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Desmo Demon
07-06-2009, 03:02 PM
I got an old BT-002 front tire as part of a trade for a set of used triple clamps. Man, those things just melt the rubber away on my ST2 "sport-touring" bike....

http://i32.photobucket.com/albums/d32/Kramer_Krazy/bt_002_front.jpg

http://i32.photobucket.com/albums/d32/Kramer_Krazy/bt_002_front_close.jpg


These tires are much more sticky than the Diablos I normally run on the front of the bike. The Diablos barely show any scuffing compared to this BT-002 from the same type of riding. I've been shocked as to how well this tire's been holding up, despite all the rubber peeling off of it. I think I've got something like 1400 miles on it, so far.

C.R.S.
07-06-2009, 04:12 PM
I got an old BT-002 front tire as part of a trade for a set of used triple clamps. Man, those things just melt the rubber away on my ST2 "sport-touring" bike....

http://i32.photobucket.com/albums/d32/Kramer_Krazy/bt_002_front.jpg

http://i32.photobucket.com/albums/d32/Kramer_Krazy/bt_002_front_close.jpg


These tires are much more sticky than the Diablos I normally run on the front of the bike. The Diablos barely show any scuffing compared to this BT-002 from the same type of riding. I've been shocked as to how well this tire's been holding up, despite all the rubber peeling off of it. I think I've got something like 1400 miles on it, so far.


Yea quit showing off doing those endo's thru the turns He He He :outtahere:

sdzx10
07-06-2009, 09:05 PM
I really like the 002's the bike turns in a lot easier with them compared to the qualifiers it came with. My 1st set I got almost 4000 miles but that was out in arizona where they forgot to build turns in the roads. The center wore out long before the sides.Ive got about 1600 miles on the set I have now and they look about the same as what your showing. Just curious what do you run for tire pressure?

Desmo Demon
07-07-2009, 07:55 AM
Just curious what do you run for tire pressure?
36-37 psi....the bike and I are both pretty heavy. I figure the bike and me in full gear is close to 800 pounds.

sdzx10
07-07-2009, 06:24 PM
36-37 psi....the bike and I are both pretty heavy. I figure the bike and me in full gear is close to 800 pounds.
I've been running about 34 psi and thought I was overheating them cause of the way the rubber gums up on them but I guess I'm in the ballpark cause they look very similar to yours.

Metalhead
07-07-2009, 06:49 PM
I got an old BT-002 front tire as part of a trade for a set of used triple clamps. Man, those things just melt the rubber away on my ST2 "sport-touring" bike....

http://i32.photobucket.com/albums/d32/Kramer_Krazy/bt_002_front.jpg

http://i32.photobucket.com/albums/d32/Kramer_Krazy/bt_002_front_close.jpg


These tires are much more sticky than the Diablos I normally run on the front of the bike. The Diablos barely show any scuffing compared to this BT-002 from the same type of riding. I've been shocked as to how well this tire's been holding up, despite all the rubber peeling off of it. I think I've got something like 1400 miles on it, so far.Is it just me or is that grass in the first pic. Is your bike on it's side? Tires can't be sticking that good if you're showing the aftermath of a crash.


Sorry Terry. You know I couldn't help myself.

Wanderer13
07-07-2009, 09:59 PM
Is it just me or is that grass in the first pic. Is your bike on it's side? Tires can't be sticking that good if you're showing the aftermath of a crash.

Sorry Terry. You know I couldn't help myself.

Those must be Vicki's tires, Terry's are usually just worn in the center (from what I'm told). Terry doesn't crash his bikes, he just uses really abrasive sandpaper on the sides. Just kidding Terry.

All you guys seem to run low tire pressures compared to me. I run 38/40 on the FZ1 (manual calls for 39/41) and the stock Dunlop seems to be sticking fine and actually is holding up fairly well (about 3,400 miles with about 30-35% left).

Desmo Demon
07-08-2009, 07:43 AM
Sorry Terry. You know I couldn't help myself.
If it were from a crash, the picture would look something like this....


http://i32.photobucket.com/albums/d32/Kramer_Krazy/st_crunch_3.jpg

Notice the busted headlight, broken windshield, and cracked headlight fairing.

Desmo Demon
07-08-2009, 07:52 AM
All you guys seem to run low tire pressures compared to me. I run 38/40 on the FZ1 (manual calls for 39/41) and the stock Dunlop seems to be sticking fine and actually is holding up fairly well (about 3,400 miles with about 30-35% left).
Dunlop Qualifier? If it is, those tires are really soft and don't last for crap on the roads around here. Even a D220 sport-touring tire gets eaten up pretty quickly. The last D220's on the rear of Vicki's R1 and my ST2 were to the cords in less than 2500 miles.

I've run 36/38 and as high as 41/41 when I was on straighter routes, doing mindless superslabbing, or riding two up, but in the mountains, I usually run a 36/36 or 37/37. I have noticed in the past that higher pressures seem to create more tire slipping and sliding in the curves. The only time I've run less than 36 is when I did a couple of track days at CMP. Less on the street makes the tires really greasey on hot summer days. I don't particularly care to go sliding through a curve.

Because of how soft that BT-002 is, I would think I could raise the pressure a few psi without sacraficing anything.

Suzuki Vicki
07-11-2009, 12:54 PM
WOW!
I"ve never seen a tire peel like that from doing 30mph.:scooter:
Actually, I saw you heading downstairs with a blow torch and some sandpaper.:boxing: :blum:

PGWelch
07-11-2009, 05:59 PM
Terry,

You must be putting all those miles on doing laps on your driveway because I never see you out riding.:saythat"

Desmo Demon
07-12-2009, 12:06 PM
You must be putting all those miles on doing laps on your driveway because I never see you out riding.:saythat"

Actually, you are out too late. We usually try to leave the store around 10-ish, make one run up 178 to get out of the state, and usually don't come back until after dark.....sometimes we don't get home until after midnight.

We try not to stay around 178 because of the cops and their affinity to give out speeding awards.

PGWelch
07-12-2009, 05:43 PM
I was setup at 9am today but somebody didn't have a babysitter today. I'll try to be out earlier to get your picture next time you ride through. I have not seen any of the Speeding Award Issuers in over a month.