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Offline Rose

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Re: BT023's on the MK II
« Reply #10 on: 05 October, 2011, 08:06:40 PM »
Alan, sorry I hijacked your thread..

I bit the bullet after speaking too Bridgstone today and upgraded the front to 23's.

This has now opened up a can or worms on another forum.  I asked the question about the balance weights on the tyre, bloody hate the things but thats another post for another time.  Anyway so heres the question, when they balance the tyre should it have the disc on it?

It would be nice to have a difinative answer.  Thanks
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Re: BT023's on the MK II
« Reply #11 on: 06 October, 2011, 12:44:37 AM »
The aim is to have everything that rotates 'balanced' as a total unit. Therefore as the disc is part of the rotating mass, it should theoretically be included. However it is near the centre of rotation, and is much lighter than the wheel and tyre, so in practice it is unlikely to amke any discernable difference - especially as it is a precision machined part.
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Re: BT023's on the MK II
« Reply #12 on: 09 October, 2011, 06:38:28 PM »
why would you expend all that effort to remove the disks? They are part of the wheel and need to be on.

Incidentally, my BT023 front needed no weights!!!

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Re: BT023's on the MK II
« Reply #13 on: 10 October, 2011, 09:05:51 AM »
Hi Rose

It was good to read that you bit the bullet and put a BT023 on the front as well as the rear.  I wrestled with changing my BT057's at 1,500 miles but that was one of the best things I could have done and so is yours :028: - trying to give you some support here :002: the tyres and the (small) contact patch with the road has to be one of the most important safety aspects on a bike.  For the same reason I can never ever understanf why some peeps insist of screwing the last mile out of a tyre where tread depth is concerned, fine in the dry but in the wet stuff :187: why would you take the risk :087:

On the wheel balancing front I read this as both Rev Ken and Alansh are actually agreeing with each other.  Have wheels balanced with the discs in situ, simple as that.   Can't see why it would stir a hornets nest elsewhere :087: :187:

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Re: BT023's on the MK II
« Reply #14 on: 21 November, 2011, 11:22:33 AM »
Hi everyone from Athens
Last week i put the second pair of BT023 on my bike (MKII). After 14.000km with them, i have to admit that they are reliable, stable and gives you confident in wet conditions. I had a summer trip around Italy, Austria and Germany and i think they fit really good with the character of the bike.
The next pair would be the new Roadsmart II, when they arrive in Greece, because as i remember from them (Roadsmart I) in my previous TDM900, they gave the bike very fast cornering ability.
Sorry about my poor english.
Have a nice and safe day!

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Re: BT023's on the MK II
« Reply #15 on: 21 November, 2011, 11:54:36 AM »
*Originally Posted by alex75van [+]
Hi everyone from Athens
Last week i put the second pair of BT023 on my bike (MKII). After 14.000km with them, i have to admit that they are reliable, stable and gives you confident in wet conditions. I had a summer trip around Italy, Austria and Germany and i think they fit really good with the character of the bike.
The next pair would be the new Roadsmart II, when they arrive in Greece, because as i remember from them (Roadsmart I) in my previous TDM900, they gave the bike very fast cornering ability.
Sorry about my poor english.
Have a nice and safe day!

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