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post #31 of 38 (permalink) Old 08-27-2020, 09:49 AM Thread Starter
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The 2002 Bridgestone GL1800 OE tires rode fine their entire life but for tar snakes. Just as with BT023 on FJR the front was gone in 6,000 miles, rear 10,000+.

The first generation Dunlop Elite for GL1800 were an improvement on the Bridgestone.

It is a mistake to judge all Bridgestone tires by the tire selected for "free" replacement by a car dealer. In 1993 I had a wonderful set of Bridgestone tires on my Infiniti. RE90 is the best I can remember. The Bridgestones on my Subaru are OK, unexceptional. Cost more at Tire Rack than the Michelin on Tesla. Used exact OE replacement on the Tesla, won't on the Subaru. Doubt I'll replace the F-150's Goodyears with same when time comes.

The BT023 is better than a Shinko 016. But I'm liking the T31 GT front better than the PR4GT or anything else I've tried.

While I like my FJR I haven't liked any Yamaha dirtbikes since the IT175.

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post #32 of 38 (permalink) Old 08-28-2020, 09:03 AM
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You want tar snakes? lol



believe it or not these the tar snakes in my part of Ohio are not slippery. You can feel them under the tires, but they are not slick.

I have ridden on some in Indiana that were slick as snot though.
Not just your part of Ohio Ferret, that look is everywhere in Ohio! Ive seen miles and miles of it everywhere i go. Id really like to know how and why that snake nightmare is applied. Are we to assume there is a crack in the pavement under every one of those snakes ? If so, the pavement is toast !
Ive not seen it applied, but it sure looks like a manual operation to me, and if thats the case, its incredibly time intensive and seemingly uneconomic. Is a guy walking down the road with a hose coming out of a tanker, followed by a guy smoothing them over ? By the end of the day, those guys would be driven insane !
I hope it is indeed a better snake skin than the slippery beast we know, or those roads would be ice in the rain to all vehicular traffic.
Does anyone know more about this process ?

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Not just your part of Ohio Ferret, that look is everywhere in Ohio! Ive seen miles and miles of it everywhere i go. Id really like to know how and why that snake nightmare is applied. Are we to assume there is a crack in the pavement under every one of those snakes ? If so, the pavement is toast !
Ive not seen it applied, but it sure looks like a manual operation to me, and if that's the case, its incredibly time intensive and seemingly uneconomic. Is a guy walking down the road with a hose coming out of a tanker, followed by a guy smoothing them over ? By the end of the day, those guys would be driven insane !
I hope it is indeed a better snake skin than the slippery beast we know, or those roads would be ice in the rain to all vehicular traffic.
Does anyone know more about this process ?
I have seen cracks being filled by a guy walking along holding a can hanging down drizzling the stuff, but the ones in the pic I posted look too large, too smooth and too uniform to be done by hand. Repaving asphalt is an incredibly expensive process and in these times of tight govt budgets, many just patch as best they can and let them go a few extra years. Heck with the new water based paints they really should line stripe every year, but they stretch that out to every 2 or 3 years these days.

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1000 miles later debating replace before 250 miles this weekend. White line is gone. Thinking I will. 9500 miles is a personal record for front tire on FJR.

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You'll to the "replace now" threads soon

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You'll to the "replace now" threads soon
"But I don't see any wear bars yet!"

However every 3rd tread groove from the left (right in picture) is worn to the bottom near center of tire.

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9500 miles is a personal record for front tire on FJR.
I don't know how you do it. My sides are erased way before the middle gets worn. I think my personal best on a front is 4500 miles.

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I don't know how you do it. My sides are erased way before the middle gets worn. I think my personal best on a front is 4500 miles.
As I said, this is a new record.

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