usually be the cheapest for tires, even with the $5 per tire shipping charge. Avons run around $78-90ish depending on size. They ship super fast too. Also I've actually ran the newer Dunlop k70, and was shocked that they were so grippy. With that said I'd get the Avons since it's not much more.

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    Dunlop GT501's are excellent, also like K81's if your're after a period look.
    Last edited by steveo; 09-18-2015 at 03:30 AM.
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    I'm guessing these are for your cb750. BikeBandit has a good price on the k70's.
    If you want the vintage look they are a good choice. For performance I'd buy
    the Bridgestone Spitfire's. Cost a little more but worth it.

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    Not to hi-jack the thread but has anyone tried the Vee Rubber TT100 look a like in their race compound?
    Next time I need tires I will probably give them a go.
    Vee Rubber "Vintage Line" TT Victory Race Compound TT100 Style Tire 3 60 19 | eBay

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