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post #151 of 158 (permalink) Old 08-19-2018, 06:50 AM
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The first side! I wish both sides were as easy as the first! Not only did I push the first side of the new front RS3 on by hand Friday, I pulled the old RS3 off by hand! Used the CH200 lever to get the first side off but just pulled the 2nd side off.

The rim is well lubed as this is about the 6th tire I've mounted on it. Just a bit of water reactivates the No-Mar lube. If you lube the center of the rim it helps get the bead over the rim 180 opposite by making it easier for the tire to fall into the center of the rim.

Modern street motorcycle tires are very stiff. If one can get both beads into the center of the rim on one side then it is easier to get the bead on the far side over the rim.

Don't believe I use very many weights on RS3's. The new tire balanced exactly the same as the old. Have one 7 gm weight counter to the valve stem which wears a TPMS sensor.
The front went very easily. It was the rear that gave me fits. Never thought about lubing the center. I've got some short pieces of scrap 1 x 2 that I put around the bead to hold it off the rim. As I pull the Mojo lever around they pop out and go flying around the garage.

I've got 2 ounces on the rear and one on the front. It always takes a lot on mine. It even had 50 grams on the rear and 20 on the front brand new.

Thanks for the input. I'll give your suggestions some thought next time.
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The front went very easily. It was the rear that gave me fits. Never thought about lubing the center. I've got some short pieces of scrap 1 x 2 that I put around the bead to hold it off the rim. As I pull the Mojo lever around they pop out and go flying around the garage.
Put the blocks on the bottom as well as the top. If you can get both beads in the center then you don't have to skew (as much) the top bead off center with respect to the bottom bead.

I've tried pinching the tire with c-clamps or woodworking clamps without success. Clamp comes off. But the bead breaking clamp doesn't have that problem.

On a really flimsy tire one could hold both beads together (all the way around) on the tire and it would pop on with no tools much like we can do the first side, usually.

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Ordered another set last night, as i have a few trips coming up and the Dunlop rebate ends this month. I used the zip tie method to make mounting easy after the tire sat outside in the sun most of the day.

zip tie the tire so the beads touch and then is almost slides on with some lube cut the zip ties and they slide right out
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I have 2640mi on the rear and 3000mi on the front of my Roadsmart IIIs. Installed on a 2006 FJR. I really like them for the confidence in turns and the mileage at this point "appears to be" about double what I was getting out of Q3s. I typically got 2800 to 3000 miles out of a rear Q3 before the cord was/is showing and 5000 to 6000miles out of a Q3 mounted in front. Air pressure is set to give about an 18-20% rise on the rear and 10% on the front after a "spirited" ride thru the twisties near home. (about 38 psi for me). The 2640mi on the rear is entirely from a Trip with my son to Yellowstone and Beartooth Pass.
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Ordered another set last night, as i have a few trips coming up and the Dunlop rebate ends this month. I used the zip tie method to make mounting easy after the tire sat outside in the sun most of the day.

zip tie the tire so the beads touch and then is almost slides on with some lube cut the zip ties and they slide right out
I tried the zip tie method on a ZRX front a few years back and failed miserably. Maybe you need to come up and show me how that works next time. You can overnight in the RV

You missed a great ride. Hoping for next time.

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I tried the zip tie method on a ZRX front a few years back and failed miserably. Maybe you need to come up and show me how that works next time. You can overnight in the RV

You missed a great ride. Hoping for next time.
Sound good, I have to come up and do some work on Mom's house soon. Yep sorry I missed the ride it sounded like a good one to go on.

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How long does it normally take to get the rebate gift card? It has been two months and I have not received back anything from Dunlop.
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How long does it normally take to get the rebate gift card? It has been two months and I have not received back anything from Dunlop.
It seems it took mine a couple of months. You should have an email with a link where you can go check the status.
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