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Dunlop Arrowmax D103

Post by badseeds on Sun 02 Feb 2014, 11:06 pm

Anyone tried them? I just won a pair on ebay for £100 delivered. Too good a bargain to pass up.

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Re: Dunlop Arrowmax D103

Post by sullivj on Mon 03 Feb 2014, 6:50 am

Well done. I was watching those.

Same guy sold a similar pair last week and they went for £100 too. As you say, a great deal.

Lucky for you, I missed the auction ending!

Never tried them though.
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Re: Dunlop Arrowmax D103

Post by eternally_troubled on Mon 03 Feb 2014, 12:35 pm

Is that the same type of arrowmax that came with the bike, or the new ones ? My bike had some arrowmax on it (the 'old' ones) when I got it and they seemed fine, however they were quite worn so my expectations weren't that high.

For 100 quid a pair they would have to be pretty bad not to be good value...
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Re: Dunlop Arrowmax D103

Post by badseeds on Mon 03 Feb 2014, 2:17 pm

They have been superseded, I can't remember what the new one is called and these tyres I bought have Oct/Nov 2011 date codes, but yes, £100 for a pair of tyres is pretty good. They must be better than Roadriders......
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Re: Dunlop Arrowmax D103

Post by geewhizz on Sun 16 Feb 2014, 8:27 pm

i just snagged a set for £112. Hope they'll do the job. How you getting on with yours Badseeds?

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Re: Dunlop Arrowmax D103

Post by sullivj on Sun 16 Feb 2014, 8:31 pm

I emailed the guy, and he sold me a set for £105 delivered. 

Just taken my wheels off to get them fitted. I'll report back.
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Re: Dunlop Arrowmax D103

Post by geewhizz on Sun 16 Feb 2014, 9:00 pm

Now that was a good idea to buy em outside of ebay. Saved yourself a few pennies in the process...
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Re: Dunlop Arrowmax D103

Post by badseeds on Mon 17 Feb 2014, 11:44 am

I haven't fitted mine yet. I'm sure they're fine.
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Re: Dunlop Arrowmax D103

Post by Gonzumzum on Tue 10 Mar 2015, 12:12 pm

Any new insight?
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Re: Dunlop Arrowmax D103

Post by geewhizz on Tue 10 Mar 2015, 12:20 pm

i just bough another set £88 delivered, the current rear is beginning to delaminate a bit after 2000 mile and a track day - i think i saw this before in another post.  Still a great tire but I think I'll make this my last pair and give bt 090's a go after.
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Re: Dunlop Arrowmax D103

Post by badseeds on Tue 10 Mar 2015, 12:54 pm

I've switched to BT45s. The Dunlops are very grippy, wet or dry, but they don't last long enough and I've had to bin a tyre with lots of tread on because it started to delaminate. Makes you wonder how this seller is getting all these cheap tyres.....
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Re: Dunlop Arrowmax D103

Post by eternally_troubled on Tue 10 Mar 2015, 1:28 pm

Yep, same here. There were some on my bike when I got it - the rear was starting to delaminate, however not so badly that I felt I had to change it immediately, so I used them up and got something else.

I wonder if Dunlop had a bit of a problem with the QC on these...
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Re: Dunlop Arrowmax D103

Post by Gonzumzum on Tue 10 Mar 2015, 2:30 pm

Theres is a buy/sale web platform with lots of use in Portugal and often i go check there for tyres.
The deals always seem good, untill i ask them about production dates of each tires...
Normally, 2002-2005. So we´re talking about tyres with at least 10 years...

For that i think it´s better to go on tyreonline or similars and buy new ones!
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Re: Dunlop Arrowmax D103

Post by eternally_troubled on Wed 11 Mar 2015, 12:22 pm

10 year old tyres are not usually good. Some will be OK, but not all of them. It will be worse if they have been stored in the light.

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Re: Dunlop Arrowmax D103

Post by sullivj on Sun 15 Mar 2015, 6:54 am

I think they're dated 2012. When I got mine, the seller was very upfront about the age of them.
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Re: Dunlop Arrowmax D103

Post by alvamiga on Sun 15 Mar 2015, 11:32 am

@badseeds wrote:...They must be better than Roadriders......

Is there some secret I'm not in on? I currently have Roadriders on mine and haven't had any issue with them.
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Re: Dunlop Arrowmax D103

Post by badseeds on Sun 15 Mar 2015, 11:37 am

The Roadriders grip fine, in the dry. Are they cracking yet? Check the sidewalls and tread pattern - if they're not cracking yet, they WILL.
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Re: Dunlop Arrowmax D103

Post by alvamiga on Sun 15 Mar 2015, 12:14 pm

I've certainly not seen anything like that. Could be a different riding style issue as I drive in all weather, including heavy rain, and have had no problem with corners whatsoever.

Is it possible they are just a harder compound? They are wearing notably more slowly than the previous tyres I had (Bridgestones, on at time of purchase). Grip and wear rate usually tend to go hand in hand. Smile
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Re: Dunlop Arrowmax D103

Post by badseeds on Sun 15 Mar 2015, 12:18 pm

Do a Google search - lots of different people are experiencing the cracking.
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Re: Dunlop Arrowmax D103

Post by alvamiga on Sun 15 Mar 2015, 12:33 pm

I've found some results and there is absolutely nothing like that on mine. I found one article mentioning this from a couple of years ago where Avon had a quantity with this issue where people got replacements from them, but I couldn't see any recent posts about it. Most seemed to be around 2012. I'm not saying you are wrong by any means, but I was offered these tyres by two local dealers who I would trust not to send me a bum steer.

I will keep an eye on them as part of my normal maintenance, but if they do go that way they will just go onto my "never again" list! Smile
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Re: Dunlop Arrowmax D103

Post by badseeds on Sun 15 Mar 2015, 12:36 pm

I contacted Avon several times and didn't get a response, that's why I won't be using their tyres again. Maybe they have sorted 'em now but there are better, grippier tyres available.

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