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Old 01-27-2008, 01:21 PM   #21
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i love these tires, never had a problem with them so far! its the best tire i use so far on my bike

Yep, I like them too, the Ride Smart. (even though they wear pretty quickly on the street)

I especially like them for aggressive street and track days, but definitely not to race on.

For racing we use the BT002 Pro race tires and they've done really well for us.

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yeah i notice that too, they do worn up pretty quick on the street. they way i ride i need them lol
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Old 01-27-2008, 01:44 PM   #23
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I need a new set of them for this season, I got like 5-6 trackdays out of them last year.
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yeah i notice that too, they do worn up pretty quick on the street. they way i ride i need them lol


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Old 01-28-2008, 12:41 AM   #26
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I just bought a set of the bridgestone BT-002's from a site called motosport.com and I will be trying them out this season for the first time. I only paid $260 for the set.
as patrick mentioned....i looked at that website....and it appears to be the BT002 racing street's....which is a totally different tire then these guys are talking about. these guys are talking about the BT002 pro's which is a DOT race tire.
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Tucker, PU....any other wholesale parts house, cannot get the BT-002 Pro. I get them direct from Bridgestone.

The Racing/street which is a good tire for the aggresive street rider / trackday rider. Heat up quick, awesome dual compound front, Large radius crowns for optimum edge grip, and smooth transitions.

The pro's are not recommended for street use, though I have sold a few for that pupose, I usually suggest the R/S for the guy wanting to do a few trackdays here and there, but does the weekend romps on the backroads as well.

If you comute everyday, these tires are probably not the best choice, every once in a while...fine, but not all of the time. You will not be happy with the BT-002 R/S, the BT-021 would work perfect for that though.

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Tucker, PU....any other wholesale parts house, cannot get the BT-002 Pro. I get them direct from Bridgestone.

The Racing/street which is a good tire for the aggresive street rider / trackday rider. Heat up quick, awesome dual compound front, Large radius crowns for optimum edge grip, and smooth transitions.

The pro's are not recommended for street use, though I have sold a few for that pupose, I usually suggest the R/S for the guy wanting to do a few trackdays here and there, but does the weekend romps on the backroads as well.

If you comute everyday, these tires are probably not the best choice, every once in a while...fine, but not all of the time. You will not be happy with the BT-002 R/S, the BT-021 would work perfect for that though.

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What compound would y'all suggest for the (hopefully) cooler March/April trackdays?

Soft front and Medium rear?

Will the softs wear out in one or two days?
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Depends on the track and the bike. You may see temps in the 90's or 30's during those months ya know...

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FYI....another thing to consider when buying tires is the manufacture date. There is a reason that some tires are cheap online?? Race tires lose a certain amount of grip just from shelf life. I have a set of rain tires that have never seen the track and never will because they are two years old and I'm not willing to risk my health or some elses to save a few bucks!! Do yourself a favor and buy tires from known distributors such as John or Patrick and you'll get tires that are fresh guaranteed because these guys put their rep on it.
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Old 02-07-2008, 09:05 AM   #33
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What compound would y'all suggest for the (hopefully) cooler March/April trackdays?

Soft front and Medium rear?

Will the softs wear out in one or two days?

Unless your running a full race pace, I would suggest the Bt-002 racing streets. They worked great for me running at a moderate pace for track days and they warm up quicker than the full on race tires soo you don't need warmers. I've been told that guys running street tires are at an advantage during the colder days due to the wider operating temp range of those tires.
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The r/s has really good grip for a street oriented tire, but if you have a commited trackday bike / race bike, I would suggest running the Pro's.
#1) The bike will not be on the street.

#2) Why not have the most grip available?

This time of year I usually suggest soft front / medium rear.

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on that 600 of yours, you will probably get about 5 trackdays (at current temps). It will depend on where you ride really, but on average you should get 5 trackdays with the med rear.
With tire warmers even more. As your pace picks up, you will obviously use more tire though.

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A soft rear in March/April (again depending on temps) Should at LEAST get 2 days out of it. With the current weather you would get 4 days out of a soft rear. IMHO

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Why not have the most grip available?

This time of year I usually suggest soft front / medium rear.

PreK, on that 600 of yours, you will probably get about 5 trackdays (at current temps). It will depend on where you ride really, but on average you should get 5 trackdays with the med rear, with tire warmers even more.
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hey john you gonna be at msrh on the 16th?
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Old 02-07-2008, 04:11 PM   #38
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I will be at GSS on the 16th with LSTD
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Hey John, how much does a set of Pro002's run in 190/55 120/70?

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