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Old 05-08-2007, 03:45 PM   #1
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tire stickyness

So I've always heard that race tires (power race, bt002's, pirelli dragons, etc...) are good for maybe three heat cycles and then they get hard.

My question/concern is this... Me and another guy went for a quick, aggressive ride last night, he was on used pirelli dragons (race take-offs), I was running Metzeler M3's. After our stint, his tires were considerably stickier than mine.

What gives, I thought his tires would be killed (hard) after numerous heat cycles on the street. He says that pirellis don't get hard like michelins do...
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hey todd... maybe the pirellis werent actual race tires.. they would be able to maintain after many heat cycles
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Suspension and riding style have a lot to do with tire life too.
So are you saying doing burnouts in the paddock ain't a good idea even though they are fun?
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Old 05-08-2007, 04:34 PM   #4
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I personally have done about 6 trackdays on a set of BT002's before with out using tire warmers. They did great but like Tom said... Your riding style will determine your tire life as well.
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So as long as you don't ride REALLY aggresive on the street, race take-offs would be OK to use?
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So as long as you don't ride REALLY aggresive on the street, race take-offs would be OK to use?
That is a topic that has been debated a lot on here. Nobody really has the answer. :eh:
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As expensive as new tires are, I'm gonna give take-offs a shot... if I don't feel comfortable on 'em, it was a cheap experiment. I'll let you know how it turns out...
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nope my michilin race tires still get hot on a daily basis and they have just over 2k miles
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just for the record i ride really aggressive on the street and the takeoffs grip great
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I personally have done about 6 trackdays on a set of BT002's before with out using tire warmers. They did great but like Tom said... Your riding style will determine your tire life as well.

Were those the BT002 race or track/street compound?
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Were those the BT002 race or track/street compound?
Those would have been race compounds

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As expensive as new tires are, I'm gonna give take-offs a shot... if I don't feel comfortable on 'em, it was a cheap experiment. I'll let you know how it turns out...
Dude how expensive is it when you wad a bike? Tires are the MOST important things keeping you off the ground. Go cheap on food or something.
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^^ thats way i stick with the good . the race takeoffs are the goodstuff
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