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besides gettin 'em at the track, where else do ya'll get deals on tyres?

I need some Pilot Races for the track.

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Has anyone tried the Michelin Power "One" ?

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Haven't tried the Power ones yet, still using the PP or PP CT
I've used PR Mid in the past
Been buying them from Sportbike track gear
http://stores.sportbiketrackgear.com/Ca ... ire+Detail

Seem to have the best price that I've found.

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Tue May 26, 2009 10:11 am
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thx keith!

i'm also curious about the bridgestones... that's probably the only brand i haven't used yet.

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I haven't been on Stones in a while so I can not comment on any of the newer current versions
I have played on the BT10, I liked them, good feel & feedback didn't couldn't break them loose on the SV.
The BT20 were great for milage, not so great for performance, the rear would break loose at will but was always controlled. Again these we on the SV and on the street (Palomar & HVR)
The BT14 - Kind of a mix, not so good on feel and performance compared to the 10's, much better than the 20's, but didn't last nearly as long as the 20's.

I came off stones a and went straight to PP's haven't looked back
My D675 came will Corsa Pro's (I think), I never really got a feel from them. Ridding on (basic) PP and am much happier.


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Jay,

I've been using PP 2CT for about 2 yrs now on a variety of bikes. Liked them well enough, but when the front starts sliding it's without much warning.
I recently went to Bridgestone BT002's (at the urging of Tony) . I'm very happy with 'em so far. Good feedback from the front, and the turn in is a bit more linear than the PP's which tend to drop in quicker.
They aren't going to last as long as the PP's though...

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sParKy! wrote:
besides gettin 'em at the track, where else do ya'll get deals on tyres?

I need some Pilot Races for the track.


Ebay: Just picked up my Roads for $259 shipped.

Perform a search on http://www.sport-touring.net/

Those cats know where to find deals.

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sParKy! wrote:
besides gettin 'em at the track, where else do ya'll get deals on tyres?

I need some Pilot Races for the track.


Ebay: Just picked up my Roads for $259 shipped.

Perform a search on http://www.sport-touring.net/

Those cats know where to find deals.

R.

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Of course, everyone thinks "their tires" are the best. Most of the race compounds can handle more than we can throw at them.

I used to run Pirelli Dragon Supercorsa, but they wouldn't last. Grip was good.
I currently run Dunlops Ntecs. great grip, good life span, bad price tag
Michelin's new race tire is supposed to be very good. I have a few friends that run them. I am not sure why you need a harder compound for the center since I never have problems with the center wearing out too fast when riding tracks.
The 'Stones BT003 is also supposed to be very good. Much better than their previous tires.

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I got the Mich One front's and Race rears from http://www.sportbiketrackgear.com and will see how they work... Couldn't justify spending the extra cash for the 'one' rear.

I've been using pilot race's on the track ever since WSMC and that's all I'm accustomed to. I've tried D209's but the tires have a tall profile and elongate causing rubbing on the fairings, plus they wear out real quick. But, they're sticky as hell!

I've never tried bridgys, but I'd like to once I wear out the sets I have...

thanks for the input ! ! !

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I had a set of the 211 Intec's and loved them. The Races are what I have now. Good tires, but they didn't have the grip that the 211's do.


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