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post #1 of 10 Old 12-09-2006, 10:36 AM Thread Starter
 
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Battlewing availability?

Last I checked, Bridgestone Battlewings weren't available here in the US. However, I noticed they are the OE tire on a lot of 07 BMW 1200GS's. Do you think I could order a set from the BMW store? I'll make a few phone calls and see what I can find out today...
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post #2 of 10 Old 12-10-2006, 06:48 AM
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Get your local dealer to order them from Parts Unlimited. They have them in the warehouse.

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post #3 of 10 Old 12-10-2006, 10:39 AM
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So, curiousity compels me to ask- if they're in the warehouse why aren't they in the catalog? Or did I just miss them? Seems easier to order direct & skip the middleman.

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So, curiousity compels me to ask- if they're in the warehouse why aren't they in the catalog? Or did I just miss them? Seems easier to order direct & skip the middleman.
Well,,,the paper catalog only comes out once a year. I have had the tucker/rocky rep and the PU rep looking for these tires to become available in the US for awhile now. The pu rep told me last week they had them in stock. I should have mine Tues.

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Hmmm... makes sense I guess. Sorta. Seems like they could update the online catalog more often than yearly.

Guess I'll just have to pester somebody local to order them for me when the time comes.

Thanks for the source though, that's good to know stuff.

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SW Moto tire now has them at their website! (and I live in Tucson!) I wonder how much better they are off-road than the OE Wings?

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post #7 of 10 Old 12-29-2006, 09:15 PM
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SW Moto tire now has them at their website! (and I live in Tucson!) I wonder how much better they are off-road than the OE Wings?

http://arizonamoto.com/Merchant2/mer...ory_Code=TW501
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Bridgestone BW501 110/80R-19
Code: 300326
Price: $93.95
Quantity in Basket: none






Bridgestone BW502 150/70R-17
Code: 300327
Price: $113.95
Quantity in Basket: none


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Are the Battlewings supposed to be better than the Trailwings? I like the trailwings so far.

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I see this tread patern as more street oriented tread design. I don't profess to know all there is to know about tires but to Me this looks more like a 98+% road type tread. If I'm wrong please point out what I am missing ? Thanks.


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There are quite a few reviews of this tire on different forums and the net. Yes, it is more street oriented but so is the Strom anyway. Apparently it is just about as good on mild off roading as some of the others. It is just another option. If they are smooth and also give good mileage, it may be an option for me later than the tourances and D607s. Price is about the same also.

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