i run bridgestones driveguard on rear bt 45 on front
No, not at all. The Falken is a high performance non-runflat. Your riding description did not indicate a need for a high performance tire, so I did not recommend it. Some folks go with NRFs because they are relatively inexpensive; however, in the event of a sudden loss of air, they are very hard to handle. Not worth the risk to me. The Yoko is a little more firm than the Alpin and a little stiffer ride. I have no experience with the Driveguard, so others would have to comment on that one. From what I have heard others say, it sounds to be sort of between the Alpin and the Yoko.Are you not recommending the Falken because I am looking for better mileage?
So, does this mean you are going to ride with us, now that you got rid of that skinny tire?.... I honestly found this tire to do it all............I'M IMPRESSED!
This will soon change.Well after a nice ride, thru the twisties, following a couple of Harleys, I honestly found this tire to do it all............I'M IMPRESSED!
Jeff, I probably spend more time in the rain then most riders and the BT 45 works fine for my "flatland" freeway riding.....a little harsher ride at 41 psi with twice the mileage of the 409. But it does have a tendency to slip a little in the wet if you push it in the corners or find a slick wet spot in a turn. Because I spend so much time in the rain I'm going back to the 409, but if I was not doing 8K plus in the wet every year I'd keep it.BT45 how is it in the rain? I guess I'm a flatlander 90% Indiana doesn't have to many curves by me, and wife doesn't like the constant scraping when I do. So with my rear Alpine with only 2/32 gone in 13k that says I ride straight most of the time.
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I found it to be just the opposite , but I suspect we have very different riding styles .Does anyone else find the transition during counter-steer from side to side with the GW set up Double Darkside much smoother and more MT like feeling compared to only going with the CT on the rear & a regular front tire on the front ? I found this to be the case both with an Alpin on the rear & Yoko Envigor on the rear . I've had no troubles in the rain either . Of course here is South Louisiana the rain is plentiful but the twisty roads are not
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Honestly.....but if you ride conservatively enough to get 30K out of a tire, you probably wouldn't have slipping problems on an E3 or a D250 eitherI run the Metz 888 up front & the Mich Alpin RF in the rear, never had a problem wet or dry, 2 up, towing a Bushtec in all kinds of weather..
Running 38 psi up front 31 psi in the rear, I get 30K from the Alpin:grin2:
get your pink slip ready & I'll meet you on the Needles Hiway in the Black Hills lol lol & you'll see how I ride !!!! lol lol
or better yet come to Rt 97 in NY state..lol lol
2wheel, no disrespect meant, just joking :wink2:LOL....
Seriously...no offense meant but your mileage on a tire does suggest you probably aren't regularly exiting a turn at 3500-4000 RPM at full throttle.
It doesn't mean you don't have the ability to ride like that of course, just that you don't normally do so.
Either that... or maybe you just have some other secret to longer tire life that the rest of us would love to know.