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Offline Dave Scott

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BT023s
« on: April 02, 2012, 03:51:22 pm »
Just wanted to report in on my experience lately with the BT023s that I installed earlier this year.  I've now got just over 2000 miles on them and they are showing a significant flat spot in the middle of both front and rear tires.  I've been running 40 pounds front and rear doing primarily highway and 2-lane commuting on them.

In doing a bit of research, I found that there is a GT specific version of these tires made for heavier sport tourers.  While I have found the performance of these tires to be just fine, the limited mileage makes them worthless for my C10 needs.  Be sure to look for the GT model if/when you buy these tires.

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Re: BT023s
« Reply #1 on: April 02, 2012, 05:28:34 pm »
What size you running on the rear?
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Re: BT023s
« Reply #2 on: April 02, 2012, 06:14:28 pm »
160/70-17.  Made the switch to the meanstreak rear about a year ago. 

first set I ran on were Shinko 011 Verge with a 120/70-18 on the front.  Got about 10k out of them, but the tires were particularly bad on the sidewalls on those.