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Old 03-23-2011, 03:52 PM   #21
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How are you getting power dot race tires cheaply? Takeoffs?

If the front grip is plenty, the matching rear is plenty as well. Lastly, those tires having differing profiles. The dot race is a lot less progressive which can result in some slightly odd handling.
it seems to handle great for me, the bike works just the way i like it. and no the tires are not take offs. I just bought up a few before they quite making them
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im not sure what they are...the tread pattern looked very similar. he and the guy on the similar blue r6 where FLYING.
that's tony1k on here.
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well after i rode the parade laps in feb, i put maybe 50 miles on it between then and saturday. i dont plan on riding much until april 10th at gss. i think ill go with the 003 mainly because im wanting to get the best track/street legal tire. incase i do wanna do some street riding. i did like the 16's but if the 03's are even better (for track)well 03's it is. thanx for the help.
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well after i rode the parade laps in feb, i put maybe 50 miles on it between then and saturday. i dont plan on riding much until april 10th at gss. i think ill go with the 003 mainly because im wanting to get the best track/street legal tire. incase i do wanna do some street riding. i did like the 16's but if the 03's are even better (for track)well 03's it is. thanx for the help.
Then do a BT003RS front and a BT016 rear.....
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Contact john at www.scracecenter.com he offers free mount and balance or free shipping. Your choice.
john just quoted me 300 total for a set of pirelli rossos, I'm gonna have em put on when i get to the track. The last set i had lasted me 8k miles or so on the street.
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john just quoted me 300 total for a set of pirelli rossos, I'm gonna have em put on when i get to the track. The last set i had lasted me 8k miles or so on the street.
I never got more than 3k out of a set. Are those the dual compound?
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I never got more than 3k out of a set. Are those the dual compound?
yes, I believe so
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Then do a BT003RS front and a BT016 rear.....
im gonna do one or two more days on the front pilot rd 2 as its got alot of tread left. may sound crazy but i really liked the feel of the rd2 over the stock 16 up front.
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yes, I believe so
Might double check. I think they're called Diablo corsa rosso ?
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hmm. I remember patrick saying it was just the rosso, maybe they lasted so long because I was just on the beltway. I did ride em till i saw chord
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it seems to handle great for me, the bike works just the way i like it. and no the tires are not take offs. I just bought up a few before they quite making them


Do whatever works for you. Just recognize that your preferences are odd, and probably aren't best to be handing out as advice to the average rider.
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i wouldnt bother with slicks until you're well into intermediate and noticing that your regular tires of choice are becoming insufficient for your skill level.

good sport tires are quite effective with correct pressures and a warm-up lap.

slicks are also hard to keep warm, only use them if you run hard enough to keep slicks hot and sticky... not to mention heat cycles on them and the frequency they'll be cycling with 20min riding / 40 min rest, you'll need constant tire warmers on downtime to minimize the cycles..... honestly just dont bother at this point.

I've was completely satisfied running a set of bt-002's.
I agree with Zero here.

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Do whatever works for you. Just recognize that your preferences are odd, and probably aren't best to be handing out as advice to the average rider.
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Do whatever works for you. Just recognize that your preferences are odd, and probably aren't best to be handing out as advice to the average rider.
Sorry, I didn't mean to give out any information that could have confused anyone. I was simply stating what tires I run. Also I am defiantly not the first to do so. I also didn't realize that I was dealing with utmost authority on such matters
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You said mileage wasnt an issue. Is money an issue? Cuz I can think of 4 tires better than anything mentioned in here, if you dont care about mileage and dont mind paying twice...and as much as 3 x the other stuff.

1. Dunlop D211GP (UK)
2. Pirelli Supercorsa
3. Michelin Power One
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I never got more than 3k out of a set. Are those the dual compound?
Tim, I think you had the Diablo Corsa III's. The new Rosso Corsa are the new improved versions
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Go with the 003Rs or the Diablo corsa rosso.
Yep. 003RS if you want a firmer sidewall type tire (I like em) and Pirelli (Pros?)if you want a softer sidewall. These two options are great, cost effective options for a wide range of riders. Best part is John has them both.
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im gonna do one or two more days on the front pilot rd 2 as its got alot of tread left. may sound crazy but i really liked the feel of the rd2 over the stock 16 up front.
I would get with john on that. As with the other poster mixing and matching front and rears, those tires are not made to work with each other. You may get away with it, but probably not factory recommended.
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You said mileage wasnt an issue. Is money an issue? Cuz I can think of 4 tires better than anything mentioned in here, if you dont care about mileage and dont mind paying twice...and as much as 3 x the other stuff.

1. Dunlop D211GP (UK)
2. Pirelli Supercorsa
3. Michelin Power One
4. Bridgestone BT003 pro
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i mentioned #2 and 4 up top
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