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Re: Tyre Manufacturers Websites

Postby Nelso » Tue Jun 28, 2011 9:37 pm

Bridgestone 003's is a track oriented tyre that is DOT approved so it can be used on the road, but, as others have mentioned they are very slippery in the wet. They also need to be pushed hard on the road to get the temperature into them and they have limited heat cycles compared to a street tyre.

If you only ever ride in the dry and use your tyre from edge to edge (no chicken strips) and push your tyres hard all the time, then they will be ok to run on the road. But, if you ride in damp or wet conditions, or can't use a street tyre to it's full potential (not many people can on the road), then you are better off with a street tyre like an 016.

Nothing cracks me up more than seeing a super sticky tyre on a road bike with huge chicken strips. :lol:
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Re: Tyre Manufacturers Websites

Postby N7NJA » Wed Jun 29, 2011 8:58 am

Done lookin for new hoops fella's, ending up getting a pair of 003's from Jake Wilson (USA) and saved myself $250 !!
Cheers very much for the advice guys, as a weekend and track day rider went for the 003's over the 16's as they wont be gettin wet !
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Re: Tyre Manufacturers Websites

Postby N7NJA » Tue Jun 05, 2012 9:01 pm

The best result other than the extra dollars in the pocket is these hoops are formidably forgiving on the edges giving you advanced street cred...... Chicken strips are instantly replaced by streaks of molten rubber and grapes hanging off the edge of the rear whilst nailing your knee down on the roads and not just the track !!
But as Nelso advised previously, make sure you warm them up beforehand !!
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Re: Tyre Manufacturers Websites

Postby Juggy » Fri May 10, 2013 6:37 pm

It's been 3 days of no sleep, but I have finally dug this one back up :D
Do Jake Wilson ship tyres to Australia? How did you find their service n7nja?
These guys are so cheap seems to good to be true $99 for a 016 front is ridiculous
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Re: Tyre Manufacturers Websites

Postby smithy5 » Fri May 10, 2013 7:01 pm

I found the BT003's, BT016's and BT023's, I got from the States did not last as long as the locally purchased ones.
I asked the question and was advised that Bridgestone make tyres to a price and to a standard for different markets.
The Yanks want cheap tyres, so Bridgestone accommodate them. Apparently there is a European Standard and a US Standard. I no longer buy US tyres.
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Re: Tyre Manufacturers Websites

Postby N7NJA » Sat May 11, 2013 1:02 am

Hey Juggy, they were no drama at all. I booked it all on line, paid by credit card and they delivered them to my doorstep in Perth ! As with most US sites they also offer you online tracking service to see where your delivery is. I continue to use them and another lot for my Jet ski called Motorcycle Goodies and there's never any drama and I save loadsa ca$h. Enjoy !
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Postby Juggy » Sat May 11, 2013 7:35 am

OK cheers mate.
Have you found them to not last as long as well?
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Postby Juggy » Sat May 11, 2013 10:45 am

Does anyone know the difference between the battlax hypersport and the hypersport pro tyres?
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Postby Wattie » Sat May 11, 2013 12:36 pm

Pro would be race Tyres I would assume.
Road legal but designed for warmers and less heat cycles.
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Re: Tyre Manufacturers Websites

Postby N7NJA » Sat May 11, 2013 7:38 pm

Sorry Juggy, didn't really do the mileage as my bike was more a show bike and have regrettably sold it a month ago. Super soft hoops never last long anyway but at that price who gives a shit !
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Re: Tyre Manufacturers Websites

Postby s man » Sun May 12, 2013 7:13 am

Are we talking 003RS or just 003 race tyres.???>> http://www.bridgestone.com/products/mot ... 003rs.html
I raced on the 003 [soft] tyre & found them great. Much the same as the corsa SC1,2,&3 & the Dunlop 211.
I just fitted a set of 003RS to my road bike & am really happy with them. The RS is a road focused tyre that you can do track days on because they don't need warmers & have road type heat cycles. Yes I would agree that they might not be great in the wet, but in the dry they are superb. No chicken strips on mine. Then again I'm only a fine weather rider, so I don't care if they are a bit under-par in wet conditions.
As far as getting heat into them, all you need do is drop the pressure a couple of psi & they heat up well.
The next set I'll get will be the BT016 pro, again its a step up in performance from the standard 016, & more road & weather friendly. http://www.bridgestone.com/products/mot ... 16pro.html
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Re: Tyre Manufacturers Websites

Postby Juggy » Sun May 12, 2013 8:53 am

yeah the 003's will be to tracky for me since I commute as well so need the wet grip. After looking around I've found the 016 pro's are the next gen of the 016's. Now the 016 pros have just been replaced by the S20's. What I've read so far the S20's heat better in cold conditions during road use, offer more grip in the wet weather overall, but especially wet weather edge grip has been improved alot. Bridgestone claim they last longer as well, but reviews I've read say they are on par with the 016 pros still.
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Re: Tyre Manufacturers Websites

Postby windy » Mon Jul 15, 2013 6:12 pm

Hi guys, Just wondering if anyone knows the best place to get Dunlop track tyres (slicks and wets) from?
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Re: Tyre Manufacturers Websites

Postby robracer » Mon Jul 15, 2013 7:35 pm

You want Dunlops?
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