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Soo I need some advice from those of you who have used slicks.. I'm not using my bike on the road anymore and I'm about due for new tyres so I'm thinking what the hell I'll give them a go. I've never used them and I had a few questions:

What sort of $$ should I be paying for a new set for a 600?

When you scrub them in on the track is it just like 2 laps at a relatively relaxed pace then unleash?

What heat do you set your warmers to with them?

Advice from those in the know would be appreciated :cool:
 

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I usually pick up a set of bridgestone battlax slicks for $500, scrubbing in only takes a coupla laps and mine are usually on 70deg.

Be aware, they go off really quickly :( I had a pair that didnt last any longer than 6-7 months.
 

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Joel David said:
I usually pick up a set of bridgestone battlax slicks for $500, scrubbing in only takes a coupla laps and mine are usually on 70deg.

Be aware, they go off really quickly :( I had a pair that didnt last any longer than 6-7 months.

How do you tell when they go off?
 

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dayeve said:
Joel David said:
I usually pick up a set of bridgestone battlax slicks for $500, scrubbing in only takes a coupla laps and mine are usually on 70deg.

Be aware, they go off really quickly :( I had a pair that didnt last any longer than 6-7 months.

How do you tell when they go off?
Being bright blue or yellow is a sign the catalyst is escaping, trying to highside you into the stratosphere is another good sign....
 

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i wouldnt say that slicks go off that fast.. as long as you store them in a cool place (wrapping them in black garbage bags helps) or if its a race bike put it on stands and wrap warmers around them. i have store slicks like that for over a year and were still fine.

the blue stuff on the tyres is a sign of a heat cycle. thats what kills the slicks (good for maybe 4-5 cycles). if you use warmers than theoretically each ride day will be a heat cycle but pending your speed prolly wont get more than 4-5 track days out of them at best anyway.

tried diff slicks and have to say i like bridgies the most. predictable grip and last pretty well.
 

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i cant run slicks in racing, so have never run, but dunlop gp's i can stretch out a front for 8 days with two rears to that....pirellis i couldnt, maybe a day less...but that is stretching them out, poor mans racing stylessss...
 

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mitch179 said:
What pressures are you guys running in them cold??
You have 2 very serious problems with that question Mitch.

1) It sounds like you're planning to run them without warmers. This is a BAAAAD idea. Just spend the damn 350 bucks or so, they'll pay for themselves in lack of cold tear in about 3 sets of hoops anyway.
2) Measuring cold temps is a stupid idea anyway.

Also, you didn't mention which tyres.. you're definately going with the Bridgeys?
 

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OK, well what do you run in them hot?

Not sure if I'm getting the bridgestones or the pirelli's, the pirelli's *seem* to be easier to get here so that might be my best option but I'll keep searching
 

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I really liked the Pirelli's (Superbike slicks I take it?). I don't have much experience on other tyres to compare though.

Generally 70-80 degrees is what you'll see warmers set to for race tyres. a bit lower for wets.
 
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