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Old 02-20-2008, 10:57 AM   #21
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Everyone knows when you are fast, tires seems to spin or step out often, controlling it is where it's at.
Sounds like you need some good tires and/or better susp. setup
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Old 02-20-2008, 11:19 AM   #22
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Still running the front But I changed the rear. The front is still soft and has no slippage with good tread.
The rear wasn't slipping but was wearing thin so I changed it. I don't push the rear at hard as I should. I'm a chicken . I think from all the near highsides on the GSXR 1000. That bike stole my nuts.

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LOL. I am 215(but I have alot of muscle mass to make up for that weight(you didn't say how tall you are so I am not either. ) I just remembered you are on a 750. I wonder if you could get that much use out of the pirellis on your fast old litre bike. Radar us getting about a day out of his. He loves them though and he said he was getting good times on them too. I got two kids to get through college I have to get more that one day out of a set of tires that cost around $350. I wonder if I should try pirellies again and see if I can sqeeze two days out of them.
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Old 02-20-2008, 11:56 AM   #23
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I really do like Pirellis and have decided to live with the rear tire life issues I've had.

I'm heavier than most of you guys and Bill and I are not riding "kids" bikes like Buck and Allan

I am convinced after trying all the majors - the Pirelli tires work the best for me.

I wish the rears lasted longer, but they don't for me and aren't going to. I've heard it all: suspension isn't set-up right/it's my riding style/everybody else gets this and that out of them/etc etc. I get better life out of all other brands on the rear tire - but none work and feel as well.

I am running their top of the line slicks - I've tried many different compounds, and the yellow rears do live good for me - the greens are toast at or before the end of a Buck day (lots of miles and lots of corners), but I still like them - particularly during the cooler months. I've run a lot of green and blue fronts - they are both great and last a long time - much longer than the rears.
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Old 02-20-2008, 12:32 PM   #24
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Continental makes race tires now?

i wouldn't stray away from the mainstream brands (bridgestones, michelin, dunlop, pirelli).....especially when puttin the tires to the edge of traction on the track.
Continental has been making race tires for a while now. They make tires for pretty much everything frrom a bicycle to a car. The tires I am talking about are the Continental Attack Rain race tire which is not a DOT tire. If I am not mistaken I seen a few people running them on training. For some reason I want to say Spice used some during training. I know I have a pic at home I'll post it up when I get home might just be dementia setting in.
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In my Squid like opinion:
Radar's don't last because he's tearing the tires on his CBR 1000.
With gear he's like 250lbs. He's at WOT coming out of corners in 2nd gear. Either the tire is going to slide or tear with that kind of G-Force. His Pirelli's are hooking up.
I talked him into trying another brand of slick one day at MSRH. They didn't tear but they did not hookup either. They were middle of the road compound. Probably should have tried the softest compound to be fair. He put the Pirelli's back on... after he cleaned out his shorts.
A medium compound Pirelli is like a soft compound of another brand.
If he ran a soft Dunlop, michelin, or Bridgestone he'd tear those too. Or end up on his head.
If he ran a harder compound and more air pressure I don't think they would tear. Of course he wouldn't get the same traction either.
I'm running the greens in recommended pressure range with no tearing. If I run less pressure they tear.
I ran soft Bridestones and with the right pressure no tearing. A little less pressure and they would tear.
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I got two kids to get through college I have to get more that one day out of a set of tires that cost around $350. I wonder if I should try pirellies again and see if I can sqeeze two days out of them.
We run on Pirelli scrubs
The top end racers over here do approx 25 laps on a set and cause their hunting for every tenth they fit new.
I buys their old
Top end guys have good setup so they are in good nick generally.
I do two maybe three trackdays on them but I'm cheap

Warning: Don't buy a "qualifier" by mistake, no fun after a handful of laps
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Never heard of anyone (racer) knocking nearly six secs off a FL straight off the bat by just changing tyres on a 600cc Supersport
That's awesome, respect
How about 7? Dropped 7 seconds at TWS (Texas World Speedway) when I initially switched from a street tire to a DOT race tire.
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How about 7? Dropped 7 seconds at TWS (Texas World Speedway) when I initially switched from a street tire to a DOT race tire.
We talking DOT Race tyres man not street to DOT race

I reckon you could do 10 seconds from Tomohawk remoulds to SuperCorsa Pro's

But hey, 7 is impressive I'd be well happy with that
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How about 7? Dropped 7 seconds at TWS (Texas World Speedway) when I initially switched from a street tire to a DOT race tire.
I'm looking to drop 9-10 this year with more experience and dot race bt-002
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He's at WOT coming out of corners in 2nd gear. Either the tire is going to slide or tear with that kind of G-Force.
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Not the supercorsa pros that's the older model.
The diablo supercorsa's the new pirelli dots
Did you like the older Supercorsa Pros? Obviously, the new version will be better, but whats the main diff?
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Sounds like you need some good tires and/or better susp. setup
I was thinkin the same thing.
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I'm looking to drop 9-10 this year with more experience and dot race bt-002
Should be easy as pie for you now days.
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I'm looking to drop 9-10
+1 but I think I'll be riding the michelins again this season... maybe i'll try some Stones at some point.
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Did you like the older Supercorsa Pros? Obviously, the new version will be better, but whats the main diff?
tire wear if im not mistaken. the newer version should last a bit longer
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Should be easy as pie for you now days.
We shall see, Ill prolly be on some bt-002s
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I've never tried them.
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Thanks Grinchy ,that was over a bit of time. First two and change came immediatly, really had to work to find the last few, mainly in the geometry. But in two sets you are right, remarkable indeed. Loads more confidence from the Pirelli's, I guess I can better understand what they are telling me.

Radar, maybe if we could get your crusty off the seat that rear would last a bit longer. You should try the DOT rear on the Mighty RR.
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These are the tires I was talking about and I could only find a picture of Anthony West, I saw one of Rossi running some but you can't see the pattern well enough to tell.
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Radar, maybe if we could get your crusty off the seat that rear would last a bit longer. You should try the DOT rear on the Mighty RR.
I know Doug looks and acts like a young stud on the track. Has ran a mid 1:42 ccw at msrh. But he's old enough to be your daddy Buck. That's why he's not hanging off the bike. We all should be so lucky to be running his times on the track when we're his age.
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