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.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.
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.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.
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.
I was thinking the same thing. Which is why I stared this thread. My OEM Trail Wings lasted ~10,000 miles. Killed early by Dyna Beads.I am wondering the same thing!!!!!! I thought that I was doing really really good to get 13,000 miles on a rear tire and it was looking sort of like a racing slick!
Yea...sorry about that....I am confused. Your title and original post referred to Battlax, and now post refers to Battle Wings, which one did you get 23,000 miles from.
Musta meant 23,000 km! And, even that's really pushin' it too far. Talk about squared off!?! Or, DIY Darkside Battle Wing!I was thinking the same thing. Which is why I stared this thread. My OEM Trail Wings lasted ~10,000 miles. Killed early by Dyna Beads.
Replaced the Trail Wings with Battle Wings at ~10,500 miles. Bike now has 33,743 miles. That’s roughly 23,000 miles, front and rear on my second set of tires,… the Battle Wings. And they were in much better condition than the OEM Trail Wings. Could have easily taken them beyond 25,000 miles. And since they've been sitting in my garage for almost a year...well I needed the space..so on the bike they went. And I always change front and rear together.
So…just how long are the Battle Wings are suppose to last? I'm feeling remorse for having to change out the tires too early.