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A thanks to YaoMatt and Johnny954 - June 12, 2008, 10:46 PM

A thanks to Matt for talking to me and explaining how taking a set of Diablo Corscas would make my bike feel.

Johnny from Devil Dawg in Chantilly ..thanks for awesome work and really cheap prices and fast turn around.


Let me rephrase this because the thread has already take a dive.

First off I just wanted to thank the guys .. so thanks.

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I had been having some trouble with confidence on the bridgestones I had on the bike. I was riding slower and basically not pressing myself of the bike at all. I wanted a better tire and got one. The difference is clearly that I feel more confident and the tires have contributed. I don't want to catch a knee on the street and I am more than ready to get to the track its simply a matter of $. I am legally allowed to drive you guyz... just restricted to riding a route from work to home ... repeat as necessary.

The take offs just simply feel better end of story.

I wasn't trying to say race take offs made me a professional.. guess rereading that is sounded that way


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Now remember take offs take longer to warm up than normal street tires! So give it a bit before you throw it into a turn. Also the more heat cycles in them the longer to heat up and they get real hard.


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noted.. in this heat and with a mile or two of warm ups I can say they are still WAY better then the stock Bridgestones.. perhaps it is mental but shit I nearly caught knee and never felt slipage.. I'll take the warning and see if my everlasting commute straights will transfer to the tire.


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noted.. in this heat and with a mile or two of warm ups I can say they are still WAY better then the stock Bridgestones.. perhaps it is mental but shit I nearly caught knee and never felt slipage.. I'll take the warning and see if my everlasting commute straights will transfer to the tire.
Lucky you really need to get off the street and ride the track! If you goal is to scrape knee within 1 mile of your house then you sir have a problem. Also to say you corner speed has picked up 20 mph is just pure bs. First off you should not be looking at your speed in any corner. Second your goal should not be corner speed on the street. Also most people cannot tell the difference between high performance tires on the street because you never really push the bike hard enough to get the feedback you normally get on the track. Man slow down and get some track time!


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Supercorsas? I echo what dodge said. I ran some last summer. Don't get crazy on them until you have done a few easy turns. The other thing to do is put a few straight up, hard brakings and accelerations into them before leaning on them. You need to get them warmed up or else they will grip about as well as granite.


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No problem Lucky. If you need anything else give me a call.

As as far the riding goes ...... DUDE ... you gotta chill it out on the street bro. I'm not saying don't have fun but just cause you have track take offs on your street bike doesn't mean your speed in and out of corners has suddenly increased. If anything track take offs take a much more considerable amount of time and attention since they have been heat cycled already. Take your time bro. I'd like to see you and the bike come back in the same way you left!!


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Lucky you really need to get off the street and ride the track! If you goal is to scrape knee within 1 mile of your house then you sir have a problem. Also to say you corner speed has picked up 20 mph is just pure bs. First off you should not be looking at your speed in any corner. Second your goal should not be corner speed on the street. Also most people cannot tell the difference between high performance tires on the street because you never really push the bike hard enough to get the feedback you normally get on the track. Man slow down and get some track time!
First, +1. And.......

1. aren't you the dude who was asking for people to help out with some kind of fundraiser for a defense fund so you wouldn't go to jail due to some jackassery on the street?

2. YaoMatt was giving you tire advice?????? (giving you shit Matt)

3. Take-offs on the street make you instantly lean farther and tear thru corners faster than ever before?

4. How hot do you really think you are getting a race tire on the street?

5. refer to 1.

I'm not flaming you dude, but come-on! Take that thing to the track. THe risk goes WAAAYYY down, and you usually don't endanger anybody else besides yourself there.

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First, +1. And.......

1. aren't you the dude who was asking for people to help out with some kind of fundraiser for a defense fund so you wouldn't go to jail due to some jackassery on the street?

2. YaoMatt was giving you tire advice?????? (giving you shit Matt)

3. Take-offs on the street make you instantly lean farther and tear thru corners faster than ever before?

4. How hot do you really think you are getting a race tire on the street?

5. refer to 1.

I'm not flaming you dude, but come-on! Take that thing to the track. THe risk goes WAAAYYY down, and you usually don't endanger anybody else besides yourself there.

oh, and JSpeed and his crew are good peeps.



You read the post as if I was running around the streets and being an asshole. I didn't have to do that to feel a difference. I also never said I was getting into the tire like a racer would. I said I felt more confident and that my speed into the corners I had taken was considerably higher because I had better position and more confidence in the tires I am on. Does that make sense?


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To quantify my sentiments to Lucky: I've ridden dunlops, bridgestone, micheline and pirelli. I prefer the pirelli. They have a more progressive feel, which is confidence inspiring for me during transitions, where say... the Dunlops simply fall in.

I let him know that the tires need to be watched properly due to heat cycles and that the preservative chemicals weren't there. I did, however, tell him that there was plenty of grip left in the center, which would last him a few thousand miles for his commute to and from work.

That being said, you guys shouldn't be that hard on lucky... he's new and trying to learn and fit in. Let's treat him with a small amount of respect and get him the right information instead of berating him to the point that he becomes defensive and stops listening.


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