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Offline Frostilicus

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Re: New Bridgestone Battlax Adventure A41 tyre
« Reply #20 on: November 05, 2018, 16:59:18 »
Great news Moby - I posted in January that my A40s were looking like they needed replacement, but here we are, 10 months later and they still look like the did in January, even though I've done 14k miles on them in total!
This has settled it for me - when my everlasting tyres do actually decide to give up the ghost, I'll replace them with A41s :)

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Re: New Bridgestone Battlax Adventure A41 tyre
« Reply #21 on: November 07, 2018, 11:18:29 »
My A40's did 10,500 front and the rear did over 11,000 with plenty of tread left but squared off so naturally changed as a pair. A41's have now done 2500 miles and perform as well - can't say I detect any better performance but still very happy. Tyre fitter failed to clean off the hardened ridges left from green slime puncture preventative, so tyre slowly lost pressure, sorted now.
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Re: New Bridgestone Battlax Adventure A41 tyre
« Reply #22 on: November 30, 2018, 11:26:01 »
My A40s have finally been changed, a puncture on the front was the final incentive to change them - the shop have fitted a pair of A41s for me, I would have been happy with A40s to be honest, but I guess they can't get those any more.
Will report back in a few miles to see how they go, I'm hoping for more of the same really as I find these to be excellent tyres

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Re: New Bridgestone Battlax Adventure A41 tyre
« Reply #23 on: January 02, 2019, 19:26:36 »
How are those A41 going? I'm close to new tyres and those is on the list to consider.
In my defence, she did leave me unsupervised.

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Re: New Bridgestone Battlax Adventure A41 tyre
« Reply #24 on: January 03, 2019, 11:06:57 »
Had a good look at mine this morning as MoT due next week.
Still happy with level of grip, doesn't seem to matter if it's hot, cold, wet or dry they just grip.
Got 7k on them now and the rear is starting to square off, but I do a lot of motorway miles commuting to work.
I will replace with the same when it is time and in the past on other bikes I have never been a fan of Bridgestones but these have changed my mind.

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Re: New Bridgestone Battlax Adventure A41 tyre
« Reply #25 on: January 07, 2019, 09:23:32 »
I've now done just over 1k miles on the A41s and am very happy with them indeed.
They seem to perform just as well as the A40s I had on before, no trouble in heavy rain and good road holding at motorway speeds too.
Scrubbing in took me around 70 miles or so, the usual weird feeling up to that point but very well behaved now!

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Re: New Bridgestone Battlax Adventure A41 tyre
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Re: New Bridgestone Battlax Adventure A41 tyre
« Reply #27 on: March 05, 2019, 19:51:07 »
Hello,
Thanks for the article.
I have managed a mammoth 14k miles so far on my A40's and am due to take trip to Spain and France in June so will be investing in a new set of A41's.

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Re: New Bridgestone Battlax Adventure A41 tyre
« Reply #28 on: June 01, 2019, 09:22:57 »
Just fitted a set of A41 to my Glee, noticed that the Suzuki handbook states 33/36 front/back while bridgestone web site recommend 36/42
Any recommendations on which ones to go for ? , Did notice when they were fitting them the carcass is really stiff compared to my RP4s
What are you running yours at ?

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Re: New Bridgestone Battlax Adventure A41 tyre
« Reply #29 on: June 01, 2019, 13:32:54 »
Tyre specialist who fitted my A41's said the higher pressures were correct for the new tyres, I went with his view and the bike handles fine  :old:

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Re: New Bridgestone Battlax Adventure A41 tyre
« Reply #30 on: June 01, 2019, 17:10:32 »
I'm well into the second set of A41s, and when the time comes I'll probably go for them again ... I'm very happy with them. (Had the A40s previously - also liked them, better than the Anakee 3s I had on the Transalp, but I found the A40s rode a bit harshly).
I've used the Suzuki standard pressure (33/36), but I'll give the Bridgestone 36/42 a try next time I check the pressures  :fix:

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Re: New Bridgestone Battlax Adventure A41 tyre
« Reply #31 on: June 01, 2019, 17:53:21 »
Just done first 100 miles to scuff them in using the standard pressures, all fine apart from the first half mile feeling a bit different, going to try the higher pressures​ to see if the handling any different.

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Re: New Bridgestone Battlax Adventure A41 tyre
« Reply #32 on: June 12, 2019, 08:43:32 »
Just changed on to my second set of A41 tyres. ultimately never been a fan of Bridgestone tyres but these are really good wet or dry, hot or cold. Commute all year round and have got just over 10k miles out of the old set, the front tyre down to the wear markers and the rear although still technically legal was very squared off so swapped out as a set.
Also had them set at the higher pressures by the tyre bloke, feels okay but as had them swapped out in the middle of a downpour yesterday and still wet today its hard to tell what they feel like, but plenty of grip, (confidence),  in the wet straight away

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Re: New Bridgestone Battlax Adventure A41 tyre
« Reply #33 on: June 12, 2019, 10:43:05 »
I too was not a fan of Bridgestone until I tried the BT-023 on SWMBO's GSX14.
Took a punt at some cheap A40's and they were far better than the old Battlewings that the Varadero came with years ago.
As a pure road tyre goes, they are great in the dry, confidence assuring in the wet and life span is better than most.
The 40 and 41 are the same compounds, but slightly different tread pattern to differentiate the two and the 41 comes in a wider range of sizes.



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