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Old 07-30-2007, 05:07 PM   #1
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tire question for people who race?

What kind of tire do you use in a sprint/ endurance race? How long do they last? I have more question but can't think of it yet. So more information the better. I'm not liking the michelin rep cause he won't answer my questions last CMRA race in Hallett I'm leaning towards BT002s.If kawi Jim read this please pm me with prices 180/55 and 120/70 front thanks
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Old 07-30-2007, 05:09 PM   #2
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Also what kind of compound?
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Type of tire will depend on what class you want to run; some allow slicks, while others require DOTs.
As far as compounds, usually a medium front and a hard rear do well. Some of it depends on the track and the bike.

What bike are you looking to run and in what class?
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Put it this way, Dustin Doucet & Billy Lee are first and second in every race (Novice) They were running Medium front & rear BT-002 Pro's, same bike as yours. 06 GSXR600. They are sprinting.
Endurance, everyone runs a hard front and rear. That is DOT of course.

Slicks are slightly different.

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What kind of tire do you use in a sprint/ endurance race? How long do they last? I have more question but can't think of it yet. So more information the better. I'm not liking the michelin rep cause he won't answer my questions last CMRA race in Hallett I'm leaning towards BT002s.If kawi Jim read this please pm me with prices 180/55 and 120/70 front thanks
tires depends how hard/fast you ride. some people NEED multiple sets in a race weekend, others can do like 3 races on the same tire, maybe even 4 if you're real slow. I've ran BT002s and supercorsas for sprints and I can get 2 races in and the third one I gotta start being a little more careful. I'm not the fastest but im fast enought to podium. I haven't tried the new supercorsas but I hear they're pretty good.

Endurance I've ran Michelins and they've lasted 6 hrs, with the last hr or so being really squirrly. We podiumed too, so we were running at the least on the top quarter of the pack. some of the real fast guys go through about 1-2 fronts and 2-3 rears during an endurance race.

again, all depends on how well your bike is setup, and your skill level. Track surface of course is another thing. different tracks will wear tires in different ways.
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John,
I think he's more interested in a break down of compounds for endurance racing.
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The hard front will go 8hr at TWS (Texas World Speedway) no problem. The hard rear will go 8hr on a slower / beginner team. If your running up front, then most teams will opt for a rear change in most any endurance race. These are DOT's. As stated already, many factors can change things, suspension being one of the most important.

Slicks on a SV650 will go a full endurance race at any CMRA track, and that is winning the class.

Most of my big bike endurance teams run DOT's.

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He's running '06 600
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Old 07-30-2007, 08:54 PM   #10
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Depending on what class he's running, he can run slick or DOT's.
I'm not sure about this year, but in years past, Bridgestone paid the best contingency and were less expensive than the rest of the tires out there, AND, the tires work awesome.

My 2 cents.
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good to know. i'll be running bridgestone's for the remainder of this race season, and next season.

plus kawi jm (john) with SCRC is one of the coolest guys around to deal with, and has great prices. so i'm proudly supporting a reputable guy.
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especially on the sv's
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everybody makes good tires, but on the sv's the michilins are the most consistant, perellis i hear are good but they sometimes dont have em instock.

but for big bikes, they are all good, some alittle better than others, you just need to find a brand and tire guy that you like and that fits your needs
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The bridgestone slicks work well on the SV's, it's a shame Bridgestone doen't make a decent DOT tire for the SVs.... yet.
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I have a few questions that might go good with this thread....... what is the deal with the DOT Dunlops.......why are they so freakin expensive and are they worth the bang for the buck? They seem to be on high demand cause they were on back order for so long and if I'm not wrong, still are....

Also.... I've heard great reviews on the BT-002 Pro's from many sources and have yet to run them. Very interested in them. I planned to buy a set of these a few months ago when I use up the Metz and Mich's I have now.

I tested the Mich's cause I couldn't get my hands on the Dun's. A few year's ago..... everybody used to talk about the P Supercorsa's. Now, all I here about is these new Bridgestone BT-002 Pro's. I can't wait to see what the deal is.

The thing I should also bring up is my bike.... at the moment I'm on a '01 R6 which I made my fastest times ever on 207 Dun GP's .... But they don't make those anymore. Tell me if I'm wrong but when the tire comp's design new tires they match them to the newest production bikes. So what's new and awsome for everybody right now won't necessarily be fastest for my bike?

I understand how setup and riding style effects tire performance. Right now I'm more focused on speed and traction.
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