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16 minutes ago, 2talltim said:

Ive ran a couple sets of these and haven't had any of these issues. just had a new front put on at wheelers last weekend and railed it everywhere.I do know they are a very heavy carcass tire and it takes extra time to get any heat into them. But at the same time they last monger due to this too. Me and @JustinNck1 ran them for our trip out west and I ran a set for a gap trip the month before. maybe the heavier bike helps them perform better not sure. 

Maybe Dunlop changed something like @durk suggested?

Without TC, the first big slip would have high sided me.  After a few more times, I started making it slip intentionally, so I'd kinda know what to expect and how it would feel.

On some roads they were ok, like the Dragon and the Skyway.  They grip on the roads in Kentucky was especially bad.

I had to keep my bike in Rain Mode for most of the trip.  

Love the BMW.  Hate the Dunlops.

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31 minutes ago, Tpoppa said:

Maybe Dunlop changed something like @durk suggested?

Without TC, the first big slip would have high sided me.  After a few more times, I started making it slip intentionally, so I'd kinda know what to expect and how it would feel.

On some roads they were ok, like the Dragon and the Skyway.  They grip on the roads in Kentucky was especially bad.

I had to keep my bike in Rain Mode for most of the trip.  

Love the BMW.  Hate the Dunlops.

Was it wet in KY? The silt from the trucks is very slippery in the wet and damp.

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3 minutes ago, Pauly said:

Was it wet in KY? The silt from the trucks is very slippery in the wet and damp.

Nope. 85 and sunny.

I went back and checked for dirt, sand, or oil.  The rear was slipping on other roads, too.

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I rode all over Amish gravel country and did a lot of standing. I need the bar slightly higher than it is. I have to crouch to reach them and that is getting old. So, some Rox risers will be here on Wednesday. 

I ordered a new saddle for the Voyager. It arrived last week, but it is still in the box. I will get to it, eventually. 

Lastly, I figured out the hill hold feature. I was using it incorrectly. I was leaving it engaged and trying to launch, which works.. but is not fluid. Now, I come to a stop, keep the clutch in (dont have to, but I dont often put my bike in neutral at stops), apply the hill hold. When it is time to go, squeeze the brake lever to release the hold and off I go. I never thought a parking brake on a motorcycle would be a thing, let alone something I love and wish the Voyager had. 

 

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On 6/26/2020 at 8:57 PM, 2talltim said:

Ive ran a couple sets of these and haven't had any of these issues. just had a new front put on at wheelers last weekend and railed it everywhere.I do know they are a very heavy carcass tire and it takes extra time to get any heat into them. But at the same time they last monger due to this too. Me and @JustinNck1 ran them for our trip out west and I ran a set for a gap trip the month before. maybe the heavier bike helps them perform better not sure. 

What psi does your bike recommend?  And what pressure were you running the the RS3s?

I was playing with this again today on some local curves.  I can basically get these tires to slip at will.  Pretty sure the slipping is happening when gassing out of corners and transitioning to the not-so-sticky middle compound.

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8 hours ago, Tpoppa said:

What psi does your bike recommend?  And what pressure were you running the the RS3s?

I was playing with this again today on some local curves.  I can basically get these tires to slip at will.  Pretty sure the slipping is happening when gassing out of corners and transitioning to the not-so-sticky middle compound.

42/42 is what I have to run the big girl. She eat tires fast enough as it is, any less than that she eats them even faster.

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550 miles today. Pretty much awesome all the way around. Getting pretty confident in the Roadsmart 2s. Only had a couple wiggles. 1 for sure was water I didn’t spot until late and I believe the other one was gravel. 

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collecting. A 3 swingarm bastard nikken? New one has a ding on the linkage where it broke through the box. Needle bearing rollers were mixed in the bubble wrap but were all there.  

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On 6/24/2020 at 6:36 PM, Pauly said:

Looking at you, @Blitz

Yeap...   and Andy essentially has the exact wheel, sensor and caliper I have. It’s a bitch!  Anything that improves what Yamaha did with that rear wheel and caliper is worth the $$.

