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Offline scooter trash

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Dunlop Roadsmart 3
« on: July 19, 2017, 07:05:18 pm »
Hi all, not trying to get into a tire debate but, just curious who has tried the Roadsmart 3. What is your honest opinion and experience in regards to longevity and traction in all conditions? If you have ran Roadsmart 2s, how does the 3s compare? Thanks!

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Re: Dunlop Roadsmart 3
« Reply #1 on: August 04, 2017, 07:23:06 pm »
Was a little disappointed to see that no one had replied to this post as I am thinking of ordering up a set. ::)  Was hoping not to be the first one-lol.

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Re: Dunlop Roadsmart 3
« Reply #2 on: August 04, 2017, 09:24:49 pm »
I havnt tried them; however, a co-worker swears by them.  He has a 2005 Fjr with 200k on it.  He runs the 2's and the 3's.  He gets about 12-14k on the rears.  His riding is freeway and has about a 140 mile round trip, 4 days a week.  Furthermore, the motor cops at my department ride BMW rt1200's.  Half the fleet has the Michelins road pilots and the other half has the Dunlops road smart III.  The guys like the road smarts better, say they hold the road better in the rain/wet weather and overall performance is better.  I will purchase the Dunlops when I wear out the stockers on my 2017 Connie

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Re: Dunlop Roadsmart 3
« Reply #3 on: August 05, 2017, 04:02:50 pm »
Furthermore, the motor cops at my department ride BMW rt1200's.  Half the fleet has the Michelins road pilots and the other half has the Dunlops road smart III.  The guys like the road smarts better, say they hold the road better in the rain/wet weather and overall performance is better. 

Good info.  But, I'm about to load another set of already purchased tires.

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Re: Dunlop Roadsmart 3
« Reply #4 on: August 06, 2017, 11:32:03 pm »
i put on a set last june for a 2700 mile trip to Oregon.I must say that they performed well and i am a fan.I was running t30 gt's before which i liked but these seem to ride quieter and are wearing nicely.
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Re: Dunlop Roadsmart 3
« Reply #5 on: August 10, 2017, 05:12:40 pm »
I'm intrigued.  I think I might give these a try after I wear out my Metzler Sportec M7s. I do wish they came in a 200/55, I'm liking that size for the rear.

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Re: Dunlop Roadsmart 3
« Reply #6 on: August 10, 2017, 05:56:56 pm »
I'm a new member here but I have a set coming to install tomorrow. Will update after a few miles.

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Re: Dunlop Roadsmart 3
« Reply #7 on: August 10, 2017, 06:37:24 pm »
I havnt tried them; however, a co-worker swears by them.  He has a 2005 Fjr with 200k on it.  He runs the 2's and the 3's.  He gets about 12-14k on the rears.  His riding is freeway and has about a 140 mile round trip, 4 days a week.  Furthermore, the motor cops at my department ride BMW rt1200's.  Half the fleet has the Michelins road pilots and the other half has the Dunlops road smart III.  The guys like the road smarts better, say they hold the road better in the rain/wet weather and overall performance is better.  I will purchase the Dunlops when I wear out the stockers on my 2017 Connie

thanks... great info

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Re: Dunlop Roadsmart 3
« Reply #8 on: August 10, 2017, 07:37:16 pm »
Hi,
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Re: Dunlop Roadsmart 3
« Reply #9 on: August 14, 2017, 08:22:06 pm »
Two years ago, my brother had an "almost" incident regarding the Roadsmart.  We had just finished a 400 mile day of 80-90mph, on flat slab.  When we got less than 2 miles from his house, we discovered an aneurysm (a bubble) in the front tire approx. 4inx2in. This on a tire with less than 1500 miles on it. Dunlop was gracious in giving us a new tire, but as a result of this close call, I stay away from the Roadsmart.
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Re: Dunlop Roadsmart 3
« Reply #10 on: August 15, 2017, 05:14:11 pm »
They are great. I won't run on anything else.
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Re: Dunlop Roadsmart 3
« Reply #11 on: August 16, 2017, 02:04:00 am »
Hi,
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Ya what he said. They don't last to long but they stick like glue. I'd rather have traction than longevity any day. Don't even want to try anything else. 190/55/17 'A' specs. Real confidence inspiring.  :)  Constantly scraping my pegs. LOVE EM !!!

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Re: Dunlop Roadsmart 3
« Reply #12 on: August 22, 2017, 03:25:37 am »
Hi,
      Psssst....Angel GT's (Spec A's!) ;D >:D >:D >:D
Ya what he said. They don't last to long but they stick like glue. I'd rather have traction than longevity any day. Don't even want to try anything else. 190/55/17 'A' specs. Real confidence inspiring.  :)  Constantly scraping my pegs. LOVE EM !!!
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Re: Dunlop Roadsmart 3
« Reply #13 on: August 24, 2017, 12:06:37 am »
I have 1,500 miles on a set and LOVE them.  It made a huge improvement in my confidence in the bike, turn-in is what I had hoped for with the PR4s (The Michelins always felt like you have to overcome some invisible ridge to start turning, the Dunlops are different).  Only complaint is that I get less of an adrenalin rush because I'm not worried in deep corners, these things just go where you want.
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Re: Dunlop Roadsmart 3
« Reply #14 on: September 12, 2017, 11:07:01 am »
It looks like Jake Wilsons has the Roadsmart III with a $100 rebate.  looks like a set for the C14 is $314 so $214 after the rebate.  Heck, I may pickup a set and have them in the garage for when these roadtec 01's finally give out.


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Re: Dunlop Roadsmart 3
« Reply #15 on: September 12, 2017, 02:08:58 pm »
Looks like the Dunlop $100 promotion ended on 9/10.
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Re: Dunlop Roadsmart 3
« Reply #16 on: September 12, 2017, 08:56:32 pm »
Hi,
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Re: Dunlop Roadsmart 3
« Reply #17 on: September 12, 2017, 10:29:06 pm »
Giant81 Lloyd in Apple Valley just spooned on a set for $271, so after rebate it was only 171 :-\ plus labor

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Re: Dunlop Roadsmart 3
« Reply #18 on: September 16, 2017, 11:55:53 am »
Giant81 Lloyd in Apple Valley just spooned on a set for $271, so after rebate it was only 171 :-\ plus labor

now I'm jealous, I just bought a roadtec 01 rear for more than that, and spooned it on myself.   >:(

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Re: Dunlop Roadsmart 3
« Reply #19 on: September 19, 2017, 10:57:01 pm »
added some Jake Bucks and mine are 203 shipped. I have tried the Pirelli GT's (love them, wear out too fast) the PR4's...hated them took them off! 3 sets of the Avons' 3DXM's, great tire and last 6K miles but want to try the Dunlops and then the Metzelers just for comparisons sake.
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