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post #61 of 212 Old 02-28-2013, 01:02 PM
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Well let me rephrase, I'll be on Q2s this season. If I do enough days and get through these I want the DRCs next, but I'll keep that in mind for sure.
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^ I agree w/ you 100%, I was just asking about options for the slower people lol. I've talked w/ jfuggint on here already and I'm on Q2s and want to try the DRCs next until I can move fast enough for DOT/slicks. So just curious to see what your thoughts were. What tires were you on when you were experiencing more crashes?
The problem with slower people is they get faster. When they get faster they reach the limit of the tire and when you reach the limit of the tire bad things can happen, with very little to no warning at all. My son and I were running on PP2CTs our first couple of track days and we started having some major slips. My son came extremely close to losing it big time.

Since we started running tires meant for the track we've not had an issue. We have run the Michelin Power Cup and Power One (track version) and the Supercorsa SC2 (track version) and lately we've been on the Dunlop KR448/449 slicks and have not had issues with any of those tires, and we've had the confidence to significantly reduce our lap times.

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I think I have a while before I'm making that move, but I was just curious. Good info on here. Hopefully it won't be anything drastic when that time comes.
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Well let me rephrase, I'll be on Q2s this season. If I do enough days and get through these I want the DRCs next, but I'll keep that in mind for sure.
You can get to advanced no prob with q2's a friend that I coach/race/ride with does 17's at Putnam with them, and I'm not really a Dunlop fan but give the credit where it's due. If you wanted a more track orientated tire run the Pirelli diablo Superbike pro's, they are meant for track day riders and wear extremely well. They don't require warmers but I still suggest them so you don't waste the money you paid for warming up tires.

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Update: Looks like I'll be on those Pirelli Superbike Pro's this weekend and see how I like those. Guy I know gave me a deal on some take offs w/ plenty of life. We'll see how it goes.
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Update: Looks like I'll be on those Pirelli Superbike Pro's this weekend and see how I like those. Guy I know gave me a deal on some take offs w/ plenty of life. We'll see how it goes.
take offs of the sbk pro??

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Yeah, guess that does sound kind of weird lol. Guy I know instructs on them and he gets them elsewhere.
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Maybe guy just wanted different tires..?
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The pros are tricky. They are a pretty hard compound and its hard to feel when the grip is falling off. I had a rear that looked like new and slid it all over creation and back. The real slicks however are an amazing animal

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Haha, well lets hope they don't slide everywhere. I'm excited to try them out.
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The superbike pros felt pretty good. The track was cold in the morning so all morning it felt like my rear was slipping around. In the afternoon though (after the track warmed up), they felt waaay better. Had to keep an eye on the pressures, once I brought them back down everything was good. I'm ready to give them another try and see how I really feel.
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The superbike pros felt pretty good. The track was cold in the morning so all morning it felt like my rear was slipping around. In the afternoon though (after the track warmed up), they felt waaay better. Had to keep an eye on the pressures, once I brought them back down everything was good. I'm ready to give them another try and see how I really feel.
they aren't too bad, very pressure picky, if they start sliding around on ya in the cold drop it a psi or so. what were your pressures??

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Yeah I really had to keep an eye on the pressure. I ran 31/26. I think I want to try the rear at a lower psi next time honestly...
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Day 2 on said Pros:

They felt excellent this go around. I dont use warmers so in the morning I could feel them slip a little until they warmed up. In the afternoon when the sun came out to play and helped warm the track up we were good to go lol. I think the rear wheel slipped on me once, but nothing major. I was leaning harder and riding faster, so I'm eager to get back out there already on these bad boys.
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Just got back from the track after three days of extensive riding, and i can say that if you have chance to get Michelin Power Supersport tires don't think twice. Stick like glue from the first lap, they hold on perfectly, and boy they last long!
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