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post #1 of 16 Old 08-24-2009, 02:51 PM Thread Starter
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Battle Wing A Replacement Tire for the Trailwing Tire?

I bought a spare rear wheel that has 700 miles on it(Vee).It has a Trailwing(Stock) My Meztler's on my VEE are near the end of useable life. I need a new front tire. When I checked Motorcycle Superstore Website no Trailwings were featured.I'LL run the the Trailwing/Battlewing Tires until they wear out. I'll go back to Meztler's Z6 Roadtec's.
I'm still looking for a front rim if anyone has a spare for sale.





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post #2 of 16 Old 08-24-2009, 06:06 PM
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In my experience the Battlewings are a vast improvement over the Trailwings. I ride almost exclusively on paved roads, so YMMV.
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the Battle wing, is better a bit more sure footed

but it cups out just as bad as the Trailwing. and it really goes away fast at higher speeds. I got only 6,500 out of my bws'. and they were very squirrley the last 1,500mi

the front BW is horrible to cup if you ride any other way than grandma going to the store(at any pressure)

best road tire by far is the Conti RA for handling and milage.
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But the Road Attacks wear out in less than 5000 miles and they get REALLY squirrely towards the end of their life. Great tire when new, but I prefer the Battlewings. I have gotten about 7000-7500 each out to two rears which is a record for me. I am trying an 880 rear now just to see what it will do.

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I just blew through my rear Conti RA in less than 4000 miles. I did a 3500 mile trip, not loaded all that heavy.

My 1st set of Conti's went about 6000 miles. It appears a bit of a touring load mixed with some moderate speeds is a death sentence.
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but it cups out just as bad as the Trailwing. and it really goes away fast at higher speeds. I got only 6,500 out of my bws'. and they were very squirrley the last 1,500mi

the front BW is horrible to cup if you ride any other way than grandma going to the store(at any pressure)

best road tire by far is the Conti RA for handling and milage.
I think you are in the minority on that.........something else going on with your bike, or you aren't "consistently" running the tires between 40/42 psi? The roads are also really hard on tires in Tenn, the roads are like sandpaper......and we already know about the twisty's.

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I just recently bought a set of B-ax's. Too early to report on milage, but they seem to handel ok I got about 7000 mile on the original Trail wings which, judging from the other members, is about right.


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I recently put some BW's on my bike and am happy with them so far. My buddy ran a set on his GSA and they wore real well and were a very long lasting tire. Never any hint of cupping. They are waaaaay better than the stock TW's.

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Let's backup

I went back to the Motorcycle Superstore website. I found a Trailwing.I bought a Trailwing. So Trailwing's exist and not just in our hearts. Original thread if Trailswing's don't exist are Battlewing's an OK replacement.
I had no intention of starting a tire thread. The only reason I am buying a Trailwing is I have a fairly new rear Trailwing.


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So, what is the recommended pressures to run these puppies at? I have put a little over 1000km on mine. I run about 37 front, 39 back.
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