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Old 02-20-2008, 08:53 PM   #41
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Those are intermedite rain tires made by Bridgestone.

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Old 02-20-2008, 09:01 PM   #42
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Old 02-20-2008, 09:04 PM   #43
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Has ran a mid 1:42 ccw at msrh.
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Old 02-20-2008, 09:18 PM   #44
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I ain't knocking his skills, just his form. I've enjoyed many battles with Dad, he sure is WIDE on the 1k.
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Old 02-20-2008, 11:05 PM   #45
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i love pirellis but had tearing issues as well with dragon supercorsa pros...im sure it was my setup but they were awesome regardless.

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Old 02-20-2008, 11:20 PM   #46
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Those are intermedite rain tires made by Bridgestone.

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Sorry, sir but you are mistaken here is the web-link to Continental's web site.
http://www.conti-online.com/generato...k_rain_de.html
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Sorry, sir but you are mistaken here is the web-link to Continental's web site.
http://www.conti-online.com/generato...k_rain_de.html
he's a bridgestone rider....it would be a breech of contract for him to be running anything else. and i highly doubt a top level racer would be running continentals.

also the groove patterns are different then the continental tire you posted. the continentals have 2 grooves in the center, the stones have a few extra.
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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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I ain't knocking his skills, just his form. I've enjoyed many battles with Dad, he sure is WIDE on the 1k.
Allan & Buck - Thanks for the kind words. Buck I have talked to several folks about riding position vs tire wear. My worst wear problems are not at the max lean angle, it is as I stand the bike up and accelerate out of the corners. The big Pirelli daddy in our area (Larry's Supplier/Bossman) Shane Stoyko / Racers Supply tells me he doesn't think the riding position would help with my tire wear - I had a set on the other day that were about 80% gone and I let Larry run a session on the bike and got the exact wear I had, no improvement. I have tried numerous suspension setups - 2 different rear shocks - Ohlins front internals with 2 different sets of springs, AK 20's (currently installed) with 2 different sets of springs until I got it where I wanted it, even let J Cambora dial it all in once - nothing changes the wear I am getting on the Prielli rear. If I put Stones or Michelins the wear is waaaay better, but I like the Pirelli's better. The Stones are my 2nd choice - they are good tires & John is a class guy., but I guess I'm just used to the ride and feel of the Pirelli's. I actually am beginning to hang off the bike a little in the lower speed corners where I am sweating clearance of hard parts - such as the keyhole @ MSRH and the horseshoe @ TWS (Texas World Speedway). Be patient with me - I'll get the hang of it one of these days.
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Old 02-21-2008, 08:04 AM   #50
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good info. i'll have to try that for my next track day.
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Hey guys I reading these post and keep seeing cold tearing coming up. I understand it's the tire tearing from it being cold still or the suspension not setup correctly for you and cause it, but what does it look like? I want to be able to identify it on my tires if it happens. I did a search and couldn't find any pics of it. Also I run Pirelli to but Corsa III's and loving them. I'm still a noob so please advice and sorry if I'm jacking this thread, just seems like a lot of knowledgeable riders/racers here that can answer my question
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You'll know it when you see it. Sort of looks like someone took a narrow cheese grater to the tire. Don't think you'll ever see that on the CIIIs. I'll ty to get a pic of one next time I see it.
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OK thanks. So these picks normal looking shreadings right? I notice when you wipe all the loose rubber off with your hand the tires has little heat waves in it. Hard to explain I guess. Looks like the rubber on the tire is rippled from getting traction. You can't see it in these pics though. That's normal too I suppose because the tire still hooks up great at my pace.
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but what does it look like?
Here you go. This will help you.
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Yep, looks like nice wear to me all but that part on the side.......what kind of sauce do you like with those chicken strips? I kid, sorry.
From the looks of it you are ready for some track time. We have a noob day on 3/8 if you've never been to the track, or a regular group day on 3/23 (easter). Come on out and we'll help you use up those side walls so you get your full money from the tire.

Good find Derek, thanks!
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Old 02-22-2008, 11:14 PM   #56
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WTF, how the do your tires look so ripped up in the middle, but you have chicken strips the size and smoothness that you do.....this boggles my mind.
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WTF, how the do your tires look so ripped up in the middle, but you have chicken strips the size and smoothness that you do.....this boggles my mind.
2007 -- 1000cc - on the gas coming out of the corner, not a lot of lean angle so all the easier to flog it as he straightens it up coming out of the corner. You cannot compare what a new generation (07 in his case) litre bike can do to a tire as compared to a 5 year old stock 600 - even though you are riding the best brand and color ever made
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Yep, looks like nice wear to me all but that part on the side.......what kind of sauce do you like with those chicken strips? I kid, sorry.
From the looks of it you are ready for some track time. We have a noob day on 3/8 if you've never been to the track, or a regular group day on 3/23 (easter). Come on out and we'll help you use up those side walls so you get your full money from the tire.

Good find Derek, thanks!
well actually that was from my first ever track day so I was still more worried about keeping the bike off the ground. I was still real nervours. I've done 3 more track days since then and have gotten more relaxed. My chicken strips or less now although not at the edge of the tire. It just means I lean off my bike more keeping the bike more upright. Ha Ha! yeah right. Hopefully you will show me how to get rid of them. I am already signed up for your noob day. Two more weeks I can't wait. I plan on making MSRH a frequent track I visit this year. I just started getting into track days late last year, but have been riding bikes for 25 years so I'm no stranger to them, just the tracks.
Oh Solracer, I agree with what Radar said. I get that just going down the street in the middle of the tire hitting it hard. That's what 165 hp at the wheel gets you baby! These new 1k bikes tear up tires even more so then my old 02 1k did.
Anyway see ya guys at the track.
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