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post #11 of 139 Old 08-30-2016, 09:33 AM
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Making them out of concrete would be a step up from the Road smart II. They could only improve them, I don't think it would be possibly to make a worse version.

I'll stick with the Pirellis
Every single one made in the US lasted me 7k. The ones made in Japan only lasted 3K. I don't know why.
I must have had a Japanese one then. I'm sure it was made out of wood. It may have been floated over on the tide.

Never been so happy to flog out a tyre and buy a new one.
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post #12 of 139 Old 09-06-2016, 05:16 AM
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Replaced the Metzeler Roadtec01 HWM after some mixed experience with the Dunlop RoadSmart 3

First impression
Very quiet operation
A little harder turn in compared to the Metzeler
Very stable in fast sweepers
Quickly reached maximum lean angle without any pucker factor
Excellent high speed stability up to the limiter at some 140 mph
Tracks very well on bad road surfaces and takes tar snakes much better than anything I had before
Very stable under hard braking
No difference to the Metzeler in the rain


I trusted the tire after a few miles to a degree I never got to with the Metzeler. Not ideal tire for canyon carvers, but for me an excellent all around choice.

If I get 5000 miles out of the rear I am satisfied. Front tire has still the little rubber thingies (how do you call them actually). Surprising if I consider the riding style......
I concur with ViennaK, I have had RSIII's on my K16GT for 2k miles and have found them to be very stable and give confidence, unlike the Metzeler Roadtec Z8 that I never had any confidence in
So far there is no sign of any wear and the tyres look new - a lot of my riding has been on fast roads in dynamic/sport mode and I am well impressed with the RSIII's
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Front tire has still the little rubber thingies (how do you call them actually). Surprising if I consider the riding style......
I think they're infrmally called "hairs" and more technically "vent spews."

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I think they're infrmally called "hairs" and more technically "vent spews."
Doohikeys sounds more technical to me
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Doohikeys sounds more technical to me
Well yeah if you want to get all rocket-scientisty and stuff....sure.
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I think they're infrmally called "hairs" and more technically "vent spews."
In Florida we call them "nubbies."

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Answer from Dunlop support about RSIII availability in US

Hi Mauricio,

We appreciate your contact and interest in Dunlop. We just recently started to ship RSIII product to our distributors and it will likely take a week or so before they are actually in route to a dealer. There are no availability issues on any sizes, suggest that you place an order with your dealer ASAP and they will ship when they become available estimate on timing would be around the end of the month.

Hope this helps Ride Safe!

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Dunlop Motorcycle Tires
P.O. Box 1109, Buffalo, NY 14240
phone. 330.833.2826
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$129 front and $185 rear pricing across multiple online USA sites today for those interested in ordering.

Looking forward to hearing more K1600 rider real world feedback on these before our existing Angel GT "A" need replacement (so far an Excellent overall performer over the previous PR4GT's & Z8's).
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Appear to be available on Revzilla right now... our rear size is already out of stock!

https://www.revzilla.com/motorcycle/...dsmart-3-tires

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Rear size back in stock; just ordered a F\R set from Revzilla.

I don't see any mention, either on Revzilla or Dunlop websites, about the two different versions. The ones I ordered have the same load ratings as OEM, so idk, hope I ordered the right ones.

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