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post #16 of 221 Old 10-06-2012, 02:46 AM
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Q2's are great for the street/track but I prefer the Diablo Rosso Corsa's for the track.

Running a 180/60-17 in the rear and feel WAY better compared to the 180/55-17

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This season I ran Dragon Supercorsa pro with a 190/55 on the rear. I've had no complaints all season and they lasted longer than I expected. I will probably try the Pirelli Trackday slick next as I've heard good things about it, a long lasting slick that doesn't need tire warmers is worth a try.
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The Q2's a very hard to beat for the money. They have the highest lean angle in their class and that bit of extra rubber has saved me more than once. You can run them up into I group and you get several track days out of them. You "can" run the stickier DOT's but if you aren't yet at that pace and/or haven't made the investment in the warmers and generator to plug them into, save your money. You won't keep the heat in them and you'll get bad wear patterns, you won't get them up to temp without the warmers and they could cold tear bad enough to be junk by the afternoon. There are other things to say about masking bad habits by using top tier rubber sooner than you need to as well. I have no idea what your pace is but, don't buy any better than you have to...
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anyone know about how long will it take for the dealership to change a tire? i need to know how much food to bring with me
Rims of the bike it only takes about 30 minutes for mount and balance of both. Another 20ish for removing, installing, and setting chain slack if needed. Looking at an hourish with bringing the bike in if they get to it immediately, are efficient, and aren't doing a bunch of other random stuff to your bike.

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Screw taking your tires to the dealerships...have the tire guys at the track do it...they normally charge 10-15.00 if you bring your own tire and old rim. Cheapest at the dealership around here is 30.00 per tire if I bring them the rim and tire. I am investing in my own changer this winter.

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This season I ran Dragon Supercorsa pro with a 190/55 on the rear. I've had no complaints all season and they lasted longer than I expected. I will probably try the Pirelli Trackday slick next as I've heard good things about it, a long lasting slick that doesn't need tire warmers is worth a try.
I ran the new Pirelli superbike pro slicks this pass weekend at Sonoma for the first time. Pirelli guy Chris told me to run 30/25 cold. The first couple of laps it felt very sketchy. It took a few laps to scrub off that new out coating so be very careful when new. My 2nd session I started to get comfortable so I started to push it more. On my 3rd session I felt the rear slide while leaned powering out turn 9. I pulled out to the pits to checked my tire psi rite away while hot 32/31. I ask Chris again what psi I should run hot, he told me drop it down to 31/26 (hot). Went out on my 4th session and it felt great. I manage work my way up front and pretty much stayed up there the last few sessions without any issue. At the end to the day the tire looks as if I only ran a few laps. I think I'm gonna be happy with these tires, it might last me all season next year.

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I ran the new Pirelli superbike pro slicks this pass weekend at Sonoma for the first time. Pirelli guy Chris told me to run 30/25 cold. The first couple of laps I was very sketchy. It took a few laps to scrub off that new out coating so be very careful when new. My 2nd session I started to get comfortable so I started to push it more. On my 3rd session I felt the rear slide while leaned powering out turn 9. I pulled out to the pits to checked my tire psi rite away while hot 32/31. I ask Chris again what psi I should run hot, he told me drop it down to 31/26 (hot). Went out on my 4th session and it felt great. I manage work my way up front and pretty much stayed up there the last few sessions without any issue. At the end to the day the tire looks as if I only ran a few laps. I think I'm gonna be happy with these tires, it might last me all season next year.
I heard this as well, they take a day to get scrubbed in properly and after that your good for 8-10 days easy and more maybe depending on how hard you are riding.
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just my 2c. lol

i started on Pirelli rosso corsas in slow group and liked them but only on a warm/hot day with a warm up lap no warmers.

then moved to Supercorsa (dot version) and loved them even in b group. with warmers on a warm day they are fine...til you get faster...lol

now I'm running the Bridgestone R10s and totally in love with them. they last long and stick like glue. they don't over heat and the drop in on the rear tire (running a 190 on a 600) is so nice! the lean angle you can get on the r10s (i think) is amazing.

