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post #1 of 22 (permalink) Old 05-26-2004, 06:00 PM Thread Starter
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Talking Choice in rubbers

Allright, who's tire's do ya like. I'm talkin DOT race compound for track day use. Feel free to pitch in your .02, especially those of you riding R6's on the track. At the moment I'm running Metzeler Rennsports but that is the only tire I've track ridden so far.

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Dunlop 208 GPa

I haven't mounted any other race tire, but I have no complaints at all.


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just got a set of the pirelli diablo corsas to play with and I liked them a lot on our CLSB day. they also seem to be the tires of choice for the NESBA CRs right now. can pick up a set for $260 from the NESBA trailer
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"Choice in rubbers"




Durex.

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i had a durex break on me once with a girl I REALLY didn't want to have that happen with. I only trust the trojan man now.
i've broken a whole bunch of trojans.



not a whole lot of track tire experience here but I found the 208gp to hook up great after a nice warm up lap. every bike is different though, maybe some more R6 guys can chime in. What was David running on it before he sold it?

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[B]not a whole lot of track tire experience here but I found the 208gp to hook up great after a nice warm up lap. every bike is different though, maybe some more R6 guys can chime in. What was David running on it before he sold it? [B/] [QUOTE]



He was running Rennsports. I think he switched from Dunlop 208's and mentioned the Rennsports seemed to come to temp more quickly.

I wish I knew more about what to look for in a track tire, ie profile, compound, tread design, etc. I also wish I knew how suspension set up factors into the whole tire choice equation...




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I use the 208 Gp's as well they came on my track bike when I picked it up and I like them.... supposedly when they go away they do so in a more predictable manner .. (or so I"m told) then some other brands.

There seem to be varying opinions on the Diablo Corsa
If you talk to some people they say "if you are on a race track you should have race tires" The people that I"ve talked to that are using them seem to be happy with them.. I think Chris (Chills) is using them and some of the nesba cr's . I read that some of the endurance teams are using them as well
currently a little less pricey then the 208 gpa's but in the very near future we are looking at the price going down(on the gpa's )as they are going to be mfging them in the USA.

as you change your tire brands make note of your suspension heights and settings as the diameters and profiles can be different..

While initially I was going to change over to the Diablo Cora's,
I've reconsidered and am going to stick with the 208gpa 's for now.

my .02

Oh.. as for me I trust the Trojan man


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I have ran pirelli super corsa's on my 929 and now I have a michilen pilot race comp, the michilen seems to heat faster but the ride height is totally different which isn't such a bad thing for me either. I like them both personally, but I will probably run more on the pirelli's they are cheaper and seem to last longer.
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I've used 208 gp's michelin, h2/m2's and michelin slicks.

The michelin slicks are simply the BEST!!!!!! a little slow to heat up, 1 -1 1/2 laps at BHF but once they do, the stick better than anything i ever ran, when they do slide, they slide very predictally (is that even a word?).

am about to try a set of pirelli slicks soI'll chime in latter on them.

PS i buy all my tires on ebay, both sets of slicks were bought new, though mostly you have to buy a rear,m than wait till someone puts a new front up for sale, but i get my sets for like $175 that way. my rear new was $110 and front was $65.

Ernie, the NESBA CRS don't have a choice now on their tires, since the deal with pirelli, Cr's must use the corsa's.

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I have ran pirelli super corsa's on my 929 and now I have a michilen pilot race comp, the michilen seems to heat faster but the ride height is totally different which isn't such a bad thing for me either. I like them both personally, but I will probably run more on the pirelli's they are cheaper and seem to last longer.
I have had the complete opposite experience with the Super Corsas to the Michelin race tires. The Michelin usefully take a little bit to get to temp with out warmer and last longer. If you compare a medium compound from both of the companies. The Super Corsas is a very lit tire with great grip, but wears out much faster. I only got 3 days out of the Corsas compared to 5 days out of a S2/M2 combo and the only thing that was wore was the rear.

I have some of the new Michelin slicks coming and I am running a set of Bridgestone slicks right now. So far I am very happy with the Bridgestone tires they are wearing good and have great grip.

The Diablo Corsas is a great tire for those that use there bike on the track and off. The tire has very close to the same grip as a race tire but none of the draw backs like heat cycles, heat up time, and low mileage. You have to be a very fast rider to start to out ride the grip of these tires.

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Troy,

As I may have mentioned, we were running similar lap times on Monday (grrrr!). At the end of the day, my Pirelli DCs look a hell of a lot better than your SuperCorsas. Some of that has to do with the different way our bikes put power to the ground, but I would urge you to try a set. I've seen numerous posts by CRs on the NESBA board raving about the Diablo Corsas. Some have gone so far as stating 98% of track riders don't need more grip than the DCs offer.

Personally, I love them. Monday was my 3rd day on this pair and I plan to run them at RA next month.

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I prefer the way the pirrelli super corsa fell over the dunlop 208gp's. that rounder profile is more confidence inspiring up front than the V profile of the dunlop.

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Last year (at least 6 track days) i ran a set of race take offs (one race) super corsas on my '01 gixxer 1000. they were great and lasted. also, i use the bike on the street and ride to and from the track. this year bought an '03 1000 and did a nesba with the stock tires. was surprised how well they stuck. for CLSB on the 24th, i had a new set of super corsas. after they were broke in (some sliding in turn one) they felt like an old friend. a friend of mine told me i was laying rubber down coming out of the corners but they felt stable and confidence inspiring. with this much power, i am afraid to try anything else. though after one track day the 3 compound on my rear is nicely melted, but also gouged about 1.5 inces from the sidewall. last years tires did the same thing. we'll see if they last the season. i use M1's on my busa and they are a good tire but i like the pirelli's for track days.
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Also, if you go to pirellimoto.com, you can learn a ton. under product range, racing, click on super corsa, then click on racing brochure and download the PDF file. ... great stuff. p.s. track tire are for dry conditions only!
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