Hey gutter, I'm not far from you. Flinders island, Tasmania.
I also don't think much of Bridgestone motorcycle tires. Get the Michelin or Pirelli. I'm currently running Pirelli Diablo strada. My previous tires were Bridgestone. The Bridgestone slipped occasionally and wore very fast. The Pirelli Diablo have never slipped and so far worn a great deal less. They also have a cool looking tread pattern.
You be careful in that Melbourne traffic. Many random idiots driving there that probably shouldn't have a driver's license.
Greetings Island boy,
yes yes! As I just wrote elsewhere on the forums...I will reach the end of my 12 month probation period in November, and if I can make it without receiving the 1 infringement point I have been hiding from since November of last year when I decided to take 12 months probation rather than 6 more months banned (was banned for 6 months before)...in this tough to find set of circumstances, I will perhaps treat myself to a different set of tyres. The T30 Evos would only have 8 months of riding on them, but its not power I am seeking, not to nourish the boy racer within, but mainly safety. Cannot put a price on safety. If I get them sooner, I will be tempted to allow myself a little wildness before receiving my points back and that would be...too stupid and too dangerous in terms of living in the most densely policed city I have visited on Earth (other than Singapore where I wanted OUT OUT OUT as soon as possible). The diablos were suggested by my chum here in the work place just now...I had been leaning loosely towards the Michelin Pilot Road. Will have to ponder the Pirellis with more zeal and also check for pricing nearer the time...also have to sell my Fazer, the price of which I could grab 500 for new rubber.
How is Tasmania for riding? I have only been once to visit with my vicious ex valkyrie raptor...hugely enjoyed the abundance of Nature, Freycinet and a cabin in the woods near the place where that man took a few people out a while back...and a beach side area, very quiet but lovely, chilly water...wrote a couple of jolly reviews en-route:
not fit for seagulls...
the horses and sheep appeared normal
Sometime think of aiming to get a loan for a property in tasmania with my pixie queen and to renovate into an airbnb with yoga studio and motorcycle rental all rolled into one. I would look after the former and latter, not the stretching and moon sequence. I love the moon, but to stare at, not slowly dance to on a mat.
The only reason Bridgestone is still in the motorcycle tire business is because Honda puts them on at the factory. Every Bridgestone I've ever had was crap.
I've had only one bad experience out of the dozens of Michelins that I've had in my life, and that was a car tire.
Recently I've been riding on Pirellis, on the 848 Streetfighter. They went out too quick, but you can bet your life that they'll stick in a curve. I put a Pirelli on frontt of the 990 Super Duke, with a Pilot Power 3 on the rear. I may put a Pirelli Angel GT on that bike when the Michelin wears out.
I go thru back tires way too fast. I'm going to try a Sport Touring tire on the 990, see what happens.
Definitely adding to my suspicions and encouraging me to seek new shows for the beast...