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Offline belpas

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Bridgestone Battlax T31
« on: July 21, 2018, 06:13:38 PM »
Ive just got back from a 500 mile trip on my new fitted Battlax T31...Fantastic tires and have turned my Gen1 into a sports bike they have so much grip, cant recommend them enough and so much so i am going to buy another pair for the shelves before and if they change the compound as i feel they are that perfect :016: 
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Re: Bridgestone Battlax T31
« Reply #1 on: July 21, 2018, 06:35:51 PM »
Fitted T31's to my Tiger Sport late May. Now 7500km later after a very wet Alpes trip in June and a partly wet trip to the UK this month, I can say they are top!
I had the T30 on my last Explorer and liked them too.
As soon as new tires/tyres are needed for my Tiger 1200 the T31 will be the choice, no doubt.

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Re: Bridgestone Battlax T31
« Reply #2 on: September 02, 2018, 03:53:53 PM »
Another vote for the T31. I put these on in April and they are just amazing. I've toured Northern Ireland, Belgium, Luxembourg and into Germany and France. They have been pushed wet and dry and they allow me to behave like I'm on a sports bike.
Just over 6000 miles so far and they are starting to square off a bit but still have loads of life in them. I will swap them for winter though.

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Re: Bridgestone Battlax T31
« Reply #3 on: September 13, 2018, 06:30:03 PM »
Because of my good experience with my Tiger Sport with T31 I ordered a set of T31's within a week of owning my 2018 XRx beginning of August.
The rear tyre/tire was readily available but there were supply problems with the front 120/70 R19 60W. This arrived yesterday and both T31 tires/tyres are now on my XRx.
The dumped Tourance Next were OK for grip but I hated the "whawhawhawha" noise every of the 4000km I had them.
Update on the T31 real experience on the Tiger 1200 will follow in due time.

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Re: Bridgestone Battlax T31
« Reply #4 on: May 09, 2019, 07:25:42 PM »
Interesting YouTube vid on the Bridgestone tyres focused around the T31 and A41. Note the mention of British Standards on tyre repair as a no no on the T31 but OK on the A41 due to the speed rating. I know it’s not gospel but the Bridgestone guy had to toe the line and state it. Also interesting to see that there is an antenna in the tyre to discharge static caused by the silica in the compound so you don't start a fire in the petrol station!

« Last Edit: May 09, 2019, 07:41:32 PM by XCaTel »

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Re: Bridgestone Battlax T31
« Reply #5 on: May 16, 2019, 06:28:23 AM »
Just swapped out the Tourance Next yesterday and now have A41´s, what can I say? I hadn´t noticed how loud they were, also at 6000km they were losing it although they still had lots of profile.

I thought I was on a new bike with the A41´s, everything was so light, at one point I thought I would fall off  :156: as I entered a corner, I hardly had to give any impule, just lean lightly and the bike did the rest.


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Re: Bridgestone Battlax T31
« Reply #6 on: June 10, 2019, 03:14:49 AM »
*Originally Posted by Slaine [+]
I hardly had to give any input, just lean lightly and the bike did the rest.
Virtually any new tyre is going to give you that feeling. What riders seem to forget is that they're coming off a bike which has worn tyres, usually a flat spot in the middle which they have become used to, having to "get over" it at the beginning of the cornering process. 

*Originally Posted by XCaTel [+]
Also interesting to see that there is an antenna in the tyre to discharge static caused by the silica in the compound so you don't start a fire in the petrol station!
Oh man!!! I hate it when that happens and the group has to refuel at the next stop, really upsets the ride schedule :008:
« Last Edit: June 10, 2019, 03:16:27 AM by Regi T »

 


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