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bridgestone 023

after looking online and reading about tires ..i went with the bridgestones..i liked the stock bridgestones along with the mileage i got..so i figured why not...over 13000 miles on stock tires with two tire plugs in the front..i figured its time....new tires dont care what brand must feel sweet...have a good winter guys

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Not one but two plugs up front! Man you have some serious gohans



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Not one but two plugs up front! Man you have some serious gohans
first plug 300 miles ,,2nd plug 3000 miles..dont think i ever owned a set of tires that i never had to plug....

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post #4 of 15 Old 12-11-2010, 05:21 AM
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I got some Bridgestone BT-023's this summer. They seem good so far. No complaints. Good wet weather traction.

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I hear BT s are good on wet. Never used myself but might just get a pair for the new season.

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Wait for a sale or Internet coupon.....(or pm me I have a code that will work for a while) buy them at cyclegear.com and also get free shipping.

I have the 23's also and really like them.

I paid around $115 for the rear and used another coupon to get the front for $100.

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post #7 of 15 Old 12-12-2010, 10:55 AM
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I use 016's on the 919, and 023's on my Triumph Trophy.

I did a 400 mile ride yesterday on the Trophy on mostly damp, snotty roads.
The 023's seemed fine in damp conditions -- ( albeit I don't tend to rail in the wet.)

They are also holding up extremely well - I have 6000 mostly commute miles on them and they look to have .. i dunno, maybe another 2-3k miles in them ( which is remarkable.)

The 016's on my 919 have about 3k miles, and the centers look new but the edges are to the bars - but I've hammered the hell out of them.

I gotta say, for the near future, I'm a Bridgestone guy - they're an awesome value.

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[QUOTE=curiousmike;424770]I use 016's on the 919, and 023's on my Triumph Trophy.

They are also holding up extremely well - I have 6000 mostly commute miles on them and they look to have .. i dunno, maybe another 2-3k miles in them ( which is remarkable.)


so your thinking about 9000 miles on the 23,s...i was hoping for 12.000 ..like the stock tire....

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post #9 of 15 Old 12-12-2010, 06:34 PM
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Riding styles ultimately dictate how many miles you'll get.
Plus, I'm quoting those miles on my Triumph Trophy ( 600lbs) compared to your 485lb. 919.

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Riding styles ultimately dictate how many miles you'll get.
Plus, I'm quoting those miles on my Triumph Trophy ( 600lbs) compared to your 485lb. 919.
ok i feel better now...i see the have 023 GT for heavy bikes....not sure if most people know that..where yours the GT...not sure if its for mileage or stronger sidewalls

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DUDE seriously, its not worth 100 bucks to plug a tire you've only got 2 (thats all Ill say) be smart

If I didnt like these damn road2's so much Id be on the 023's with ya. great value and from what Ive read a great tire!

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ok i feel better now...i see the have 023 GT for heavy bikes....not sure if most people know that..where yours the GT...not sure if its for mileage or stronger sidewalls
The BT23GT are for heavy bikes (like BMW K series etc. "only" for bikes over something like 250 - 260 kilo)
And even then, I will do anything not to ride the with GT model mounted, the sidewall and overall build of the tire, is so much stiffer than the normal model, I would be afraid to loose some feel for the bike..
BT23.. cornering and fun bikes
BT23GT.. highway lokomotive bikes

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tire plugs in the front 0.o!!!

And 13k outta the stock tires... the original owner got less than 3.6k outta the stock tires, as i bought the bike with 3.6k with its second set of tires... shinko tires... those tires lasted 2k and were the crappiest tires EVER.

Then i got a nice set of Pilot Road 2's. which were a GREAT tire, good grip and decent wear life. But i do 90% twisty riding so the edges wore out before the center due to the compound layout.... so those tires lasted till 10.1k mi (so 4.5-4.9k miles, front had some life left but it woulda been shortly after so i said fuck it and got a whole new set)

Got a set of pilot power 2ct's and O M F G, talk about a fucking amazing tire. Profile is amazing its much easier to flick the bike around thanks to its steeper profile, and MY GOD THEY STICK LIKE NO TOMORROW! ... never before have i been able to come out of a corner literally dragging peg and knee, then up into a wheelie at 30-40.... the road 2's would of slipped had i been that hard on em... the Power 2Ct's just go, ya umm ok next turn plz.

My next set may be a Bridegstone set... the BT016's look to be the analog to the Pilot Road 2's... and the BT003RS's look to be the analog to the Pilot Power 2cts

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Bridgestone have updatet their BT16 - the new model will be know as BT16Pro
Nothing much in the dry - but in the wet they will be miles better than the "old" model.

Another tire worth waiting for, could easyli be the all new Michelin Pilot Road 3, wich will be a "sporttouring tire like the BT23

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mostly ride the highway pretty hard..and enjoy a lean from time to time on some city roads....Roads are pretty crap around boston..Riding the twistys hard is another ballgame..had 1/4 inch chicken strip on rear tire from what seemed like normal riding

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