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Old 03-07-2018, 07:35 PM   #41
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On a side note, after April 1 2018, Avon will stop providing mileage warranties on their tyres, it's been replaced by a road hazard warranty that lasts for the first 1mm of wear or 1 year, which ever comes first.
That's some funny chit right there!
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Old 03-30-2018, 03:32 PM   #42
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Engelwood Fla. My brother lives there. What do you ride? He's got an XR650 I gave him over last Thanksgiving.
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Old 06-13-2018, 01:42 PM   #43
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Just an update, got the Avon Storm 3D XM for the rear in the stock size. Will report back every couple thousand miles.
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Old 06-17-2018, 12:10 PM   #44
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Great article.

Everyone is ohhh and ahhhh ing over the PR5 but the Dunlop Roadsmart 3 was just released last year and Dunlop and testers have said their RS3 will last approx 20K/12K front/rear and not lose performance/profile as steeply when mileage goes up.

Gloryracing, did you mount up an RS3 (Someone on the forum did, I swear) ? What was your impression, ya tire shredder?

180 Michelin Pilot 5 is 195$ https://www.ridersdomain.com/motorcy...orcycle-tire-p
180 Dunlop Roadsmart 3 is 169$ https://www.ridersdomain.com/motorcy...orcycle-tire-p
180 Bridgestone T31 is 155$ https://www.ridersdomain.com/motorcy...orcycle-tire-p

Bet there isn't 25$ worth of extra mileage in the Pilot 5 honestly, but the Pilot 5 does have this cool feature I guess: "A USED 3k mi. Road 5 tire stopped on a water soaked road in the same place as a BRAND NEW Pilot Road 4 tire thanks to the revolutionary patented MICHELIN XST Evo water drop sipes, which grow wider mile after mile." The Pilot (Road's) main selling and marketing point since the PR3 is its wet weather performance and wet weather braking. That's all they tout now. And the OP says he doesn't care about wet weather capability.

Any reason more rain sipes (grooving) would cause less tire temps and less wear overall? (I would think not, I'm sure engineers did things with belts and layers and such to keep at optimal temp even with more grooves)


I have no cat in this fight, I just grab whatever deal I can find. Currently on my first ever Roadsmart 2 I picked up for 100$ new. No opinions yet
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I had to get a set of Roadsmart 3 tires mounted up during our recent FJ Central rally in Arkansas. I finished off a pair of Metzeler Roadtec01 tires sooner than I anticipated. One trip from Jasper, Ar to Push Mountain Road and back took a much greater toll than i expected. 😉 As much as I loved the performance of the Roadtec 01s, I could not fault the stickiness of the Dunlops at all. They do seem to have a slightly deeper tread pattern, so I'm hoping to get a little more life out of of them. I only had the rear end step out on me one time due to sand on the road, but nearly everyone else in the group had the same thing happen to them as well.

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Old 06-17-2018, 04:52 PM   #45
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Great article.

Everyone is ohhh and ahhhh ing over the PR5 but the Dunlop Roadsmart 3 was just released last year and Dunlop and testers have said their RS3 will last approx 20K/12K front/rear and not lose performance/profile as steeply when mileage goes up.


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1) you put them in the trunk of our leased Jettas for 2 years
2) 5 cross country trips in a UPS cargo plane counts
3) trailering to all your good roads and counting those miles

4000 on mine just looked, rear almost gone and front cupping badly. I also blame Jasper to Push Mountain and back. 16,125 and 74 too.
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Old 06-17-2018, 05:42 PM   #46
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20k/12k... that's almost as funny as Avon's 1mm of wear or 1 year whichever comes first.

I would bet the farm that every attendee to this years AR spring ride scrubbed off at least 1mm the first day. Nope...the first morning!
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Old 06-17-2018, 05:54 PM   #47
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20k/12k... that's almost as funny as Avon's 1mm of wear or 1 year whichever comes first.

I would bet the farm that every attendee to this years AR spring ride scrubbed off at least 1mm the first day. Nope...the first morning!
That’s actually a fairly accurate fact, I scrubbed off 3.5mm in 3 days last week. Yeah... I actually measure that kind of crap, lol.
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Old 06-17-2018, 06:00 PM   #48
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The motorcycle tires that get the longest life are these babies - Heidenau or Mitas ADV bike tires. Over 20K miles on them is pretty common. They wear like iron, and, apparently grip like iron in the wet and howl like a beagle in heat at highway speed. People love 'em though.

Not available in FZ1 sizes, however
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Old 06-17-2018, 06:45 PM   #49
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That’s actually a fairly accurate fact,
Well yeah...everything I state is fairly accurate.
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