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post #1 of 14 (permalink) Old 12-29-2003, 05:57 PM Thread Starter
 
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How long do you use your tires before you go to a new set? I want to get the most out of my Dunlop 208's. I know some go through sets on a race weekend. I did around 50 laps at the end of the year on my current set and they still had good grip.
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i have heard all kinda rumors from color of the compound (it starts turning blue) to gotta keep the tires always warm, and you wont have a problem.

this biggest thing i know is heat cycles, and although there isnt no way to really say how many heat cycles it can take, but you will for sure start to feel it.

maybe a couple of the more race tires users can speak up on this, cause i have never yet used race tires.



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the new 208gpas suck for tire life, someone running a decent pace will shag a set in a weekend, the real fast guys even sooner. the old ones seem to last lots longer, im thinking of trying a different brand this year.

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You need to try Michelin's you will not be disappointed. Plus this year they are putting the new compounds they had on the slicks from SBK and Moto. They also have some new slicks coming out to that are real nice and last a long time. Wyatt had a proto type last year.
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You need to try Michelin's you will not be disappointed. Plus this year they are putting the new compounds they had on the slicks from SBK and Moto. They also have some new slicks coming out to that are real nice and last a long time. Wyatt had a proto type last year.

I rode Wyatts bike with the Michelin slicks last year and really liked the feel, however I know Michelins dont give the warnings like dunlop does when they are going off, so i would have to be religous about my tire changes. but i can deal with that

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I have not had any problems with mine just letting go. They start to feel greasy when they are getting worn out. The last set I wore the tread completely off the one side of the tire before changing it and it never gave me any traction problems. Those tires even had a ton of heat cycles on them. I did 4 track days on them and they started as race take offs. Make sure you get M2 or S2 compounds the H2 suck.
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pm me with who you been getting them from and $$$.

thanks for the info

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...Michelins dont give the warnings like dunlop does when they are going off...

It's in your head, Jim. Michelins slide just as nicely as the Dunlops, only difference is that the Dunlops slide sooner than the Michelins do.

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Make sure you get M2 or S2 compounds the H2 suck.
Keep in mind that "H2" does NOT stand for "Hard". It stands for "Highway."

S2 = soft compound
H2 = medium compound (aka Highway)
M2 = hard compound

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It's in your head, Jim. Michelins slide just as nicely as the Dunlops, only difference is that the Dunlops slide sooner than the Michelins do.
Its not in my head its just what ive seen and heard(ive never tried them), I know of 2 people who had there rears slide out on them with no warning, (dont know the exact reasons for the slide out)even one of your teammates said they where unpredictable.
im going to try them im not skeerd

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Michelins for 2004

NEW 1800 Series Slicks are finally here and they rock!
At less than $300 a set 1800 slicks are less than a lot of DOT's

Tested extensively in 2003, these Slicks are now available and set a new standard for performance and value. These slicks are priced $65 - $120 less than the competitions comparable slicks. These are the ultimate track day and club race tires.

Another nice thing about these is becouse the rear is a zero degree constuction you can "flip" it over. This is great for tracks like Grattan which eat right sides but not lefts. Also, these are the same profile as teh Michelin DOT's so there is no need to change set-up going from DOT to Slick or back.

IMHO, H2 rears do NOT suck. An H2 rear and M2 or S2 fron combo is an awesome track day combo.

One last thing, if you're serious about tire life. use warmers. They will pay for themselves in a season.

STT is a Michelin Race Tire Dealer and will offer discounts to members of this board.

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(QUOTE)STT is a Michelin Race Tire Dealer and will offer discounts to members of this board.

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Re: Michelins for 2004

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[B]NEW 1800 Series Slicks are finally here and they rock!
At less than $300 a set 1800 slicks are less than a lot of DOT's

Tested extensively in 2003, these Slicks are now available and set a new standard for performance and value. These slicks are priced $65 - $120 less than the competitions comparable slicks. These are the ultimate track day and club race tires.

Another nice thing about these is becouse the rear is a zero degree constuction you can "flip" it over. This is great for tracks like Grattan which eat right sides but not lefts. Also, these are the same profile as teh Michelin DOT's so there is no need to change set-up going from DOT to Slick or back.

One last thing, if you're serious about tire life. use warmers. They will pay for themselves in a season.
I agree with the warmers, using warmers what would be the average life expentency out of these slicks, for say your average advanced day rider??

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Re: Re: Michelins for 2004

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I agree with the warmers, using warmers what would be the average life expentency out of these slicks, for say your average advanced day rider??
Ok - I use warmers 75% of the time (I forget to plug them in teh other 25% of the time!!!). I tested four sets of 1800's in 2003. I got as little a four days of Balls-out riding and as much as 6 to 7 days of "relaxed" track fun.

Of course they'll last longer at Barber or Jennings GP that Grattan or Talladega.

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