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Bridgestone t 31 report
« on: July 16, 2020, 06:42:50 pm »
Just a small report on the t 31's
Well they impressed with there neutrality. Wet or dry they performed brilliantly Two up or scrapping the footrest.  But at 7200 km the rear tyre is dead and the front has maybe 1000 km more . I have a set of pirelli Angele gt a spec ready to go on. I didn't get on with the non a spec pirelli,s the bike came with but they lasted longer.  I'm hoping for 10,000 km

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Re: Bridgestone t 31 report
« Reply #1 on: July 19, 2020, 09:25:02 pm »
That is not a ton of life.  I too like the T-31, I'm on my second set after the first set was ruined in a tire/wheel damage incident last year in Colorado.  Anyway, I refitted new ones on new wheels and have had them about 6000 miles so far.  Exceptionally good tires, wet and dry and are good for scraping the pegs.  I anticipate about another 1000 miles or so out of them or a total of nearly 13000 km.  A combination of slab riding and curvy high resistance backroads (tar and chip).

Good luck with the Angel GT A spec.  Had them for several years and like them very much, I think the T-31's are a good option.

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Re: Bridgestone t 31 report
« Reply #2 on: July 19, 2020, 10:26:24 pm »
Your low mileage could be attributed to scraping the footrests  :002:
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Re: Bridgestone t 31 report
« Reply #3 on: July 20, 2020, 03:43:48 pm »
Yes we have to pay for our pleasure!! I think a lot of two up twisty roads and the peg scraping  :001: it wore in the 20 to 30 degree lean part of the tyre the middle and edges were ok. Worth to mention here in Germany the limit is 1.6 mm. The A spec pirelli's are day and night better than the non A tyre . I have no idea how people get 10000 miles plus  from a  tyre on this bike :084: my hope is for  10000 km ( 6000) miles .keep scraping the pegs!! Chris

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Re: Bridgestone t 31 report
« Reply #4 on: July 20, 2020, 06:54:31 pm »
I to the tires, I make an average of 24,000 kilometers and it all depends on the type of asphalt. In Germany you have sandpaper type asphalt that eats the tire. Wherever I move the asphalt is smooth and hardly eats tires.
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Re: Bridgestone t 31 report
« Reply #5 on: September 18, 2020, 03:28:46 pm »
I made a hair over 7000 miles out of the rear before I was down to the core (not cords) below the tread cap.  Had probably 1000 more on the front.

I spent a lot of concrete and asphalt riding with a bunch of spirited riding in Arkansas (2500 miles of the total) on aggressively textured roads.

Basically same mileage as the last Pirelli Angel GT

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Re: Bridgestone t 31 report
« Reply #6 on: September 19, 2020, 01:36:39 pm »
*Originally Posted by digital [+]
I to the tires, I make an average of 24,000 kilometers and it all depends on the type of asphalt. In Germany you have sandpaper type asphalt that eats the tire. Wherever I move the asphalt is smooth and hardly eats tires.

And what is your tire of choice, Digital?  :027:
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Re: Bridgestone t 31 report
« Reply #7 on: September 19, 2020, 01:53:15 pm »
The Michelin Pilot Road 4, I tried the Pilot Road 5 and I did not like them and went back to the Pilot Road 4.
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