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Should I change tires??? - July 26, 2007, 11:59 AM

I did a cornerspeed school a couple of weeks ago on a set of Dunlop Qualifiers. It was my second time at the track and I was getting her over pretty good. There's pretty much no chicken strips left. I have a NESBA track day coming up in August and can't decide if I should get new tires for it. One guy told me that if I see blue on the tire, then it's probably going to get slick pretty soon. And there's definitely a strip of blue on the front tire. I'd rather be safe than sorry, but don't want to waste money if I don't have to. Should I be able to get two track days out of a set of tires?

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Out of a set of street tires, on the 675, you should be able to get as many as 5 TD out of them. This dose not take in to account the street miles though.


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i'll take them if you dont want them anymore. i am broke so if you want to donate them to my street bike that would be swell.......


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if you heat up your tires and then cool em off, they turn blue. As long as there is still good meat on the edges, id say youre fine.


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You're fine Jim...save the money!


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Sweet. Thanks. I'll keep the ones I have. I think there's only 300-400 miles on them.
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Sweet. Thanks. I'll keep the ones I have. I think there's only 300-400 miles on them.
BTW...you coming to the spot tonight?

I have some business in the area so I'll be stopping by.

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Out of a set of street tires, on the 675, you should be able to get as many as 5 TD out of them. This dose not take in to account the street miles though.
I got 8k miles and 5 trackdays out of my dunlop 218's that came stock on my 600RR.

You should be fine. The blueness you see on the tires should be the oils coming out of the rubber. Completely normal and the tires should be fine.
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BTW...you coming to the spot tonight?

I have some business in the area so I'll be stopping by.

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I'm going to try. Have some dinner plans, but not sure about the times.

What? The superglue didn't take care of that??? Now you have a cool story about working on THE Daytona 675.
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I got 8k miles and 5 trackdays out of my dunlop 218's that came stock on my 600RR.

You should be fine. The blueness you see on the tires should be the oils coming out of the rubber. Completely normal and the tires should be fine.
yup. any of the silca based street compounds will turn blue around the edges where oils can collect.

if you look at your tires after they have sat for a few months they will be bluish... doesnt have to be from heat. Now heat cycles on race compounds are a whole different ball game of blues and hardening which directly affects the plyability/grip of the tire


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