You may be able to purchase them from the UK but I don`t think they are available at any dealers in the US. I just googled K82 Dunlop and all dealers were in the UK. It does appear to be a spin off of the K81 though
This morning, http://www.dunlop.eu/dunlop_uk/mc/tyres/on_road/K82.jsp would get you directly to a page showing a picture of a K82, although there wasn't any size availability and you couldn't get to the page from others on the site; this evening, the address gets you an Internal Server Error.
Originally Posted By: Crookedhair
It seems quite a few places in the UK are selling them.
Some of the other links from Google to tyre seller sites don't actually work. Finally, while this site does list a number of sizes, they're all horrendously-expensive. I might be wrong about them not being made somewhere in the world but those prices seem to indicate that the normal importers can't bring 'em in at a price that'll compete with Far Eastern Cheapo brand and they are, after all, tyres for lightweight bikes.
Do you mean Dunlop "K81"? If so, there are quite a few places that sell them. I have bought a lot of motorcycle tires from Motorcycle Accessories Warehouse (MAW) and they may have them. I think even some of the mainstream bike parts dealers like Bike Bandit and Motorcycle Superstore carry K81s. If they don't, specialty Britbike dealers like British Cycle have them.
I use Dunlop K81s (also known as TT100s) on my Commando. They work fine but don't last very long. I need to replace my rear tire this year and it probably only has 5K miles on it.
The K81 range was developed in the late 1960's for what were then the most powerful road bikes - BSA and Triumph triples, Commando, etc. When the range was launched, afaik the tyres were the first 'low profile' - (section height less than section width, in this case 90%) available to the public and thus the forerunner of all modern sports-bike tyres.
The K82 range was launched some years later off the back of the K81 success. The tyres might've featured the same tread pattern but the sizes were by-and-large for small bikes, and they were all the then-common 100%-aspect-ratio (section height same as section width).
I wish K82's were still available. Personally, I wouldn't be seen dead on K70's, Safety Mileage or Far Eastern Cheapo but, if a size originally used on small- or medium-size Brits is still available, it's in one of those ranges.
Hi. I use and have used K81 Dunlop roadmaster TT100 for as long as I can remember and I buy them here in Norway from my local tire dealer.In fact I have a new one (4.25/85 H 18. K81.) beside my Spitfire waiting for the summer. The reason Dunlop renamed the K81 to K81 TT100 is Malcolm Uphill winning the production TT Isle of Man doing 100mile lap in -69. I`m not sure if it`s been in production all the time from then,but it surely is now and has been for many years.
Competition Accessories carries the Dunlop classic tires. Check their website. I've bought two sets from them recently. They have the lowest prices I have found and free shipping for purchases over 100$. They also have tubes and rim straps and ship very quickly.
Stuart, I would like it to be known now that I am not very computer literate.If it were not for my children, I would be completely computer illiterate.Mostly what I know how to do is to get on the internet and spend money(mostly on BSA parts).When I said to type in "Dunlop 651038",I meant in the box at the top of the screen where it says Google search or Bing search, or whatever. Thanks, Jack
#357572 02/11/111:42 am02/11/111:42 am
Yeah, but did you follow any of the (working) links to any of the suppliers and look at the prices ... for small-bike tyres? Jeez! Somebody's pulling somebody's chain.
Originally Posted By: 1968BSA
do last longer (or seem to than the TT100/K81)
Completely different overall sizes - as I say, K82's are small-bike tyres - 3.00, 3.25 and 3.50x18; otoh, K81's are 4.25/85x18, 3.60 and 4.10x19; K70's are 4.00x18, 3.25 and 3.50x19 (similar overall diameters to the K81's).
Originally Posted By: 1968BSA
the deeper side wall on the K70, its the only thing which almost fills the fist sized gap which the A65 so lovingly have.
K70's are 100%-aspect-ratio tyres - i.e. the section height is the same as the section width. If your bike had a gap with the AM20 (AM21 were rears), I'll hazard a guess that it's a 90/90x19? If so, that's the equivalent of a 3.60, which is a smaller overall diameter than a 3.25, and the 3.60 is a 90%-aspect-ratio tyre (section height is 90% of the section width, as indicated by the '/90' in the metric designation). Moreover, if it's a 90/90, you fitted it because the 100/90x19, which would've also "fill[ed] the fist sized gap" was too wide overall? Bear in mind that the Avon deliberately set out to make the AM26 3.25x19 narrower overall than either the 100/90x19 or AM20 3.25x19, and you'll find an AM26 way better than a K70.
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