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Old 09-23-2014, 02:00 PM   #21
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One thing led to another and I somehow ordered some BT-003RS's off Revzilla. I'll report back after GSS on Sunday...
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I currently have S20s on my DRZ and have done 3 trackdays on them. They work great, no issues but I'm not the quickest guy around.

Have anyone tried both the 003rs and s20s at the track? I know in theory the 003rs are more track oriented, but suspension guru Dave Moss made the claim that he liked the s20s on the track moreso than the 003rs. Just curious when I get a new set if I should go with the 003rs or s20s again.
Dave Moss? Never heard of him. I keed, I keed.

Both the S20 and 003RS are solid options for the tard (bike, not you), you won't go wrong with either. I have run them both on the track and street. I can't recommend one over the other, but I am not exactly what you call picky unless I have a SIGNIFICANT issue like I did when the Conti SM's were eventually insufficient when I got faster on the track.

My 0.02 is that if you want the best TRACK tire, go with Pirelli. For street and track, the stones are a great option.
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what air pressures is everyone running in the s20's, street & track?

I been running 24ft/26r on the street
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I ran 30/30 (cold) as a base pressure and never changed it. No issues, so I never made adjustments.

Lower pressure may have been better though.
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what air pressures is everyone running in the s20's, street & track?

I been running 24ft/26r on the street
I run 26/26 on the track and streets on the s20s. Never had an issue. I only weight 155lbs though.

When I was at TWS (Texas World Speedway) I tried 24/24 the first time I was out there, and the tires were tearing up pretty bad. Bumped it up to 26/26 and had no problems after.
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what air pressures is everyone running in the s20's, street & track?

I been running 24ft/26r on the street
I run the same. A little higher when it is really hot out. 24/26 and any lower destroys my tires on hot days.
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gooodddammnn I never ran any pressure lower than 30psi on a street tire....I might have to try some lower pressures.....
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Anybody have any experience with the dunlop unbeaten 02's?
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Street they're fine

Track, the front it's a pos. The rear drops off and difficult to predict when you're fast fast. Mid level and below you'll be fine.

I'd rather run Pirelli
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Anybody have any experience with the dunlop unbeaten 02's?
My buddy ran some take-offs of them at TWS (Texas World Speedway) on a KTM 525. He was running 2:15ish pretty casually in level two. He had no complaints, but he is a pretty good rider in general.
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Suggested pressures for the new 003's at the track on Sunday? I was going to start at 28/28 and see how it goes from there. I'm at a medium pace.
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Suggested pressures for the new 003's at the track on Sunday? I was going to start at 28/28 and see how it goes from there. I'm at a medium pace.
My memory sucks and I quit riding those tires when SCRC quit carrying them, but I THINK I usually ran something like 27 F/ 25 R.

Do a quick search and see what SCRC John recommended in the past.

He should be there, you can just ask him as well.
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any word on how those 003rs were compared to the s20s?
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any word on how those 003rs were compared to the s20s?
003RSs are a lot stickier than S20s which are compared to the 016s, but at any rate I don't think you will have issues with either....
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GSS was the my first time on the track with the s20's and they stuck pretty good all day, only thing I noticed was every time I went thru the back straight with the little chicane full throttle the back would step out. Was nothing that wasn’t manageable and was predictable

I might try a set of 003rs's after the set of s20's I have are done, be interesting to test them back to back comparing mileage/ wear and stickyness
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Do yall know if the s20 is a wide tire? I had a Metzler which the shop threw away so I don't have it to compare but same size and I can't get my chain off the tire.
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I'm running a 150 on my drz and the chain doesn't hit the tire
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Rob, I think we all pretty much run 150's my question is, does the s20 naturally run wide compared others of the same size or did I maybe get a ? Mismarked? Tire?
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I have a 150 S20 on my drz right now, 2k miles in, no tire rubbing of any sort. No issues with taking off chain. Are you sure it's not catching on something else?

Plus how does the tire have anything to do with getting chain off? For me, I push the rear wheel forward once I take off the axle, then pull chain to the left of the swing arm (assuming you are facing the back of the bike)?
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You're right it has nothing to do with getting the wheel off! It seems the s20 is 1/4" or so wider than the Metzler I had on before and both are the same dimensions.
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