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04 R6 suspension changes for Pilot Races?

I've been running dunlop qualifiers on my 04 R6. Found some people saying I'll need to do some changing of my suspension and whatnot for the Michelin Pilot Race tires. I already compensated for the 120-70-17 up front for the qualifiers. What else should I look into as far as the Pilot races. They are the same sizes (120-70-17 and 180-55-17). Thanks!

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yea I slid them up. Man that was a pain without removing the fairings. haha. I'm just trying to get as much buttoned up before January. Gotta love the 1 day shipping from SportbikeTrackGear. (free hat too ). I'll check out the wera board. I think thats one of the places I didn't check. Everyone on the R6 boards says to change suspension, but that's as far as the discussion goes.

I should note that my shocks front\rear are stock. Dave did some tweaking at his school last summer and after that the bike was an entire new animal. And just looking at the tire profile of the michelins compared to the qualifiers just makes me giddy. haha.

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Which dano? lol, Theres prob. 15 with names on here that have dano in them. Thanks for the help guys. I was surprised at how quickly i managed to get the tires changed today. Probably did it in under an hour? That works for me for now considering the free-ness and all. I gave up my first time around about 10 years ago doing a dirtbike tire for my old xr100. Apparently screw drivers werent the best I could use at the time. lol

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Which Michelin Pilot Race front do you have? PR1/2 are not preferred. You want the PRC. Did you get that one?

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PRC Front. PR4 Rear.

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You know that you can't use the PR4 in weather under 85 degrees outside? I won't use it in temperatures under 90.

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You know that you can't use the PR4 in weather under 85 degrees outside? I won't use it in temperatures under 90.
What do you mean? I've used them in lower temps, they work great, for about 3/4 of a day... and then you have no tire left that thing tore so bad. Even when it was hot out, I still never really got the tire to hold up all that long.

I will never run a PR4 again.
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I'll probably end up using the tire for as long as I can get away with then. Was hoping i'd be able to get away with using 1 set for both days, but that's not looking like too much of a possibility. I'll try to scrounge up for a 2nd set of tires. For some reason some dunlops just seem far more user friendly?

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Which dano? lol, Theres prob. 15 with names on here that have dano in them. Thanks for the help guys. I was surprised at how quickly i managed to get the tires changed today. Probably did it in under an hour? That works for me for now considering the free-ness and all. I gave up my first time around about 10 years ago doing a dirtbike tire for my old xr100. Apparently screw drivers werent the best I could use at the time. lol

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Dano 5150 Also i had the same prob with tires i switched to pirelli and had a lot better luck

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I'll probably end up using the tire for as long as I can get away with then. Was hoping i'd be able to get away with using 1 set for both days, but that's not looking like too much of a possibility. I'll try to scrounge up for a 2nd set of tires. For some reason some dunlops just seem far more user friendly?

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depending on your pace you should be fine making it through 2 days on those tires. Just watch the rear. No matter what we did to my suspension I couldn't get it to stop tearing.

Switched to Pirelli's and haven't had a problem with tearing yet and they last me multiple track weekends.
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Stive403,
Thanks for the input. I'll see how things go for the weekend. I figure I might try picking up another set before I go and maybe save these for later in the year. Either that or I'll just deal with it and try to get things figured out. Thanks again.

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