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Dunlop Road Smart 2
« on: July 31, 2013, 10:38:11 AM »
My front tyre is shot and the rears are not far away from being replaced so I have decided that I shall replace both when the bike is in for service next Friday.

I thought I would try a set of Roadsmart 2s. Has anyone any experience of these?
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Re: Dunlop Road Smart 2
« Reply #1 on: July 31, 2013, 12:53:52 PM »
Used the roadsmarts on my K1200s

Nice and sticky but also long lasting!

Good combination
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Re: Dunlop Road Smart 2
« Reply #2 on: July 31, 2013, 12:59:33 PM »
Great. I shall have a set fitted at my 10k service. To be fair the back wheel could probably go another 1500 miles but I prefer both to be new.
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Re: Dunlop Road Smart 2
« Reply #3 on: July 31, 2013, 08:41:40 PM »
Hi Robin

Are you running on sand paper dude  :087: Second rear in 10k good job you're not a courier you'd be skint  :745: :745: :745:

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Re: Dunlop Road Smart 2
« Reply #4 on: July 31, 2013, 08:43:32 PM »
Yeah.... I'm hoping to get nearly 10k out of just one set! LOL
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Re: Dunlop Road Smart 2
« Reply #5 on: August 01, 2013, 02:15:06 AM »
I ran Dunlops on all my old Meriden Triumphs.  Haven't seen one so long I'd almost forgot about them. Will have to add that to my possible list when the time comes
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Re: Dunlop Road Smart 2
« Reply #6 on: August 01, 2013, 07:10:30 AM »
*Originally Posted by Chaos [+]
Hi Robin

Are you running on sand paper dude  :087: Second rear in 10k good job you're not a courier you'd be skint  :745: :745: :745:

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Yes it did concern me too Chaos when I had to replace the first rear after 5,200 miles. In fairness I do not hang around and Sarah rides pillion about a third of the time. The front is now on its limit at 9990 miles, the rear could probably go another 1000 - 1500 miles (just - and only a guess).

My Honda did 8k per rear tyre. It was lighter by a couple of hundred lbs though.

I shall see how the new set do.
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Re: Dunlop Road Smart 2
« Reply #7 on: August 01, 2013, 10:03:26 AM »
I put Dunlop Pilot Road on my ST1300 as Michelin Road Smarts were not available.   While the tyres had excellent grip in all-weather at 8,000 K’s I needed a new rear.   Normally I would get  14 – 15000 out of a set of tyres.  However looking at the Pirelli with 7000K’s, and still looking good, I would seriously consider using them and the Michelin PR3 as my replacement tyres
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