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Old April 17th, 2013   #1
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Question Time for New Tires

I have 8500 miles on my ST and it's time to get new tires. I will be replacing the original Bridgestone BT's. Is 8500 miles about right for this bike or can I get better mileage with another brand of tire. I am more interested in longevity then stickiness. I think I'm average in riding style in that I'm fairly aggressive but have never dragged the pegs on this motorcycle. Any suggestions with the mileage you've been able to achieve would be most appreciated. Also, where is the best place to purchase angled valve stems. Thanks.

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Old April 17th, 2013   #2
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8500 miles you done good. All motorcycle tires get the same mileage and handle the same too.

Look in Amazon they have all kinds and prices of angled stems..
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Not all stems are made the same.
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As far as tires Try each manufacture and see what ones give YOU the best at what you are looking for, mileage,stick,etc.

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Sorry Echo but, not all motorcycle tires are made the same nor do they get the same mileage or handle the same. Just look at the number or tire threads in our forum alone as an example.

Some wear out sooner than others because they are made to be more sticky.

Some last longer because their rubber is harder (less sticky).

Some are dual-compound to try to do both.

TNRider, I haven't used Bridgestones but, I hear good things about them.

I like Metzlers Z6 front and ME880 rear for long mileage. They don't stick as well as others, though.

For stickiness, I like Michelin's Pilot Road 2 or 3's.

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Sorry Echo but, not all motorcycle tires are made the same nor do they get the same mileage or handle the same. Just look at the number or tire threads in our forum alone as an example.

Some wear out sooner than others because they are made to be more sticky.

Some last longer because their rubber is harder (less sticky).

Some are dual-compound to try to do both.

TNRider, I haven't used Bridgestones but, I hear good things about them.

I like Metzlers Z6 front and ME880 rear for long mileage. They don't stick as well as others, though.

For stickiness, I like Michelin's Pilot Road 2 or 3's.

YMMV,
Thanks Zldrider, I have found with all the bikes I've owned that there were certain brands of tires that performed better than others, but it hasn't been the same brand for every bike. That is why I addressed this forum since I assume different brands have been tried. The Owners manual recommends Bridgestone and Dunlop. I should have mentioned that I am more interested in longevity then stickiness. I would be interested in hearing from members that have used the Dunlops and the Metzlers. Thanks.
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I have not used the Dunlops or Metzlers, but I have enjoyed many sets of Michelin Pilot Road 2 tires and am now on my 3rd set of pilot road 3 , and I like them a lot!
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Mine came with Dunlops. The front cupped the rear went into the cords at 5,100 miles.
I have never used Dunlops again.
I'm still running 020 Bridgestones, favorites.
Metzelers Z6/ME880 would be my second choice.

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My experience with Dunlaps mirrors Paul's. I was looking for longevity so, I switched to Metzelers and they lasted to just over 10,000 miles.
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I tried a couple of set of Dunlops but have been much happier with the Michelin Pilot Road 2s .They seem to stick well enough and I get 12 to 15 thousand miles on a set .
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Mine came with Dunlops. The front cupped the rear went into the cords at 5,100 miles.
I have never used Dunlops again.
I'm still running 020 Bridgestones, favorites.
Metzelers Z6/ME880 would be my second choice.

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Paul mine came with the Bridgestone 020's. I like the smooth way they ride but I've been reading about the BT-023-GT's. Do you have any knowledge of these. The claim is they last longer then the 021's but I don't know how that compares to the 020's.
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