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Bridgestone Battlax BT45

You can never have enough tire threads. After some investigation I have decided to put a Bridgestone Battlax Sport Touring BT45 on the back of my 2015 Triumph T100. My reasoning is that it is a multi tread tire, and it has 9mm of tread. The Avon AM 26 only has 7.5 mm, and Michelin doesn't even have the amout listed. Any comments?

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Ran BT45s on my Honda 750 Nighthawk. Got good wear out of them, and enough grip for what the bike's performance, which is very similar to a Bonneville.

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They were original equipment on my 2005.

Of course everyone bad-mouthed them at the time, but that's how it goes with tire threads, especially if you're comparing the old worn-out tires you were riding on with the brand new ones you just installed.
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My rear OEM has 6000 miles on it and almost shot. How can a T100 with not much over 50 hp wear out a tire that fast? Thanks for the replies.

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My rear OEM has 6000 miles on it and almost shot. How can a T100 with not much over 50 hp wear out a tire that fast? Thanks for the replies.
Good Question !

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That's what I have front & back on my Bonneville. Seem to be a decent tire. The wear has been good with 4K on them they still look close to new. Never had any lack of grip or issues with them. Good all around tire in my opinion.

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That's what I have front & back on my Bonneville. Seem to be a decent tire. The wear has been good with 4K on them they still look close to new. Never had any lack of grip or issues with them. Good all around tire in my opinion.
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That's what I have front & back on my Bonneville. Seem to be a decent tire. The wear has been good with 4K on them they still look close to new. Never had any lack of grip or issues with them. Good all around tire in my opinion.
I just noticed that there are actual two different BT45 rear tires. A tubeless and a tube tire. Now I have always put a tube in a tubeless tire with no issues, and most places only stock the tubeless type. The tube type is also more money and I am cheap. Do you have a tube type on your bike, or a tubeless?
I see that the Metzler that came on the bike is a tubeless tire with a tube in it.

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I just noticed that there are actual two different BT45 rear tires. A tubeless and a tube tire. Now I have always put a tube in a tubeless tire with no issues, and most places only stock the tubeless type. The tube type is also more money and I am cheap. Do you have a tube type on your bike, or a tubeless?
I see that the Metzler that came on the bike is a tubeless tire with a tube in it.
Hi Jack, mine are both the "Tube Type" - I wish they were the tubeless since I want to seal my rims and go tube less. I am just waiting to wear these out to do the change over to tube less and sealed wheels.

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OEM on my 2003 T100. Replaced rear after getting it used. put about 5k miles before it too was worn out. Replaced with Pilot Activs and getting much better wear. Battlaxs are a little softer and stickier

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