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Old 20-Jul-2004, 12:31 AM
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Tyre Pressures?

Just been to the Bridgestone site, and they rec.

999BP

010's

Front 36PSI Rear 42PSI

Ducati rec.

Front 30PSI Rear 32PSI

How can it be so different???
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Old 20-Jul-2004, 02:09 AM
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Old 20-Jul-2004, 03:57 PM
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Here's the word from Bridgestone Technical Dept.

When bike manufacturers are developing a new model they have approximately 3 years during which time their test riders will be able to determine what pressures in their opinion, best suit solo and (if different) pillion riding. They are also generally only working with two tyre manufacturers who will become the original equipment (OE) suppliers. Bike manufacturers usually launch no more than three new models a year.

Bridgestone has approximately 4,000 different tyre approvals in our fitment guide so, as with all other tyre manufacturers, we obviously only have limited time to test each bike so we test for the one set of pressures that work well whether solo or with a pillion. It would be irresponsible of a tyre (or bike) manufacturer to recommend pressures that did not give optimum stability, and higher pressures lead to greater stability. If we were, due to the aforementioned time constrictions, to only recommend pressures for solo use and then a rider took a passenger along without increasing pressures, and suffered the consequent instability that may occur, it would be the tyre company that would be held to blame.

The higher pressures we recommend are perfect for commuting, touring, motorways, general riding and pillion use. The only area where you could possibly increase grip by reducing pressures is solo sport riding, and then not by a heck of a lot.

One other point - we are recommending pressures that our test riders have found best for our tyres on, in your case, a 999. Ducati have never tested BT010s on a 999 and because of the different way each type of tyre behaves, what's to say that Ducati's recommended pressures will work with our tyres?

By the way, we used a 999 as one of the bikes for our recent BT-014 launch and they suited the bike perfectly. The BT-014 is the tyre that will replace the BT-010.

Bridgestone UK Motorcycle Technical & Sales

Now wher did I put that tyre pump
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Old 21-Jul-2004, 11:33 AM
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hi roy
i trust bridgestone where helpfull,thats why i recomend them plus i get happy customers every time
having good reports back about 014 .
anyone who would like to try some 188.00 inc fitting,vat
a pair ride in ride out.

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Old 21-Jul-2004, 12:46 PM
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Cheers Steve, maybe after Rockingham
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Off on a tangent here, but are 010's still available ?? i have replaced my old 010's with a 012ss front and a normal 012 rear - so far the rear is wearing well, but the front feels pretty awfull. maybe i am just stuck in my ways and like the way the old 010 felt on my 916
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Old 27-Jul-2004, 08:33 PM
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010's are being phased out in favour of 014's, as far as I know.
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Old 27-Jul-2004, 10:20 PM
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Right on Loz, 010 is being replaced with 014, still a few places around got 010's if you want "old" technology, at least you KNOW it'll work
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Old 27-Jul-2004, 10:23 PM
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But Paul, you already know that new technology works better - you only need to look at a 998 and a 999!
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Old 27-Jul-2004, 10:35 PM
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But Paul, you already know that new technology works better - you only need to look at a 998 and a 999!

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