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Old 09-05-2006, 05:33 PM   #1
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track tires

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what tires do some recommend i know its prefrence but i see the power race is a pretty affordable tire. but what compounds to run at TWS (Texas World Speedway) its pretty rough on tires so thats why i ask the advice.. also the bridgestone seem affordable too. any other tires i might wanna look at. im kinda leaning towards the powers.
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Old 09-05-2006, 05:40 PM   #2
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I have ran the power races with no problems for 4 track days I think. They are good tires. I just switched to the 190/55/17 on the back jury is still out on that. What price have you found for the PRs?
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Old 09-05-2006, 05:40 PM   #3
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powers....my bridges got chewed up pretty bad out there.
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Old 09-05-2006, 05:43 PM   #4
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Let me reclarify, I have only done one TWS (Texas World Speedway) on Power races. Doug(Radar is pretty dang fast expert level) and he said he can only get two TWS (Texas World Speedway) days out of the powers.If you are in intermediate you might 3 I guess. You could probably get 4 to 5 houstons.
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i havent realllllllllllllllllly search that hard i went on indysuperbikes.com and just saw a few prices.
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Old 09-05-2006, 06:18 PM   #6
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BT-002's! Long lasting with the use of tire warmers, great grip, and middle of the road pricing.
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Old 09-05-2006, 08:01 PM   #7
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PR's in the PR5 (hard) compound rear, pr1(soft front). Call Island racing in galveston, David Hirsch is the local Michelin man. He'll even mount and balance for free. Located off of the seawall towards Jamacia Beach.
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Old 09-05-2006, 10:23 PM   #8
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BT-002's! Long lasting with the use of tire warmers, great grip, and middle of the road pricing.
looking forward to trying out those bt-002's

if i like them, which i probaly will, ill head to Motorcycles Unlimited and have Pat sell them to me. support the sponsors :notworthy
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Old 09-05-2006, 10:26 PM   #9
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looking forward to trying out those bt-002's

if i like them, which i probaly will, ill head to Motorcycles Unlimited and have Pat sell them to me. support the sponsors :notworthy
I think you'll like them also...they are very gripping and give you confidence
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pilot race =)
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pilot race =)
that what you run at track?
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nah lol.....i have m3 on right now. but once those are done i will be getting them.
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i dunno about ur question, but if u guyz wanna try a cheaper option, get some used race tires from CMRA guyz. I bought pilot race front and back from Buck fo 100bucks and acc to wat he said, i should be able to get 1-1.5 track days at TWS (Texas World Speedway) OR 2-3 track days t MSRH out of them. these tires hv like 3-4 sprints on them
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i dunno about ur question, but if u guyz wanna try a cheaper option, get some used race tires from CMRA guyz. I bought pilot race front and back from Buck fo 100bucks and acc to wat he said, i should be able to get 1-1.5 track days at TWS (Texas World Speedway) OR 2-3 track days t MSRH out of them. these tires hv like 3-4 sprints on them
thats what i just did. i finally get to use my warmers
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Unless you're really fast just a plain old street pilot power works just fine. I can go close to race pace on them for several laps at a time before I have to back it down a little & let them cool off. Works great for the length of sessions you typically run at a track day.
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what times were you pulling on them... and temps and pressures.
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what times were you pulling on them... and temps and pressures.
i think at your skill level it would be wiser to just use the street tires and save the money for now, but you can do what you want. if you have the money then go ahead, i just don't think it's nec. as of now. you may find that you like the 002 over the PP or vise versa.
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I can run a 2:00 pretty easily on them.
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Old 09-06-2006, 10:04 AM   #19
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I'm not as fast as you guy's but.......I've got M1's on the Ducati and they work fine, no issues at all at either TWS (Texas World Speedway) or MSRH.
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