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Postby silversurfer1050 » Thu May 14, 2009 1:18 am

Try a set of Avons - I doubt you'll be sorry.
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Postby daves79x » Thu May 14, 2009 6:14 am

Actually, the Bridgestone S-11 will give you the best mileage and is a better tire than was ever available back in the day. Very good value also. Can't go wrong with the BT-45 either, but mileage will be less.

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Postby rallyedave » Tue Jan 19, 2010 3:02 am

Any mileage reports on the Bridgestone Battlax BT-45 vs. Spitfire S11? :?:
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Postby daves79x » Tue Jan 19, 2010 7:16 am

Mileage for the S11 seems to be in the 7500-plus range. The BT45s will get about 5000 miles for the rear one. You can typically wear out 2 rears to one front, if you are not picky about razor-sharp handling (if any CBX can be called that!). For all the more miles we put on these things, either tire is good. I've used both with good results.

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Postby steve murdoch icoa #5322 » Tue Jan 19, 2010 8:36 am

My experience was similar to Dave.
A bit better handling and about 2/3 the mileage with the BT45.
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Postby Don » Tue Jan 19, 2010 11:29 am

My experience with the BT-45's is similar

4500 to 5K for the rears and double that for the front . . . . but most of those miles are pretty . . . . agressive riding, at rallies and such - Hard on the brakes into the corners and as much wide open throttle as the roads would allow. If you were just . . . . commuting I think the tires should go a bit farther

If you like to ride it hard, I'd recommend the 45's as the extra grip will come in handy. If not, the 11's because the extra mileage will be nice

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Postby harvey » Tue Jan 19, 2010 11:47 am

Monoshock, Larry, single sided swingarm. It looks like I am leaning left all the time


Leaning to the left, I wouldn't ask this if you lived in the UK but since you don't, do the roads you ride have a high crown. That woud make it wear more on the left side of the tire. Just a thought.
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