WTB Bridgestone TW 4.00x10

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  1. wanrep

    wanrep New Member

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    I'm needing a set of tires for the CT70 and nobody has the Bridgestones in stock.
    Anyone hoarding a set?
     
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    Maybe try here

    Since the link gets hijacked, try powersportsplace.com
    Enter bridgestone trailwing 4.00-10 as the search parameter. I cannot post the entire link here, it gets hijacked to some goofy-assed site that has nothing to do with tires.

    I have the feeling that Bridgestone has @$$#%!*(?< us, yet again. Last time, it was the ML16 front tire (street tread), that paired-up with the ML17 rear.
     
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    The tire distributor I buy from said, delivery date is 8/1 but last month it was 7/1 so who knows.
    Guess I'll search for alternatives.
     
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    CHP
     
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    I'm an idiot. Don't know why I didn't check with CHP.
    They have them and the price is reasonable. $60
    Thanks.
     
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    Bob, I just found a ML16 4.00X10 ''rear'' online for 60 shipped.
     
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    Pat, don't mind me I'm going senile...or lysdexic :confused:. I messed up the nomenclature, it's the front tire - ML17- in 4.00 x 10 flavor, that's been discontinued. To be clear, they are labeled "front only" and "rear"...directional tread. Not really sure what the results would be running the ML16 front & rear. The ML17 has a "sharper" crown, while the 16 is noticeably flatter.

    https://www.bridgestone.com/products/motorcycle_tires/products/molas/index.html
     
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    You know, I was wondering the same thing last night, and really think that must be it, it must be the crown or edge. I do like it is called 4.00x10. I might try em front and back. I don't think I lean a bike that far over to notice the difference.
     
  10. racerx

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    Maybe these pix will help you to decide:
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    The rear has a much wider contact patch. I expect that any effect will be on steering, not safe lean angle. I tend to overthink most things so, gotta wonder why Bridgestone went with dedicated F/R profiles & treads...if there's no real impact. These things deliver a stable & responsive ride, way better than the OE Trailwings. I ran `Wings for ~20,000 miles and lived long enough to post this so...take my ramblings with a tablespoon of salt. Both of these tires have seen ~5000 miles of road. They're surprisingly durable; I'm guesstimating somewhere around 10,000 miles tread life, for the rear; I think that the front will surpass that by at least a factor of 2. It may dry rot before I can wear it out.

    FYI, these "4.00 x 10" tires are both significantly taller than the "4.00 x 10" Trailwings...and the rear is taller than the front. From memory (not the most reliable reference source), the rear is almost an inch taller (OD) than a Trailwing. It falls between the 4.00 x 10 `Wings and the oversized 120/90-10 "clown shoes" that are widely available on the cheap. I had to upsize the wheel sprocket to compensate.

    If you're looking for the ultimate road tire for one of these little bikes, my fave is still the Heidenau K61. Those tires have impressive grip. Not that you're really all that concerned about having the most awesomest corner-carving CT70 on the planet. This is more of an FYI...I found the refined road manners of those tires impossible to miss. I imagine that you're not overly concerned about tread life...are you?
     
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    Nope, tread life is no biggie. I found the best deal from AZ scooter parts on two K61 Heidenau 100/90/10's for 120 shipped free and bought them just now. Most places are out of stock and charge shipping.
     

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