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Online Claude

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Longest lived touring tire
« on: May 24, 2019, 07:23:34 PM »
I know, I know, always the same questions...
Sport-touring tires change often so the purpose of my question.
My last Michelin (Road 2 or 3?) lasted about 25% longer than my Bridgestone BT023.
But how do they compare now that they are to PR5 and T31?
Which one do have the longest thread life?
Thanks!

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Re: Longest lived touring tire
« Reply #1 on: May 24, 2019, 10:14:47 PM »
My OEM BT30s will be replaced soon 6Kmiles might have lasted till 7K at a push.

Switching to BT23s which I expect to do better. Often see around 8K+ on FJRs shod with them on a fleet I manage. Lighter F800s 10-12K. Including a lot of Motorway/Highway.

That fleet also demonstrates a natural variability in the wear speed even using the same brand with a 6-10K spread. Bikes have variable riders and terrain.

Tyre wear is quite often down to individual style, type of roads frequented, pressure maintenance etc. I also question whether OEM rubber is always top draw, same goes for cars.

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Re: Longest lived touring tire
« Reply #2 on: May 27, 2019, 08:17:23 PM »
2019 Versys 1000. Original T31 only lasted me 7,000km (4,500 miles) and are about to be replaced by the next week. Maybe I will get another weekend ride from them and that's it. I will be surprised if it will make it to 5,000 miles....

Already purchased new set of Michelin's road 5. My friend has a Kawasaki Ninja 1000 and this tire has been amazing for him, so I decided to give it a try...

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Re: Longest lived touring tire
« Reply #3 on: June 01, 2019, 01:50:04 PM »
Geee.... my original Bridgestone T30's (both front and rear) lasted me 22,000 kms... okay, I'm no green light sprinter at all, but 7,000 kms? That's a huge difference.

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Re: Longest lived touring tire
« Reply #4 on: June 01, 2019, 03:39:39 PM »
*Originally Posted by Joeri999 [+]
Geee.... my original Bridgestone T30's (both front and rear) lasted me 22,000 kms... okay, I'm no green light sprinter at all, but 7,000 kms? That's a huge difference.

22,000 km. I think you have clearly qualified for Guinness record book. :)

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Re: Longest lived touring tire
« Reply #5 on: June 01, 2019, 04:45:08 PM »
Just fitted a set of Bridgestone A41's for my trip to Northern Spain  :biker1:

Apparently they are the same rubber as the T31's  but with s 90/10 tread pattern.
Also the front tyre is dual compound.
Will let you know how I get on 👍👍
Richard    :001:           

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Re: Longest lived touring tire
« Reply #6 on: June 02, 2019, 07:34:07 AM »
my cousin runs a bt-23 on his mt-09 and has his reartire on for 25000 km.

we went on a trip last week and he said, maybe its time that i put an other tire on there  :008:
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Re: Longest lived touring tire
« Reply #7 on: June 02, 2019, 10:56:03 AM »
*Originally Posted by TowerMan [+]
Just fitted a set of Bridgestone A41's for my trip to Northern Spain  :biker1:

Apparently they are the same rubber as the T31's  but with s 90/10 tread pattern.
Also the front tyre is dual compound.
Will let you know how I get on 👍👍

Are you planning to go 10% off road with the mighty V1k ???

Others on here (and myself) found that Avon 3D Storm Xm's were a very long lasting tyre, they have been replaced with the Spirit but the Storms can still be found. I liked them so much I've just fitted a set to my old Blade and they feel great.

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Re: Longest lived touring tire
« Reply #8 on: June 02, 2019, 01:41:18 PM »
I've got around 5mm on my original tyres with just over 5k on them. I'd be happy if I got 10k on them!

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Re: Longest lived touring tire
« Reply #9 on: June 02, 2019, 02:44:06 PM »
I just got back from a 12,000 km trip to the eastern US. Had Dunlop Roadsmart III installed for the trip on the advice of my dealer. He had gotten good feedback from many customers.
I have tried all of the big brands Michelin, Avon, Continental, Pirelli and they all started to get flattened off after a few thousand kms so I thought I would give them a try.
With 13,000 kms now I am very happy with the wear and the shape.  Very little flattening off and looks like another 5000 km at least left on them.
I doubt I will try any other tires after these. Very impressed with them.

 



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