I'm running fast in B group, hesitant to make that final jump into advanced.
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just my 2c. lol

i started on Pirelli rosso corsas in slow group and liked them but only on a warm/hot day with a warm up lap no warmers.

then moved to Supercorsa (dot version) and loved them even in b group. with warmers on a warm day they are fine...til you get faster...lol

now I'm running the Bridgestone R10s and totally in love with them. they last long and stick like glue. they don't over heat and the drop in on the rear tire (running a 190 on a 600) is so nice! the lean angle you can get on the r10s (i think) is amazing.

I'm running fast in B group, hesitant to make that final jump into advanced.
I ran BT003 pro's and really like them. I know are R10s are better tires as far as grip and was going try them for my next set. I end up getting a set of Pirelli superbike pro's cause I won them a found raiser bbq.
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I ran the new Pirelli superbike pro slicks this pass weekend at Sonoma for the first time. Pirelli guy Chris told me to run 30/25 cold. The first couple of laps it felt very sketchy. It took a few laps to scrub off that new out coating so be very careful when new. My 2nd session I started to get comfortable so I started to push it more. On my 3rd session I felt the rear slide while leaned powering out turn 9. I pulled out to the pits to checked my tire psi rite away while hot 32/31. I ask Chris again what psi I should run hot, he told me drop it down to 31/26 (hot). Went out on my 4th session and it felt great. I manage work my way up front and pretty much stayed up there the last few sessions without any issue. At the end to the day the tire looks as if I only ran a few laps. I think I'm gonna be happy with these tires, it might last me all season next year.
Were you running warmers on them? I think they can be run without warmers right? I would run warmers on them regardless. I like hitting it hard right out the gate.

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Were you running warmers on them? I think they can be run without warmers right? I would run warmers on them regardless. I like hitting it hard right out the gate.
No I didn't run warmers it wasn't needed. But stupid me I did bring my warmers but forgot to bring the extension cord .lol

The only thing I didnt like about them is it takes too long to break them in when new. Maybe if I ran warmers it would of speed things up.

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Yeah, I'm guessing warmers would have helped out. I haven't run them before but I don't normally have to break a tire in. Usually take the warmers off brand new ones and they grip right out the gate. Of course I only get 2 or 3 days out of a rear. A buddy was running them a couple weekends ago and loved them though. He didn't mention having the break-in issue. I'm not sure if he was running warmers or not though. I'll ask this weekend when I race him (another track weekend).

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Yeah, I'm guessing warmers would have helped out. I haven't run them before but I don't normally have to break a tire in. Usually take the warmers off brand new ones and they grip right out the gate. Of course I only get 2 or 3 days out of a rear.
thats what i love about the r10s!!! there is no break in period. a rear will last me 2 weekends (4 days) and the front about 3 weekends (6 days). r10s will also grip right out of the gate. newer technology than any slick on the market right now.

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thats what i love about the r10s!!! there is no break in period. a rear will last me 2 weekends (4 days) and the front about 3 weekends (6 days). r10s will also grip right out of the gate. newer technology than any slick on the market right now.
R10's are great tires but you'll by buying 3 or 4 sets to equal the life of the new pirelli superbike pro slicks. Whats the price of a set of R10's? $400 x 3 Thats a big saving. So breaking in the tire is no big deal unless your racing and need that grip from the start, but for trackdays I think not..

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R10's are great tires but you'll by buying 3 or 4 sets to equal the life of the new pirelli superbike pro slicks. Whats the price of a set of R10's? $400 x 3 Thats a big saving. So breaking in the tire is no big deal unless your racing and need that grip from the start, but for trackdays I think not..
true. for the average track day rider they are 395 installed...but we are dealers...so yea
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