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Tires? what are tires? what kind? - April 13, 2010, 07:30 AM

So got my new wheels on Thursday and got them with everything... including tires...

They came with " Pirelli Supercorsa " tires. I was siked!!!
But when I asked some one in Colman's what they thought about the tires... basically they said I need to buy NEW... STREET TIRES.

When I purchased this wheels I figure I would be saving on tires?

Any one care to please school me on tires I'm sure there are a few more people out there with the similar question??

COMPOUND TIRES / STREET TIRES/ ETC?
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I know a lot of people that run them on the street with no issues. Don't waste your money!


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April 13, 2010, 09:25 AM

A serious rider will tell you that there are heat cycle management and tempaerature issues, and wear problems, but I have run track tires on the street before with no problems.

Then again, I have Shinkos on my Speed Triple. I am sure someone here will tell you I am headed for certain death.
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A serious rider will tell you that there are heat cycle management and tempaerature issues, and wear problems, but I have run track tires on the street before with no problems.

Then again, I have Shinkos on my Speed Triple. I am sure someone here will tell you I am headed for certain death.
Yes, he's running a race tire on the street...they'll never get up to full temp. However, the Pirelli's will get a decent amount of heat within a few minutes so it shouldn't be a problem.

Trackday tires on the street work very well, they come up to temp quickly and actually work better on hot days compared to street tires which heat faster however, have a lower temp working range.


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I'm sure you'll be fine, whats the date on the tire (scroll to the bottom: http://www.amadirectlink.com/roadrid...resc/tires.asp), is it down near the wear marks in the groves? Go ahead and check that first, see if the tire is fairly old, and see if its worn down to far.

FYI, I don't think your picture worked, at least I can't see it.


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I know a lot of people that run them on the street with no issues. Don't waste your money!
Any one care to explain what it the difference between a STREET TIRE and a Compound tire?


I think the pics are not up... sorry...!!!
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Supercorsas are fine bro.
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Supercorsas are fine bro.
Yea.. I just hope they last as long as street tires..!!!
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those tire are junk, you should take them off right away and either give it to me or sale it. i am doing you a favor. or i trade you for some street tires.


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Dragon Supercorsas on the street exhibit a kind of Jekyll and Hyde behavior. Jekyll when warmed up (after some riding and especially some hard, straight-up braking and acceleration); Hyde when cold. Cold supercorsas will drop you like a bad habit. They'll dump you like a fat chick. They'll take your a$$, set it gently onto giftwrap, fold the paper around it nice and neat, and then hand it back to you. Just be careful with those tires and ride gently when you start out.


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If you get rid of em, I'd go with Pilot Powers. Haven't failed me yet. You can get rear 180 for around $110 shipped which I'mm order friday. Lemme know if you want a link.
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Dragon Supercorsas on the street exhibit a kind of Jekyll and Hyde behavior. Jekyll when warmed up (after some riding and especially some hard, straight-up braking and acceleration); Hyde when cold. Cold supercorsas will drop you like a bad habit. They'll dump you like a fat chick. They'll take your a$$, set it gently onto giftwrap, fold the paper around it nice and neat, and then hand it back to you. Just be careful with those tires and ride gently when you start out.




What is the best way to warm up the tires?
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What is the best way to warm up the tires?
Two wheels drifts into a couple of lefts and rights. (Joking!)

Like the man said, straight line hard acceleration and hard braking will warm them up quickly.
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What is the best way to warm up the tires?
If you're not used to running take-offs going with a trackday or street tire is a good idea.

race tires typically have a soft, medium, hard, endurance (rear) rating so depending on what you have you fall into one of those categories.

As far as heating them up, you probably won't on the street...to get "some" heat in them...it's a simple as just ride.


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You'll warm up the tires fastest by using acceleration and brakes in the straights. Let's say you are on the track on a hot, sunny day and have no tire warmers. I'd start off gently and start accelerating more and more aggressively along with braking progressively more aggressively during the first lap so that around the time I complete that first lap, I'm rocking and rolling. On a cool, cloudy day, I'd still be taking it easy during the second lap. In either case, I'd be extra careful to do my acceleration and braking after and before the corners, respectively. Mid-lean on cool tires is where you just want to maintain speed and make no sudden moves. On the street, just don't expect to pull out from the woods and rail through 211 right away. Give them 15 minutes of non-aggressive riding before going crazy. The first 5-10 minutes of your riding is when you are most likely to have problems if you forget that the tires are like stone when cold.

The reason these tires are like this is in the intended use. These are meant to hold up under the constant friction and abuse of an aggressive track run. They'll go all day on the track without overheating so long as you are careful with air pressure.

Dragon supercorsas are OEM on the KTM 690 SMC, and I did fine with them until it got cold late last fall. Then I had a little "incident" in my parking lot at work. I just got a little cocky and forgot that I had Pirellis on the bike. Just remember to give them time to warm up, and you should be fine.


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