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Bibleman

Stock Bridgestones are growing on me

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I must say my first impressions with my stock Bridgestones was not too good. A little dirt riding caused a major pucker factor:eek: But I must say, they seem to stick like glue to the road. I've done some serious cornering without the slightest hint of slippage. If it's a choice between cracking up in the dirt or on the street I'd rather go down in the dirt. Maybe I should stick with them:excuseme: .

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I must say my first impressions with my stock Bridgestones was not too good. A little dirt riding caused a major pucker factor:eek: But I must say, they seem to stick like glue to the road. I've done some serious cornering without the slightest hint of slippage. If it's a choice between cracking up in the dirt or on the street I'd rather go down in the dirt. Maybe I should stick with them:excuseme: .

They are not bad at all on the street, but in the dirt and especially in muddy conditions they are really bad. I like the Dunlops 606's great offroad - but they sing pretty good on the street. I have had em on for maybe 200 miles now and they show little sign of wear.

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I'm not meaning to high-jack this thread, but is bridgestone the tires that honda always uses on their bikes. I bought a 2003 650r this spring and am trying to get an idea of how many miles were on it when I got it. So I was wondering what fornt tire it might have come with from the dealer?

I dont know what the bridgestones are like that you have, but I have always found the front tire to be way more important then the rear tire when it comes to muddy situations.

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Dude, your brainwashing yourself!~ Or your serious cornering is actually in slow motion. N.O.I. The stock tires Suck period. You will realize this once you change them!

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I'm not meaning to high-jack this thread, but is bridgestone the tires that honda always uses on their bikes. I bought a 2003 650r this spring and am trying to get an idea of how many miles were on it when I got it. So I was wondering what fornt tire it might have come with from the dealer?

No; my neighbor and I both bought '06 XR650Ls from different dealers. His came with Dunlops and he didn't ask them to put Dunlops on; that's the way the bike came. Mine came with Bridgestones.

My '06 XR650R came with a Dunlop 739 FA on the front and a Dunlop 695 on the rear.

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I didnt mind my stock "deathwings". They lasted 1500 or so miles with some aggro dirt riding mixed in and they worked.....:applause: I am now on my 2nd D606 and probably wont switch until the terra flex bug bites me.

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My 06 xr650l came with the Bridgestone on it from factory too. 8000km later I'm on my 2nd front tire and 4th rear. Tried Maxxis 6006 not bad , Kenda 270 good ware but loud and squirly on the corners. Just put Kenda 761's front and rear super on pavement and not bad on hard pack dirt.

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