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208 GPA's and Michelin Pilot Race

I'm experimenting with suspension and tires and wanted to hear what experiences you guys are having with the Dunlop 208 GPA tires. I'm running the 190/60 in the rear and 120/70 in the front. The rear is 33mm taller than the OEM 218.

Dunlop said I could change the counter shaft sprocket 1 tooth smaller and I should have enough clearance. It's so damm close and the tire was hitting my mudder that I purchased a new chain and with the smaller sprocket, was able to move the rear wheel rearwards about 15mm. I also modified the mudder so it sits about 5mm higher.

I'm running Ohlin forks and shock and have taken the OEM spacer out, since the Ohlin shock is 2 or 3 mm taller than the OEM at its shortest setting.

I'm going to try the Michelin Pilot Race as well, changing back to the OEM sprocket and OEM chain length. The Michelin's have the same measured profile as the 218.

I'd like to hear if any of you have been experimenting with the Dunlop GPA's or the Michelin Pilot Race and your opinions of either or both.

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I dont have the suspension you do but I only ran the GPA's this past year at the track. I ran 180's in the rear on stock suspension, just setup really well, and they are awesome. They are alot sticker than any other tire I tried and that is a big plus. Definatley a good choice in my opinion.
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I run GPa's exclusively at the track (my bike rarely sees the street) and I have never had a problem with them. I usually get a whole weekend out of them so I'm happy.
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Never run the pilots, strictly a GP/GPA guy for track tires. i like them quite a bit. Much like the ZR for the street, the GP's give up predictably when pushed to the traction limit, which I like.

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I have the 208GPa 190/60

I just got back from TWS and the tires stuck like glue. Ive got the 16t and the tire don't rub. Ive taken the stock spacer out of the shock and droped the fork tubes to flush. Handles like a dream with a little high speed shake.

The trick to cure that is to slide back in the seat and youre good to go.

I weigh ~160 or more and if you want my track sus settings pm me and Ill hook you up.




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Here is my set up...it is with a 190/60 rear, 120/70 front Dunlop 208 GP-A.
Also I have my forks flush in the triple clamp and the 3mm shim removed from above the shock.


Front: Preload: 6 lines showing

Comp: 13...if thats to stiff try 17 from full hard

Rebound: 10 clicks from full hard



Rear: Preload: 7 threads showin above the spring.

Comp: 2.5 turns from full hard

Rebound: 3-3.5 turns from full hard





This worked great for me. I started the day with 13 clicks of comp but it was too stiff for me. But I also have alotta stiction in my forks. After that I went to 17 and it worked great.



I have 7000mi on my forks. I hope that helps.



I also ran 29psi in both tires on monday. seemed to work fine.




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Here is my set up...it is with a 190/60 rear, 120/70 front Dunlop 208 GP-A.
Also I have my forks flush in the triple clamp and the 3mm shim removed from above the shock.


Front: Preload: 6 lines showing

Comp: 13...if thats to stiff try 17 from full hard

Rebound: 10 clicks from full hard



Rear: Preload: 7 threads showin above the spring.

Comp: 2.5 turns from full hard

Rebound: 3-3.5 turns from full hard





This worked great for me. I started the day with 13 clicks of comp but it was too stiff for me. But I also have alotta stiction in my forks. After that I went to 17 and it worked great.



I have 7000mi on my forks. I hope that helps.



I also ran 29psi in both tires on monday. seemed to work fine.
28-29psi seams to be a good set on the Dunlops.
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