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tire warmer feedback

i'm looking into picking up a set of tire warmers and the tyrsox caught my eye at $175...
any feedback on these?

I also found a honda EU2000 generator too so i don't piss off my neighbors at the track, $879 shipped!!!
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Where did you find the eu2000? I need the quiet one...

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They're pretty much crap compared to chickenhawks. Not sure if they improved on their design but everyone single one I've seen had burn marks and look way too flimsy. You also have to insulate the warmer by putting a blue cover on once the warmer is in place...... I'd spend the extra money to buy some chickenhawks.
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Where did you find the eu2000? I need the quiet one...

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but you have to call to get the pricing since honda won't let them post pricing electronically.
1-877-495-8665

these suckers are quiet!! you can literally stand right over it and have a conversation without raising your voice.

back to the warmers, i am also considering sumomoto and tomahawk, which look very similar to sumomoto and supposidly, sumomoto makes warmers for other companies.....
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Look in the pits of a club race or AMA. Chicken Hawk tire warmers are the way to go.
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but you have to call to get the pricing since honda won't let them post pricing electronically.
1-877-495-8665

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Look in the pits of a club race or AMA. Chicken Hawk tire warmers are the way to go.

there are all kinds of things in the ama paddocks that i wish i could have...
if i only had that budget...
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They're pretty much crap compared to chickenhawks. Not sure if they improved on their design but everyone single one I've seen had burn marks and look way too flimsy. You also have to insulate the warmer by putting a blue cover on once the warmer is in place...... I'd spend the extra money to buy some chickenhawks.
+1 - What he said.

You can buy 'em used for about $300.

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there are all kinds of things in the ama paddocks that i wish i could have...
if i only had that budget...

Search on the wera board there is always warmers for sale there.


BTW where do you live that zip code is very familiar. Uki village??? I use to live there.
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I lust after the adjustable thermostat "set-and-forget" Chickenhawks.

Something to note:

Different brands of tire warmers will work best with certain brands of tires. Some brands heat up more quickly than others... some are best with a "quick" heat vs. a "slow" warm-up. RoadRacing World put out two articles last year (or maybe it was the year before) that listed what warmers worked best with specific brands of tires (and also listed the recommended heat settings as well). Maybe someone around here has a link to the article, or you could also search their website.

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They're pretty much crap compared to chickenhawks. Not sure if they improved on their design but everyone single one I've seen had burn marks and look way too flimsy. You also have to insulate the warmer by putting a blue cover on once the warmer is in place...... I'd spend the extra money to buy some chickenhawks.

Well I used them to race with for 2.5 years and never had a problem with them. I even run perillis and never overcooked a set. For the price they are a good deal, plus they pull less power than the others so they will work the generator less. In the summer you do not have to worry about the cozy's that go around the whole wheel. When the temps are down they actually do a better job then others becuase they help get a real good heat soak into the whole wheel where you need it.

Oh and mine do not have burn marks in them at all. They do have dirt marls where the warmer meets the tire but that is it.
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i picked up a set of pd warmers new for 250 shipped. wanted to get a pair b/c they have that silicone sandwich thing going on. sounds innovative anyway, and from what i've read they are great. alot of the factory teams are, or should i say were, using them....


also ordered my honda eu2000! now i'm ready for the october autobahn dates!!!
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i picked up a set of pd warmers new for 250 shipped. wanted to get a pair b/c they have that silicone sandwich thing going on. sounds innovative anyway, and from what i've read they are great. alot of the factory teams are, or should i say were, using them....


also ordered my honda eu2000! now i'm ready for the october autobahn dates!!!
They should work out good for you. After using the Sox for 2.5-3 years I picked up a set of PD warmers this summer.
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I have both...
my chicken hawks rule!!!


I also have a set of tyre sox....they kinda suck...pain to use but on the plus side they don't use that much power...but they also don't get that warm...on really cold days.

so i'd say spend the $$$ and get a good set of chicken hawks.
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PD tire warmers are great a bang for the buck! I have a pair of the PD and a pair of the Bickles, both are great.

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