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post #1 of 17 Old 08-17-2008, 02:03 PM Thread Starter
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Well I just pulled the trigger on a new set of Dunlop Roadsmarts

I ordered them from http://www.americanmototire.com/catalog/index.php
The whole deal came to $259 shipped.

I've been watching the wear markers on the stock tires slowly fade away and just noticed today that they're completely gone on the rear tire, the front is down to the markers too and is cupped so bad that my XR650L front tire is looking smooth in comparison.
I'm also planning on installing a set of the Ariate 90degree valve stems from PJ's, anyone running these? what size did you use?

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post #2 of 17 Old 08-17-2008, 06:13 PM
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Never heard of this model. Are they grippy sport tires or harder compound touring tires?

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Let us know how you like them. I just installed a Pirelli Rosso front tire and love it. Going to replace my Strada with a Rosso when it wears out.

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They're Dunlops new dual-compound sport touring tire, harder in the center, soft ans sticky on the edges.
Only time will tell how well they grip/last.

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I reckon when that time comes for me, im gonna stick to stock, so far so good
my bike is the '07.
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I reckon when that time comes for me, im gonna stick to stock, so far so good
my bike is the '07.

first time i've ever heard anyone say that.... they're not cupped??

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first time i've ever heard anyone say that.... they're not cupped??

+1, The stock rear was slicker than snot when powering out of corners (could never get it to heat up properly) and the front cupped so badly within the first 3500k that I felt like I was riding on wash boards. IMHO the stock tires were some of the worst that I've owned.




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I've noticed that since my rear hit the wear makers it's been wearing faster (and sliding more) and I haven't been pushing the tires any harder than I did before.
The front looks like you could grab the leading edge of the tread blocks and just peel them off, I've never had a front tire cup this bad.

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5000mi on my 06....

Both tires are cupped, getting near wear indicators in center of rear...

dont ride very aggressive, campared to others here....

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5000mi on my 06....

Both tires are cupped, getting near wear indicators in center of rear...

dont ride very aggressive, campared to others here....
I never ride aggressively




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I'm more of a passivly agressive rider.
mostly fast paced commuting.
5400 miles and rear is slick in the center

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My OEM were the Bridgestone BT-56 (not sure if all are the same). I dont ride real aggressively, but based on what I read here I was watching the wear close. I had pretty good luck. Got 6500 out of the rear and 9500 from the front. Put on Diablo Stradas and with almost 5500 on the rear still got a ways to go to get to the wear bars.

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I just got the Roadsmarts last night. Haven't had a chance to put them on yet. Probably going to be this weekends project.

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90 degree valve stems are a great idea. Sooo much nicer than the rubber stockers. I put a pair on both CBRs last year. But I forgot who made them. I just remember they were from the Fatherland.

A razor knife got the old ones off. I followed the instructions. Zero issues. They hold air better than the stockers. Love em.

Dual compound tires are all the rage right now. Pretty soon you won't be able to buy anything elce.

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These are the ones I ordered.

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Dual compound tires are all the rage right now. Pretty soon you won't be able to buy anything elce.

Fuuny to think - I rember when the Dunlop 634s were the hot tire and if you had a 180 rear tire, you really had something !

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90 degree valve stems are a great idea. Sooo much nicer than the rubber stockers. I put a pair on both CBRs last year. But I forgot who made them. I just remember they were from the Fatherland.

A razor knife got the old ones off. I followed the instructions. Zero issues. They hold air better than the stockers. Love em.

Dual compound tires are all the rage right now. Pretty soon you won't be able to buy anything elce.

+1 i had them on my last bike and put then on the 9r again when i put the metzelers on. one of the little things that make life much easier.........i got mine from www.motorcycleanchor.com

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