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Old 06-17-2008, 10:43 AM   #41
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OJgsxr ran at least in the middle of the B group at MSRH a few months ago with a pilot road front. I'm guessing 1.55s. I was amazed he didn't push that tire out, and he's definetly quicker than I am.

I personally have had two lowsides in the last 3 years on the street. One caused by a 3 year old tire that was never scrubbed in properly, and the other caused by gravel. I roll BT002s not because I even need the traction (I don't, OJgsxr is WAY faster than me, and he was running a pilot road) but because I needed a tire that was way beyond my ability to restore my confidence.

What I'm really trying to say is that your BT014s or 015s (whichever you have) are probably WAY more tire than you can ever use on the street, and you have to be running pretty hard on the track to even need anything more.
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pilot powers, 2ct's bt014, bt016,bt002, corsaIII's, why so hard? lol I guess it doesnt really matter b/c im not scraping knees anyway, specially on the streets. I guess it depends on the del I get. Now to my own thread, Is it best to change both front and rear?
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gixxer u ready for 2nite? I know I am. we missed u last week!
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i recommend you keep the same brand ft to rear

but i run sports on ft and tourings on rear.
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pilot powers, 2ct's bt014, bt016,bt002, corsaIII's, why so hard? lol I guess it doesnt really matter b/c im not scraping knees anyway, specially on the streets. I guess it depends on the del I get. Now to my own thread, Is it best to change both front and rear?
I don't bother. The old fart wisdom is to change them as a pair so you don't have "mismatched profiles," but as far as I'm concerned thats a load of turds. The same BT002 120/70 is specced for a 180/50 a 190/50 and a 190/55 rear. If there was such a thing as mismatched profiles, they'd have different fronts for each rear.
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Yes the tires are made to run same type/brand front and back. If you alter types you can upset the handling. Not to say it won't work, but not suggested. Also, may not work well in wet conditions as the patterns are set to channel water together.
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pilot powers, 2ct's bt014, bt016,bt002, corsaIII's, why so hard? lol

Because we are all different with different needs/riding styles out of a tire....

A) set up your suspension for your weight.
B) Stick with one brand/make until you know what you need out of a tire.
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Old 06-17-2008, 11:26 AM   #48
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gixxer u ready for 2nite? I know I am. we missed u last week!
yes sirrr you know i am...... i missed bein there dammit....and honestly i think you should get matching front and rear tires....its like wearin a nike on one foot and reebok on the other....tommy pants and a polo shirt....ya feel me??HA HA HA HA..
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looks like im gonna go with the 2ct's afterall! thanks everyone!!!
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I commute on my bike every day and want to do the occational track day, so I went with the Conti Road Attacks. They're absolutley GREAT!!!
I'll know saturday how they do on the track, but so far I've been very impressed with their road performance.
What I've read about them says, they wear very well and also perform great at speed and on the track for track days.
one accout described them as having the grip of the pilot sports and the mileage of the pilot roads
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