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Old 05-18-2006, 02:47 PM   #1
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What tires do you guys use at the track?

I need a new front tire bad, that's for sure, so I'm ordering a set of Pilot Powers.


The thing isssssss.. my rear tire is a Pilot Road, and it's still in great condition. I don't really feel like spending more money to replace a tire when it's not worn out. Would I be okay taking my Pilot Road to the track??? this is my first track day, btw.. so I'm slow.
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Old 05-18-2006, 02:52 PM   #2
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you'll be ok on street tires. i ran pilot powers and BT010 street tire before at TWS (Texas World Speedway).
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Chiny round black ones.

Nah, I have Pirelli Dragon Super Corsa or whatever the name of the race tire is, but I'm not good 'nuff to know any better yet.
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I used pilot powers but i crashed twice, don't take any advice from me.
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PILOT POWERS will be just fine for your exp. level on any track!
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Old 05-18-2006, 04:54 PM   #7
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get the most squared off tire you can it will deff help you lean!'

na j/j the pilot powers will be more then enough for you and the pilot road on the back will be just fine....
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OH AND ALSO ONE MORE THING!!


like.. 1/3 of my right foot peg broke off (don't ask how.. just know that it wasn't me).. would I have to replace that before taking it out to the track?
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OH AND ALSO ONE MORE THING!!


like.. 1/3 of my right foot peg broke off (don't ask how.. just know that it wasn't me).. would I have to replace that before taking it out to the track?

If it has sharp edges, I would replace it. If you crash you don't want that thing slashing open your belly and leaving your guts dangling in the grass and then you try to get up before you realize it and your like "aww chit" and you try to scoop them back up with your hands and put 'em back inside you belly and just hold them there until the bambalance can take you to the hospital where they pull them back out and wash them and then find out they are torn and have to cut sections out and sew 'em back together and THEN stuff them back into your belly and sew you up and you will be hurting for a long long time..

*phew*
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I raced on Michelins for years, good tires, however they don't give a lot of "break away" feedback. After a particularly nasty crash at Oak Hill a few years ago, I swore off of them.
Although the Dunlops are good, I've never been comfortable on them, they never feel 100% planted to me.
The new Pirellis / Metzler carcasses are sooo soft that you have to significantly stiffen your suspension to compensate, and wear has been an issue at tracks like Cresson ans Hallett.
That leaves Bridgestone.
A few years back if you would have said I would like the Bridgestones, I'd have said you were on crack.
Then again, if you told me they would have multiple Moto GP podiums I'd have said the same thing.
Nowadays I really like the tire Bridgestone makes, the new BT002 Pro rear along with the BT002 front work phenomanally well, with good feedback and wear, as well as excellent traction.
Plus at $292.00 a set, you can't beat the price!

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Plus at $292.00 a set, you can't beat the price!

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i use pilot powers on the street. thats all i ride
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pilot power race 180-medium rear------soft in front....nice and sticky,

pilot powers on the street
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If it has sharp edges, I would replace it. If you crash you don't want that thing slashing open your belly and leaving your guts dangling in the grass and then you try to get up before you realize it and your like "aww chit" and you try to scoop them back up with your hands and put 'em back inside you belly and just hold them there until the bambalance can take you to the hospital where they pull them back out and wash them and then find out they are torn and have to cut sections out and sew 'em back together and THEN stuff them back into your belly and sew you up and you will be hurting for a long long time..

*phew*

That's funny, I don't care who you are.:laughing6
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I use power race and I love em. I would use pirellis too though.
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Nowadays I really like the tire Bridgestone makes, the new BT002 Pro rear along with the BT002 front work phenomanally well, with good feedback and wear, as well as excellent traction.
Plus at $292.00 a set, you can't beat the price!

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BT002's will most likely be my next set of tires. Is that 292 mounted at the track? :icon_smil
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get the most squared off tire you can it will deff help you lean!'

na j/j the pilot powers will be more then enough for you and the pilot road on the back will be just fine....
This guy rides at the track?
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Bridgestone BT-002

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