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Well, I'm going to pick up a set of tires.. wanting a little more stickiness for the track, and I can get a KILLER deal on Michelin's (guy at work's wife works for them). I have a choice between the Pilots Sports or the Pilot Race.. I'm assuming the Sports will hold up fairly well on the track?? Anyone have any experience on this?
 
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I only have experience with the Pilot Race's and I really liked them. I only used them on the track but I intend to use them on the street when I get another street bike. They took a bit of time to warm up, one to one and half laps generally, but once they are warm, they are the best tires I have ever used. A friend of mine uses Pilot Sports and says they are great, but all he does is wheelies basically.
 

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While I have not been to any track days, the Pilot Sports seem pretty decent for street riding and I would think they would hold up fairly well on the occasional day of racing. The Michelin and Bridgestone seem to be great all around tires from what I have heard. :)
 

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i've heard good stuff about Pilot Sports from guys that have used it on street and track
 
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For track days the pilot race are the best tires money can buy, but like the guys said above it does take a little time to warm up. The pilot race also wears down quite fast as well, so if you want something that will last you a few track days the pilot sports would be the better choice. But there is absolutely nothing that tops the pilot race.
 

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absolutdm said:
Well, I'm going to pick up a set of tires.. wanting a little more stickiness for the track, and I can get a KILLER deal on Michelin's (guy at work's wife works for them). I have a choice between the Pilots Sports or the Pilot Race.. I'm assuming the Sports will hold up fairly well on the track?? Anyone have any experience on this?
for your purposes i would suggest the new pilot sport cups, they are the pilot equivalent of dunlop d207RR, a track, street hybrid tire
 

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Ya, I saw those in the big Tire comparo on the articles section, but I can't find them in the US/Canada. Their not even on Michelin's US/Canada website...

It's possibly we don't get 'em on this side of the pond.
 

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hmm thats wierd, that would suck if that is the case

since you do alot of street riding i would suggest the pilot sports, they will be fine, just remember street tires have enough grip to get good lean and knee draggin on the track

dalton did it on his first day
 

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Michelin Pilot Sports it is then. Should provide better traction than my D207's according to everyone and their dog anyways. :p
 

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Michelin Pilot Sports it is then. Should provide better traction than my D207's according to everyone and their dog anyways. :p
good choice i rode my 207s all year last year at the track so i expect you to by faster than me when i was on my 207s:eek:
 

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:roflmao

I'm gonna be SLOW as shit and you know it. :D

But I am so excited.
I bought the "Twist of the Wrist 2" book by Keith Code. I'm going to use special secrets from that book to go faster. :laughing

Should be fun.. I really should look into that whole trailer deal soon.
 

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you know what

i am sure you will suprise yourself, many first timers do really well at the track and you already have a fair bit of riding experience

ya keep me posted on the trailer thing cause as i told you i may need a spot now since my ride is going elsewhere:(
 

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heh just make sure you can fit 3 then cause I'd love to come for some track days.


-arai-
 

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arai, according to Darcey most trailers fit 3. So it'll probably be the 3 of us in my truck.

And I have a 'deal' on a trailer hitch I'm trying to ring through.. my Dad has a buddy who is just finishing up his lease on his '98 Pathfinder (same model as me), and he bought a 'hidden hitch'.. no longer needs it.. $150. Whadya think?
 

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I've done a few track days on my 98 ZX-9R with the Pilot Sports and liked them much better than Dunlop 207s. My girlfriend's Honda Hawk also has the pilot sports and they stick real nice.
I'm running Bridgestone 010s on my zx-6r now and like them too. Very similar in feel to the pilot sports.
 
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