Join Date: Aug 2015
Location: Adelaide, South Australia
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I'm on my 2nd set of Q3 tyres on my GSX-S, changed the originals at 4,400 km for a set of Q3's in the standard sizes then went for a 70km ride to scrub them in then off to Phillip Island for a track day. Got the next pair of Q3's at 8,600 km then loaded the bike in the van and off to Phillip Island again for another track day. Noticed when lubing the chain when I was back home after Phillip Island that the left bead on the rear tyre didn't seem to be seated properly so took the wheel off and brought it in to the bike shop to get it sorted. They rang me after refitting the tyre which didn't fix the issue and had contacted Dunlop who agreed to replace the tyre as it had a "stretched bead". I've now got 10,800 km on the bike I'm happy with grip, feel and quick warm up of the tyres but would probably go for something different next set as the bloke in the bike shop said the he's seen a few quality issues with Q3's. The BMW S1000RR hire bikes at Phillip Island track days run Q3's and the don't put tyre warmers on them.