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post #1 of 20 Old 06-05-2011, 01:31 AM Thread Starter
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Bridgestone Battlax - How long

Today I changed out my Bridgestone Battle Wing tires. The tires accumulated 23,000 miles before the change to another set of Battle Wing tires. I thought I'd notice a signification change with the new tires. I didn't. Now I feel remorse for having to get ride of tires that looked as if they had another 3-4 thousand miles left on them.

They have lasted longer than the OEM Trailwings, but just how long are these Battle Wing tires are suppose to last. Just curious.

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Not sure how long they would last, but really happy to see your post as I changed to Battlax also recently. Really like them.
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Which Battlax are you using for the rear? I see where the BT020 comes in the correct size for the front but didn't see anything listed in the rear size.
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Can you tell me the Battlax model number and size you were using?
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Not to hijack the thread, but I have a new Battlewing ready to replace the rear which did 20,000 miles and has tread left. Thought about changing brand/type but am happy with the performance, so stayed with 'em. They get their mileage from the depth of tread, not from hard compound.

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I was drunk when I wrote that post. Really I was. Drank a 40 ounce Malt in less than ten minutes.

Anyway post corrected to show Battle Wing. Sorry for the mix up.

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I like to believe the claim that 90% of tire problems occur during last 10% of tread life. My own experience seems to point toward 90% of nail punctures occur during first 10% of tread life. In any case I never sweat leaving a little tread on used tires.

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Which Battlax are you using for the rear? I see where the BT020 comes in the correct size for the front but didn't see anything listed in the rear size.
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I have a BT020 in the front and a BT021 in the rear. Not sure whether they have them in the newer models, these are just the 2 the shop had in stock. Both are the same sizes as the standard Trail Wings.
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I like to believe the claim that 90% of tire problems occur during last 10% of tread life. My own experience seems to point toward 90% of nail punctures occur during first 10% of tread life. In any case I never sweat leaving a little tread on used tires.
I read that and had to laugh. I put a new rear tire on my Gold Wing last season it was a Dunlop elite III. It was a Kings ransom to buy. 23 miles later a 2 1/2 inch screw entered this new tire. Proving your theory.

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Today I changed out my Bridgestone Battle Wing tires. The tires accumulated 23,000 miles before the change to another set of Battle Wing tires. I thought I'd notice a signification change with the new tires. I didn't. Now I feel remorse for having to get ride of tires that looked as if they had another 3-4 thousand miles left on them.

They have lasted longer than the OEM Trailwings, but just how long are these Battle Wing tires are suppose to last. Just curious.

How in the hell are you getting 23,000 miles out of a rear tire? My tires are squared off and down to the wear bears in the middle by 10,000.
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