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“Attention: Dunlop Superstock Riders: Tire Growth At Speed Notification: Dunlop’s 2004 rear 17” slick tire for 750cc and 1000cc machines is a 195/70R-17 KR108. This tire is much bigger in diameter than the original equipment tire on your motorcycle. It may foul on the front of the swingarm at speed if wheel adjustment is not correct. The inflated diameter of 195/70R-17 is 659mm (25.95”). Most OEM tires measure about 628-633mm (24.72 – 24.92”). In order to allow for tire growth at speed you must leave a minimum of 14mm of clearance between center of the tire and the inside front curve of the swingarm. Failure to do so may result in the tire contacting the swingarm while it is rotating. Contact between the tire and swingarm at speed will result in tire smoke which may in turn, cause you to be Red-Flagged by race officials. Tire/Swingarm contact will also cause tire to operate at higher temperatures adversely affecting tire performance. Spacers of 14 mm thickness are available at the Dunlop Garage. Please pick one up on your first visit to the Dunlop Garage and use this spacer each time you position, or re-position your rear wheel.”

Just found this article about the dumflops being used for the superstock race on thursday. It may not be anything but worth looking at considering they will be hitting 185mph against a concrete wall. Notice that michelin is rather confident with their tire. Shame on Dunlop for this shi+!!
 

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Hmm, a 195/70/17: sounds like they added a bunch more rubber to the tire in efforts to keep them from popping like a baloon on the banking, to that end they made a big fat dohnut of a rear tire that rubs!! what the f^<k!!
 
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