The new Q2 incorporates race-tested advancements that add up to a vastly superior tire equally at home on the street or the track. Intuitive Response Profile (IRP) technology in the rear tire intuitively allows the rider greater latitude in line choice while cornering and provides amazingly linear steering no matter what shape, speed or camber the corner, and at all lean angles. Radical new profile puts down a bigger footprint at extreme lean angles while also allowing greater lean angles and higher corner speeds to provide substantially better grip and handling. Dunlop's advanced Multi-Tread technology combines the benefits of a tough, long-wearing center compound for increased mileage with a special lateral-grip compound on each shoulder for superior cornering traction. New carcass construction in both the front and rear tires includes newly designed continuous hex beads that are both lighter and stronger to enhance steering response in the front tire and increase cornering stability in both tires. Q2 rear tire features a newly developed, stiffer version of Dunlop's Jointless Band (JLB) construction that utilizes a continuously wound aramid belt for reduced carcass distortion, plus stiffer overall construction to meet high-performance demands and provide a more consistent contact patch.
"I used these tires on the street and track days when I first started. I still argue that these are the best performing street tires I've every used. Lots of grip, they warm up quickly, and seem to do best with a stiff suspension. When they do slide, its completely predictable. I did one track day on some Michelin 2ct tires and they felt greasy and slippage wasn't predictable at all.
The Q2's are fine in the rain, although I never felt the need to act stupid when its wet.. I can't speak for longevity since I seem to wear out the edges before the center. I had 3k miles and 2 track days on a rear (ZX6R) and the middle still had some life left. Its a dual compound tire, with more useable softer (side) compound than the 2ct also.
Just FYI, for track days, I ran 30psi front and 26psi rear (cold) with good results."
Scotts Performance Steering Dampers have 3 fully adjustable circuits. Adjustable damping control that allows 25 adjustment clicks while riding. Allows you to adjust the amount of degrees of damping you want from centerline. "High Speed Circuit" designed to absorb sharp-edged jolts. Easily moves from motorcycle to motorcycle in literally seconds; can be used for your street bike and your race machine without any internal changes. Successfully works for every type of application. Mounts out of harms way and is not easily damaged in the event of a crash. Mounts in mere minutes on most fitments. Has been around for 25 years and has won numerous motorcycle racing Championships. Tested and endorsed by every leading moto magazine and personally used by industry leaders.
"Scotts has the BEST customer service I have ever experienced. The damper does just what its supposed to, and has multiple adjustments that I've never even touched. Left and right swings are independently adjustable, as with high and low speed damping. Mounted on a 03 636, the base mount is free floating, so you have to make sure its straight before you completely tighten the bolt.
I had an 'issue' when I first used the damper - it would leak a very small amount of fluid when sitting in the sun. I called Scotts, its normal. After one full track day in the heat, it never did it again. I've used this damper for almost 2 full seasons, wrecked the bike twice now, and its still flawless.
I recently came across a Scotts steering damper that was made in the late 90's, and it still works just fine (with routine maintenance of course)."
"These are designed to bend or break in a crash, instead of bending your forks. They're otherwise sturdy. Cheap and easy to replace, definitely a must if you start racing.
I gave it 4 stars because the black color does fade after a couple years of use.. This is only on the bar itself, not the clamp thats needed to mount it. Silver seems to be fine on other bikes I've seen."