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Old 05-20-2010, 10:51 AM   #21
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2 flat start going with a better tire, might want to get an extra rear wheel and tire to switch between track and street rides.

and the warmers so you dont get that comfort and find out that your tires were not as hot as you thought they were, nothing worse than going out to have some fun with your buds only to find them leaving you behind because your tires arent up to temp or start cold tearing them and getting no life out of it.
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Old 05-20-2010, 11:13 AM   #22
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well, this is a track dedicated bike. It wont be on the street. I chose to keep a street compound because they arent as effected by heat cycles like race compounds...and I aint go the moola for warmers at the moment.

I just have these tires sitting in my garage and they arent on the bike yet...so...I wanted to know what others thought or had experience with the Q2 before I slap em on. I couldve sold them and bought a different tire.

But...Ive decided to keep em and try em out.

Personally as far as Im concerned condifidence is what is important as far as tires go. Its more of a head thing than the actual tires. I have no experience with dunlop tires so im seeing what others think about em. I have heard they are flat though...which is fine. I can adjust my suspension. I know how to adjust preload/static sag, and map my rebound and compression.
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Well that 10xs more than most.

good luck and see you out there.
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Old 05-20-2010, 11:37 PM   #24
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I'd be interested to know how many track days you get out of a BT016 rear tire running around TWS (Texas World Speedway) at a 2:02 pace.
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not many at all. 4 or so.

TWS (Texas World Speedway) is pretty harsh on tires because of speed...especially the left side tread. Right side of tire still has tread left. I could probably get more if it werent for that left side.
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You're getting a little more life out of the tire than if you were using a race tire, but the BT016 is probably less expensive too. I can usually get 3 days on a BT003 rear at TWS (Texas World Speedway) depending on how many sessions I run. Some people turn them around on the wheel to use up the right side.
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hmmm..never thought of that. If I did that, I would do it before the one side was toast...cause there is no tread left on it now. Its a take off for sure. I wouldnt even use it on the road. My last session on that 016 was pushing it, so I backed off a bit just to finish the day out.

I want to use the bt003rs too...cause I love the bridgestones. Im willing to try others though.

Until I have the income to support my spending habits for the track (warmers and tires are pretty much all thats eating me up cash wise), Ill burn through these Q2's and go back to the Bridgestone till I get the moola.
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I'll agree with Brandt (Cdill), Alonzo, and Godsuki....it's time to upgrade the rubber. It takes an experienced rider to go fast on a street tire.

Since you don't have warmers....you should contact John Hutchinson with South Central Race Center and ask about the NEW Pirelli Superbike Pro Slicks. They are a trackday oriented tire that does NOT require the use of warmers and are made to last. they come in 180 and 190 size. Many people are even thinking about using those for endurance racing.

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cool! thanks for the info. I havent heard of them yet till now. Ive always liked my pirelli tires feel and feedback.

Its time for a lot of things on my bike that I just aint got the money for. Suspension rebuild on forks (probably do that one myself too...just need to buy a couple tools and fork oil), I would like to get my rear shock re-valved (or get a penske or something), tire warmers...pretty much the expensive stuff. I just need to hit the lottery man...then Ill get whatever I want and pay others to do it for me.

I will get warmers for sure and better rubber in the near future.
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Old 05-23-2010, 12:24 PM   #30
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I never road anything but BT014s at the track (haven't been on the track in about 18 months now though) and I was able to do 1:59s on occasion (consistent 2:00-2:01) on them at TWS (Texas World Speedway) without any drama.

I'm sure I could have gone faster with DOT tires, but I never saw the need for them as I wasn't a racer and didn't have the desire to push my limits with my street bike.
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