I've fitted a new rear tyre - dunlop d908 not listed on the dunlop sites

Discussion in 'Dakar champion (950/990)' started by Mouse, Dec 7, 2005.

  1. Dale950

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  2. phixmup

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  3. sailah

    sailah Lampin' it

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    I paid 175ish for both 908RR F&R with free shipping from SWMoto. $USD
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  4. Robin Webster

    Robin Webster Been here awhile

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    I've been trying to find these tyres (!) in the UK and Dunlop are not answering my emails.

    Any body had success getting them in the UK??

    Robin :ear
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  5. b0mb3r

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    bump .............................. :evil
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  6. sailah

    sailah Lampin' it

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    I really like the rear, much more than a TKC, better hook up, better slide, long wearing. Really stands up to the abuse of our high powered bikes. Never a flat. Rear is pretty stiff getting on the rim. Only had one flat on the rear so far.

    Front is terrible. I've heard the Dunlop 606 is a better match. It will be my next front. I may also try a TKC front with the 908RR rear.

    I know have two sets of tires that get swapped, these and Scorps. I'm going to get a set of BT 45s and see how those stack up to the Scorps.

    Basically everything you have heard is true. No new news
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  7. codys

    codys Lost in the Vizcaino

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    good luck with the 45's. I killed a rear on a recent trip to the west coast with wear bars being hit at 2500 miles. Max pressure with moderate load at 80-85 mph and a bunch of Nevada straights. Switched to scorp in Gresham, Or and came back 2k to Denver area. Wearing better for sure and thats with 90mph plus down I-80 in Wyo for 4 mind numbing hours. My .02$ and we all know how tire opinion can go :D Oh and thumbs up to 908rr. 908rr/606 for me next.
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  8. ktmnate

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    What they said. The 606 Front with the 908 rear is the cats meow. I got just over 3500 miles on the rear. I toasted the front a little quicker but the combo worked great.


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  9. ybracing

    ybracing Been here awhile

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    At the bottom is the link for Dunlop and the 908 tire or (tyre). They did not have the max load listed. I spoke to Scot Harden at the Nevada Rally Experience and he told me that the 908 is a better tire overall then the Michelin Desert tire. He also said that it was cheaper. The 908 tested well and is the preferred tire for the Red Bull KTM team for Dakar. I checked the price at http://www.rockymountainatv.com/productDetail.do (rocky mountain ATV/MC) and the rear is $84.99 and the front is $57.99. I believe that Rocky Mountain does not charge shipping for orders over $100.00. Great price considering that my Michelin Desert tires cost me about $225 for the set. The next set that I put on my 950 will be the Dunlop.

    http://www.dunlopmotorcycle.com/tirecatalog_tire.asp?id=96

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  10. Burra

    Burra KTM 950 and lovin it

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    Mouse,
    Great info on the D908RR. Wandering who you get you tyres from in Sydney? I have asked few shops over here in Perth, I'm told they can't get any until end of April.
    Not much good for me as I'm heading off across the Gibson desert on April the 20th and may have to settle for the Michelin Deserts.
    Can you assist?

    Thanks
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  11. FastHotWheels

    FastHotWheels Chris Dempsey

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    I had a set of the Dunlop D908rr matching set front a rear, and though they are better in the dirt the bike is now a dangerous on the street. Here is my problem I am wondering if anyone else if having the same problem. At about 50 the front end starts to wobble and at about 75 itÂ’s the starting of a tank slapper enough to keep traffic at bay wondering when you will go down. This bike was smooth as silk before the new tires now it just down right scary to ride. Also the rear though miles better than stock still lacks the grip off road and seems to spin freely on pavement. I have been playing with tire pressure from 12 to 25 PSI to fix the problem but nothing seems to help.
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  12. wsmc99

    wsmc99 Been here awhile

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    Just looked at the 606 and MT21 fronts side by each.

    While I still never found a published diameter, the MT21 looks to be a tad taller and a bit better for the road while still offering good dirt performance.

    The 606 is stiffer in the side wall, both are stiffer than the TKC front.

    I think I'm going with the MT21 front and 908rr rear for Baja this year.

    If anyone can confirm this as a good setup (or bad), chime in! :ear
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  13. ADVJake

    ADVJake ***** dweller

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    Yep its definiately the 908RR rear causing the wobbles.

    I came off at 100kmh due to this rear 908rr induced tank slapper, i wasn't using a damper and i was on a light sandy highway dirt rd.

    If you are using these tyres i don't think its safe without a damper. or don't go above 80-90kmh until the rear has become at least 50% worn.
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  14. LeglessOne

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    I'm on my 4th 908rr and haven't had a problem.
    Have had a bit of head shake at about 125/130kmh but only slight.
    Running a 606 front at the moment (head shake was worse with the Baja front).

    Shane
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  15. Mudguts

    Mudguts when in doubt GAS IT

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    any one thought of suspension settings and sag might be causing head shake
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  16. Anthony

    Anthony Hurry up, Stephie!

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    I've been through 3 908rr rears with TKC80 front. Never had any headshake. Lots of different on and offroad conditions. Maybe the front tire is to blame?
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  17. FastHotWheels

    FastHotWheels Chris Dempsey

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    I will try another and report back! thanks all:norton
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  18. Lewy

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    I have not had a problem with running the 908. I have a 606 up front.

    For sure at the start they feel a bit unstable but I was doing up to 170km/h in the dirt about 50km after fitting them. Never had any big moments.

    The only time they did bite it was my fault for being an idiot.

    In the dry on the tar they I find them ok and they really hang. They leave cool black lines out of corners too.

    I will get another one for sure.
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  19. FastHotWheels

    FastHotWheels Chris Dempsey

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    Scotts Top Triple Clamp ktm950-adv and Damper is now on the way, figured I wanted it anyway, if it stops the problem it will be a great solution to keeping fun dirt tiers on the bike. I should have the Scotts Damper by the end of the week and I should have a good Idea of a fix by the weekend.
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  20. jaydee1445

    jaydee1445 Footpeg Crash Tester

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    I've had the 908s up to 90mph with just a little wobble on the street.
    80mph on the dirt no problem.
    Try a little less pre load to lower the rear. I was running the rear around 27 psi. Pressure has been discused in one of the 908 threads.