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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 02-16-2006, 04:21 PM Thread Starter
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has anyone ever used pirelli dragon slicks? I m wondering if 120/70s will fit in the front. In the MV faqs it doesnt say....
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post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old 02-17-2006, 10:48 AM
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Used Super corsas in 120's on full heavy braking the tyre just touches the cross piece between the rads, shoud be ok... try them and see....
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Unless you are a very experience track rider, i'd stay away from slicks.
A pair of Super Corsas or even Diablo Corsas have more than enough grip for almost any rider out there.
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I am just curious having never done a track day, why stay away from slicks??

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Not used them myself, but would imagine they are less forgiving if not a operating temperature. If you also have tyre warmers, less of a concern IMO.
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i would think some warming up would be an important thing to make sure they tacky enough, but i always figured proving the right temps and compounds that slicks would give you the best performance and allow you to push the bike even harder? but having never used them i guess i don't really know, so JMO.

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post #7 of 7 (permalink) Old 02-17-2006, 03:27 PM
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Slick tyres when warmed up, as previously mentioned, have shit to blanket road holding qualities which (when you are not used to them) make you wonder where the limit of adhesion really is. When I first rode with slicks, I kept going round the track thinking " I can go faster on this corner" time and time again until I nearly lost it big time. If you then revert to a road tyre on the same machine, you have to be very careful you don't overcook things. Road tyres have come on in leaps and bounds over the last 10 - 15 years just like our bikes themselves. Unless you are a semi-pro racer, its doubtful whether you could fully extend the potential of your bike on road tyres, let alone slicks. I used to think I was quite good backing my bike into corners on track days until one of the instructors came past with one hand on the bars looking back at me! I could have sworn he was laughing under his helmet the ba****d!!


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