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Default Dunlop Tire Blowout DEATH

Any one see the latest new report on the tire blow out death from a Dunlop Tire. 5 deaths and 22 injuries from them so far....Just another reason why I don't run Lops ! !

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I haven't seen it, but everything I have seen about blowouts the guy was running a bald tire.
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Goodyear Claims D402 Tire Is Not Faulty, Won't Issue Recall

To recall or not to recall: deadly tire-related incidents raise concerns

Five. Thatís the number of deaths linked to failure of the Goodyear*Dunlop*D402*Harley-Davidson*tire. Add 22 injured in the accidents the blowouts

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When I ask a rider how much air is in their tires, the usual reply I get is; Whatever the shop put in last spring." It's a sad reality that a major fraction are riding on under inflated tires. No wonder there are those blowouts. There are two types of riders: Motorcyclists and motorcycle owners.

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People just don't care and nearly nobody out there knows how dangerous it is to run a tire with too low on air pressure. It heats the tire up and can eventually lead to a blowout. My buddy owns a tire shop and he sees it all the time with guys putting on big LT AT tires to replace the smaller P rated tires on their trucks. They keep the same psi (usually 35) when the tire now needs about 47 psi. Eventually the belts go bad or worse they have a blowout.
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I have used Dunlops on two previous bikes but have never used them on my 2013 Victory. I found out that they seem to handle OK, but wear a lot quicker than other brands like Metezler or Michelin. The front tire seems to cup quickly if you run it too long. But the reason I quit using them was the wear, but never had any blow out problems with them. Had a couple of flats due to nails or screws but that is normal. Also I have found that by checking the pressure in your tires before riding you can cut down on flats or bad handling. If you have a slow leak etc, you will find out when you check air pressure before riding. Plus I generally like to run a higher air pressure in my tires for handling purposes. The reason I do not use them anymore is because there are better tires out there in my opinion.
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I've used nothing but Dunlop tires on my CCT from new to now over 57K miles. I have zero complaints and nothing but praise for them. The rear E3's all got well over 17K miles and now the E4 out back is doing even better. The front E3's never had any indication about cupping or uneven wear. They were all excellent. Now I have a Dunlop RoadSmart II (160/60) up front with over 24K miles that still looks like it can double that mileage.

I check the front and rear tire pressure about every two weeks along with the rear shock. Seldom, if ever do any of these three need air. I run 39psi up front and 41psi out back.

KeveinX posted (warned) recently how amazingly sad it is that he consistently sees bikes coming in with under 20psi in them. I suspect the main culprit of most tire issues remain excessive under inflation. With the owner being oblivious to the condition.

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I for one would like to see a study of all brands and deaths/injuries before passing judgement. Not having anything to compare it to is meaningless.

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