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Old 08-23-2019, 05:20 PM   #121
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Old 11-03-2019, 08:36 PM   #122
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36,000 miles. Rock chips and filthy, happy with zero problems.

I have noticed (some) BMW failures are related to service department trips, some who have $pent the $$ on the "annual" basic maintenance have issues later. The local I visit gives back a dirty bike back with low tire pressure.
Did they perform the work if the tires are each 7 psi low ?? $430 for fluids and labor?
I would not let them work on my bowling ball with only one moving part. DIY has always been best, any brand.
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Old 11-20-2019, 06:56 PM   #123
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Tire recs?
Special secret BMW only tools for removing the wheels? Do I have to drink Starbucks as I change them? Listen to Mozart?

I'm on the cord at 8500 miles, Metzler Roadtec Z8. Is that OE? Bike had 6500 miles on it when I bought it.
RDC/TPMS works. Back tire alarms at 32.5. I had a leak in the cord down to 29. Aired it up to 42 and rode it home 40something miles, down to 29 again. Pretty cool knowing the pressure, especially when you know you have a leak.

I'm on two forums, neither have much traffic or info. Am I missing the "good" one?

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Old 11-20-2019, 08:11 PM   #124
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RS owners are mostly old shy introverts, not a lot of action from them. Z8's and gen 1 Road 4's were standard issue. No way 8500 miles on the first set....play Thunderstruck and Monkey Man, Midnight Rambler to loosen up that wrist.
I love real time PSI readings, mine are accurate.

Tried a set of Michelins Power3 for 2500 miles of fun and Roadsmart 3's which sucked hard cold fall into corner torture. Roadtec01 rear and a Z8 front works the best for me. Mileage depends on who and where we ride but they stay warm, stick like glue and do well on tar snakes.
I might try Road 5's next.

You should change tires before they leak air through the cords Phil, going to keep it ?
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Old 11-21-2019, 05:03 AM   #125
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Keep it? Oh hell yes. Probably the easiest bike to ride I've owned, it knows where I want to go before I do. Acceleration out of corners makes me giggle like a little girl. Cruise control and speed shifters, who knew?

I've moved the nav unit, bought Shad luggage, and changed the windshield to a MRA piece.

The tire edges still had lots of tread.
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Old 11-21-2019, 05:19 AM   #126
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I still have to get one.
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Old 11-21-2019, 06:33 AM   #127
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it knows where I want to go before I do. Acceleration out of corners makes me giggle like a little girl.
A common quote amongst the RS contingent.

I swear some of that is Metzler rubber, the Roadsmarts ruined turn in and took some fun away.
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Old 11-21-2019, 06:56 AM   #128
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I ordered the road 5's. Hoping they arrive Saturday and I can mount them while smoking briskets for Tday. If not, I'll ride the Tenere if Sunday allows.
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Old 11-21-2019, 07:03 AM   #129
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We love both of ours. I've never used anything but Z8 on mine. Has nothing to do with loyalty, just found good deals on them.

My wife is on her second set of Bridgestone BT023. She is not easy on tires.

I buy tires according to the three R's: round, rubber, rebate
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Old 11-21-2019, 07:26 AM   #130
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Same here, let us know how the 5's work out Phil.
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Old 11-22-2019, 08:35 AM   #131
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Road 5's are the way to go for most, if you like the looks. I have a hard time getting over them.
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Old 11-22-2019, 08:44 AM   #132
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We can't be sporting ugly rubber, the Roadtec01 fronts are weird looking which is why I use the Z8. So vain.
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Old 11-23-2019, 10:23 PM   #133
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At speed all ugly tires look great, just like with the lights off all ugly....well, you get the pic.
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Old 11-24-2019, 09:14 AM   #134
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Ugly rubber becomes more attractive when it sticks, and it’s cheap.
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