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post #1 of 22 Old 08-30-2016, 06:10 PM Thread Starter
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Just ordered a set of Bridgestone T30's

2012 Wee Strom. Looking for high mileage and acceptable wet weather performance. Did I make the right call?

I run Dunlop Q3's on my go fast bike and I hate the mileage I get from them, but they stick.

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Well your T30's are going to stick too! We have run them on the Strom, RT, and the super Tenere. Best tire value out there. VERY good in wet conditions, either damp or torrential rain. As good or better mileage than comparable tires.
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Good to hear. I don't push my wee Strom at all. Just want distance and decent traction.


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I don't have them on a V-Strom, but my Fazer 8 is currently Running a T30 on the rear, and a T30 EVO (increased wet grip, supposedly) on the front.

I haven't done a lot of riding in the wet in them, and the roads around here are typically as greasy as goose shit when it rains, so I can't say much about their wet grip (i.e. I don't push very hard in the wet).

The rear has worn really nice and evenly, and provides excellent grip IMO. I've managed to spin it up now and then on a corner exit, but only when using heavy throttle on slightly slippery surfaces (like polished pavement). Totally predictable.

I know some people think Bridgestones are crap, but I've had good experience with their sport-touring tires. Used to run the BT-020s on my ZRX back in the early 2,000s, and they worked nicely, too.
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this afternoon i ordered metzeler tourances - 95% street, 5% dirt. for my 2015 strom. 11,300 mi on original b-stone trailwings. oops, i ain't venturing into any dirt...LOL

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Cool. I will never see any dirt with my Strom. Just need decent life!

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omg, my ex boss had a 2000 or 2001 vfr, low mileage. i rode it a couple of times. fantastic machine. i think he'd massaged it a bit. sweet. i hated the handlebars - too low-swept for me.

how do you like the vulcan? i owned a 2009 ninja 650 - same engine - for 6 yrs and 55k miles, enjoying it very much. my first sportbike.

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Vulcan S is no sport bike, but I like it very much.


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I tend to get 5500-7500 miles on a rear tire, no matter which bike, tire brand, street or Dual sport tire. My better half, who at 110lbs and a quick but non aggressive rider gets 8000-11000 on a rear. Again not dependent on bike, brand or tire style. I prefer a sticky tire but my tire longevity hasn't been drastically different between the two no matter which bike. Riding style and conditions play the biggest part in longevity, but experiences certainly do vary.
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post #10 of 22 Old 08-31-2016, 09:15 AM
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I'd like to get a set too, but the Shinko 705's are SOOO nice and cheap! They just vibrate a bit and are noisy.

I use the T30's on my SV. It eats rear tires for breakfast.
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