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New Tyre
« Reply #75 on: October 05, 2017, 05:11:17 PM »
Arrived in today's post.

Can't complain this time - postage paid 29/9 at 2:38 pm at Wollongong and arrived this morning and a long weekend as well.

$202.65 for the tyre plus $26.30 postage or $228.95 total.





Ordered the balancing beads today so they should arrive by Friday; hopefully.


Probably not my choice of tyre, as I have one on there (ST13) at the moment... They donít wear very well and youíll see some odd patterns developing after a few thou...

As for the Dynabeads...

http://boards.straightdope.com/sdmb/showthread.php?t=592876http://boards.straightdope.com/sdmb/showthread.php?t=592876

Iíd rather get it statically or dynamically balanced, rather than relying on those beads...

I donít mean to be negative here at all, but it is my business, I deal with this stuff every day...


So apologies in advance...
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Re: New Tyre
« Reply #76 on: October 05, 2017, 07:41:09 PM »


Probably not my choice of tyre, as I have one on there (ST13) at the moment... They donít wear very well and youíll see some odd patterns developing after a few thou...

As for the Dynabeads...

http://boards.straightdope.com/sdmb/showthread.php?t=592876http://boards.straightdope.com/sdmb/showthread.php?t=592876

Iíd rather get it statically or dynamically balanced, rather than relying on those beads...

I donít mean to be negative here at all, but it is my business, I deal with this stuff every day...


So apologies in advance...
Managed just over 12000 km of the PR3 that was before the current Dunlop.

Not possible to get the tyres balanced where I live as the car tyre dealer doesn't do enough road bikes to warrant the cost for the part needed for the balancer. They normally do the farm bike tyres and they never get balanced - by the way they put balance beads in the truck tyres they do and just put the ones I buy into my tyres.

Have been using the beads on all but one tyre in the last six years and no noticeable difference between static or beads - works for me and better than nothing.
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Re: New Tyre
« Reply #77 on: October 05, 2017, 09:10:00 PM »
Just ticked over 30,000 from my Pilot Road 4 on ST1300 with no sign of uneven wear best tyres I have had on it
I don't think the ST1100 would be harder on tyres
Except Alan tows a trailer which would cut milage
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Re: New Tyre
« Reply #78 on: November 25, 2017, 06:29:09 PM »
The Dunlop Roadsmart 3 160/70 which is on the rear has now done about 7000km and looks to be one of the better tyres I've had on and running at 44 PSI. Certainly a lot better than the Roadsmart 2 which was on the front.







The tyre when new

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Re: New Tyre
« Reply #79 on: April 22, 2018, 11:25:22 PM »
Just ordered another Roadsmart 3 since the current one is 2nd to best I've had for mileage in the 12 years I've had her.

About 12,500 km estimated (maybe more) due to speedo cable failure - Current one has about 1000 - 1,500 km of life in it; might be enough for the Glendambo ride but playing safe. Only cost $259.95 with free delivery from Peter Stevens for a 170/60ZR17
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Re: New Tyre
« Reply #80 on: April 27, 2018, 01:23:57 PM »
Tyre arrived this morning - Sent from Melbourne and can't complain at 5 days including a public holiday. Booked in for Wednesday for fitting

Label says high mileage and I guess compared to my previous Bridgestones etc. of around 8,000 to 10,000 km on the rear then the current Roadsmart 3 tyre has done high mileage at 12,000 to 13,000 km.

DSC_1604 by Alan, on Flickr

Looking at the tread and comparing to the older one on the bike it looked like a new tread pattern but I was wrong. The grove section I highlighted in red vanishes long before the other groves in the surrounding area giving a smoother surface for more grip as the tyre wears.

DSC_1605 by Alan, on Flickr

Tread depth in the centre of the tyre was 6mm while the current tyre is down to just above the wear bars and about 1 mm at the tyre centre.

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Re: New Tyre
« Reply #81 on: May 01, 2018, 04:01:13 PM »
Removed the rear wheel today for the tyre swap tomorrow.

Checked the splines and all looked ok at 56,000 km after the final drive repair. Surprised at the amount of molypaste left from the last tyre change.

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Re: New Tyre
« Reply #82 on: May 02, 2018, 05:21:09 PM »
Had a hassle putting it all back together.

Couldn't figure it - couldn't get the calliper and mount to sit in properly for the axle to slide in; gremlins.

Turned out to be the pad location clip in the calliper. First time since I've been doing the brakes and tyres myself that this piece fell out. Replaced it but must have moved a little when replacing the pads. Out with the pads again and the related the clip, installed the pads making sure all was ok and the mount plus calliper almost fell into place- axle in

Bike back together and ready for Glendambo; just need me to be ready and awake for the 5am start.
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Re: New Tyre
« Reply #83 on: June 15, 2019, 07:52:04 PM »
I searched through about a dozen online motorcyle shops this afternoon trying to find a front tyre to fit our 1100A. Ended up getting a Roadsmart 3 to match the rear. Should be here in about a week. Cost $218 delivered.

https://www.motospares.com.au/dunlop-roadsmart-iii-sports-riding-touring-commuting/
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Re: New Tyre
« Reply #84 on: June 18, 2019, 01:43:19 PM »
Looks like the seller can't supply a dunlop even though it was on the website. Transaction refunded but I asked if they had either a Bridgestone T30 EVO or Pirelli Angel in stock.

Looks like they only have Bridgestone, Michellin and Pirelli on their site now so I decided to go with the Angel on the 1100 since the one up front on our 1300 is still going strong after 10,000km/6200 miles. Cost this time $224.25 deliverd

Interesting comment: 120/70ZR18 was only available in the GT spec but in their Michellen range it was only availble in the standard tyre.

https://www.motospares.com.au/pirelli-angel-gt-sports-touring/
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Re: New Tyre
« Reply #85 on: June 18, 2019, 06:26:31 PM »
The PR4 GT spec is the right one for the 1100, I think its the same one for the 1300.
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Re: New Tyre
« Reply #86 on: June 18, 2019, 07:41:44 PM »
Both standard and GT spec are suitable with the GT being the better option
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Re: New Tyre
« Reply #87 on: June 20, 2019, 07:39:32 PM »
Had a message from the seller saying he wouldn't send the tyre until I confirmed that I still wanted the tyre because the tread pattern differed to the website image. First time I've heard that someone might not want a tyre due to a different tread pattern; anyway tyre is on the way and I should get it Wednesday.
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Re: New Tyre
« Reply #88 on: June 26, 2019, 12:39:05 AM »
The tyre arrived unexpectedly this morning. AusPost tracking showed the tyre sitting in Melbourne from the 20th.

Now considering which bike to have it fitted to since both current tyres have about the same mileage and expected wear to go. It will also depend if the 1300 tyre will last long enough to get to the border and back.

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Re: New Tyre
« Reply #89 on: August 05, 2019, 05:49:41 PM »
Looks like the seller can't supply a dunlop even though it was on the website. Transaction refunded but I asked if they had either a Bridgestone T30 EVO or Pirelli Angel in stock.

Looks like they only have Bridgestone, Michellin and Pirelli on their site now so I decided to go with the Angel on the 1100 since the one up front on our 1300 is still going strong after 10,000km/6200 miles. Cost this time $224.25 deliverd

Interesting comment: 120/70ZR18 was only available in the GT spec but in their Michellen range it was only availble in the standard tyre.

https://www.motospares.com.au/pirelli-angel-gt-sports-touring/

Our 1100A's front wheel is down at the tyre dealer getting the Angel GT fitted.
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