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CBF1000 => Tyres and Wheels => Topic started by: alan sh on 10 February, 2011, 03:56:07 PM

Title: BT57's vs BT-23.s
Post by: alan sh on 10 February, 2011, 03:56:07 PM
I know it's no real comparison, but I was hoping the the BT057's on my MK II were going to be about the same as BT023's on the MK I (Which doesn't have as good suspension).

No such luck. The BT023's are streets ahead in handling and "feel". The MK I feels lighter and much easier to turn in as well as giving me loads of confidence in the wet. I can feel that the MK II wants to handle right, but after a few years experience, you soon learn where the problems are - and it's the tyres !!!

Roll on the first 5,000 miles so I can get new tyres ftted....

Alan
Title: Re: BT57's vs BT-23.s
Post by: Bifferman on 10 February, 2011, 04:01:52 PM
Alan

Ditch the 57's as soon as mate.  Life is too precious.  Honka should be absolutely ashamed that they still punt 15 year old tech on a new bike :192: :232:

As I said in an earlier post:  Two tyres --> One life --> NO BRAINER.  

Once I realised just how bad the 57's were I changed mine at c.1,500 miles. OK in the dry but, compared to new jonnies, relatively lethal in the wet and especially damp conditions.

If you can afford two bikes mate, you can afford two decent tyres :164:

Andy

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Title: Re: BT57's vs BT-23.s
Post by: alan sh on 10 February, 2011, 04:12:53 PM
Good point. I'l wait for your review of the PR3's first though.

Alan
Title: Re: BT57's vs BT-23.s
Post by: Bifferman on 10 February, 2011, 04:19:58 PM
Lots of other decent tyres available, no need to wait on my thoughts on the PR3's  ........... but those BT057's................sheesh :151:  We have moved on from the days when any tyre that had some tread on it was considered a good tyre (remember those days Rev Ken ? - I do, like they were yesterday).

Andy

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Title: Re: BT57's vs BT-23.s
Post by: Roger on 10 February, 2011, 04:22:27 PM
Ahh...TT100s  now there was a tyre...compared to what else was around   :007:
Title: Re: BT57's vs BT-23.s
Post by: Bifferman on 10 February, 2011, 05:57:39 PM
Dunlop TT100
Title: Re: BT57's vs BT-23.s
Post by: dunelm on 10 February, 2011, 08:10:21 PM
*Originally Posted by Bifferman [+]
Dunlop TT100
Andy - when you get a new luxury garage built it's time to chuck out all that old cr*p (sorry memorabilia) that you seem to be hanging on to.
Oh! and have finally solved the wind noise and buffeting thing!!

 :031:

David
Title: Re: BT57's vs BT-23.s
Post by: Bifferman on 11 February, 2011, 05:37:16 AM
*Originally Posted by dunelm [+]
*Originally Posted by Bifferman [+]
Dunlop TT100
Andy - when you get a new luxury garage built it's time to chuck out all that old cr*p (sorry memorabilia) that you seem to be hanging on to.
Oh! and have finally solved the wind noise and buffeting thing!!

 :031:

David
Gone a bit off topic :431: - but he started it :150:

A lot of stuff went when I moved house a couple of years ago, even more went last year when we rebuilt this house.  There is a limit though as to how much a man can endure throwing out stuff that may one day become useful.  It is ALWAYS sods law that immediately after a clear out  that widget you had nurtured for so long at the back of a cupboard suddenly finds a new use - too late :159:

Still have two large boxes of BSW and BSF as well as UNC and UNF nuts and bolts and they don't do any harm sitting on the shelf waiting for their turn to come in handy.  My old Castrol and Esso Extra oil bottles, the red-ex dispenser (now used as an oil can with EP90 in it for my chain), my metal Bluecol and Castrol oil cans, all get used, oil pours so smoothly out of these vintage containers.  Still waiting to find a home for my 7" Carello JOD170 headlights with two separate reflectors within the light so you can run both dip and full beams simultaneously, all I need now is a car that takes round headlights :188:   Nearly forgot the aluminium numberplates from my two first bikes ALG815 and TVX416 which take pride of place screwed to my shelves.

Doesn't everyone keep stuff like this :187:

So Dave when you next need some nuts and bolts 'n stuff for your vintage Britiron sitting at the back of your shed you will know where to come.

Andy

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Title: Re: BT57's vs BT-23.s
Post by: Rustyrig on 11 February, 2011, 09:53:05 AM
Andy that Red-Ex dispenser should be at a antique shop, could be worth some money to the collectors,

and that a new tread what vintage items do you have tucked away in that shed or back of the garage.


sorry still  :451:

Barry
Title: Re: BT57's vs BT-23.s
Post by: MadDogMcQ on 01 March, 2011, 03:04:21 PM
I've always been a BIG fan of the Pilot Roads (I and II) but I have to take my hat off to the BT023's. They're FANTATSTIC in any weather and are extremely comfortable too. The 22's were good, but the 23's are so much better!
Title: Re: BT57's vs BT-23.s
Post by: martins cbf1000 on 01 March, 2011, 05:17:32 PM
when i got the blackbird 4 months ago, the back tire was a brand new BT023 gt but the front was an old type BTo20 ,I'm not a great fan of mixed tires even from the same tire company ,so have just put a BT023 gt on the front , to match em up , before people ask any bike over 1000 cc as to have the GT on , i did like the mich pilot roads 2 and may go back to em after the tires are worn out or the new pilot roads 3 , but you never no may get on great with the BT023 have not really pushed em yet need warmer weather , martin