I was thinking about getting this package for my wife's versys: http://www.chaparral-racing.com/Product/120-70-17-160-60-17-bridgestone-bt-023-tire-kit/B-007.aspx . It consists of the 120/70 17 and the 160/60 17 Bridgestone BT-023. She is not a hard rider and rides mostly city streets. Safety would be the main concern. We do have frequent showers in the summer in this area. Is this a package you guys would recommend or should I look at something else. What kind of tread life could she expect with her fairly timid mostly city riding
The BT023s are my tire of choice on my Ninja 650R and on my girlfriend's ZR7 as well. I get 12k out of the rear. Not too much rain around here, but they seem to do just fine. It's true the PR3 is a better tire in the wet, but it'll cost you more too. rockymountainatv.com has the best prices I've found.
I'm liking these 23's. I haven't got 5k miles out of a tire on any bike in a long time. Heading for 6k on the rear and they look about like Skeeters. Happy in the wet with them and great in the dry. Will be getting another rear soon.
I've had BT-20 on my VFR and that front was scary as hell, cupped really early. Replaced them with Michelin Pilot Road 2s and it transformed the bike.
The Versys came with BT23 and they were much better. However, the front cups pretty bad too when worn, but it does not provide the scary feeling. Wearing both of them pretty flat in the middle after the last leg of the last trip was through deserts and Montana makes it for a heavy steering bike, but not unstable feeling.
So, while BT23 is ok, a new set of Pilot Road 2s goes soon on this bike as well.
Installed a BT-023(rear) ~5500 miles ago, I think it's gonna be done for in less 1000 more but am well pleased. Best mileage I've had was a Avon Storm 2 ,~10,000 but this tire was so heavy I had to shorten gearing to pull it. With a moniker (Storm) you,d think great in the wet? Leaned over it was,but straight up I couldn't touch the rear brakes without lock-up. Going back next with the BT-023.
I'm 6'1" on a 2019 V650LT. No matter where I adjust the windscreen, I get buffeting around my full-face helmet. Super loud and annoying. I wear earplugs too!
When I stand up on the pegs, I get super clean and quiet air. That's what I want.
What can I do besides removing the windscreen...
The only thing left to do , at least in the short term, is install a lowering kit and flash the ECU. So far I have added handlebar riser, tank bag, changed the wind screen, changed the mirrors, added a 12V socket for the GPS, installed GIVI engine guards and GIVI Alaska Trekker panniers...
I have a question: a ton of posts have been made on the internet about CO2 vs slime vs compressor. What I have difficult in finding is the answer to the following: how many 16 g CO2 canister would I need to properly inflate a Versys 650 tire after a puncture?
I ask because I have read of people...
New years day ride.On the road by 7am to ride the Coromandel loop as we do on new years day.We go early when there is less traffic.Went up the Thames coast road with very few cars holding us up.Made the top of Kereta hill in record time.I was feeling motion sick from all the twistys,all fast 3rd...
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