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Tire warmers?

Ive bought a cheap race bike. Its a head of shit basically, more I try to tidy it up, the more botched repaird I find.

Anyway, I Am looking at tire warmers. I see at the local bike shop they have a few for $500 - $700. I dont really have the coin for that.

Theres a variety on ebay, a lot cheaper, So I was wondering if anyone here had tried any of the cheaper brands, and what their experience was with them?

The bike is a 1989, and Ill only be racing in a post classic F3 class, which is not a championship class or anything, just kinda for fun. Im trying to keep this endeavour to a fairly tight budget, so thought id ask about the cheaper tire warmers.


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post #2 of 23 (permalink) Old 01-10-2017, 03:32 AM
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There are decent ones for around 250-300$. You can go for a single temperature warmer if you don't plan on racing on rain tires.
I'm very happy with these from a German shop. They are actually from alpha racing
http://www.motorrad-stecki.de/index....1b4c9fb4da3c49
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I bought some Chicken Hawk triple temp here on the forum for $300, they sell for $500+.


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I bought some Chicken Hawk triple temp here on the forum for $300, they sell for $500+.


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SportBikeTrackgear sells their own single temp for under $400 There's also Moto-D racing that goes for under $400


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Chicken hawks if you want quality, i have had my single temp for 7 years now and i believe they were $329 from ridersdiscount


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Check out the MJ MotoGear single temp warmers. They're under $200 and come with a two year warranty. Buy two sets, if you want, so you have a back up for less than the price of one of the other brands. I use them and have no complaints.
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thanks for the replies guys, i will look into some of them.


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I bought my first set of tirewarmers recently. I bought sportbiketrackgear tire warmer. I have used them at 8 track days so far and they are awesome! Cannot beat the quality or performance. They are $250 brand new shipped. Plus you will earn rewards points. They are single temp, which is all you need if you are just starting.

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+1 for chicken hawks. Plus you can get them repaired if you burn a hole in them. Great customer service!


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I bought a cheap set off eBay. Moto something or other and they did heat the tire but not hot enough for me. Went with the chicken hawks and totally worth the money.

Before I ruined them the SSR ones I got worked ok.
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I bought some Chicken Hawk triple temp here on the forum for $300, they sell for $500+.


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I bought a cheap set off eBay. Moto something or other and they did heat the tire but not hot enough for me. Went with the chicken hawks and totally worth the money.

Before I ruined them the SSR ones I got worked ok.
Moto-D? MOTO-D Motorcycle Tire Warmers
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No not those. Those look pretty good. The cheap ones were eBay 200$ ones. They just didn't do the job.
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No not those. Those look pretty good. The cheap ones were eBay 200$ ones. They just didn't do the job.
moto-D is somehow the new chicken hawk and woodraft tire warmers.
guys rave about them and all of their products. a few motoamerica teams use them.
http://www.motodracing.com/pro-serie...l-tire-warmers

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+1 for chicken hawks. Plus you can get them repaired if you burn a hole in them. Great customer service!
I have the three temp settings. I need to send my front back to them. It went out at my last track day. I can say they have been through hell and back. These were Chad's GaWarrior's race warmers and have lots of hours on them. I don't have anything bad to say about them. Quality.

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Motorcycle Tire Warmers Set, 120 / 190, Tyre Warmers, Black | eBay

HA! These are them I just looked on eBay and then in my Garage. They heat the tire but its not anywhere near the temperatures of my Chicken Hawks. Maybe I got a defective set but the green finished heating light comes on after like 10 mins and the tire is warm but not even close to HOT. You get what you pay for...
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Been using Woodcraft Dual Temp Warmers for many years. They have a quick disconnect so you don't burn them up. They can be repaired if they develop any problems. They come with a carry bag. They have very effective side curtains to keep heat in and the rim warm. For racers they will send you a loaner unit while they repair your warmer. Best service by far. They are not the cheapest, but they are worth the price they ask.

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Had a set of dual temp chicken hawks a while back those things were the best thing ever... worked great and got the tires hot like I been lapping in 90 plus weather..pricy but worth the money


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