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Old 08-30-2008, 10:02 AM   #21
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Originally Posted by Candie View Post
I have ridden on the 2cts and 002 Ride Smart at the track and didn't have a problem with either one of them!!
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Old 08-30-2008, 12:43 PM   #22
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Originally Posted by kawi jm View Post
Actually the BT002 Ride Smart would be a better fit $249/set + tax. Until you get an extra set of rims and warmers. The BT002 Ride Smart's are more track focused but can be used without warmers and can be used on the street as well.

Dang, $250? $100 less for the better tire and one that you can ride on the street to boot?

No brainer there.
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Old 09-03-2008, 09:32 AM   #24
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FWIW, I ran the 2CT's at TWS (Texas World Speedway) on Monday. No complaints, except that I did feel them get a tad greasy the last sessions - the front pushed once in turn 10, and the rear stepped out in the following left when I accelerated out in 2nd. I started 32/32 cold, which went to 38/38 hot after two sessions, and I backed it down to 34/34 hot. Maybe that was I mistake, I dunno. The only real obvious difference I felt compared to the OEM Qualifiers was that the bike was slower flicking from side to side. The was especially apparent in the 13-14-15 esses. The upshot being, of course, more stability mid-corner. Personally, I think I preferred the increased flickability.

Unfortunately my head just wasn't in the game that day though, so I wasn't being to consistent. Before leaving to get the tires changed on Saturday, the last time I rode the bike was at MSR-C - gave it too much gas turning right on a residential street about 100 yards from my house, and laid the bike down. The only bike damage was to the mirror, frame slider and passenger peg - but the REAL issue was to my confidence, so I had a lot of trouble dealing with the right-hand turns at TWS (Texas World Speedway). Fortunately most of the big ones are lefties, but I only managed a 2:09 as my best lap.

I have no regrets going with the Michelins, but next time I think I'll try something different.
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