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Dunlop Roadsmart Tires

I have about 1,000 miles on my Dunlop Roadsmart Sport Touring tires now and they are holding up pretty good. They are definitely better than the stock tires when it comes to wear. After you go for a long ride you don't see as much fresh wear on the tires as the stock ones.
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im expecting my rear to arrive monday. read good things about it. ill get the the front one in a few weeks.
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I bought my tires off the internet from Moto X Outlet and received them in 2 days. With shipping I paid about $250 for both the front and rear. I then paid $20 apiece to have them mounted and balanced at a local bike repair shop. I had to take the wheels of the bike and take them to the shop though for that price.
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I like to change both tires at the same time because both have been through the same number of heat cycles/miles. The rears tend to wear out much sooner than the fronts. I wonder if it's a good idea to go with a sport front tire and touring rear tire.

I guess there are two concerns, the sport tire may take longer to warm up and it will probably not displace as much water.

Anybody ever do this?

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[QUOTE=hacktracker;4293]I like to change both tires at the same time because both have been through the same number of heat cycles/miles. /QUOTE]


Id love to do this also...but $$$ constraints prevent this right now. i dont think a 2-3 weeks will matter much, depening on how much i ride.
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I got 15,000 out of my stock rear tire and it was just barely reaching the wear mark. Replaced it with RoadSmart Now at 19,000 miles plus, the front looks like I could get another 2000 out of it till it gets close to the wear mark. I already have the RoadSmart to replace it.

To me the stock tires did real well.

I use Ride-On in my tires that also help them stay balanced through the tire life.
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I wanted to try the Roadsmart but necessity forced me onto a Conti Attack.
The stocker was dead at 5,000 miles and 300 miles from home. My fault, I have been pressing the bike and loaded it for vacation knowing the tire was marginal but hoping for the best. We ended up on top of a mountain calling for a tire. The local dealer said the Dunlops were on back order but the Continental was available and he runs them on his bikes. With just over 400 miles on it so far so good.

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Not as heavy as it looks, mostly soft camping gear. We spent a week on the mountain.



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Thanks for posting them pictures. It's nice to see other riders bikes and where they've been. Where were the pictures take at?
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Pilot Mountain State Park NC. Just south of Mount Airy, where Mayberry RFD lives today. I'll post a trip report later, after all the post vacation Honeydo's are mostly caught up.



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That's quite a load!! Did you bring the kitchen sink?

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No, we have a large tent and some other creature comforts. Total weight of the load was less than 120lbs. Even with BOB (Big Ol Butt) on there it was still within safe load range. I just jacked up the rear coil two clicks. It was well balanced and the bike rode great up to 70mph on the highway. Had to be careful where I parked her.

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Did you guys camp inside the park? I only live 30 miles from there and was thinking about a weekend trip up there.
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Yes, it was very nice. Not sure how it fills up on the weekends but there were never more than six sites of forty-nine occupied all week. The shower/restrooms were clean and water faucets convenient to each site. Trash and recycle bins are scattered about.

Each site has a table, tent pad and fire pit.







$15 per night and a bundle of wood was $4. We only burnt a few sticks per night so it lasted all week.
They lock the campgrounds at 9 pm and open it at 8 am so no random hooligans running through.

A very nice place to stay.

Sorry for the hijack guys, I'll try and get together my own thread, y'all can hijack that.

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