battlax s20 suck - Page 5 : Honda CBR 1000RR Motorcycle Forums: 1000RR.net

Like Tree4Likes
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 12-09-2012, 02:39 AM   #41
The Tokolosie
 
africaguide's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: State College, PA
Posts: 704
i have 1780 on my 12's tires, no burnouts, no wheelies, lots of highway, pressure checked before every ride. i looked at my rear last week and its worn down the center more than the sides, to the point where i can see and feel a flat spot in the middle.
africaguide is online now   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 12-09-2012, 02:54 AM   #42
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Posts: 725
Quote:
Originally Posted by doggs View Post
my experience of the s20 was not to good - grip was ok but not inspiring,stearing was a bit lazy and got around 2k out of it but very uneven wear with some parts not down to the wear markers and other areas the tread came off - i will try to attach a picture to show what happened.This was an aftermarket tyre not o.e. and only road use no trackdays.Will be going back to using pirelli`s
I had a pair of BT016s have this same sh*tty wear on my rear when I owned a 600rr. Besides wearing fast, they basically started falling apart towards the end. I went to Pilot Road 2's and never looked back. As for performance, I found the road 2s gripped just as much and had no problems leaning it completely over and maintaining traction.

F*** bridgestone. Will never purchase their tires again.
unirr is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-09-2012, 02:58 AM   #43
Senior Member
 
d207gp's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Bay Area NorCal
Posts: 4,289
Quote:
Originally Posted by capt.america View Post
Bike seems too heavy for front tire.
__________________
Charlie, We don't want tuna with good taste. We want tuna that tastes good, smells good and puts out.
d207gp is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-09-2012, 07:52 AM   #44
Ex-Everything
 
TheX's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Austin
Posts: 6,140
Quote:
Originally Posted by africaguide View Post
i have 1780 on my 12's tires, no burnouts, no wheelies, lots of highway, pressure checked before every ride. i looked at my rear last week and its worn down the center more than the sides, to the point where i can see and feel a flat spot in the middle.
That's perfectly normal.
__________________


2010 Aprilia RSV4 Factory

Mods: Lots of track days and large testicles
TheX is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-09-2012, 08:43 AM   #45
Tadao Baba Fan
 
capt.america's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: The Island
Posts: 2,901
Quote:
Originally Posted by d207gp View Post
Do you track? Front tire pushes bad in turns. Probably better for a 600.
__________________

If you can't run with the big dogs,
stay on the f@ckin' porch.
capt.america is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-10-2012, 06:14 PM   #46
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Posts: 14
sounds like some people in here need to adjust pressures or suspension. took these tires to a track day with a bike i had only ridden a few times, stock suspension with no adjustment. ran middle intermediate pace with no problems. i understand some people not liking a slower or quicker turn in, but these tires have plenty of grip for most people, some fairly fast a group riders here running these and doing fine.
DESIGNdummy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-28-2013, 11:38 AM   #47
Senior Member
 
Drooder's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2009
Posts: 242
Re: battlax s20 suck

My s20 have seen some crazy speeds...the front doesn't street in as quick, but I can say it's the first tire I've felt comfortable slightly trail braking with when I've had to scrub extra speed off.. I am interested in the new Michelin pilot power 3 though since I was a Michelin guy for years.

If only R10s were cheap. . .

Sent from my SGH-I727 using Motorcycle.com Free App
Drooder is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-28-2013, 03:44 PM   #48
Senior Member
 
d207gp's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Bay Area NorCal
Posts: 4,289
Quote:
Originally Posted by capt.america View Post
Do you track? Front tire pushes bad in turns. Probably better for a 600.
Yes I do in fact. Had to sell my trackbike last year due to financial priorities. Hope to pick up an R6 this year, but the new Kawi 636 looks epic.

As for the bike feeling too heavy, I never experienced that. Dave Moss set up both my street and track bikes.
__________________
Charlie, We don't want tuna with good taste. We want tuna that tastes good, smells good and puts out.
d207gp is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-28-2013, 04:44 PM   #49
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Malta
Posts: 132
my mate got these on his K8 Gixxer thou and he loves them...probably just some gravel or a very smooth patch of tarmac...
buddy13 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-29-2013, 12:23 PM   #50
Senior Member
 
kneedeep00's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Posts: 163
I don't really have anything negative about Bridgestone's blade tires, I had them when I first started out. They were tires and functioned as such. Their passenger car tires leave something to be desired in their construction quality, but this is not the place. However, after my first set of Bridgestones wore out "quickly", I opted for the Michi Pilot 2's and have kept goin back for more. They just feel better to me personally. I always trust them and they never let me down. It really just comes down to which you feel more confident and comfortable with. I'll pass on Bridgestone.
kneedeep00 is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


» Latest Forum Topics
Annitori QS PRO
08-03-2014 08:45 AM
Last post by Toby Lerone
Today 05:46 AM
38 Replies, 911 Views
POST A PIC OF YOUR CHICKEN STRIPS
08-24-2014 11:51 PM
by AHOPPE
Last post by thro
Today 04:17 AM
66 Replies, 2,164 Views
Looking at 1000RR for long distance...
08-31-2013 11:24 AM
by RRslave
Last post by thro
Today 03:51 AM
33 Replies, 1,331 Views
Seems like these supermids are not...
08-29-2014 01:42 PM
by MM93
Last post by thro
Today 03:41 AM
12 Replies, 196 Views
My friend went down yesterday.
08-30-2014 06:38 PM
Last post by thro
Today 03:35 AM
24 Replies, 326 Views
» Insurance
» Sponsors
» Honda 1000RR Prices
Powered by vBadvanced CMPS

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 06:21 AM.



Powered by vBulletin®
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.1
Garage Plus vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.
Motorcycle News, Videos and Reviews
Honda Grom Forum Harley Davidson Forum Honda 600RR Kawasaki Forum Yamaha R6 Forum Yamaha FZ-09 Forum
1199 Panigale Forum Roadglide Forum Honda CBR1000 Forum Vulcan Forum Yamaha R1 Forum Yamaha R3 Forum
Ducati Monster Forum Harley Forums Honda CBR250R Forum ZX10R Forum Star Raider Forum Yamaha Viking Forum
Suzuki GSXR Forum V-Rod Forums Honda Shadow Forum Kawasaki Motorcycle Forum Star Warrior Forum KTM Duke 390 Forum
SV650 Forum BMW S1000RR Forum Honda Fury Forum Kawasaki Versys Forum Drag Racing Forum Ducati 899 Panigale Forum
Suzuki V-Strom BMW K1600 Triumph Forum Victory Forums Sportbikes BMW NineT Forum
Volusia Forum BMW F800 Forum Triumph 675 Forum MV Agusta Forum HD Street Forum Suzuki GW250 Forum
Yamaha Motorcycles Victory Gunner Forum Honda Vultus Forum HD LiveWire Forum