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Old 12-17-2008, 10:24 AM   #21
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I'll letcha know today. I wanna say 270ish/set. 120/190
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Old 12-17-2008, 06:10 PM   #23
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no! just wanted to know what everyone is paying for them.
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Old 12-17-2008, 06:12 PM   #24
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How is it that Bridgestone's tires are considerably less expensive than other manufacturers, yet provide, IMO, equal to some, superior to most and slightly less performance than a few?

Switched from Pilot Powers on my street bike to BT-016 today and expect equal, if not better, performance with, potentially, double the life.

Enlighten me pls.
i love the stones for the street but hate em on the track ive ran the bt02 race tire and the bt03 race tire and thought they were trash but thats just my .02
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Old 12-17-2008, 06:22 PM   #25
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i love the stones for the street but hate em on the track ive ran the bt02 race tire and the bt03 race tire and thought they were trash but thats just my .02
What r u runnin on teh track? Pirellis?
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Old 12-17-2008, 06:28 PM   #26
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from website reviews: BT003
great tire, warmed up quickly, stuck very nice, knocked a few seconds off my lap times. will be ordering again, soon. will get about 3 track day's on the rear.
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Old 12-17-2008, 06:35 PM   #27
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are these any good? for the street.

Continental ContiForce Road Attack Tires - Z-Rated - Package Specials
Front and Rear Tire $260

or these

Dunlop Qualifier Motorcycle Tires - Z-Rated - Package Specials
Front and Rear Tire $309
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Old 12-17-2008, 06:39 PM   #28
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rd of these?

Tomahawk T3 Tires - Z-Rated - Package Specials
front and rear $169 for both


The T3 is sport biased with a large contact patch that puts more rubber on the road. Reduced shoulder tread area offers better lean angle and less feathering under spirited riding conditions. The T3 tires offer Z rated performance in Sport and Sport-Mile Compound for extended wear. Choose High performace Sport s.

Remold technology is our special process of taking an existing tire and re-vulcanizing new "virgin" rubber back on, using state-of-the-art European equipment. All Tomahawk tires are tested using Laser Shearography X-Ray, inspecting inside the tire body, making our factory one of the most sophisticated of its type in the world. In fact, our main business is the remolding of aircraft tires, which we hold FAA approval rating for up to 225 MPH ground speeds! Since most new tires do not go through shearography and our tires do, it may be said that Tomahawk tires are produced to a higher standard than new tires.


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Coach, I have used the Qualifiers. Of what u listed, that is all I have used. I liked them. Did NOT like thier short life span and they are a bit pricey to me. I have no complaints about thier performance on teh street.

My favorite tire, right now, is the BT002RS. Great for me on teh track, at my current lap times. Very good on the street but they wear super fast on the street. Howver, they are VERY reasonably priced.

Ill let ya know what I think about the 16's I just bought after I hit the twisties. I think I may have found my tire of choice for my riding style.

I WOULD NEVER put a sport touring / road tire on my liter bike.
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no! just wanted to know what everyone is paying for them.
Oohh, well I pay $275 balanced
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i will be needing new tires by the time tracks days start. i think i'll be going wit the 002's. but for the street i think the 16's are better. from what someone told me. and he know what he's talking about
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Old 12-18-2008, 11:50 AM   #32
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I am going with the new BT021's on the Triple this time around. harder compound in the middle for longer wear, softer on the shoulder for better cornering grip. A compromise, but if you do most of your riding on the streets in or around Houston the additional tire life of a sport touring tire is well worth it.
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Old 12-18-2008, 11:52 AM   #33
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hey cdill member how you asked me how i was so fast exiting the apex's....its all cause the STONES baby!!!
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rd of these?

Tomahawk T3 Tires - Z-Rated - Package Specials
front and rear $169 for both


The T3 is sport biased with a large contact patch that puts more rubber on the road. Reduced shoulder tread area offers better lean angle and less feathering under spirited riding conditions. The T3 tires offer Z rated performance in Sport and Sport-Mile Compound for extended wear. Choose High performace Sport s.

Remold technology is our special process of taking an existing tire and re-vulcanizing new "virgin" rubber back on, using state-of-the-art European equipment. All Tomahawk tires are tested using Laser Shearography X-Ray, inspecting inside the tire body, making our factory one of the most sophisticated of its type in the world. In fact, our main business is the remolding of aircraft tires, which we hold FAA approval rating for up to 225 MPH ground speeds! Since most new tires do not go through shearography and our tires do, it may be said that Tomahawk tires are produced to a higher standard than new tires.


http://www.cycletires.com/t3.htm
I look to motorcycle racing series as a big part of making a tire selection. I'm a strong believer in trickle down... i.e. what is learned in AMA, WSBK, MotoGP, etc trickles down to the consumer products.
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hey cdill member how you asked me how i was so fast exiting the apex's....its all cause the STONES baby!!!
Hey what are your CCS and CMRA racing numbers?
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trying to figure that out as we speak!
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trying to figure that out as we speak!
I thought you ran novice in a few races last year. I wanted to see your results to get an idea of how tough it is.

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270!... that's not bad.. i pay $109 front and $139 rear for mich. pp 2ct's plus the mounting and balance.
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I paid $154 for my rear 180 BT-003 tires and $120 for the front. And they feel better than PP
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I am going with the new BT021's on the Triple this time around. harder compound in the middle for longer wear, softer on the shoulder for better cornering grip. A compromise, but if you do most of your riding on the streets in or around Houston the additional tire life of a sport touring tire is well worth it.
I am using those right now. Good life, but not a great choice for aggressive riding, i will be switching to bt016 for my next set of tires. The only times I have had issues was during hard cornering (well hard for me when I have 6k miles of riding in my life). From observations of other riders I actually am pushing the limits of the tires...
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