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Old 10-11-2011, 08:18 PM   #1
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Race tire life span

Just curious on the lifespan of most race tires - how many trackdays can one do on a new set??

I know this will differ quite a bit depending on the rider, type of tire, using warmers, etc...But just wondering how often some of you are changing them out.

I bought a new set of BT-003 race before TWS (Texas World Speedway) on the 2nd, felt really nice - but no idea how long they might last. I'm used to running crappy tires on stunt bikes, so this is new to me.
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Old 10-11-2011, 09:38 PM   #2
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Have the same tire BT-003 have 4 track days on them and there just about done I would not push the bike as hard with them now!...they may have another track day left but they where moving around a lot on the 4 track day in the afternoon....But it was a 103 that day so heat has a lot to do with it....
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im running an ntec in the front and the 003 race in the rear. the 003 was used two trackdays and it doesnt look like it will last much longer, i hope to get 1 more weekend out of it
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Old 10-11-2011, 10:12 PM   #4
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Depends on the tire, BT003's are pretty resilient & Pirelli SBK Pro Slicks are also made for durability.

Race slicks don't last long at all.
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I run the Pirelli SBK slicks and get about 3 track days out of them on a motard... it all depends on how fast you are and how far you push them. Just remember that tires are alot cheaper than bodywork and/or an ambulance ride
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I got 3 on the R10 rear and the left side was down to the wear mark. Right side still had quite a bit of 'meat'. I had John, flip it around backwards and easily got a 4th day out of it. It looks like it could go another half day.. According to John, the R10's will grip and remain consistent well past the wear marks.

4 Days, 3 forward, 1 reversed you can barely see a hint of tread on the right side, which is technically the left side.

Front still seems spiffy. Talking to a much faster rider than me, he said he got 8 days out of the front and changed it, 'just because'.

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Depends on fast you are, aggressive on the gas? Liter or 600? For someone just starting out, you should get at least 3-4 days on a rear.
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HUGELY depends on tire and pace. i'm of the mind to ride them until you lose confidence or they start to slip in places you don't remember them slipping. Whichever comes first.
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