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For those of you who've been to various track days in California. How much does it normally cost to get a set of new tires installed onsite at the track by their selected vendor? Is it outrageous or fairly good deal. Thinking about maybe trying a day or two, but not sure if my tires will pass tech inspection since they have about 2000 miles on them already.
 

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Last time I got tires (and this was for a S1000RR), it was 300, and I carried my wheels over to them. I think if you want them to take the wheels off the bike it's another $40 or more.

These were for Pirelli SuperCorsa SCs. They don't generally carry the "street" style tires. At least our guy doesn't. I actually just wanted SuperCorsa SPs because my bike was dual purpose street/track.

2000 miles doesn't sound like a lot if they are the tires that came with the bike. Street tires last way longer than track tires.
 

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There are certain race tires that you can only buy from the vendor at the track, and they are generally a good deal, I have no idea about the street/track tires, haven't bought them in years :) Plus, you bring them the wheels and they mount and balance them free if you buy from them. I was planning on putting Pirelli slicks on my R3 at my first track day, but I just looked on the website and I don't see the 150 rears that I remember seeing before...?
 

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There are certain race tires that you can only buy from the vendor at the track, and they are generally a good deal, I have no idea about the street/track tires, haven't bought them in years :) Plus, you bring them the wheels and they mount and balance them free if you buy from them. I was planning on putting Pirelli slicks on my R3 at my first track day, but I just looked on the website and I don't see the 150 rears that I remember seeing before...?
They do carry them, afaik. If not the slicks, then the DOT race. My friend has a set for his Ninja 300.
 

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I called Dale at Racer's Edge Performance today, he's the Pirelli dealer for the south west. This was his input on tires for the R3... There is currently a Pirelli Supercorsa 110 front and 120 front (obviously), and there is currently a Supercorsa 150 rear and Superbike 160 rear slick. Coming next fall, there will be a Supercorsa 140 rear that is designed for these small bikes to pair with the Supercorsa 110 front.

Most of the guys around here racing Ninja 250s and 300s are running the Pirelli Diablo Supercorsa 110 front and a Diablo Rosso II 140 rear. However, some of the guys on the 300s now are trying the Supercorsa 110 front and Supercorsa 150 rear, and one pretty fast dude has even had good luck on the Pirelli Supercorsa 120 front and superbike 160 rear slick (He went to the 120 front to keep the front matched with the taller 160 rear). I think for now, I will stick on the tried and true Supercorsa 110 front and Rosso II 140 rear for early testing, then I'll change the rear out for the Supercorsa 140 once it's released around September.
 

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I plan to run stock tires (adjusted for track pressure) this season - when they're gone or if they aren't up to the task I'll likely go to SC's. If you're doing mostly street with some track days, I'd recommend sticking with stock tires just to save two tire changes every track day, but that's me. At the speeds these things go, you should have pretty good grip with stock tires at proper track pressures. I ran a Ninja 250 with fairly hard Bridgestone DOT's for two race seasons and still had tread left - grip isn't the issue on these bikes - suspension and maintaining speed through the corners is.

(opinions may vary, no warranty expressed or implied, use at own risk)
 

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For those of you who've been to various track days in California. How much does it normally cost to get a set of new tires installed onsite at the track by their selected vendor? Is it outrageous or fairly good deal. Thinking about maybe trying a day or two, but not sure if my tires will pass tech inspection since they have about 2000 miles on them already.
Hi J-Man,

I'm running Dunlops on my R3 race bike and love them. Great grip, great feedback, and really amazing support from Dunlop at the track. I'm running a 95 slick on the front and a 120 slick on the rear. Runs about $300 a set installed (if you pull the wheels off the bike).

I'm sure Jason at Dunlop also has DOTs if you're looking for something that you can leave on if you are also riding the bike on the street...might even cost a little less than the race slicks.
 

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I plan to run stock tires (adjusted for track pressure) this season - when they're gone or if they aren't up to the task I'll likely go to SC's. If you're doing mostly street with some track days, I'd recommend sticking with stock tires just to save two tire changes every track day, but that's me. At the speeds these things go, you should have pretty good grip with stock tires at proper track pressures. I ran a Ninja 250 with fairly hard Bridgestone DOT's for two race seasons and still had tread left - grip isn't the issue on these bikes - suspension and maintaining speed through the corners is.

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Hey Stirz, you end up running the stock tires on your bike? Looks like you posted on this last year and I was wondering how they did. Don't mind getting news tires, but don't need to spend the cash if they'll work.
 

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Hey Stirz, you end up running the stock tires on your bike? Looks like you posted on this last year and I was wondering how they did. Don't mind getting news tires, but don't need to spend the cash if they'll work.
I did run them for about 150 miles then switched to Pirelli. I never had any problems with grip with the Michelins - and still use them as rains (better than the Pirelli in the wet, IMO)
 

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Stirz, what pressures did you run on the stockers at the track?
Cold pressures (for Thunderhill/Laguna/Sonoma) I'm interested in as well.

I did get a stock KTM RC390 Diablo Rosso 2 take offs from last weekend Sonoma AFM races. I plan on getting those installed till I get anywhere near race pace on my new R3. Been riding R6 at the track mostly, with a few days on a ninja 250
 
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