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Post  Stromcat on Fri 23 Oct 2015, 7:48 pm

Has anyone tried the Bridgestone T30's on the GSX1250FA,and if so what do you think of them? Cheers.
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Post  jaba01 on Wed 25 Nov 2015, 12:52 am

Anyone ............thinking about replacing the BT023s with a set???    Any feed back on them?
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Re: Bridgestone T30

Post  paul on Wed 25 Nov 2015, 10:49 am

I'm just about to try my first set of  023s ( great prices on these at the moment  ) & while I was reading up on these on Mr Google, the T30 reviews that came up  were pretty good ..........supposedly better than the O23s.

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Post  Ulsterkiwi on Wed 25 Nov 2015, 12:48 pm

I have been running AngelGTs (love 'em) but I know a few people who have the T30s, on a variety of sport tourers. Not a single bad thing have I heard and some of these are fussy buggers.

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Post  Ulsterkiwi on Thu 04 Feb 2016, 7:35 pm

thread dredging....

got T30s on my FA. About 700kms so far. Has been dry here so still to test them in the wet. So far, not bad.

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Post  paul on Thu 04 Feb 2016, 8:04 pm

@Ulsterkiwi wrote:thread dredging....

got T30s on my FA. About 700kms so far. Has been dry here so still to test them in the wet. So far, not bad.
I,m still very happy with my 023s( first set on the Bandit ) , & find they really suit the bandit well..............wet or dry . I will give the T30s some consideration though when the time comes to replace them, but at this stage they would have to be pretty good to sway me away from what has now become their budget tyre at a good price ............pretty important to me considering the KM I now clock up using the bike all the time as my transport .

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Post  madmax on Thu 04 Feb 2016, 8:26 pm

Wasn't the 023s the oem tyre?

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Post  paul on Thu 04 Feb 2016, 8:34 pm

@madmax wrote:Wasn't the 023s the oem tyre?
I had Dunlop OEM on mine ..................the ones that come with new bikes seem to only last half as long as the ones you buy as replacements , despite them saying they are the same .

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Post  Chook on Thu 04 Feb 2016, 8:37 pm

Mine had Dunlops from new, 5000km and the back was totally shagged, they stuck like shit to a blanket and I had next to no chicken strips, I couldn't do that with the PR3s or now the PR4s
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Post  2wheelsagain on Thu 04 Feb 2016, 8:49 pm

I loved my OEM Dunlop 218s   Rooted in 6000km but out handled the several sets of PRs I had after that. Glad I'm back on Dunlops now.

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Post  madmax on Thu 04 Feb 2016, 9:03 pm

I thought i had bridges on mine when i bought it new, maybe not. Whatever they were I had no confidence in them the PR3 and 4s sorted that out.

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Re: Bridgestone T30

Post  paul on Thu 04 Feb 2016, 9:26 pm

@madmax wrote:I thought i had bridges on mine when i bought it new, maybe not. Whatever they were I had no confidence in them the PR3 and 4s sorted that out.
They may have been bridgestone one of the reviews on the GSX list them( not sure what model tyre ) ...................I'm yet to see how long these last , but they havent broken traction on me wet or dry ( I'm not exactly a hoon LOL ) but I did have the PR2's lose grip a couple of times .I just find the profile of the 023,s seems to suit my Bandit .(I have heard the PR2's compound can go a bit  hard when exposed to higher temperatures after a while  which may explain it .)

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Re: Bridgestone T30

Post  reddog on Thu 04 Feb 2016, 10:10 pm

I have been telling you lot forever that Michelin have f all grip and that Bridgestone kick ass on the bandit. Pity the 023 are an old tyre now. I've run by 021, 023 and soon 30s. Not a high km tyre,  but no problem ever with the rear. The front has let me down a handful of times,  but never binned it. For hard riding go a softer compound on the front. Prs thumbs down from me after nearly killing my wife and I when the rear let go mid corner when we were committed


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Post  Ewok1958 on Thu 04 Feb 2016, 10:11 pm

I seem to remember GSFs had Dunlop OEMs, GSX FAs had Bridgestone OEMs.
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Post  Ulsterkiwi on Thu 11 Feb 2016, 11:03 am

@reddog wrote:I have been telling you lot forever that Michelin have f all grip and that Bridgestone kick ass on the bandit. Pity the 023 are an old tyre now. I've run by 021, 023 and soon 30s. Not a high km tyre,  but no problem ever with the rear. The front has let me down a handful of times,  but never binned it. For hard riding go a softer compound on the front. Prs thumbs down from me after nearly killing my wife and I when the rear let go mid corner when we were committed
thats the advice I got when the T30s went on. I have the GT version on the rear as I often have Mrs UK riding shotgun. The standard (softer) version is on the front.
I am not sure my talents extend to pushing the tyres to their limits or my ability to tell the difference but I certainly have no complaints about the T30 so far. It has been unusually dry here of late and have only a light shower to assess the wet performance but it seems they are a reliable enough bit of rubber by the account of other riders I would pay attention to.

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Post  Stromcat on Thu 11 Feb 2016, 9:09 pm

My GSX1250FA came with Bridgestone 021's from new.Rear was ok,front was awfull,cupped really badly and affected the handling.Changed them both at 2,800 miles for PR 4's which are excellent.Apart from the fact that they seem to attract punctures.Think I will try the T30 Evos next.
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