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post #11 of 102 Old 05-18-2019, 07:49 AM
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I know I'm going against the grain, but my one set of Dunlops will be my last. They ARE great when new. But I also noticed the highest degradation in handling anomalies as they approached the wear indicators. In fact they were the worst at getting straight line squirmy as any tire I've tried. I've tried pr4's, metzlers, pirelli Angel gt, and Dunlops. The PR4 tires offer the best handling over the life of the tire = safety in my book.
Ranger1 that is weird, as I noticed almost 180 difference to you. I am maybe 80% worn and am pleased that turn in is still light and have much less cupping than on PR4. Minimal flatting of the rear even after quite few highway miles as well. Feel and traction are nearly the same as new. Good luck in search for best tire for you.......I think I will try a second set soon.

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I've always thought it would be cool if manufacturers offered different compound mixes within the same tire line to suit individual rider needs. A guy that spends 80% of time on highway commute vs a guy who rips up the back roads on the weekends are going to have different wear rates. If there were 80/20, 50/50, 20/80 highway/backroad compound options, you could fine tune to your riding needs within the same tire line, instead of moving to a new manufacturer/tread design/compound all at once.
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Another tire thread!?!

I've had them all - and the RSIII's have been my last three sets.

I live in the twisties.

End of tire rant.
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I know I'm going against the grain, but my one set of Dunlops will be my last. They ARE great when new. But I also noticed the highest degradation in handling anomalies as they approached the wear indicators. In fact they were the worst at getting straight line squirmy as any tire I've tried. I've tried pr4's, metzlers, pirelli Angel gt, and Dunlops. The PR4 tires offer the best handling over the life of the tire = safety in my book.
I also found they are great when new but what amazed me was how really good they are after the miles pile up. They are extremely predictable and confidence inspiring even as they approach the wear bars without any cupping or unusual wear.

They will be my go to tires on both of my bikes and I highly recommend them. Dunlop did a great job with these tires.
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I also found they are great when new but what amazed me was how really good they are after the miles pile up. They are extremely predictable and confidence inspiring even as they approach the wear bars without any cupping or unusual wear.

They will be my go to tires on both of my bikes and I highly recommend them. Dunlop did a great job with these tires.
This has been my findings also. I also like how the wear is consistent all of the way down to the wear bars. I've had other tires that literally disappear as you get into the last bit of the tire. I've pulled a Bushtec trailer in Rain and shine with the RS3's and they have never caused a pucker moment.

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Just FYI, the Dunlop RoadSmart 3 tires currently have a $40 rebate when you buy front and rear tires. Good till end of June. Makes the tires pretty cheap.

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No cupping; no L pull; but then again I'm pretty anal about 42 and 42 for pressure.


Probably on my 3rd set of RSM III's. Love 'em and getting 10K plus out of a set.

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So, RS3 having been around for some years now any idea of when they might present RS4?

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No cupping; no L pull; but then again I'm pretty anal about 42 and 42 for pressure.


Probably on my 3rd set of RSM III's. Love 'em and getting 10K plus out of a set.

Not all K1600's have a left pull.

For me to get 10k miles out of a set of tires on this bike, I would have to trailer it for 4000 of those miles. I got just over 5k out of my last set and changed them due to a little road trip next month that's going to be about 1000 miles round trip. No way would they have made it.
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Now i know part of why the Dunlop tires are so much less $$$ than some competitors.

Tires that come from China have Tariffs. 25 percent since Jan. 1 this year.

Here is the article:

https://www.tirebusiness.com/article...ncluding-tires









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