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Offline Leofric

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Bridgestone T31 tyres
« on: 18 July, 2018, 11:25:58 PM »
Has anybody any experience of the latest Bridgestone T31 tyres on a CBF1000FA ?
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Re: Bridgestone T31 tyres
« Reply #1 on: 19 July, 2018, 01:48:05 PM »
No. Was intending to get them but was steered towards another set of 023's for cost reasons. Apparently though they are very good  :028:
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Re: Bridgestone T31 tyres
« Reply #2 on: 20 July, 2018, 01:12:05 PM »
I got a set on my mk1 last Saturday, but as I've only covered 35 miles since then, I don't really have an opinion yet. Except to say that she feels like a new bike  :001:

I choice the T31's over Pilot Road 4's as I was told they would be harder wearing and were £25 cheaper.
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Re: Bridgestone T31 tyres
« Reply #3 on: 20 July, 2018, 10:15:59 PM »
Thanks for the comments. Have ordered a pair of T31's. £250 fitted.

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Re: Bridgestone T31 tyres
« Reply #4 on: 26 July, 2018, 08:49:32 AM »
I have been using the T30 Evo for over a year now, I had the front and rear replaced as a pair last year and the rear lasted over 6000 miles, including pillion use and touring with all 3 boxes attached. I have replaced only the rear tyre this year, sticking with the T30 Evo to have same tyres front and rear.

They can make the CBF a little harsh when riding solo, tyre fitter suggested dropping pressures by 2psi solo and running standard 36 / 42 with luggage or pillion. when scrubbed in I my try this.

Grip in the dry and grip in the wet are both beyond the level of my bravery, but the safety margin (chicken strips) on the rear were almost non existent.

If the T31 improves on the T30 Evo, you will have a blast as they are a great tyre.
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Re: Bridgestone T31 tyres
« Reply #5 on: 26 July, 2018, 09:20:15 AM »
*Originally Posted by mrgrumpy2 [+]
I have been using the T30 Evo for over a year now, I had the front and rear replaced as a pair last year and the rear lasted over 6000 miles, including pillion use and touring with all 3 boxes attached. I have replaced only the rear tyre this year, sticking with the T30 Evo to have same tyres front and rear.

They can make the CBF a little harsh when riding solo, tyre fitter suggested dropping pressures by 2psi solo and running standard 36 / 42 with luggage or pillion. when scrubbed in I my try this.

Grip in the dry and grip in the wet are both beyond the level of my bravery, but the safety margin (chicken strips) on the rear were almost non existent.

If the T31 improves on the T30 Evo, you will have a blast as they are a great tyre.
That seems a bargain , could I ask where in North Yorkshire as I live there also

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Re: Bridgestone T31 tyres
« Reply #6 on: 27 July, 2018, 09:30:17 PM »
Got my T31's fitted at Jax , York.
Whilst writing, there doesn't seem much tread depth on centre of tyres when new - 6mm rear and only 4mm front !

Still bedding new tyres in so can't really comment much as been riding steady away but seem ok so far.

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Re: Bridgestone T31 tyres
« Reply #7 on: 03 July, 2020, 09:15:08 AM »
Any further updates on the T31s??   :300: :300:

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Re: Bridgestone T31 tyres
« Reply #8 on: 03 July, 2020, 09:42:27 AM »
Mike,
  I'm on my 2nd pair of T31's. I think they are a great tyre and seem to be capable of  8000 or 9000 miles before they need replacing but I'm not a  fast accelerating heavy breaking rider..
« Last Edit: 03 July, 2020, 10:17:16 AM by Kentcolin »

 


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