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Old 03-12-2008, 11:42 AM   #1
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DOT/Slicks Race tire Poll

Street tire riders need not vote please. Just trying to get a consensus of brand usage for race rubber.
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Old 03-12-2008, 11:46 AM   #2
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Bridgestone currently, and pretty satisfied with them.
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if ur not racing any superstock classes & u got the cash to blow. run slicks.
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Old 03-12-2008, 01:40 PM   #4
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if ur not racing any superstock classes & u got the cash to blow. run slicks.
This is so true, thats why I dont run them now.
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Old 03-12-2008, 02:16 PM   #5
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who said dunlop???
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i think the poll kinda took a ....i see a few names that are on street rubber.
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i think the poll kinda took a ....i see a few names that are on street rubber.
I can't see who has voted
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me neither
Just a word of advise:
If your just a trackday junky stick with DOT's they are more versital and as I am speaking for Bridgestone, the DOT's will offer all the grip anyone will need to get the job done.
If your racing classes that (ALL) allow slicks then by all means go for it. The slicks are the bomb, but lets face facts. Most riders can't ride beyond the capabilities of today's DOT race tires. You may ride beyond your current suspension set-up, but not beyond the tire.

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me neither
Just a word of advise:
If your just a trackday junky stick with DOT's they are more versital and as I am speaking for Bridgestone, the DOT's will offer all the grip anyone will need to get the job done.
If your racing classes that (ALL) allow slicks then by all means go for it. The slicks are the bomb, but lets face facts. Most riders can't ride beyond the capabilities of today's DOT race tires. You may ride beyond your current suspension set-up, but not beyond the tire.

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im ready to put sum of ur slicks to the test on the 21st @ cresson
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im ready to put sum of ur slicks to the test on the 21st @ cresson
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I haven't raced since 03 but when we did the slicks actually outlasted the DOT on the F3 endurance bike.
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which tire can you get the most use out of? slicks or DOT's?
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nvm, ysr612 answered my question
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i answered pirelli because i got a sweet deal on slicks from Larry at the end of last year.

Between my light weight motard and my slow , any of the DOT race and slicks would probably perform just fine.
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if ur not racing any superstock classes & u got the cash to blow. run slicks.
HA!

Forgot to add and you can do 1:50's or better at TWS (Texas World Speedway).
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me neither
Just a word of advise:
If your just a trackday junky stick with DOT's they are more versital and as I am speaking for Bridgestone, the DOT's will offer all the grip anyone will need to get the job done.
If your racing classes that (ALL) allow slicks then by all means go for it. The slicks are the bomb, but lets face facts. Most riders can't ride beyond the capabilities of today's DOT race tires. You may ride beyond your current suspension set-up, but not beyond the tire.

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Forgot to add and you can do 1:50's or better at TWS (Texas World Speedway).
I have riders regularly in the 1:46 range on my DOT's

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I have noticed I get slightly longer wear out of the slicks I have run, albeit at a higher price point.

I have run Michelin, Pirelli, and Bridgestone race tires with a mixture of DOT's and slicks. All of the brands offer more traction than most can utilize, each with it's on "feel". I like the Bridgestone's and Pirelli's, but don't care for the Michelin's, personally. The Bridgestone Bt-002 Pro's offer loads of traction for me and I can feel what the bike is doing underneath me. They are stable under braking, planted mid-corner, and predictable under acceleration. Also, and thankfully, they are less expensive than some of the others. So they are my choice of race tire right now .

What I have noticed is the 'Stones don't move around as much naturally. They are planted. When they do let go they are fairly predictable and come back in line easily, warning you that you found the limit. The Pirelli's I have run are great tires also, they do move around under you naturally, but stick just as well. Once you get used to it they are great tires.
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:44's and :45's on the Michelins.
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:44's and :45's on the Michelins.

Not at the last TWS (Texas World Speedway) in 2007, Dane was running Dunlops, so Michelins fastest guy was Tyler on his AMA FX Yamaha, running AMA specific tires. He only had 1 lap in the HIGH 1:45's the rest were 1:46's & 1:47's
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