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post #41 of 68 Old 12-09-2012, 02:39 AM
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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.
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post #42 of 68 Old 12-09-2012, 02:54 AM
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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.
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Bike seems too heavy for front tire.

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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.
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Do you track? Front tire pushes bad in turns. Probably better for a 600.


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post #46 of 68 Old 12-10-2012, 06:14 PM
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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.
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post #47 of 68 Old 01-28-2013, 11:38 AM
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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. . .

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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.

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my mate got these on his K8 Gixxer thou and he loves them...probably just some gravel or a very smooth patch of tarmac...
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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.
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