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post #1 of 7 Old 08-25-2008, 05:11 AM Thread Starter
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New Tires

I put the new Dunlop Roadsmarts on my bike this weekend. I know that a lot of you change your own tires but this was my first attempt at it. If I had known just how easy it really is I wouldn't have been paying someone to do it all this time.

After balancing this set (no weights required) I am really curious why both wheels had huge wts on them from the last time I bought tires. I should have checked the balance of the old set.

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post #2 of 7 Old 08-26-2008, 07:45 PM
 
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did you use a manual tire changer or spoon it.....

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I spooned the tires on. Helped to have a second set of hands to get the rear on but other than that wasn't bad at all.

After a hundred miles these tires are so much better than the D220's they replace it is amazing.

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I spooned the tires on. Helped to have a second set of hands to get the rear on but other than that wasn't bad at all.
Really? Didn't realize it was that easy.

I need to get a new set by Monday for a track day; I have two track days and about 2300 miles on the old ones. Would be nice to take the new ones off after the track day and put more street miles on the old set.

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It literally took less than ten minutes to put each tire on once I had a little help. I took the rear off myself but couldn't keep the off side of the tire down off of the bead on my own. Once my dad was on the off side and kept a tire iron pressing down I was able to work my way all the way around the rim with no issues.

I took the rotors off the front rim just to make sure I didn't bend them, but that only took a few minutes as well.

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And, how do you like the RoadSmarts?

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So far they are amazing. I only have a little over 100 miles so far. I always thought that the D220's were a little difficult to get to an aggressive lean angle. I am not sure if it was a profile thing or what. The Roadsmarts just seem to work. Don't know how to articulate it any better. They were sticky right from the get go as well.

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