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post #1 of 12 Old 04-06-2009, 08:13 PM Thread Starter
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BT 016 tires

My original rear tire is almost done.
I have already purchased a Bridgestone BT 016 on the advice of an independent bike shop guy.
I will be installing it soon.
Has anyone else ran these? I am just wondering how others like them, performance wise and for mileage on the 919.

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they're supposed to be comparable to pilot power 2ct's, but a lot cheaper. lots of shops are pushing those like a ghetto drug dealer trying to sell some new purple kool aid flavored crack to the inner city youth.

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they're supposed to be comparable to pilot power 2ct's, but a lot cheaper. lots of shops are pushing those like a ghetto drug dealer trying to sell some new purple kool aid flavored crack to the inner city youth.
Very helpful, thank's

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I don't know about these relative to a 919, but I can tell you that they get good reviews from ZX10 owners.

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I just had these put on--about 60 bucks cheaper than Pilot Powers. So far I'm loving the stick, but I'm expecting them to have the typically short life of performance tires. I have a trackday coming up in the next few weeks, we'll see how they do on the 919 there.

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lots of shops are pushing those like a ghetto drug dealer trying to sell some new purple kool aid flavored crack to the inner city youth.
True, what's with that?

I guess Brickstones is trying to get people to try their multi-compound since 2CTs and DC3s are the in thing; especially to those wanting to preserve their 2" chicken strips.

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funny thing though... the 2ct's are stickier than the regular pilot powers...



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True, what's with that?

I guess Brickstones is trying to get people to try their multi-compound since 2CTs and DC3s are the in thing; especially to those wanting to preserve their 2" chicken strips.
I take it some are not sold on these tires. The guy that recommended and sold me these is not a big time dealer. He fixes bikes and sells a bit of stuff. He sells tires for 33% off list. I'm not sure what the markup is, so I don't know how much he makes on sales.
I trust his recommendation, and am looking forward to trying them.
I was just asking for other rider's opinions who actually rode on these.
Not really interested in discussion about Bridgestone's marketing tactics.

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I take it some are not sold on these tires. The guy that recommended and sold me these is not a big time dealer. He fixes bikes and sells a bit of stuff. He sells tires for 33% off list. I'm not sure what the markup is, so I don't know how much he makes on sales.
I trust his recommendation, and am looking forward to trying them.
I was just asking for other rider's opinions who actually rode on these.
Not really interested in discussion about Bridgestone's marketing tactics.
The majority of the major manufacturers make some really, really good tires. It is likely that the better/best tires from all of these folks have more traction than most riders have either skill or desire (or sometimes both). It is highly likely that you will be very happy with these tires. Good Luck and Enjoy!

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You must have misread my post Jeff.

I am saying that all 3 are very comparable in quality and that most rider would not be able to tell the difference in a blind (ok, don't do that) test. Sike got it right, they are all good.

My recommendation is to go for what makes you happy, be it price or perceived reputation. Me, I go with fresh tires whenever I can.

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I have had a pair on mine but not very long, love the grip as someone else said, we'll see about the mileage, I got them hoping for better mileage but have already started to see the typical Kansas flat spot developing in the center!


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We in Southern Ontario Canada are also prone to the dreaded flat centre (Canadian spelling)
I have the original OEM Michelins and can't wait to change them out.
I have no experience with with any others yet. I have been noticing the rear starting to slide out sometimes which is fun on a dirtbike, but scares the crap out of me on the road. Of course I have only been on cold pavement the end of last season and so far this year. I know fresh rubber is always good. I'm hoping for good mileage too.
I have about 10,000 Km (6000 miles) on the original rear tire.

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