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  • Neale Posts: 325
    Richmond NSW
    Stage 1 Poster Neale
    07 Apr 2018 04:35 PM
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    So..... I had a Pirelli night dragon put on the back of my sporty, got 4,000 kms out of it and found a nail in it. Ok ok I thought get it changed, not worth the risk of running a patch versus the cost of a replacement.
    So, 10 minutes ago I walk into my shed and spot this, 600 kms old.
    I think I might go back to running dunlops.
  • steelo Posts: 1949
    Adelaide foothills SA
    Motor Head steelo
    07 Apr 2018 06:25 PM
    Those emergency sticky glue plug kits will fix that no probs Neale. It's not on a sidewall. Fairly stable area. Give it a try IF you have tubeless. Regards
    BTW, how will wearing different shoes help to stop getting punctures?
  • Neale Posts: 325
    Richmond NSW
    Stage 1 Poster Neale
    07 Apr 2018 06:31 PM
    I dunno Steelo, I've done over 130,000 kms on dunlops in the last 10 yrs, never a problem.
    I run pirellis and I eat 2 3" nails in a month.
    WTF !!!
  • lucifer_mr2 Posts: 407
    Stage 1 Poster lucifer_mr2
    07 Apr 2018 07:27 PM
    Mine just look like this after riding with them. Currently emailing Pirelli as to the wear pattern.
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  • Odin Posts: 305
    South Australia
    Stage 1 Poster Odin
    08 Apr 2018 07:20 AM
    so where are all these nails coming from would be my question
  • JFE Posts: 1207
    NSW
    Performance Poster JFE
    08 Apr 2018 01:20 PM
    Posted by Neale on 07 Apr 2018 06:31 PM
    I dunno Steelo, I've done over 130,000 kms on dunlops in the last 10 yrs, never a problem.
    I run pirellis and I eat 2 3" nails in a month.
    WTF !!!

    Your local Dunlop dealer is a bastard (with too many nails).

  • JFE Posts: 1207
    NSW
    Performance Poster JFE
    08 Apr 2018 01:21 PM
    Posted by lucifer_mr2 on 07 Apr 2018 07:27 PM
    Mine just look like this after riding with them. Currently emailing Pirelli as to the wear pattern.
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     What pressure are you running? 

  • lucifer_mr2 Posts: 407
    Stage 1 Poster lucifer_mr2
    08 Apr 2018 01:43 PM
    36 psi, at the factory 40 it was tearing the entire surface.
  • JFE Posts: 1207
    NSW
    Performance Poster JFE
    08 Apr 2018 05:07 PM
    Posted by lucifer_mr2 on 08 Apr 2018 01:43 PM
    36 psi, at the factory 40 it was tearing the entire surface.

    I would think 36 would be fine; I run mine at 38 and don’t get any issues. 40 would conceivably produce that on a warm day doing hwy km’s. You have good/reliable pressure gauge?

    Be interesting to hear what Pirelli says. In the old days, there would be a tyre reseller who knows it all and could easily diagnose.

  • Neale Posts: 325
    Richmond NSW
    Stage 1 Poster Neale
    10 Apr 2018 03:41 PM
    The Pirelli Australia site recommends 30 psi for a 21" front night dragon, and 40 psi for the rear 16" night dragon.
  • Krash Kinkade Posts: 2110
    Motor Head Krash Kinkade
    11 Apr 2018 08:56 PM
    Posted by Neale on 07 Apr 2018 06:31 PM
    I dunno Steelo, I've done over 130,000 kms on dunlops in the last 10 yrs, never a problem.
    I run pirellis and I eat 2 3" nails in a month.
    WTF !!!

     Neale, I've been a long long time Avon tyres user. when I started riding HD's Dunlop were not common on HD's, GoodYear was what they came with new. so I had never used Dunlop. then was using Bridgstone battle axe on my Buell needed a new tyre, local bike tyre guy only used Dunny's, so got one on rear. less than 1,000 got a flat ( this was tubeless. I'm back on Avon on both my bikes. Bridgstone's good, never had flats with them. by the way was wood that went into my dunny's and did not seal the tubeless, so it went flat on the road, in the bush.

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