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post #71 of 78 (permalink) Old 08-14-2017, 10:29 PM
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I said the low speed turn in felt weird when I first got the Angel GTs. Then I found that the shop had put the factory recommended 36/42 tire pressures in. I aired down to 32/36 and all was well. Over 2,000 miles on the tires now and loving them.
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post #72 of 78 (permalink) Old 08-15-2017, 04:04 PM
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Figured I should also put in an update on the Dunlop Roadsmart 3's. I have over 2,000 miles on them at this point I think. From a feel (on turn in, etc) perspective I don't feel too much of a difference between these and the stock. It feels a little better turning in but since the stock were squaring off when I got the puncture and replaced them I would say it's the same.

I don't notice any real differences in grip either. I'm not riding like a Street Rossi but I am not afraid to lean. I have ridden it a few times in the wet and they do seem to have better wet grip which is to be expected.

All in all I'm super happy with them and I don't think that's confirmation bias. They seem very close to on par in the dry and better in the wet than the pirellis.

I really am hoping for longevity (I'm in a flat, straight road area) and haven't noticed any squaring off but it's still early at this point.
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I did an unscheduled run flat test on my front Pirelli today. Riding back from Reno on I-580 (knew I should have taken Virginia St. to the old road through Pleasant Valley), I hit some kind of debris on the road at highway speed. About a mile or two later I noticed the steering effort was much greater than normal. I pulled over and determined that my front tire was completely flat with not one, but two fairly large gashes in it. I didn't want to pay for a tow all the way from Reno, so I decided to see how far I could limp it. Short answer: All the way. After about 30 miles at mostly 30-40 mph (less for turns), and stopping several times to check the tire, it's sitting in the garage with the tire still in one piece. I'll get it replaced later this week.

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I did an unscheduled run flat test on my front Pirelli today. Riding back from Reno on I-580 (knew I should have taken Virginia St. to the old road through Pleasant Valley), I hit some kind of debris on the road at highway speed. About a mile or two later I noticed the steering effort was much greater than normal. I pulled over and determined that my front tire was completely flat with not one, but two fairly large gashes in it. I didn't want to pay for a tow all the way from Reno, so I decided to see how far I could limp it. Short answer: All the way. After about 30 miles at mostly 30-40 mph (less for turns), and stopping several times to check the tire, it's sitting in the garage with the tire still in one piece. I'll get it replaced later this week.
Wow. That had to be a bit nerve wracking when you pulled over and saw the gashes. No damage to the rim limping it home?
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Should have just wheelied it all the way!


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12850 Miles on my 09 STR, and I just strapped on a new set of Metzler Roadtec 01. Replaced a well used set of Avon Storm somethings, that were on the bike when I bought it 3500 miles ago that seemed fine after I burned off the tire shine the previous owner put on the contact surface.

250 miles in, the Roadtecs feel pretty great. The front end felt heavier at first, compared to my well worn Avons, but I don't notice it anymore. Tires hold a line fantastically - like I don't really have to maintain my lean with increasing throttle. I can lean, aim and it sticks.

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My Continental Trail Attack 2 rear has just done 20 thousand kilometers.

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post #78 of 78 (permalink) Old 08-24-2017, 11:46 PM
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Wow. That had to be a bit nerve wracking when you pulled over and saw the gashes. No damage to the rim limping it home?
Rim looks fine. I aired it up for the 2.4 mile trip to the shop, and it didn't go all the way flat until the last 3/4 of a mile. The guy said it'll be done Saturday. Another Angel GT is going on.

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