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Old 04-06-2009, 06:04 PM   #1
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tire questions

is anywhere between 1:55-2:04 (Texas World Speedway) safe for Michelin Pilot Powers?

Purchasing a new bike within a month or so with a 2pc leather suit, and will be doing track days with a buddy of mine again....ridesmart ftw!

I'm just throwing that time out there because I may or may not run those times. Last time I was at TWS (Texas World Speedway) which was Sept 2008, I was running 2:04s consistently on these tires, but I want tires that will leave room for improvement without sacrificing safety, and the bike will be ridden on the street as well.
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I wouldnt trust it at all for a 1:55, no way.

I recommend the BT-002 Ride Smart. Super sticky sidewalls and will last some miles on the street also.


I dont like Pilot Powers
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Haha. If your runnin 55's might think about a dot race tire not an 002.
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There are a bazillion opinions on this very subject.

I'll be willing to bet there are numbers that can be obtained on PPs that would amaze and stun you.
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There are a bazillion opinions on this very subject.

I'll be willing to bet there are numbers that can be obtained on PPs that would amaze and stun you.
link to some of said subjects? I am interested to read up on it.
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I am sure there are guys out there that could ride the heck out of street tires at that timing but on the other hand, if you have to ask questions about you should or shouldn't then I would go with the race compound tire and extra set of wheels and tire warmers to be on the safe side.
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