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#1007015 - 03/08/18 07:20 PM Re: Dunlop Roadsmart III hard numbers [Re: sardineone]  
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I installed them on my 2013 RT. I've only got a few miles on them but I'll let everyone know what happens. So far so good. They feel good.


2013 R1200RT
2010 R1200RT(totaled)
#1007037 - 03/08/18 11:13 PM Re: Dunlop Roadsmart III hard numbers [Re: RTJohn]  
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About to mount my third set of Roadsmart III's after years of PR2, PR3, and PR4's. I've been getting maybe 500-1000 miles more on the rear RS compared to the PR.(5500-6000mi vs 5000-5500mi) I usually change front and rear together, giving away some miles on the front. Milage aside, the greatest improvements I notice are a much smoother turn-in requiring less pressure on the bars, less loss of contour as the miles pile up, and much reduced cupping of the front. The front especially does not seem to flatten on the sides like the PR's would, which may be responsible for the more stable handling with increasing wear. Can't speak to the wet handling issue. For reference, I ride a K1300GT, trail brake a lot, and enjoy dipping into the throttle liberally. I'm not a little guy either...250 easy ATGATT. I see little reason to try anything else. Most of my sportbike riding buddies have switched as well, even HP4 and Panigale riders.

#1007231 - 03/12/18 01:51 PM Re: Dunlop Roadsmart III hard numbers [Re: sardineone]  
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i'm on my second set of r3 and first set lasted 7000 miles, i ride mostly two up and loaded to the gils usually! in my mind you can't beat them for the price and mileage. long time michelin man,used all from pr2 thru the 4gt. like some one else said handling is as good or better less noise and virtually no scalloping of front, with the rebate going again i'm sure to buy another set or two for the shelf for this season....


09RT now gone replaced with the WETHEAD
#1010588 - 05/02/18 08:49 PM Re: Dunlop Roadsmart III hard numbers [Re: davagail]  
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Dunlop Roadsmart III new rebate of $75.00 !!!! clap
At the price of $223.11 from Rider Domain with free shipping I'm
getting a spare set. thumbsup


MrZoom
2013 RT
The rest are history
If everything is under control you're not going fast enough!!!
#1011565 - 05/18/18 08:14 PM Re: Dunlop Roadsmart III hard numbers [Re: sardineone]  
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I was going to pull the trigger on some PR4GT's to replace my Avon front tire and a Michelin tire I had emergently placed in Boone during START. Glad I came back to re-read the reviews on the RS III, and I cannot believe how much more reasonable they are compared to the PR4GT's. Even if they do not last as long as they advertise, the cost savings alone are almost worth giving them a try.

Mike


2011 R1200RT Ostra Gray
2006 R1200RT Piedmont Red (totaled)
2004 R1150 RT-P my first love (re-homed)
FDNY-343. I will never forget.
#1016260 - 08/06/18 07:55 PM Re: Dunlop Roadsmart III hard numbers [Re: sardineone]  
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UPDATE: I now have 5,000 miles on my Roadsmart 3's and still have 3/32 " tread on the rear & 2.5/32 " on the front tire to the wear bars. More importantly no drop off of steering response or cornering grip yet! clap

I will buy these tires again when I need my next set.


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George Martin
R1200ST(ESA equipped)
#1016276 - 08/06/18 10:28 PM Re: Dunlop Roadsmart III hard numbers [Re: Medic Mike]  
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That's especially true if you take advantage of the rebate Dunlop offers from time to time...currently 75.00.

#1020126 - 10/02/18 04:10 PM Re: Dunlop Roadsmart III hard numbers [Re: sardineone]  
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We hadn't been selling many Dunlops when rep came to visit.
Mostly Metzler/Michelin.
Told him needed more experience with the Dunlop Roadsmart to recommend.
He gave me a set.
Very positive outcome.
thumbsup


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Tim
Conch Town Krewe
2003 K 1200 GT
1996 R 1100 RSL
1980 R 100 RT
1972 R 75
1968 R 50
All now gone...

#1020162 - 10/03/18 01:20 AM Re: Dunlop Roadsmart III hard numbers [Re: sardineone]  
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I know that this is a sample of one, but I have to mention it anyway. I switched to the RSIII from the PR3. Liked it well enough, not better than the Michelin but it was okay. Third tire on the front was my last RSIII. Worst tire ever on any bike in 300k miles. It was hard, and slick. Never rode right, always skittish, never settled the entire time it was on the bike. I know all about new tire release mold, tire soap residue and all the rest. That wasn’t the problem. This was a BAD tire. I went back to PR3 and haven’t regretted it for a second.


Michael Stock, Trinity NC
01 R1100RT, R60/6, R100
#1020193 - 10/03/18 03:27 PM Re: Dunlop Roadsmart III hard numbers [Re: sardineone]  
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My RSIII's now have 4k miles. Great tires. Quiet, comfy, plenty of grip, great stability. Performance fully equivalent to the PR4 GTs they replaced. Price much better... what's not to like.


Jan

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