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post #21 of 94 (permalink) Old 04-21-2008, 08:47 AM
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What he said. Set your bike up for fast. You'll manage slow just fine.


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Dude, I'm 53 and we're talkin' rubber, but besides that what a list of hardware. If they were all still yours...what a collection!


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I wish I'd kept the RD-350. Cafe racer from when one had to make them. Giant killer if there was one!

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I hear ya. RDs, FZs, FZRs, If only we could keep them all.
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I hear ya. RDs, FZs, FZRs, If only we could keep them all.
Still got my 91 FZR. Wouldn't dream of getting rid of it, but man... finding 17 year old parts is getting hard.


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I ride supercorsas on the street and I'm loving them. They Feel a LOT better than my pilot powers..
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I hear ya. RDs, FZs, FZRs, If only we could keep them all.
The good-old duct-taped knees trick.

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I run Pirelli Diablo Corsa III's and I LOVE them! They have a 3 zone dual compound rubber which works great on both street and track. The 3 zones are the soft compound on the sides where you need it for cornering and the harder compound in the center where you ride most often on the street to prolong wear. They heat up fast and I have had them on a couple of tracks now and they grip good enough to drag my knee's no problem.

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I run race take offs and I love them. We ride mountain roads 90% of the time and the curves that sneek up on you in the mountains will definatly get the tires hot enough. I run a medium compound and have no complaints. They feel much better than my PP's did through thouse tight turns.

I will say that I do not agree with using them in areas where you don't have the advantage of getting them hot because they do not handle well when cold.
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soft Track tyres such as race techs are fine for the road I have used my track day Tyres on my road bike for years, you do not have to worry about them getting hot as they give more grip when cold than any conventional road tyre therefore making them safer for those Early morning trips. I have just returned from a few track days in Spain and have many part worn tyres each pair only used one day making them ideal for the road call me if you want on 07802200512 Mike
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Even street rubber takes a while to warm, I use 209 GP on the street and find there grippy as hell.

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i ride perilli dragon super corsa then i changed to the perilli diablo supercorsa they all work fine. the only problem is the price.
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The guy up the street from me races and has a stack of take offs in his garage... I can get them for next to nothing, but now I am weary to run them on the street. There are dunlops that came on my 08 R6 and I was thinking of trying out some race rubber. But not if it is dangerous until they heat up. Or too many heat cycles harden the rubber. I wish I had some hard facts to go by. BAH!


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The guy up the street from me races and has a stack of take offs in his garage... I can get them for next to nothing, but now I am weary to run them on the street. There are dunlops that came on my 08 R6 and I was thinking of trying out some race rubber. But not if it is dangerous until they heat up. Or too many heat cycles harden the rubber. I wish I had some hard facts to go by. BAH!
Aw, don't believe most of what you hear about this stuff.

I've run Power Races that were more than 2 years old, and had been sitting in an unheated, uncooled garage, been subjected to temperatures of well below freezing and well above 100 degrees.

I have run them in temps of 50 degrees, and yes, they take a few minutes to warm up, but even before they warm up, they aren't going to toss you down the road. They will just wiggle a little bit to remind you to watch what you're doing.

The fact that you've survived this long on a sportbike shows that you've got at least a rudimentary amount of sense--

Use the brain God gave you and you'll be fine.
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Very good then! The middle of these tires have a lot of beef on them.... How do you know when they are shot? Its not like you can really gauge the sides, They are well broken in!


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Very good then! The middle of these tires have a lot of beef on them.... How do you know when they are shot? Its not like you can really gauge the sides, They are well broken in!
When they show cord.
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Is this really ?? Thats nuts.... just ride em till they show chord?


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Is this really ?? Thats nuts.... just ride em till they show chord?
I think he was being sarcastic.

Most tires will begin giving feedback before then. With Dunlops, I start to notice sliding and spinning before then. And as the last trackday we hit, GPD270 was running DOT Bridgestones that started to lose chunks of rubber and get greasy when they got to the end of their life.


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Why? Dont do it. Track tyres are funnily enough designed for the track. High performance road tyres are designed for the road. Tyre companies spend millions on development and are pretty good at developing tyres for certain conditions. Track tyres will not perform as well on the road as they are designed to work at a certain temperature.
Bollocks, track scrubs work perfectly well on the street, I've run 'em for years and have NEVER had an issue except for they wear quicker than street tyres; they stick and heat up quickly and for the price are a perfectly viable option to buying new street tyres

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