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#991282 - 07/03/17 09:40 PM Re: Another Tire Thread? Yup! Can the New Dunlop Beat Michelin? [Re: Michael B]  
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Excellent review, Terry. Lots of good data points in there.


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#991285 - 07/03/17 10:10 PM Re: Another Tire Thread? Yup! Can the New Dunlop Beat Michelin? [Re: Michael B]  
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Great report - thanks for sharing!


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#999784 - 10/27/17 10:13 PM Re: Another Tire Thread? Yup! Can the New Dunlop Beat Michelin? [Re: Living the Dream]  
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Thank you for this report. I have 10K miles on my '14RT's current PR4's and the front tire wear looks identical to Living the Dream's. I plan to purchase another set but have been considering the RSIII's due to the incentives offered recently. We'll see how it goes at the bike shop in a couple of weeks.

#1007680 - 03/19/18 05:50 PM Re: Another Tire Thread? Yup! Can the New Dunlop Beat Michelin? [Re: realshelby]  
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Originally Posted by realshelby
Well, I have enough time and miles on the Dunlop RoadSmart III to have developed an opinion and related facts. ...
Straight line stability: Going down different road surfaces can cause quite a bit of "hunting" on certain front tires. The Continentals my RT came with were the absolute worst at this I have ever seen. These started out good, maybe the equal to the Bridgestone T-30, but seem to have gotten more nervous as miles pile up.


Hi Terry, I know this is an old thread, but can you clarify this sentence about straight line stability. You sa,y "can cause quite a bit of "hunting" on certain front tires". Are you saying these RoadSmart III's have that vague feeling , or are you referring to other brands?
Moreover, are you still happy with the RoadSmarts?

#1007682 - 03/19/18 06:40 PM Re: Another Tire Thread? Yup! Can the New Dunlop Beat Michelin? [Re: Michael B]  
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Andy, the Roadsmart III is a good feeling front tire. Not nervous like some others. On par with the Bridgestone T-30 in that respect. I will probably run a set of Bridgestone T-31 next and I am hoping the new tread pattern might be even better.

#1008123 - 03/25/18 08:25 PM Re: Another Tire Thread? Yup! Can the New Dunlop Beat Michelin? [Re: Michael B]  
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I am conducting this same experiment myself. I posted a similar thread on Facebook on my Moto Mouth page explaining the wear I got from the tires I've run thus far on my Wethead - PR3, PR4, and PR4-GT. I just had the Dunlops installed 2 weeks ago so we''ll see how they hold up. I am in a unique position to judge mileage because 99% of my riding is commuting - same rider, same bike, same roads, every day. So basically, every variable except the tires is taken out of the equation, for a true comparison. I'll let you know in about 10,000 miles how things are going. The current champions for wear for me on the Wethead, far and away, are the PR3s.

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#1008129 - 03/25/18 09:14 PM Re: Another Tire Thread? Yup! Can the New Dunlop Beat Michelin? [Re: Michael B]  
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Put the Dunlop Road III's on at 98700, replaced with PR4GTs at 107000. Not impressed with the feel nor wear. I commute daily, same roads, same routes all weather.


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#1008146 - 03/26/18 12:41 AM Re: Another Tire Thread? Yup! Can the New Dunlop Beat Michelin? [Re: Living the Dream]  
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Richard, I'm just glad to see you're not still running those BFBaldrich tires on the RT. wink grin


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#1008158 - 03/26/18 10:40 AM Re: Another Tire Thread? Yup! Can the New Dunlop Beat Michelin? [Re: TEWKS]  
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Originally Posted by TEWKS
Richard, I'm just glad to see you're not still running those BFBaldrich tires on the RT. wink grin


Pat


Oi, the Dunlops were in the same condition when swapped out wink I run 'em to the threads wink


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