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Old 04-27-2008, 08:55 AM   #1
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Well I'm currently med frt and rear 002's. So far I like them but hate the wear 2 track days on them and they look pretty rough. I'm determined to get one more out of them but I'm sure I will have to back off at towards the end of the day.

Now for the next set. Should I replace with both frt and rear Hard compound 002's(or a combo med frt/soft rear) since the weather is starting to warm up now. Or run an aggressive street tire (on warmers to avoid heat cycling them)?

I'm still getting used to the new bike and it's taking a while since I only get to ride her at the track. I'm a little concerned about returning to street tires with so much power and superior suspension compared to my SV last season where 2ct frt and power rear was doing fine for me other than a bit of slippage from the rear every once in a while.

Thoughts? and this is not a stones vs michelin thread so please don't make it so.

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I'm no expert but I think it would depend on how hard you are working the tires.
If you are a fast then you may have to suffer with the hassle of replacing race rubber.
I, on the other hand, am pretty slow (mid 1:50s @MSRH)and get great life and grip from BToo2 street/race tires on my 750.
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I'm running the Pirelli Super Corsa's with a yellow rear (hard) and a green (med) front. These are what teh endurance guys are running, so I am hoping to get multiple track days out of them. So far after 1 1/2 track days they are looking real good!!!! I'll keep you posted on their wear.
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Well I'm currently med frt and rear 002's. So far I like them but hate the wear 2 track days on them and they look pretty rough. I'm determined to get one more out of them but I'm sure I will have to back off at towards the end of the day.

Now for the next set. Should I replace with both frt and rear Hard compound 002's(or a combo med frt/soft rear) since the weather is starting to warm up now. Or run an aggressive street tire (on warmers to avoid heat cycling them)?

I'm still getting used to the new bike and it's taking a while since I only get to ride her at the track. I'm a little concerned about returning to street tires with so much power and superior suspension compared to my SV last season where 2ct frt and power rear was doing fine for me other than a bit of slippage from the rear every once in a while.

Thoughts? and this is not a stones vs michelin thread so please don't make it so.

Thanks

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consider urself lucky bro ! i get 1 day out of a set slicks. i told u id give u my front take-offs. u'd get 1 trackday outta them. the rears are generally wasted and no good... plus they are too wide for ur scooter run my front take-off and buy a rear slick
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Old 04-27-2008, 11:09 AM   #5
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Martin,
For track day use I'd go with the hard rear and medium front. That should get you multiple track day life, or switch to the BT002 Ride Smart.
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Old 04-27-2008, 11:18 AM   #6
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I'm in the same boat... although my boat is much slower than yours

I'm praly gonna stick with 002's simply because they give me soooo much more confidence. I like knowing that if I come in a little hot (for me anyway) I can just lean 'er more and make it!
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I'm opting to pay the difference and use med / soft and replace every other or every 3 TDs depending on wear
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Martin,
If your seeing significant wear afer 2 trackdays, it may be suspension related. As in it needs some tuning, the med/med setup is certainly good for more than 2 trackdays. I'll look at your tires at MSR for the different signs of wear. Also remember 1 trackday = 3-4 hours of riding, my fastest endurance guys change the rear after 4-5 hours. Now with that said, thier pace is quite faster than most can muster on a typical trackday (me included). I was getting 4-5 trackdays out of my med/med combos on my 600rr. Back when Buck was running the stone's he was getting 8-9 trackdays out of the med/hard setups. So I am leaning towards setup or possible air pressures. We will take a close look at all of this stuff Monday.

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Brandon will be out there Monday to help as well.
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