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Old 11-21-2012, 12:40 AM   #1
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I have been to buttonwillow once on my R1. I bought new tires before the event. I want to go to buttonwillow again on sun with my ktm supermoto.


do you guys replace your tires before each track event?


buying new tires before each even is $$$$
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Old 11-21-2012, 04:01 AM   #2
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Depends on how much tire you have left. Post up a pic or two and we can judge if you've got enough.

Also each tire comes with wear bars, so if you're not below the wear bars I'd say why not
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Old 11-21-2012, 04:02 AM   #3
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Only if they are worn out. Some of the quicker guys I know from on here need new tires after each weekend depending on the track.
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Old 11-21-2012, 06:04 PM   #4
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Depends on how much tire you have left. Post up a pic or two and we can judge if you've got enough.

Also each tire comes with wear bars, so if you're not below the wear bars I'd say why not
Wear bars.....pfft
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Old 11-21-2012, 06:21 PM   #5
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Wear bars.....pfft
there are times if I changed at the wear bars I have to change after each day
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Old 11-21-2012, 06:23 PM   #6
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Old 11-21-2012, 06:25 PM   #7
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On occassion that would be accurate as well

Thankfully whatever they did at Barber is working and I should get another day and hopefully weekend. That extra wear will save me between 1-2k/year in tires.
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Old 11-21-2012, 06:30 PM   #8
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there are times if I changed at the wear bars I have to change after each day
Tech would prob be lienient on you two, one because Chris is a legend, and no one cares about pj
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Old 11-21-2012, 06:33 PM   #9
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Regardless of our own excursions ....post up a couple pictures of the tires when you're done with that play and we can help you out some
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Old 11-21-2012, 06:34 PM   #10
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Tech would prob be lienient on you two, one because Chris is a legend, and no one cares about pj
When they see me rolling up to tech with my "paint job" they kno I are special
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Old 11-21-2012, 06:37 PM   #11
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Old 11-21-2012, 07:23 PM   #12
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When they see me rolling up to tech with my "paint job" they kno I are special
mine too....for different reasons though
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Old 11-21-2012, 07:45 PM   #13
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I'll be at buttonwillow on saturday & if everything goes well I'll be camping there to ride sunday also. Cya there dude.
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Old 11-21-2012, 11:06 PM   #14
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looks fine to me.
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Old 11-22-2012, 04:31 AM   #15
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Old 11-22-2012, 04:55 AM   #16
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I don't buy tires before each event if I don't have to. Sometimes it gets expensive.

Now if I had the means to do it, I'd have new tires every time I went out on track
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Old 11-22-2012, 06:03 AM   #17
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Think im going to just sign up for the event, there are only 3 spots left. Hopefully the tires are ok. I dont want to buy new tires before each event, do y'all?
For what those tires are they are practically new. Most here aren't sponsored by a tire manufacturer so we run tires until they aren't any good. Look at my picture above...they are past the wear marks and the tread is gone on the side....they still passed tech and I still ran them for an entire day...
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Old 11-22-2012, 08:46 PM   #18
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Old 11-23-2012, 12:20 AM   #19
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thanks! Because there is no way i can afford new tires before each event. really appreciate the input. cant wait for sunday. hopefully I can get my gopro working and post some vids


just be careful on tires...as they wear you do lose grip...I slide the back a lot when they get all the way worn like that...it's manageable, just know it will happen
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For sure, guess I will learn as I go to more track days. This is only my 2nd track event on a moto

Three things that you will learn that will kill a tire.

1. Suspension
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