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Michelin power race tire vs Dunlop Sumo race slicks?

I was trying to get some input as to buy some Dunlop Sumo racing slicks, I am currently running the Dunlop Uk slicks right now they were on the wheels when i bought them, But was wondering how the Michelin Power race tires or even the Power pilots compared.
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I ran a pilot power race in front (PRC) and loved them. If you are interested I have a almost brand new 160 pirelli slick that I used for 2 trackdays. It is barely worn. $50 and its yours.
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The Dunlop 165 rear is essentially a 250 GP slick. Not sure what kind of load a supermoto bike generates on the tires but it is very good and predictable on my 250. I've alway used the medium compound.
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Kind of an apples oranges comparison. DOT v. SuMo specific Slick. Michelin makes a supermoto specific slick that works extremely well, just as well as the UK Dunlops, and yes I've ridden on both.

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Rob, whats the deal with the group perchace??? need to know soon....

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Rob, whats the deal with the group perchace??? need to know soon....

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How many sets do you need?

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i need one set right now....whats the price???
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Which tires are they, Pilot power or power race or Smf-SMR Sumo tires?
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Which tires are they, Pilot power or power race or Smf-SMR Sumo tires?
They are supermoto slicks, with grooves already cut in. See the attachment, it has a picture. I'm looking at 350/set. Cheapest I've seen elsewhere is 370.
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Have you ever ran the rears on a 4.5" rear rim?
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Have you ever ran the rears on a 4.5" rear rim?
Can't say that I have. Only a 5"

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what is a UK dunlop??
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what is a UK dunlop??
dunlop slicks out of the UK factory, which are allegedly the really good ones.

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hahahaha shit aren't all dunlop slicks pretty damn good?
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hahahaha shit aren't all dunlop slicks pretty damn good?
yeah, they are. But the Dunlop SuMo slicks are pretty spendy unless you have a hookup, and IMHO aren't any better than the Michelins, but I'm not that fast. I shoulda asked Ben Carlson what he thought when he came in the shop today.

Michelin is the only vendor offering contingency at the sbkers2 series as well.

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do Dunlops actually have a sumo specific slick like Michelin? My bike came with the exact old ass dunlop 250 GP slicks that I ran in like 2003. The Michelin is also a cut 250 GP slick as a shitload of USGPRU 250 guys are using the supermoto slick. Speaking of Ben Carlson, he's a nice kid. He used to race CCS a few years back. I don't blame him for sticking with Sumo as he's definately better at sumo than rr.

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do Dunlops actually have a sumo specific slick like Michelin? My bike came with the exact old ass dunlop 250 GP slicks that I ran in like 2003. The Michelin is also a cut 250 GP slick as a shitload of USGPRU 250 guys are using the supermoto slick. Speaking of Ben Carlson, he's a nice kid. He used to race CCS a few years back. I don't blame him for sticking with Sumo as he's definately better at sumo than rr.
i dont know what you are trying to say by that comment... but Benny is a super fast guy on a RR bike and a SM champion...
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i dont know what you are trying to say by that comment...
Really? I thought it was rather obvious.

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Really? I thought it was rather obvious.
I gotcha. Really fast on RR bike, Pro Champion fast on sumo bike.For the few seconds I talked to him he seemed super-cool and mentioned he's teaching at the Supermoto School at Briggs & Stratton. How cool is it that $350 gets you a school, with their bike, taught by a AMA Champ? What does that goofball Code charge again? I love this sport

Dunlop does have a sumo specific slick, I think


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BTW, Rev, Let your 2-smoke Michelin guys know about the Supermoto slick deal. I could use some more interest to get this tire thing off the ground.

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I gotcha. Really fast on RR bike, Pro Champion fast on sumo bike.For the few seconds I talked to him he seemed super-cool and mentioned he's teaching at the Supermoto School at Briggs & Stratton. How cool is it that $350 gets you a school, with their bike, taught by a AMA Champ? What does that goofball Code charge again? I love this sport

Dunlop does have a sumo specific slick, I think

The 160 dunlop would be ideal. The 165 rubs the chain like a mofo. That school sounds interesting. I'd like to learn the foot out style properly. You thinking about taking that class??
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BTW, Rev, Let your 2-smoke Michelin guys know about the Supermoto slick deal. I could use some more interest to get this tire thing off the ground.
I think Tom Mason sets them up with the tires atleast for the midwest guys. Not sure where the other Michelin guys are getting their tires from though.
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The 160 dunlop would be ideal. The 165 rubs the chain like a mofo. That school sounds interesting. I'd like to learn the foot out style properly. You thinking about taking that class??
I'm definitely considering it.

BTW, that 165 shouldn't be rubbing on the chain. Mine never did, and our bikes are the exact same apart from the piston, con rod and few other internal bits, IIRC.

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There's some lateral movement in the chain and it definitely hits the tire as I can feel a film of the nasty ass white grease on the edge of the tire. I'll have to readjust the chain and see if it's off a bit. By the way, What gearing do you run?
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There's some lateral movement in the chain and it definitely hits the tire as I can feel a film of the nasty ass white grease on the edge of the tire. I'll have to readjust the chain and see if it's off a bit. By the way, What gearing do you run?
I'm at stock for Norway, but I should probably go up 2 in the rear, maybe down 1 in the front so I don't need to buy a new chain. And I can't seem to find a 47t rear anyway, only 48.

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