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Old 04-28-2009, 09:27 PM   #1
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I'm trying to get some feedback on tires for my Ninja 636. I currently run Michelin PR3's but consider new Pirelli race tires or new Bridgestone 003's. Which brand and tires give me the most bang for the buck and best endurance too. I run 1:50 lap times at MSRHouston to give an example of speeds. I pushed my Michelins 4 six lap CMRA races and 5 trackdays doing 6 full 20 minute sessions at each trackday event. Will either 003's or dragons give that much life? Please respond to Ricky464 for reply or post. Thanks.
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Wow, you must have ran them things to the cords. I wish I could get that kinda life out of my tires. I got 3 good track days out of my 003's and the rear is spent. Probably another day or soo left in the front.
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wow....how the do you get that much life out of a set of tires!!!!!

doesn't matter which brand i go with.....i'll toast the tire after 2-3 races.

if you are lookin for the best bang for the buck, the bt003 hands down. if you want a stickier tire.....PIRELLI DIABLO SUPERCORSA'S FTW!

i still don't understand how you get that many days out of a tire, especially a michelin (without crashing)....you must be super easy on the throttle and weigh next to nothing! even my SV tires don't last that long.
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wow....how the do you get that much life out of a set of tires!!!!!

doesn't matter which brand i go with.....i'll toast the tire after 2-3 races.

if you are lookin for the best bang for the buck, the bt003 hands down. if you want a stickier tire.....PIRELLI DIABLO SUPERCORSA'S FTW!

i still don't understand how you get that many days out of a tire, especially a michelin (without crashing)....you must be super easy on the throttle and weigh next to nothing! even my SV tires don't last that long.
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ricky, try the 003's.... if u dont like em, try the supercorsa's..... keep tryin on different shoes till you find the best pair for YOU!
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I'm trying to get some feedback on tires for my Ninja 636. I currently run Michelin PR3's but consider new Pirelli race tires or new Bridgestone 003's. Which brand and tires give me the most bang for the buck and best endurance too. I run 1:50 lap times at MSRHouston to give an example of speeds. I pushed my Michelins 4 six lap CMRA races and 5 trackdays doing 6 full 20 minute sessions at each trackday event. Will either 003's or dragons give that much life? Please respond to Ricky464 for reply or post. Thanks.
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I'd stick w/ the Michelin if you are racing and doing TD's.
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I'd stick w/ the Michelin if you are racing and doing TD's.
How are the new Power Ones? I've read mixed results about them.
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How are the new Power Ones? I've read mixed results about them.
I crashed on those bad boys at OHR, washed the front tire. I don't have tire warmers and I am sure I baked the out of them. I was on TD number 2 with those bad boys, I didn't really like them compared to my Pirelli Dragon Super Corsa Pro's... just my preference I guess.
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The new Power One fronts are WAY better than the PR's. But the PR's weren't bad.

You MUST change the suspension between Pirelli and the Michelin.

So if you didn't, you cannot compare the two.
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The new Power One fronts are WAY better than the PR's. But the PR's weren't bad.

You MUST change the suspension between Pirelli and the Michelin.

So if you didn't, you cannot compare the two.
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The new Power One fronts are WAY better than the PR's. But the PR's weren't bad.

You MUST change the suspension between Pirelli and the Michelin.

So if you didn't, you cannot compare the two.
Not going to switch, just curious how much better than the PR it is.

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Yea, He must be Jon.

I like the Pierelli's BTW.
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ill stick with the bridgestones because rossi rode them and won the championship..OH wait thats not a goos enough reason, scratch that comment. Still sticking with the sticky icky that bridgestone has to offer
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yeah, I only weigh 135-140lbs. I try to keep my lines smooth and consistant as possible. I do push though, using complete face of tires. I'm not to the wear grooves in tread of slits yet. Most people like that fresh new tire feel, but I ride in louisiana, our track, no problem raceway and our streets here are rough as . The tracks there are smooth, so I feel I still get good traction.
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yeah, I only weigh 135-140lbs. I try to keep my lines smooth and consistant as possible. I do push though, using complete face of tires. I'm not to the wear grooves in tread of slits yet. Most people like that fresh new tire feel, but I ride in louisiana, our track, no problem raceway and our streets here are rough as . The tracks there are smooth, so I feel I still get good traction.
were you in level 4 on the 25th? Did you have your last name on your leathers???
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Wow, you must have ran them things to the cords. I wish I could get that kinda life out of my tires. I got 3 good track days out of my 003's and the rear is spent. Probably another day or soo left in the front.
You did better than me, I only get one track day out of my 003's.
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