Bridgestone Battlax T31 Sport Touring - Stromtrooper Forum : Suzuki V-Strom Motorcycle Forums
Suspension and Tire Tech For all discussions related to your suspension and tire set-ups.

 19Likes
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 40 Old 02-28-2018, 05:54 PM Thread Starter
Moderating in moderation
 
Vindex1963's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2017
Location: Phoenix AZ
Posts: 621
Bridgestone Battlax T31 Sport Touring

My OEM tires are about gone at 12,500 miles so it's time for new shoes. I don't ride off road my 650 is a work commuter and on weekends I like to carve up the twisties. This street tire is a duel compound and should give me good tire life.

https://www.bridgestone.com/corporat...017121502.html

2015 Suzuki V-Strom DL650 bought new 4/26/17
2015 Victory Cross Country bought new 7/11/15 (dyno tuned 118hp 116tq)
If it's not broken, make it better
My take on oil: Name brand, wet clutch compatible.....BAM good to go.
Vindex1963 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 40 Old 02-28-2018, 09:00 PM Thread Starter
Moderating in moderation
 
Vindex1963's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2017
Location: Phoenix AZ
Posts: 621
Actually it's 13,270, but who's counting.
ommoran likes this.

2015 Suzuki V-Strom DL650 bought new 4/26/17
2015 Victory Cross Country bought new 7/11/15 (dyno tuned 118hp 116tq)
If it's not broken, make it better
My take on oil: Name brand, wet clutch compatible.....BAM good to go.
Vindex1963 is offline  
post #3 of 40 Old 03-01-2018, 11:21 AM
Stromthusiast!
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Pasadna area
Posts: 13,609
With that kind of mileage and service from a tire, why change to an unknown?
branthopolis likes this.
notacop is offline  
 
post #4 of 40 Old 03-01-2018, 11:55 AM
Stromthusiast!
 
Null 13's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2015
Location: Quebec, Canada
Posts: 1,049
Garage
I second notacop.

Holy crap i would never change brand if i found something that lasted as long. Or even came relatively close to that.

________
2014 VStrom 1000 Adv SE, because army bikes are more adv
Null 13 is offline  
post #5 of 40 Old 03-01-2018, 01:19 PM Thread Starter
Moderating in moderation
 
Vindex1963's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2017
Location: Phoenix AZ
Posts: 621
My Dunlop E4's on my Cross Country last around 20,000 miles and are duel compound like these tires.

Why try something new? Why not...they are fair priced and no doubt will last as long or longer and give a better street handling response.
Big B likes this.

2015 Suzuki V-Strom DL650 bought new 4/26/17
2015 Victory Cross Country bought new 7/11/15 (dyno tuned 118hp 116tq)
If it's not broken, make it better
My take on oil: Name brand, wet clutch compatible.....BAM good to go.
Vindex1963 is offline  
post #6 of 40 Old 03-01-2018, 02:05 PM
Stromthusiast!
 
D.T.'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Moneyapolis, MN
Posts: 1,986
I want to try some A41's but they are so darn expensive! When S705's are such a good deal.

I used T30's on the SV and wasn't really impressed. BT023's were great and cheap.

2012 Suzuki DL650AL2, over 45k miles already!

Last edited by D.T.; 03-01-2018 at 02:07 PM.
D.T. is offline  
post #7 of 40 Old 03-01-2018, 03:05 PM Thread Starter
Moderating in moderation
 
Vindex1963's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2017
Location: Phoenix AZ
Posts: 621
Quote:
Originally Posted by D.T. View Post
I want to try some A41's but they are so darn expensive! When S705's are such a good deal.

I used T30's on the SV and wasn't really impressed. BT023's were great and cheap.

Why is that?

2015 Suzuki V-Strom DL650 bought new 4/26/17
2015 Victory Cross Country bought new 7/11/15 (dyno tuned 118hp 116tq)
If it's not broken, make it better
My take on oil: Name brand, wet clutch compatible.....BAM good to go.
Vindex1963 is offline  
post #8 of 40 Old 03-01-2018, 04:07 PM
Official Stromtrooper.com Sponsor
 
realshelby's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Houston Texas
Posts: 4,921
I have run BT 023's, T-30's, and T-30 EVO's on the Stroms, Super Tenere, and the Beemer. T-30's of both variety are about the best all around tire I have used. Have NO idea what the new T-31 will offer until I try them. Supposed to be similar to the EVO, but they do have a completely different tread pattern.
Big B, V-Strom Ry 2 and Vindex1963 like this.

'12 DL 650 '14 BMW R 1200 RT

WERKS modified clutch baskets for DL and SV 1000's.
The BEST in chudder control, noise control, and lasting durability! AVAILABLE HERE: www.werksparts.com

Have questions about the clutch in your DL or SV 1000? E-mail Terry [email protected]
realshelby is offline  
post #9 of 40 Old 03-01-2018, 04:23 PM
Stromthusiast!
 
bighammer's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Traverse City, Michigan
Posts: 429
Quote:
Originally Posted by notacop View Post
With that kind of mileage and service from a tire, why change to an unknown?
Quote:
Originally Posted by Null 13 View Post
I second notacop.

Holy crap i would never change brand if i found something that lasted as long. Or even came relatively close to that.
Just keep in mind, number of miles you get from a tire is not just the tire itself, but also the rider's right hand. (and for Harley riders, also right foot :glare
notacop likes this.
bighammer is offline  
post #10 of 40 Old 03-01-2018, 04:30 PM
Stromthusiast!
 
RCinNC's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: North Carolina
Posts: 4,741
Man, if I was getting 13,000 miles out of a tire, I'd never even consider switching. I don't think you could do better than that unless you put a car tire on your bike. I've never used a Battlax tire, but I've gone through a good many Bridgestone Battlewings, and I don't think I ever got more than 6000 miles out of the rear. I eventually switched to Shinko 705's, which tend to get even less mileage than the Battlewing, but they're a lot cheaper and easy to change by hand.

I'm planning a long trip this summer, and I'm probably going to switch to either a Heindenau K60 or a Mitas E07 Dakar, both of which seem to get a lot better mileage than anything I've been using.

"No matter where you go, there you are."
RCinNC is online now  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Stromtrooper Forum : Suzuki V-Strom Motorcycle Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome