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Offline kfz

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New BT46 Bad Mileage?
« on: May 19, 2022, 03:05:10 AM »
Hey,

Just bought my second Bridgestone BT46 and check the records to see the old has a done a little over 5K miles.  Bit disapointed in this for my old Mille.  Not exactly a sports bike so why am i getting sports bike mileages.  Bike does long runs (for UK standards), quite a bit of 2 up work and general use. The BT45  lasted around 8K.

Not faulting the tyre, its superb, plenty of below zero and wet weather work.  Its crazy good.

Anyone else found they are getting less miles on the 46 than the 45? 

Kev


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Re: New BT46 Bad Mileage?
« Reply #1 on: May 19, 2022, 03:16:30 AM »
Just fitted one. The previous Conti very much underperformed in that respect too. My feeling as it's possibly linked to softer compounds...t

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Re: New BT46 Bad Mileage?
« Reply #2 on: May 19, 2022, 03:33:09 AM »
Great grip wet and dry = high silica content and softer compound which means they wear out faster. Hard as a rock and crap grip tyres last forever.

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Re: New BT46 Bad Mileage?
« Reply #3 on: May 19, 2022, 05:41:21 AM »
I just fitted Conti ClassicAttacks to one of my bikes.  I was surprised at how soft and sticky they feel. Iím guessing they will wear quickly as well.
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Re: New BT46 Bad Mileage?
« Reply #3 on: May 19, 2022, 05:41:21 AM »

Offline kfz

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Re: New BT46 Bad Mileage?
« Reply #4 on: May 19, 2022, 06:45:05 AM »
Great grip wet and dry = high silica content and softer compound which means they wear out faster. Hard as a rock and crap grip tyres last forever.



Yes I understand their is no free lunch, Im trying to see if its me or everyone else is the same?

Tt has to be comprise or other wise wed all be on race tyres.  The BT45 was a sticky tyre, didnt last for ever but last maybe 30% longer (test subject of 1). The question is does the drop in mileage warrant the increased performance? 

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Re: New BT46 Bad Mileage?
« Reply #5 on: May 19, 2022, 07:53:19 AM »
I just fitted Conti ClassicAttacks to one of my bikes.  I was surprised at how soft and sticky they feel. Iím guessing they will wear quickly as well.

Lucky you! Your guess will be wrong. They will go 30-40% longer than anything else.
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Re: New BT46 Bad Mileage?
« Reply #6 on: May 20, 2022, 06:55:38 AM »
Lucky you! Your guess will be wrong. They will go 30-40% longer than anything else.

Thanks for that. Great news.
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Re: New BT46 Bad Mileage?
« Reply #7 on: May 20, 2022, 09:13:00 AM »
Just had a look on the Bridgestone site. The BT45 had dual compound, harder in the centre and softer on the edges. The site says that this was to improve mileage.

The new BT46 has a single softer compound all over, to improve wet grip according to their blurb. This suggests that you get better grip at the cost of mileage.

You need to decide what's most important to you. Grip versus mileage and cost. 👍

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Re: New BT46 Bad Mileage?
« Reply #8 on: May 23, 2022, 04:28:53 PM »
Hey,

Just bought my second Bridgestone BT46 and check the records to see the old has a done a little over 5K miles.  Bit disapointed in this for my old Mille.  Not exactly a sports bike so why am i getting sports bike mileages.  Bike does long runs (for UK standards), quite a bit of 2 up work and general use. The BT45  lasted around 8K.

Great!  I just bought a pair of BT46's for my '87 LMIVSE.  :sad:

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Re: New BT46 Bad Mileage?
« Reply #9 on: May 23, 2022, 05:33:33 PM »
Great!  I just bought a pair of BT46's for my '87 LMIVSE.  :sad:

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Re: New BT46 Bad Mileage?
« Reply #10 on: May 23, 2022, 05:43:22 PM »
8k miles out of BT45s, I wish, best I ever got was 5 to 6 k miles over 20 years using them. That is on a mk 3 lemon.
Still thats the price you pay for grip, wet or dry they just worked.
Ive been interested in what people were getting out of the BT46 and what they thought of them.
Thanks for posting.
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