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post #1 of 15 Old 06-21-2012, 11:58 AM Thread Starter
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Not another tire thread . . . BT023

Anybody have any experience with these on a Wee or Vee? I searched but don't see them mentioned much. The price looks good as compared the the PR3.

I am taking my Weestrom on a 2 week cross country trip in August and will need a tire to last me the entire trip 5-6k miles. I will not be doing any off-road on this trip. Lots of highway miles too. I think one of the dual compound tires would be jsut the ticket for a trip like this. I like the look of the PR3's but they are a bit more than I really want to pay for a tire. Any other suggestions?
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Excellent choice for the street. I had a rear on my K7, (they didn't make it in a 19" at the time for the front). Can't remember right off hand but it lasted about 12K-14K miles I think, longer than the original TW's. Sticks better in the corners too. I have a pair sitting in my garage right now waiting for the chance to go on my L2 soon as I wear out the TW's on it.

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Inferior in every way IMHO compared to the PR2/PR3, and there has been "many" issues with Bridgestones on the C14. If the Pirelli Angel ST comes in the Strom sizes, it is an EXCELLENT tire!

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Lol! Well, that's a tire thread for you. Two completely different opinions of the same tire. Thanks for the responses. Keep'em coming.
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Well there is a pair sitting in my Garage

expecting a mid July install. Maybe its the time of year but I only saw PR3 at about 280 delivered and these were 225

I was interested that they were supposed to be hard and medium

PR3 were supoosedly medium and soft
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Lol! Well, that's a tire thread for you. Two completely different opinions of the same tire. Thanks for the responses. Keep'em coming.
Except for the fact that I am right.:mrgreen:

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Anybody have any experience with these on a Wee or Vee?
ive used BT023. they ok, no slip, no slide, no flats. but, they wear out fast. OTOH, ive used PR3. they ok. no slip, no slide, no flats. and they get much better tire mileage.
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Hmmm . . . So maybe the price difference is worth the extra mielage from the PR3? I really need a tire to go the distance on this trip. I must be hard on tires because I never get anywhere close to the mileage that others seem to get. For example, I have 3500 miles on my stock Trailwings and the rear is almost gone. I check tire pressures and keep them at the recommended pressures. I do ride hard most of the time. Plus it has been pretty hot here this spring/summer so far. I've never got more than 4500-5000 miles out of a rear tire. The fronts are usually pretty well used up at the same time, but will have a little tread left when the rears are shot. I always replace both as a set.

Looks like I may try the PR3. I don't ever think I have heard anything bad about them.

Thanks for the input.

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I think if your slabbing it you WILL get a lot better mileage

I have had tires last 700 and 7000 depending on what I am doing.
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i'm running the 023 and have had no problem. My second on the rear. Got 16000 miles from the first one. Now there is a front, so I'll do that when the Battlewing wears out. I live on a dirt road and I haven't noticed much difference between the Battlewing and the 023. I'm not an adventure rider, but I do ride 20,000 miles a year.
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