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post #1 of 18 Old 12-05-2019, 10:39 PM Thread Starter
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I have only owned my 1600 GTL for over 18 months and travel a lot of kilometres on outback Australian sealed roads
When I was recently on a ride through New South Wales I needed to get the bike serviced and my front tyre was replaced with a Continental Road Attack 3 tyre.
The Dunlop Road Smart 3 that I was replacing had been ok but to be honest it didnít get the mileage I expected and it was prone to making a lot of road noise
The Conti front tyre eliminated the road noise. After returning to Western Australia I replaced the rear Dunlop with the Conti which has a profile that absolutely suits my riding style
The handling characteristics of the bike have transformed the way I now ride. Cornering is now exhilarating and very responsive to a stage you forget you are riding a touring bike
Having ridden around 7000km on the Conti tyres my thoughts are if you are looking for a tyre that makes a difference this could be what you are looking for
I love what they have done for my riding experience and tyre wear to date is minimal
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Hi Ausie, I'm also an Ausie, living in NSW with a GTL, I get heaps of front end road noise on our back roads with the Angels fitted, the second I hit the smooth blacktop the noise disappears. Has the Conti eliminated the noise for you or just reduced it?
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If Conti Road Attacks is the answer, what is the question? I donít know what the question is; but one question that I know is not the question is: What tires on a K1600 provide more mileage and are quieter on paved roads than Dunlop RSIIIs?
Aussie, I canít imagine what riding style would give someone on a K1600 better, quieter mileage on Conti RA3s than on Dunlop RS IIIs. Perhaps, things are different in Australia with you guys riding on upside down roads while dodging strange animals like wombats, wallabys and platypuses (or is it platypis), and all.
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I am not going into which tire debate, but asking a tire to eliminate the noise? It is a motorcycle, some noise is part of riding IMHO.
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Only problem is they don't make a "GT" version like they used to with the Road Attack 2? When I was at a bike show recently they said they no longer make a tyre they recommend for the K16GT?
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A Conti tire positively transforming the handling of a K1600, e.g. "The handling characteristics of the bike have transformed the way I now ride. Cornering is now exhilarating and very responsive to a stage you forget you are riding a touring bike." I'll throw the flag and call BS.

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One thing I have noticed when someone reports a better "something", especially a tire. You have assured yourself of snarky attacks. I don't know if Continental tires are the answer. But I clicked on the link and I do like the tread pattern. Ride safe, Morgan
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https://www.continental-tires.com/mo...iroadattack3cr

I have only owned my 1600 GTL for over 18 months and travel a lot of kilometres on outback Australian sealed roads
When I was recently on a ride through New South Wales I needed to get the bike serviced and my front tyre was replaced with a Continental Road Attack 3 tyre.
The Dunlop Road Smart 3 that I was replacing had been ok but to be honest it didnít get the mileage I expected and it was prone to making a lot of road noise
The Conti front tyre eliminated the road noise. After returning to Western Australia I replaced the rear Dunlop with the Conti which has a profile that absolutely suits my riding style
The handling characteristics of the bike have transformed the way I now ride. Cornering is now exhilarating and very responsive to a stage you forget you are riding a touring bike
Having ridden around 7000km on the Conti tyres my thoughts are if you are looking for a tyre that makes a difference this could be what you are looking for
I love what they have done for my riding experience and tyre wear to date is minimal

Got to ask, Conti site doesn't show a recommended fitments for the K1600, so what did they show horn onto your rims
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One thing I have noticed when someone reports a better "something", especially a tire. You have assured yourself of snarky attacks. I don't know if Continental tires are the answer. But I clicked on the link and I do like the tread pattern. Ride safe, Morgan
My comment is NOT snarky. The OP observations are completely subjective based on his perception. I have about 35,000 miles on Dunlop RSIII. And another 50,000 miles on Metzlers, Pirellis, and Michelins. I've changed over 150 sets on tires on K1600 bikes. No my comment is not snarky, it's just calling out BS...

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My comment is NOT snarky. The OP observations are completely subjective based on his perception. I have about 35,000 miles on Dunlop RSIII. And another 50,000 miles on Metzlers, Pirellis, and Michelins. I've changed over 150 sets on tires on K1600 bikes. No my comment is not snarky, it's just calling out BS...

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I tip my hat to you...if I read this correctly you have 85000 miles on your tires...assuming you get 5000 miles per change, that is 17 sets of tires for yourself meaning you have changed at least 133 sets of tires for other people. I find that quite amazing and say WOW (if I remember correctly from previous threads, a good cigar is all you ask) great job and cant wait to hear when you have done over 200 sets
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