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Installed the Dunlop RS3 tires on my B last Friday, took a great ride Sunday. A combination of freeway and some great two lane's.

The pro's. The bike seems smoother ( might simply be the difference between new tires and 6000 mile tires? ) many of the roads had road snakes or crack fill, the bike was stable, not affected. The tires were smoother over rough pavement as well.

My only real con may be related to the bike vs the tires? On the freeway, around 85 mph in somewhat windy conditions, the bike was a bit twitchy. Did not spook me, simply a negative condition on such a great bike.

Looking forward to another freeway test during calm conditions.


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Had similar observations on every brand new RS3, used I believe about 5 sets. Will disappear with the tire getting some mileage. Reducing front by 2 -4 PSI will help as well.
Dunlop makes a very responsive tire with the described side effect.
 

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Had similar observations on every brand new RS3, used I believe about 5 sets. Will disappear with the tire getting some mileage. Reducing front by 2 -4 PSI will help as well.
Dunlop makes a very responsive tire with the described side effect.
Greatly appreciate the advice.

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I think the difference between an old tire with a flat middle opposed to a brand new tire that is nice and concave leads to the "twitchy" feeling. After all, you are now riding on a patch that is much smaller than you were with the old tires.
 

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I think the difference between an old tire with a flat middle opposed to a brand new tire that is nice and concave leads to the "twitchy" feeling. After all, you are now riding on a patch that is much smaller than you were with the old tires.
Frankly, didn't think of that and it makes sense. Same reason the new tires felt so good going through tight sweeps.

I'm assuming that the high speed twitchy thing is a trade off for having new tires and a bike with responsive suspension.

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Frankly, didn't think of that and it makes sense. Same reason the new tires felt so good going through tight sweeps.

I'm assuming that the high speed twitchy thing is a trade off for having new tires and a bike with responsive suspension.

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YEP! I'm always giddy with a set of freshies. feels like a new bike again :stew:
 

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I had exactly the same experience coming off the original tyres on the bike when I got it - Michelins I think?, but now I'm used to it and love the handling and they definitely get better after 1000 miles.
 

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I had exactly the same experience coming off the original tyres on the bike when I got it - Michelins I think?, but now I'm used to it and love the handling and they definitely get better after 1000 miles.
In my humble opinion, dealers should let customers know what to expect when they install new tires, how it improves with miles and why.

I can deal with and accept things when i understand the what, where and why

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