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Dunlop Rebate Finder

If you check out Dunlop's site, they have a the same $40 discount plus $20 if you had them installed professionally with receipt showing the service.

https://www.dunlopmotorcycletires.com/experience/promotions/

I just found this after purchasing a set of Roadsmart 3's at Cycle Gear in Orlando with a military discount as well!

Cycle Gear charges $25 per tire for mounting and balancing. I was gonna just buy spoons and rim protectors, but when I saw the discount I just gave in.


I have about 5k on stock tires after a year of ownership on my 2015. Just starting to get a chicken strip on the rear and checked the manufacture date on my tires. They are mid 2014 tires. After the numerous threads with people hating on the stock tires I'm excited to get some time on the dunlop's. I opted for the 190/55 rear as well.
 

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I grabbed a set of the Q3Plus with the rebate. Will have fun with them while they last.....which will not be long.
 

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I have found specials on tires like this then called revzilla and they beat the sale price by ten bucks.
 

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I have found specials on tires like this then called revzilla and they beat the sale price by ten bucks.
I looked at RevZella and they listed a 190 55 17 for 206. Think the front was 127. I wonder if they would match that plus 10 more..... I'd be impressed. Hope some one does it and reports back.
 

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The Dunlop deal is only good until the end of April so move it or lose it!
 

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I just talked to my local shop and they are the Dunlop exclusive dealer for the local race track here in Utah. What that equals is they get huge discounts due to the volume they sell to the local racers at the track. I had them quote me for a set of Roadsmart 3. $166 Rear and $123 Front, Tax is about $20, Install is $40. = $349 - $60 Rebate. I will be out the door for $289

Obviously the bigger discount is on the Q3+ and Q4 but I want a long lasting tire.

It will be about 1000 miles early on my Michelin Pilot Road 2. They have been great tires but with a good deal staring me in the face I can't not try the RS3. It has been over 3 years since I have ridden brand new rubber due to motorcycle changes. I am excited.
 

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I just talked to my local shop and they are the Dunlop exclusive dealer for the local race track here in Utah. What that equals is they get huge discounts due to the volume they sell to the local racers at the track. I had them quote me for a set of Roadsmart 3. $166 Rear and $123 Front, Tax is about $20, Install is $40. = $349 - $60 Rebate. I will be out the door for $289

Obviously the bigger discount is on the Q3+ and Q4 but I want a long lasting tire.

It will be about 1000 miles early on my Michelin Pilot Road 2. They have been great tires but with a good deal staring me in the face I can't not try the RS3. It has been over 3 years since I have ridden brand new rubber due to motorcycle changes. I am excited.

I am a fan of the Roadsmart 3. To me they seem to place a little more emphasis on the sport side of the sport touring equation with excellent dry grip and relatively quick steering for an ST tire.
 

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I just talked to my local shop and they are the Dunlop exclusive dealer for the local race track here in Utah. What that equals is they get huge discounts due to the volume they sell to the local racers at the track. I had them quote me for a set of Roadsmart 3. $166 Rear and $123 Front, Tax is about $20, Install is $40. = $349 - $60 Rebate. I will be out the door for $289

Obviously the bigger discount is on the Q3+ and Q4 but I want a long lasting tire.

It will be about 1000 miles early on my Michelin Pilot Road 2. They have been great tires but with a good deal staring me in the face I can't not try the RS3. It has been over 3 years since I have ridden brand new rubber due to motorcycle changes. I am excited.
I'm so jealous of this price. I can't get this unless I do the tires myself. For the first time in a while I actually had a local shop do my tires because a buddy of mine told me what a "good deal" it was. Rode in with $333 worth of Pilot Road 5s (mail order, mounted by me) and road out with $595 worth of Roadsmart 3s. (But I'll get $60 back, of course!). Back to mail order...

They RS3s feel pretty good to me, maybe a little more planted and a touch softer ride. I'll report back in 10k miles or so to see how I like them.
 

