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04-06-2002 03:59 AM
bbirdxx2000 Here's a thought, when the roads are wet, damp SLOW DOWN It really does work I don't care what tire I have
04-05-2002 09:12 PM
SPman Interesting thought - back breaks away first, especially in the wet.
Once with MZ4 rear/MZ3 front - massive rear end lose in wet treacherous conditions - no highside, but brown trouser material, and once also with Michelin Hi Sport front/Macadam rear -in the wet...hmm..gets me thinking...or maybe not! Now I just stick with 010's all round - no dramas at all, in wet treacherous greasy conditions!
11-20-2001 06:56 AM

That`s why I`m running with the higher performance BT56SS on the front and not on the back where I know it would be toast in a very short time.........ken.
11-17-2001 03:26 PM
zukicidal My Bandit came with BT56F's (factory) and now I'm running an 020 in the rear. The major difference I noticed is that the 56 was egg shaped and really felt planted in the turns but the 020 is round and feels a little less sticky in the twisties, even though I've worn them down to the edges without any trouble. I almost bought the 56SS but I'm afraid it will wear out way too fast. My bike's got almost 10k miles on it with the original front tire so I think I'll replace it with an 020 to match the rear. No handling problems with the 56F front and 020 rear.
11-04-2001 12:05 AM
naefearjustbeer The tyres that were on the bandit when i got it really sucked the grip was crap and the back used to step out on me regularily. without me pushing it hard . I changed to the 45s and found them to have good grip and reasonable wear rate ie 2000 miles out of a rear. I have tried softer tyres and found the extra grip not worth the faster wear rate and cost.
11-03-2001 10:06 PM
Originally posted by naefearjustbeer
Are tyres on your side of the atlantic made of different compounds
than the ones on this side of the ocean
I have tried different bridgestone tires on my bandit 6 and have never had more than 2000 miles from a rear tyre and my friends who have gsxr750's 1000's zx9r's struggle to get 1500 miles out of a rear tyre.

I have tried bt54's bt45's these are classed as sports touring and sports mileage tyres

I only ride my bike hard occaisionally and i ride mainly on twisty roads so it is not the centre of the tread that is wearing out early

I only do burnouts once the tire is illeagal and burn it out just b4 i change them
I think the bt45s are bias-ply and the bt 54s that came on my Bandit totally sucked. I'd get both ends sliding when ridden hard with the bt54s.
11-03-2001 09:54 PM
Fatman I've got a 020 on the front and an 010 on the back. I had 020s on both ends and the front wore out first so I replaced it. I decided to try the 010 on the back instead of the 020 this time. No problems with traction on the front 020 the 010 is great on the back. I'll go 010s front and back with the next tire change. The 020 was a little squirrely on the back at higher speeds.

Oh, I almost forgot, if its milage you are looking for, the 020 on the back practically last forever, I had over 8000 miles on mine before I changed it and it wasn't at the wear bars in the center, the sides where close to being shot though.
11-03-2001 06:56 PM
auger I`m using a 010 rear and a BT56SS front,no problems at all.....ken.
10-28-2001 11:44 PM
bbirdxx2000 Miguel, next time put the BTO-10S in the front, you won't be disappointed
10-28-2001 07:28 PM
Cafe Racer After alot of consideration on which tire would be the best for what I need I installed a set of the 020's on my RC51. I had to be realistic in my use of the bike. I do alot of commuting as well as a good share of hard sport-touring. And of course the Sunday morning blasts along the coast and in the hills.

I just didnt want to spend $400 on a new set of tires every year. I cant say I settled for the 020's becuase they are great tires. I wore them from edge to edge on my last trip into the Sierras and they held up great. And after appx 1,000 miles they have not worn considerably in the middle.

So far I think I made the right choice.

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