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Old 08-01-2007, 11:17 PM   #61
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190/55's FTW!!!
Agreed I just switched over at OHR last race weekend, Larry Meyers talked me into it, i also tried the pirellis and so far im loving them alot. Just as soon as i get a new rear shock i need to get my suspension reset, as i also brought the fork tubes down a little bit more.
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Old 08-02-2007, 03:23 PM   #62
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I can't wait to try the 190/55 for myself now. Soon as I burn up the rubber I have left (which shouldn't take long). I'm sure I will have to play with my set-up a little to ajust for the tire.

The whole purpose of the switch for me would be for more control in "flick corners" carrying higher speeds. If I can get the geometry set properly with the suspension tuned, this tire will probably suit my riding style better (making me faster). We will have to see.

I also, love tires that have a predictable slide. For me, its always spooky testing new brands of tires and finding my limits with them. I'm never going to say the Dun's are the best or the fastest for anybody. 4 years ago, they worked the best for me. With the set-up I was riding...they gave me the best feedback. I tried Pirelli's once and I was 1/2 second slower but I couldn't ever force the tires to slide. That spooked the out of me. They felt awsome. I couldn't find the limit without running off the track. I was so afraid that if I rode any harder than that lap time, I would kill myself lol. I'm sure the running off the track before I slide tells me to change my geometry up. Back then, I was kinda lost on what to do.... I'm still no expert.

I'm going to take the advice givin to me in this thread. Its "Good Stuff". I haven't looked into 190/55 Stones but I'm sure they make them. Going to get a 180 Stone with that. I'm going to try a few other brands too. I'm going to talk to many old and new racing buddies and get the best advice from everybody and put it all to the test. I'm going to get serious when I get my new bike. I've lost 50 lbs since January for racing and ridin so if that doesn't show that I'm not Fn around and gave up one hobby for another I don't know what will. I have another 13 lbs to go. I love this sport!
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Old 08-02-2007, 09:33 PM   #63
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PS... Sorry bout my lil tangent at the end there. :confused1 Bikes make me emotional. :icon_bigg

What can we do in the front? This is the area I struggle in most.
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Old 08-02-2007, 09:50 PM   #64
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The front is all about feel & stablility on the brakes. Getting the front end feel your looking for will take some set-up time. You want the front to dive enough for it to turn good on the brakes, but not so much that it feels "tucky" or vauge.

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