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kenors;365550 They RS3s feel pretty good to me said:
That's exactly how I would describe them. I got those tires near the end of summer last year. I loved the RS2's, and these are even better. Haven't put enough miles on them to test tread life, but they feel better all around. They seem to work good in 40F and cooler weather no problem. If they need any warming up, they don't need much, they feel grippy immediately. I always get nervous when a favorite tire gets replaced with a new model, but Dunlop went the right direction with these.
 

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Purchased the RS3 today. Submitted my info for the rebate. I will let you know how it all works out. A couple dollars more than I expected but still not bad. $294.58 mounted / balanced after rebate.
 

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Wow, thought I missed out on the Dunlop rebates. Looks like they've added another rebate period from May to June. :smile:
 

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I have the Roadsmart 3 set on....I would not get them again. Not sure if it's due to the larger rear tire (which I increased like most others to the 190/55)...but the front end is unstable and even wobbly under hard acceleration or high speeds....

I think my next set will be the PR5 tires
 

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I have the Roadsmart 3 set on....I would not get them again. Not sure if it's due to the larger rear tire (which I increased like most others to the 190/55)...but the front end is unstable and even wobbly under hard acceleration or high speeds....

I think my next set will be the PR5 tires
There's something else wrong with your bike. I just went from PR5s to Roadsmart 3s (/55 rear on both) and do not have any stability issues. I just did a little 135-140mph run Monday and there is no instability. I do run max pressures (36/42) if that makes a difference. The /55 profile rear does make the bike feel lighter and turn-in is much easier but there's certainly no instability.

The RS3s feel a little softer than the PR5s, a little more planted and stable if anything. There is a thread elsewhere of folks adding steering stabilizers to their bikes so maybe some are unstable.
 

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I think that Dunlop rebate is a lot like a Sams Club membership. Of course, you are honored and very lucky to be a member, its just not THAT exclusive.

Dev the bike shoudl not feel that way. The rear tire is not THAT much taller.

Figure your old tire was "x"...new tire is only 5mm taller. Figure 8....8 or 10mm taller including the new unworn tread. Thats enough to notice but not enough to cause instability. Whats your weight and how is your fork and shock set up?

You might try reducing preload in back..add some to the front too. If this is bad enough to bother you, something else is wrong.
 

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I think that Dunlop rebate is a lot like a Sams Club membership. Of course, you are honored and very lucky to be a member, its just not THAT exclusive.

Dev the bike shoudl not feel that way. The rear tire is not THAT much taller.

Figure your old tire was "x"...new tire is only 5mm taller. Figure 8....8 or 10mm taller including the new unworn tread. Thats enough to notice but not enough to cause instability. Whats your weight and how is your fork and shock set up?

You might try reducing preload in back..add some to the front too. If this is bad enough to bother you, something else is wrong.

I have never had the suspension set up properly....so maybe that would help....I do have the back preloaded pretty tight since I'm about 250 lbs....

The front used to be wobbly starting at about 116 and during hard acceleration....I contacted Dunlop and they sent me a new front tire, as I had read stories about defective front tires, notoriously with Dunlop....
the new front tire was installed....now the wobble starts at about 128ish....and not as bad as it used to be....but still noticeable and makes me not want to push it any harder....

Tires are run at stock pressure....

important note....when I say wobble, I don't mean a wobble like the crash vids you see where the front end is out of control...but I mean a little jittery in the front end that makes me worried if I pushed it more that it could turn in to the aforementioned wobble....
 

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I sort-of got that...your wobble thing is a 2-3 on the 1-10 scale. At 250, the stock suspension wont be amazing. The springs are too soft. Im picturing the bike settling 2-3 inches when you are on it.

On our older bikes the fork is strange. It collapses 2-3 inches then almost locks up. If I were you I would add a bunch for preload to the fork. See if you can keep it out of that "lock up" range. Maybe even reduce the rear preload too. I dont believe you will ever get great but it might be enough to keep it from that wobble range.
 

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I don't see how preload fixes this issue. I'm thinking you should contact a local suspension shop and talk about getting springs. I'm 60 lbs less than you are the springs are about right. Preload could be a temporary solution but you need a fix.

If I remember correctly you have a some miles on that bike. Have you checked if the head stock is tight? This could be loose complicating the problem. Check for a loose head stock.
 
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