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7 minutes ago, Blitz said:

Yeap...   and Andy essentially has the exact wheel, sensor and caliper I have. It’s a bitch!  Anything that improves what Yamaha did with that rear wheel and caliper is worth the $$.

I ripped off the abs sensor the night before a trip. Had to panic solder it back together. Was fortunate to save the sensor. But that caliper/ rear wheel is a bad design by Yamaha.

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passenger seat from the dealer is backordered. Got one on e ebay "Guaranteed to work - NO damage " seatpan has a crack though the middle. 😑

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FYI...the rear stock kawasaki brake pads on a C14 will last 82k miles :lol:

Need to make a trip to pony in mansfield tomorrow morning. They are holding a set of EBC HHs for me.

 

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22 minutes ago, MSerfozo said:

Hmmm...  when did I last check my front brake pads.  😧

These were my rears just edited my post to say that. She's had (including stock) 4 sets on the front in her life.

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1 hour ago, 2talltim said:

These were my rears just edited my post to say that. She's had (including stock) 4 sets on the front in her life.

That's good mileage. I usually replace rear pads before fronts.. not sure how that happens. 

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58 minutes ago, Pauly said:

That's good mileage. I usually replace rear pads before fronts.. not sure how that happens. 

I almost never touch my rear unless I'm scrubbing just a little speed, killing the cruise or a flat out emergency braking situation.

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I used to trail brake exclusively with my rear. Then @what told me it was dumb. So I stopped. Now I just downshift to oblivion or stop being a bitch and carry too much corner speed. Now? My brake pads are mint and I buy tires every other week. 

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5 hours ago, Pauly said:

I used to trail brake exclusively with my rear. Then @what told me it was dumb. So I stopped. Now I just downshift to oblivion or stop being a bitch and carry too much corner speed. Now? My brake pads are mint and I buy tires every other week. 

trailing with the rear is a quick ticket to highside city if things go sideways. highsides are not fun.

 

all included puns intended.

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12 hours ago, 2talltim said:

These were my rears just edited my post to say that. She's had (including stock) 4 sets on the front in her life.

Oh, I'll probably never check my rear pads again.  I only ever use the rear when stopped on a hill.  I cut the adjuster bolt at the master cylinder shorter so I could lower the pedal farther than the stock configuration would allow.

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Took a little ride yesterday. This pictures is from our trip back down 164. Ran into a grumpy bagger on the way up. We had been following him and his pinnion up 164 to Kilgore. He pulled into the general store lot on the corner and we did the same because a semi jumped in front of us and we didn't want to follow that all the way up. I said hi and he just cursed under his breath and pulled out of the lot. I think that was really uncalled for. Passed him the opposite way later in the day on route 212 and rightfully gave him the bird.

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11 hours ago, Pauly said:

I used to trail brake exclusively with my rear. Then @what told me it was dumb. So I stopped. Now I just downshift to oblivion or stop being a bitch and carry too much corner speed. Now? My brake pads are mint and I buy tires every other week. 

 

5 hours ago, what said:

trailing with the rear is a quick ticket to highside city if things go sideways. highsides are not fun.

 

all included puns intended.

I trail brake all the time. Only way to get 1100 lbs of motorcycle, big man and pack mule gear to handle as fast as I make the big girl do what she does. But trail braking is done with the front brakes not the rear.

 

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12 hours ago, Pauly said:

I used to trail brake exclusively with my rear. Then @what told me it was dumb. So I stopped. Now I just downshift to oblivion or stop being a bitch and carry too much corner speed. Now? My brake pads are mint and I buy tires every other week. 

Not sure about your BMW, but on mine when I pull the front brake lever, the bike decides which brakes are applied based on some German algorithm that considers many factors.  A light squeeze on the front brake lever will only apply the rear brake in certain situations (you can actually feel it in the rear brake pedal).

It's actually a really good system and works seamlessly.

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