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Old April 30th, 2017   #1
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Just purchased an '05 yesterday and have only been able to ride it a couple of times around the neighborhood. It's been 20 years since I've ridden, but I can tell I'm going to love this bike. I've ordered new helmets for the wife and I as well as a givi V46 truck with brake lights and backrest. Considering an advanced riding class to get more familiar with the bike. Looking forward to learning from the group here.

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That is a very good looking motorcycle. How many miles? Are those BT020 tires? I wonder how long those have been on the bike.

I see it has a Sargent seat and the hiway pegs in the tip-over wings.

I always loved the Burgundy of the '05 best of all the STs.
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That is a very good looking motorcycle. How many miles? Are those BT020 tires? I wonder how long those have been on the bike.

I see it has a Sargent seat and the hiway pegs in the tip-over wings.

I always loved the Burgundy of the '05 best of all the STs.
Can't recall the brand, but the tires have less than 500 miles on them.
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Can't recall the brand, but the tires have less than 500 miles on them.
I am certain that the front is a Bridgestone BT-020. I know those were the tires that came as original equipment on most of the ST1300s sold here.

My concern would not be the number of miles.

I would be worried about the number of years. There is a date code on the sidewall.

I actually liked those tires back in the day. I like the Michelins better but I got decent results from those Bridgestones.

Nothing but misery from every Bridgestone tire I had afterwards...
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Bridgestone - 202's are still available.

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Do you mean the BT-020? Yes sir, I know that.

If I recall one of our younger members, OldWingit still runs those tires exclusively.
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I am certain that the front is a Bridgestone BT-020. I know those were the tires that came as original equipment on most of the ST1300s sold here.

My concern would not be the number of miles.

I would be worried about the number of years. There is a date code on the sidewall.

I actually liked those tires back in the day. I like the Michelins better but I got decent results from those Bridgestones.

Nothing but misery from every Bridgestone tire I had afterwards...
Both tires are BT-020's. The date codes are as follows:

front: 1415 (April 2015?)
Rear: 4114 (October 2014?)
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Both tires are BT-020's. The date codes are as follows:

front: 1415 (April 2015?)
Rear: 4114 (October 2014?)
Excellent!

With those date codes being fairly recent I would not hesitate to continue riding on them until they wear out.

As I stated earlier, I actually liked those tires back in the day. My '04 ST1300 and Dad's '07FJR both came with those tires and neither of us had any issues with them.

The BT-021s that replaced them were junk...
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Oh my gosh, that red is so nice. Every time I see it, I wish my 03 was red. Nice pictures.
You and your wife have tons of fun this summer!

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