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    Dunlop TT100
    on: Aug 12, 2020, 07.26 pm
    Aug 12, 2020, 07.26 pm
    Just curious.  I've always respected Dunlop TT100 tyres on my classics and I see they are available in TTSE sizes.  Anyone ever tried them on a Trophy?  I'm thinking of doing that but not really keen to be the first  :002:
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    Re: Dunlop TT100
    Reply #1 on: Aug 12, 2020, 09.26 pm
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    First I’ve heard of that and I can find anything on Dunlop’s website. The TT100 was designed for a different world, of tubed cross ply tyres, light weight and relatively low power.

    Please could you provide a link?
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    Re: Dunlop TT100
    Reply #3 on: Aug 13, 2020, 01.06 am
    Aug 13, 2020, 01.06 am
    Ken on looking at the site I noticed that the GP version[ I would imagine that's the one your interested in] didn't have the Trophy's rear tyre size available. Just saying that's all. Or have I missed something. Cheers.  :158:
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    Re: Dunlop TT100
    Reply #4 on: Aug 13, 2020, 06.02 am
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    Thanks for the link  :028:

    I could understand putting a TT100 on something like a Bonneville, but I wouldn’t accept any potential compromises for style on a bike as heavy and powerful as the Trophy. I see they’ve had to compromise in the straight centre groove on the rear tyre, so that I wouldn’t have even recognised it as a TT100.

    It looks somewhere between the flat profile of an old TT100 and the V shaped profile of a modern tyre, giving the characteristics of a worn tyre from new and that’s before factoring in the probable lack of dual compound rubber.

    I’d also want to know about the water shedding capabilities of a tread pattern originally designed for very narrow tyres, when applied to something as wide as a 190 (if available).

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    Re: Dunlop TT100
    Reply #5 on: Aug 13, 2020, 09.59 am
    Aug 13, 2020, 09.59 am
    *Originally Posted by HACKLE [+]
    Ken on looking at the site I noticed that the GP version[ I would imagine that's the one your interested in] didn't have the Trophy's rear tyre size available. Just saying that's all. Or have I missed something. Cheers.  :158:

    LOL I only looked for the front tyre. Hadn't noticed the rear wasn't listed.  Probably explains why no one had answered based on experience.  Also, the TT100 is not the same as the TT100 Classic (both are available from Dunlop) which we old fellas know pretty well.
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    Re: Dunlop TT100
    Reply #6 on: Aug 13, 2020, 09.35 pm
    Aug 13, 2020, 09.35 pm
    Ii saw the ad, but decided to fit a pair of Avon Roadrunners myself. I find them much better than the front Speedmaster and the rear Safety Mileage I took off

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    Re: Dunlop TT100
    Reply #7 on: Aug 14, 2020, 09.44 am
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    *Originally Posted by 1675 [+]
    Ii saw the ad, but decided to fit a pair of Avon Roadrunners myself. I find them much better than the front Speedmaster and the rear Safety Mileage I took off

     :008:  There's not that many who see the irony of your quip, Gary!  I think the most I got out of a Safety Mileage tyre was around 45,000 miles, then it went on the sidecar after that  :008:  I never realised a new Safety Mileage was actually round...at first I thought they were all made square  :745:
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