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Surprised there is no litigation against Dunlop when using this tire in cold temperatures. Riding a Hayabusa on a 45F day, tires at 45F, pavement dry, clear but in the shade. Just started to enter turn, no lean angle to speak of, and front end slipped out immediately. Afterwards checked tire durometer; like hard plastic. Would never use again in cold temps.

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Just read this on Motorcycle-SuperStore.com:

Dunlop Sportmax Q2 Rear Tire
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Watch out when they're cold!!
Surprised there is no litigation against Dunlop when using this tire in cold temperatures. Riding a Hayabusa on a 45F day, tires at 45F, pavement dry, clear but in the shade. Just started to enter turn, no lean angle to speak of, and front end slipped out immediately. Afterwards checked tire durometer; like hard plastic. Would never use again in cold temps.
Haha, ironically, I live about 9 miles from Issaquah.
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Re: Break in period for Q2's?

What would be a good psi range for streets & and psi range for moderate canyon riding for the Q2's?

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Re: Break in period for Q2's?

I think I'll check the pressure, and if it's above 32/32 or so I might bring it down to 29/29, per the end of this thread here.

Although I'm a bit worried about cooking the tires, most of my street trips are <10 miles

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Running about 36 psi on both front and rear
That's WAY too much. Combine that with the low temps and those tires were assuredly too cold.

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What would be a good psi range for streets & and psi range for moderate canyon riding for the Q2's?
I'd start around 30 front and rear and go from there.

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I think I'll check the pressure, and if it's above 32/32 or so I might bring it down to 29/29, per the end of this thread here.

Although I'm a bit worried about cooking the tires, most of my street trips are <10 miles
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Re: Break in period for Q2's?

I was incorrect, I was running 32/32 before, not 36/36. And as for cooking the tires, I've heard that the Q2's have a fairly soft edge, so for street riding to keep them a tad harder in order not to damage them. But that's for longer street rides in warmer weather, I think.
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I was incorrect, I was running 32/32 before, not 36/36. And as for cooking the tires, I've heard that the Q2's have a fairly soft edge, so for street riding to keep them a tad harder in order not to damage them. But that's for longer street rides in warmer weather, I think.
You won't be wearing through any tire in 1k miles or whatever unless you're doing burnouts or power stands or you're a HELLA fast track rider, regardless of the pressure you run.


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