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Don't know what the hot setup is but I have to use Dunlops as thats what my employer sponsers. I am using Dunlop sumo slicks. I think alot of the guys have been using Bstones.
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I love the UK Dunlops but going to try Golden Tyre thats what FIM teams are using and US Pro Series is also going to use!
they have a good promo right now 2 sets of tyre for $685 shipped
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man, that's spendy. as slow as I am, It's gonna be hard to justify spending 2x on slicks over DOTs.
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man, that's spendy. as slow as I am, It's gonna be hard to justify spending 2x on slicks over DOTs.
Thats $300 a set Bro - The deal is (2) sets for 6 bills - In line with what other slicks cost

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I wish dunlop UK slicks where just $300 a set. LOL When you find them that cheap Eddie let me know I will buy 3 sets of them.

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I wish dunlop UK slicks where just $300 a set. LOL When you find them that cheap Eddie let me know I will buy 3 sets of them.
exactlly uk Dunlops run $600 a set! dats the gooood shit
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Thats $300 a set Bro - The deal is (2) sets for 6 bills - In line with what other slicks cost
685/2 = 342.5
looks like FL supermoto is selling B'stones for about 350 a set.

that's still a ton more than a $200 set of PP's.
$150 will pay for a bunch of trackdays.
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I guess taylor supermoto is the guys for NWGP bridgestones, ive got enough dunlop fronts for the next 2 seasons, i just need some new rears, steve how much are rear dunlop sumo mediums?

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Tony I will check once we find out what kind of discounts we are getting from Dunlop this year.
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685/2 = 342.5
looks like FL supermoto is selling B'stones for about 350 a set.

that's still a ton more than a $200 set of PP's.
$150 will pay for a bunch of trackdays.
$300 for the set plus shipping = $342 Bro

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I guess taylor supermoto is the guys for NWGP bridgestones, ive got enough dunlop fronts for the next 2 seasons, i just need some new rears, steve how much are rear dunlop sumo mediums?

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I emailed Taylor - I think they are just a side biz - gmail address and I had to keep asking for info

What they sent me:
Price is 166 for a front and 188 for a rear plus shipping.

So BH, the $300 (or $342 shipped) for a set is not bad.....

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I emailed Taylor - I think they are just a side biz - gmail address and I had to keep asking for info

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Price is 166 for a front and 188 for a rear plus shipping.

So BH, the $300 (or $342 shipped) for a set is not bad.....
I know that's pretty cheap for slicks, but still a lot more than PP's ($206 shipped).

I also just bought a funky sized wheel (5.5"), and I think that would probably use something bigger than a 165 slick.
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thanks Steve, I'll let you know if I need em.
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I know that's pretty cheap for slicks, but still a lot more than PP's ($206 shipped).

I also just bought a funky sized wheel (5.5"), and I think that would probably use something bigger than a 165 slick.
165 would be a tight fight from what I have read on SMJ as I did a bunch of research on pros and cons of 5 vs 5.5 and 16.5 vs 17 - From what i read, most 5.5 went 170

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There might be some decent low use Michelin take-offs available locally. I know they were run on 5.5" rim. They are at least 4 yrs old though. Do you want me to check for you?

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does Rob still have some left?

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Yeah, I just talked to him. He says he still has probably 30 or more tires sitting on his tire rack. They have been stored inside the whole time, so they have never been frozen. He said, depending on condition he'd like $100-150 each for them.

He also mentioned that he has a set of Yamaha wheels to sell if you know anybody interested in a set.

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I know that's pretty cheap for slicks, but still a lot more than PP's ($206 shipped).
Be careful, that bike doesn't like PP's! It will throw you on the ground if you try to make it run with PP's. You should get some slicks. Much less painful.

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Be careful, that bike doesn't like PP's! It will throw you on the ground if you try to make it run with PP's. You should get some slicks. Much less painful.
dont be a cheap fuck! listen to "tudor the turtle horn" i saw what a 50 mph highside did to Colin at shawno by running those pilotpowers!

+ Do you wanna be as slow as Bug - if you run the PPs we will call you the new Bug or better yet "geo"

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dont be a cheap fuck! listen to "tudor the turtle horn" i saw what a 50 mph highside did to Colin at shawno by running those pilotpowers!

+ Do you wanna be as slow as Bug - if you run the PPs we will call you the new Bug or better yet "geo"

I have to spend a bunch of money now to be faster than bug? what is this sport coming to?
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FWIW, I did run a lot faster (from the get go) on slicks then I did on the DOTs that were on the DRZ - It is nice not having to wait for 2 laps to have grip

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FWIW, I did run a lot faster (from the get go) on slicks then I did on the DOTs that were on the DRZ - It is nice not having to wait for 2 laps to have grip
Actually you did do pretty well when you rode my bike that day. i think you were like 4 seconds faster that your normal lap times on the drz pig. ive got the gps data somehwere ill send it to you.

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Eddie looks like you will be riding the big boy class this year. No more touring class to sit back and smell the roses at.
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Eddie looks like you will be riding the big boy class this year. No more touring class to sit back and smell the roses at.
that's the way they did it the first year NWGP had the big bike class, and I think it's a good idea. I like the bigger grids.
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that's the way they did it the first year NWGP had the big bike class, and I think it's a good idea. I like the bigger grids.
+1 so do I. Eddie it will make you a better racer racing against faster riders. You won't like it at first and it will be frustrating but in the end it will work out and you will see seconds melt off your lap times.
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+1 so do I. Eddie it will make you a better racer racing against faster riders. You won't like it at first and it will be frustrating but in the end it will work out and you will see seconds melt off your lap times.
Bug, listen to this guy he knows all about what that feeling of inferiority is all about, you should have him tell you the story about that time he showed up to that gangbang party and he was the only dude there with a max 4" hardon and the rest of the dudes were packin pringles cans - talk about disappointment - but he got used to it!

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