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Offline dudleyperkins

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Re: Bridgestone 41
« Reply #10 on: July 18, 2018, 08:23:23 AM »
Replaced the excellent A40 with A41 last week. Pleased after 500 miles, but dry miles only so far.
I found the A40 was a great improvement on the original Tourances and it's hard to see the A41 being noticeably better in any aspect.
However, tyre development doesn't go backwards.

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Re: Bridgestone 41
« Reply #11 on: October 18, 2018, 10:54:46 PM »
Hmmm, just fitted a set of A41's and I've got the slow down off power 30mph bar shake again  :009: Not sure why yet but the pressures are good . These replaced Michelin PT4's which was a very good road tyre with no slow speed shimmy . A41's have made the TEX a little heavier in steer but more precise.

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Re: Bridgestone 41
« Reply #12 on: October 18, 2018, 11:47:21 PM »
I have had my front A41 on for over 4,000km now in the wet and dry, no problems at all. I have noticed the tyre noise increase as they wear but still not as bad as the original Metz which were very noisy after a few hundred km. They are keeping their round profile nicely too which keeps the cornering predictable. I can definitely vouch for dry braking capability, I exercised my ABS with extreme prejudice last weekend when a Bobber stopped on a sixpence in front of me, the commentators who say the Bobber is under braked with a single front disk is mistaken! :005:

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Re: Bridgestone 41
« Reply #13 on: November 01, 2018, 07:42:00 PM »
Fitted an A41 on the front but left the original Metzler on the rear.  A terrific improvement in handling and confidence while leaned over, one of the nicest handling front tires in memory.  However it wore quite quickly.  At 4500 miles I was within 1/31 of the side wear bars.  I had a 2000 miles trip coming up and ended up replacing it.  Best estimate is it probably would have done another 1k miles and that's not great, so won't be buying another.  I usually get around 8-9k miles from a front and about 6-8k from a rear.

Currently have RoadSmart 3s front and rear and very pleased with the handling, light turn-in, very stable through the turn, wear remains to be seen.
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Re: Bridgestone 41
« Reply #14 on: November 22, 2018, 01:22:00 AM »
*Originally Posted by Dragon88 [+]
Had A40's previously, excellent tyre, wet season riding in Thailand and Laos is no joke and the tyres were faultless. Just put an A41 on....and off we go again.

Just to update my own comment. Would never use an A41 again. Almost half the mileage of the A40. Didnt even make 8k klms, where the 40 made 13+, same load, same conditions.

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Re: Bridgestone 41
« Reply #15 on: November 22, 2018, 05:57:37 AM »
^ Yup, my experience too.  Couldn't believe how quickly this tire wore out. :151:
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Re: Bridgestone 41
« Reply #16 on: November 22, 2018, 08:47:54 AM »
Having been impressed with the previous A40 I fitted A41's last year but just changed my A41 for T31's.
I got 12k miles from the A40 but the A41's only about 10K miles. The front was on the wear indicators, however, the rear probably had another 2k miles left. The A40's wore at the same rate.
Wont be going back to A41's. 
« Last Edit: November 22, 2018, 08:50:40 AM by pug27 »

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Re: Bridgestone 41
« Reply #17 on: January 11, 2019, 03:22:08 PM »
Just fitted a rear A41 to match my A41 up front, love these tyres, a matching pair feel great. The much older front is still holding its shape very nicely so happy with that too. The rear Tourance Next squared off very quickly and a new "round" rear is great again. (like any tyre would be). Don't mind if they wear a little faster than others as long as they keep this shape for their duration. I'd rather take 10K km on a great tyre than 13K km on a rubbish one. I reckon I will only see 8K-9K km out of the front.




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Re: Bridgestone 41
« Reply #18 on: January 11, 2019, 03:43:29 PM »
^^  Performance-wise they were great, one of the best I've tried, just didn't last.  Please update as they wear, will be curious to see how they hold up for you.
« Last Edit: January 11, 2019, 04:13:06 PM by pcarnut »
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Re: Bridgestone 41
« Reply #19 on: January 11, 2019, 06:47:04 PM »
Still well impressed with these tyres . 6500 miles so far , I think they will be good for 8 thou . Much better than the 5/6 thou I normally get. They will be fitted again
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