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Bridgestone A41,s
on: August 18, 2018, 09:38:28 AM
I have just picked up my crossrunner which has a set of Bridgestone A41s fitted ,I'm not a Bridgestone lover so was very sceptical.Well my first impressions are actually very positive,this tyre feels planted even in the wet and under heavy braking .Only put 500 miles on them so far but will let you know how they compare to my favourite Pr4

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Re: Bridgestone A41,s
Reply #1 on: August 25, 2018, 04:29:49 PM
Done 3000 miles on my A41's very impressed will replace with the same when expired

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Re: Bridgestone A41,s
Reply #2 on: April 14, 2019, 08:49:44 PM
My summary of life with the A41s ,great grip wet or dry ,good comfort but the bad news is they are very short lived ,I've had 2 rears and both are technically illegal at under 2500 miles .Will I use them again No ,road tec01 pr pr5s for me . The vfr motor should be easier on tyres so good job I was not nailing it all the time or I think sub 2k on a rear is very possible .

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Re: Bridgestone A41,s
Reply #3 on: April 15, 2019, 02:36:10 PM
*Originally Posted by Ferretvfr800 [+]
My summary of life with the A41s ,great grip wet or dry ,good comfort but the bad news is they are very short lived ,I've had 2 rears and both are technically illegal at under 2500 miles .Will I use them again No ,road tec01 pr pr5s for me . The vfr motor should be easier on tyres so good job I was not nailing it all the time or I think sub 2k on a rear is very possible .

2500 miles??? :151:

I'm routinely getting 8k+ from the my rear Roadtec 1's.
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08 VFR800 - 76,000 miles (sold)
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Re: Bridgestone A41,s
Reply #4 on: April 15, 2019, 08:04:56 PM
Skids. Well that sounds fantastic mileage from roadtec 01s .I have some being fitted in the next couple of days ,so here's hoping they suit me .Judging by most reports I think they may well be my go to tyre in the future .

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Re: Bridgestone A41,s
Reply #5 on: April 16, 2019, 09:18:58 AM
*Originally Posted by Ferretvfr800 [+]
Skids. Well that sounds fantastic mileage from roadtec 01s .I have some being fitted in the next couple of days ,so here's hoping they suit me .Judging by most reports I think they may well be my go to tyre in the future .

It's been fairly standard mileage for all my recent tyres; Roadtec 1's, PR4's, PR3's.

Can't remember the last tyre that was less than 8k.
98 VFR800 - 130,000 miles (sold)
08 VFR800 - 76,000 miles (sold)
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Re: Bridgestone A41,s
Reply #6 on: April 20, 2019, 10:45:42 AM
Skids I've put 500 miles on them so far and all appears fine . They turn great they stop great, defiantly feel a lot stiffer than the Bridgestones which I can feel the difference on the suspension . I think I will need to add some extra preload to enhance the feedback and feel .They do not feel at all like the Michelins imho . What pressures do you run ?

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Re: Bridgestone A41,s
Reply #7 on: April 21, 2019, 11:06:45 AM
*Originally Posted by Ferretvfr800 [+]
Skids I've put 500 miles on them so far and all appears fine . They turn great they stop great, defiantly feel a lot stiffer than the Bridgestones which I can feel the difference on the suspension . I think I will need to add some extra preload to enhance the feedback and feel .They do not feel at all like the Michelins imho . What pressures do you run ?

I run standard 36/42 psi.
98 VFR800 - 130,000 miles (sold)
08 VFR800 - 76,000 miles (sold)
14 VFR1200 - 20,000 miles
15 VFR800X - 44,000 miles (sold)
18 VFR800X - 9,000 miles

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Re: Bridgestone A41,s
Reply #8 on: April 21, 2019, 05:09:18 PM
That's what I thought cheers  . I will be up your way around the 29 th going to pop in and see my old m8 at Delbasso's if I get a chance .Its been probably 3years since I've been to hitchin .

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Re: Bridgestone A41,s
Reply #9 on: April 22, 2019, 09:00:11 AM
*Originally Posted by Ferretvfr800 [+]
That's what I thought cheers  . I will be up your way around the 29 th going to pop in and see my old m8 at Delbasso's if I get a chance .Its been probably 3years since I've been to hitchin .

That's a shame, I'll be at work otherwise you could have pooped over for a coffee.
98 VFR800 - 130,000 miles (sold)
08 VFR800 - 76,000 miles (sold)
14 VFR1200 - 20,000 miles
15 VFR800X - 44,000 miles (sold)
18 VFR800X - 9,000 miles

 



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