BT 023 - who's got them?

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Re: BT 023 - who's got them?

Post by k1973 » Sat Dec 31, 2011 5:31 pm

I've got the GT's front and rear. Slapped them on at 2900 miles. Now sitting at 10k. They have been a great tire, but I've got a huge chicken strip on the rear from a 1,000 mile stretch of flat during my last trip. Still feels good and they work great in the wet.

As for the GT, it has a heavier side wall to account for heavier bikes. It makes it a real bitch to get on the rims. The actual tread, from what I understand, is the same as the non-GT version. Just the side wall is heavier. I've got about another 1000-1500 miles left in my rear and will go with the non-GT version as the next set.
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Re: BT 023 - who's got them?

Post by falcon4 » Sat Dec 31, 2011 6:38 pm

Thanks for your update. I went ahead
and ordered the GT to match them for
now, so good to hear you have been happy
with your experience. Let me know how they
compare when you go to the non-GT version later.
thanks

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Re: BT 023 - who's got them?

Post by Eunuch » Mon Mar 26, 2012 1:18 pm

Well I did have them for 800 miles from new but I've decided to replace them with Roadsmarts 2's. Maybe it's my riding style, bike set-up or roads I ride but I had a couple of moments with small rear tyre slips, mostly on overbanding and one in the cold/wet, that I just wouldn't have worried about on the GS sporting standard Roadsmarts. I'm sure they are perfect for others, just not me!

Bit peed since the RS2's are pricey at £275 ride in/ride out and I'm going to be trying to sell a pair of 800 mile old BT23's but as much as I tried to love them I've now lost confidence in them so it's time for them to go. Sa la vie.
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Re: BT 023 - who's got them?

Post by Stu46Duke » Tue Mar 27, 2012 9:21 pm

Just replaced mine after 5,500 miles. I guess they have another 1000miles left but I need new tyres ready for a big trip. Always found them very stable and grippy but fancied trying something else.

I've replaced them with PR3's. They initially made the bike turn quicker than the 023's (as expected with no miles and not squared off) but felt a bit twitchy. Checking pressures the rear was set 10psi too high. We'll see how we get on now I've adjusted it.
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Re: BT 023 - who's got them?

Post by falcon4 » Tue Mar 27, 2012 11:08 pm

Thanks for the updates and keep us posted!

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Re: BT 023 - who's got them?

Post by shaun-m » Mon Aug 06, 2012 7:00 am

The bike had almost brand new 023's fitted when I bought the bike, (thank you previous owner) and so far (about 500 miles) I'm quite happy with them. Nice thru corners and seem good in the wet so far. Don't know how many miles are on them but they still look new. Had been on PR2's for the past 3 years on my Tiger 1050 (apart from a few month on a Pirelli Diablo shod Tuono) and couldn't fault the Michelins at all, wet, dry, very very very wet (Ireland tour), two up, track days, good mileage (6000), and would happily fit them again but as I say these 023's seem fine so far so I'll see how they perform with a bit more mileage.

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Re: BT 023 - who's got them?

Post by falcon4 » Mon Aug 06, 2012 10:56 am

I just took off a bt23 with 6k on the back and replaced with scorpion ds. Feels good so far. Looks good too.
Still have a bt23 on front.

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Re: BT 023 - who's got them?

Post by alien » Sun Oct 21, 2012 5:57 pm

Fitted BT023's few days ago. After a couple of runs I have to say they great. I've have always had Bridgestones fitted to my bikes. Was going to fit PR3's (based on reviews here) but dealers had no fronts in stock.

023's are good in the dry. On a par with the OE Sport Attacks. However on wet roads they show how bad OE tyres really are. They give excellent grip and feel. On the Conti's in the wet always felt like the back was about to slide, not good for confidence. Glad I stuck with Bridgestones
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Re: BT 023 - who's got them?

Post by jonty » Mon Oct 22, 2012 8:52 pm

these are squaring badly at the rear and I actually think the contis were better in the wet.

I dont think they like sustained high speed cruising (over 80mph)


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Re: BT 023 - who's got them?

Post by shaun-m » Wed Oct 31, 2012 10:52 pm

Just an update on the 023's. They're still performing well, wet and dry, seem to be wearing well. Done a track day at cadwell park and frazzled them right to the edges. Both pegs scraping the deck, rock solid thru the corners, stable at speed, good under (hard) braking. I have had a couple of little slides at the back but I think they were down to something on the road as it was fine before and after. Will update as they tyres wear.

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Re: BT 023 - who's got them?

Post by scorcher » Sun Sep 08, 2013 3:07 pm

Eunuch wrote:Well I did have them for 800 miles from new but I've decided to replace them with Roadsmarts 2's. Maybe it's my riding style, bike set-up or roads I ride but I had a couple of moments with small rear tyre slips, mostly on overbanding and one in the cold/wet, that I just wouldn't have worried about on the GS sporting standard Roadsmarts. I'm sure they are perfect for others, just not me!

Bit peed since the RS2's are pricey at £275 ride in/ride out and I'm going to be trying to sell a pair of 800 mile old BT23's but as much as I tried to love them I've now lost confidence in them so it's time for them to go. Sa la vie.
I've just stuck BT023's on mine (just for a change from the PR2's) and I must say I agree. I've lost my front end more times in the last few weeks than I ever had on Michi's. The front feels really awful once it leant over, and yesterday it was cack in the damp. twitchy and loose and I totally lost my confidence on the way home. The front feels really hard and wooden to the touch, almost like solid rubber. Mines coming off too.........

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