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1st trackweekend done: tire question? pics added - July 9, 2007, 01:23 PM

ok gents, i got back late last night from a great weekend. sat was my first trackday all i have to say is wow! i learned alot about myself and my bike. i was slow and felt kind of out of place when on the 2nd and 3rd lap of the first session people were passing me like crazy. i was like dam! but as the weekend went by i got smoother and my speed came up by itself. on the 2nd day i know i was pushing it more when my knee touched the ground, when i felt that it felt wierd but then i was like ok. but on the 6th session i went in hot into turn one, knee on the ground as i start to get on the throtle i feel my front tire kind of slip so me as a dumass i roll of and then it got harry the rear tire sliped bike stood up, it almost bucked me off, all i could think of is let go of the bars when i did that the bike went straight into the grass and i was able to save it. i was able to get back on the track, i did about 2 more laps to get the jitters out(at a slower pace of course) then i called it a day.


so now for my tire question. i was running qualifiers out there, and some people told me that they are not that good once you start going faster. how good are these tires compared to DCIII's. if you had the choice of these two wich ones would you run and why.

thanks. i cant wait to get back on the track.

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Diablo Corsa IIIs are a great track / road tire... so are the Pilot Powers... personally I hate the qualifiers and I like the lean transition I get from the DCIIIs better than that of the Pilot powers.


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July 9, 2007, 01:40 PM

the DCIIIs all the way, feel waay more progressive on the corner. I have the Quilfiers as the OEM tire, and have recently switched to the diablo supercorsas soft front and rear. I dont expect much life out of them but I do expect great stability and traction around corners.


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The Dunlop Q's are good tires, the PDC III's are probably just a bit better. I have a friend who was running some damn good times on Dunlop Q's before he sold the bike.


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If it aint a Pilot Power your not gonna be happy!!


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I have the Corsa III's and I love them. Ride them on the track and street... Never had the Pilot Powers, but many seem to like those as well.


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If it aint a Pilot Power your not gonna be happy!!
Thought the same thing but I just threw a set of the PDCIII's on and they feel great. I haven't gotten any really hard riding in yet, but so far I like them.

If they last as long as the pilot powers, I will be sold for life.
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thanks for the replys. im going to try the DCIII the next time out. One more question. I was thinking of doing TPM Basic. what is your guys opinions on this school, and is level one and two worth the extra money compare to a nesba track day. thanks. see now all im doing is looking at what days i can squeeze into my schedule, man i knew i should of stayed away from the track. j/k
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I'd recommend cornerspeed to be honest...I know a few took Art Basic.

Also, MARRC has some schools as well and from what I saw this weekend everyone was pretty happy.


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thanks for the replys. im going to try the DCIII the next time out. One more question. I was thinking of doing TPM Basic. what is your guys opinions on this school, and is level one and two worth the extra money compare to a nesba track day. thanks. see now all im doing is looking at what days i can squeeze into my schedule, man i knew i should of stayed away from the track. j/k
Don't know about you but my next track day is probably going to be Superbike at VIR.

Nesba was great and all but is really not a school. Many control riders are x racers and very good with lots of knowledge. With that said, the organization just isn't setup as a school like Superbike. My .02

Ops, forgot about cornerspeed and Chris already mentioned it...
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Qualifiers are just fine as long as they are new. Once you start going faster you will want invest in pure race tires. Don't waste your time with those overhyped street tires.
Pure race tires are actually cheaper that regular tires. They grip better but since they are soft they will not last very long.


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Sal the wife ain't gonna be too happy with you.
lol.

Tony my wife had a good time out there, except for the heat. the kids were out there and it was funny coming back from the first session my kids were telling that i was slow because a lot of people were passing me. i was like gee thanks. but my family had a good time plus we camped out for two nights so that was cool for the kids.



rossi how many track days do you get on a set of race tires, would it be the supercorsas or power race tires that your talking about price wise.
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thanks for the replys. im going to try the DCIII the next time out.
If your a Nesba member they should be right around $260 mounted on your bike. Can't beat that deal at all.

As far as pure race tires...I would hold off for a while. Lots of Nesba CR's run the PDCIII's and they are ROLLING out there in advanced group. You should be able to run upper "I" times or slow "A" times on the PDC III's.
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