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Re: New to track riding and PRE.
« Reply #30 on: April 20, 2017, 03:13:20 AM »

Yes I agree they could be very bad if the wind got a hold of it and put it down in the middle of the track. Figured that was a rule for every event there. Like you said if one person could it would turn into drone racing in no time. I was almost going to make it this weekend but I'm still waiting on my battery (shipped wrong one) and a seat pad. I could rig something up but still need a trailer to not be using the back of my truck and needing help to get bike off and on. Was going to buy one today that was on sale but it is out of stock in all of NC..... I will be at VIR on the 22 next month for sure unless something major goes wrong. If I get bored this weekend what's the fee to just come watch at nc bike? Or is it free to spectate? I've never seen that track and figured I could check it out if I have time.
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Re: New to track riding and PRE.
« Reply #31 on: April 21, 2017, 05:47:44 PM »

Also, if I'm still allowed to pry for questions in this thread, what is the rule on tire tread? I have never had the chance to run slicks and this bike came with two sets of racing battleaxe bridgestones . Both have the dot on the side about the same depth, but how deep must it be for tech? Is there a limit on how old they can be before they lose grip or heat cycles. I know there is for pros and all but he said he had three track days on them and I'm a beginner. They do have 1/2 inch to a inch of chicken strips so it does not look like he was shredding. Should I junk em both or test em out and have money ready for new ones? PS. I am poor as I just secured the trailer and I am ready to go!
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Re: New to track riding and PRE.
« Reply #32 on: April 21, 2017, 05:56:08 PM »

Most likely I'd run them, but post some close up pics and we'll give you a better opinion. Also post the date code. Don't forget many of us are at NC bike so the forum will be kind of dead this weekend.
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Re: New to track riding and PRE.
« Reply #33 on: April 21, 2017, 10:00:21 PM »

Ok I'll post some pics. I'll have to figure that out when I get home to them. I know you are all gone... jealous as can be. Ha.
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Re: New to track riding and PRE.
« Reply #34 on: April 24, 2017, 02:35:27 PM »

The rear is 2711 and the front is 2409...... they also have the directional arrow on the front going the wrong way.
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Re: New to track riding and PRE.
« Reply #35 on: April 24, 2017, 03:42:41 PM »

We would need to see a photo to ensure those are date codes and not compound codes. If that is the date then the rear is from 2011, and the front from 2009. The arrows don't really matter IMO. I personally wouldn't be concerned about that, it just means that whoever was running the tires on those rims had flipped them. 2009, and 2011 are old tires. Maybe not a big deal if they haven't been stored out in a shed where they have frozen and thawed out multiple times, but if that is unknown then it's probably best not to use them. No need to throw your new bike down the road because you tried to use an eight year old tire. It would be much cheaper just to replace them
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Re: New to track riding and PRE.
« Reply #36 on: April 24, 2017, 03:58:29 PM »

This is what I'm getting those numbers from. One showing the dots left on the front rear dots are the same or better. I do not want it as a worry in the back of my mind but I was hoping to hear they would still be more grip than any street tire for the banks sake. Which is all I've ever rode.
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Re: New to track riding and PRE.
« Reply #37 on: April 24, 2017, 04:03:41 PM »

That looks like a compound code maybe?
Look for an oval shape with 4 numbers in it. The first 2 numbers are the week, the second 2 are the year.  T


As far as tread... it looks fine.
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Re: New to track riding and PRE.
« Reply #38 on: April 24, 2017, 04:21:12 PM »

Those are the date codes, 2009 and 2011. 2009 is getting a little sketchy depending on what you expect from a tire and how you manage any irregularities. (I'm cheap, so i'd run them!) I am running the last of my 2011 and 2012 fronts and they haven't moved a mm at any pace. Mine have been stored inside.
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Re: New to track riding and PRE.
« Reply #39 on: April 24, 2017, 04:31:14 PM »

Yeah that's all the codes on them. Maybe I can swing a new front before the next track day. The rear I can manage being sketchy. Not a fan of the front being in question though. Thanks for the help again.
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Re: New to track riding and PRE.
« Reply #40 on: April 24, 2017, 05:19:47 PM »

If you need a Dunlop front, David Brown might have some take offs left.

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Re: New to track riding and PRE.
« Reply #41 on: April 25, 2017, 06:02:40 AM »

Looks like I'm definitely in the market for some take offs.
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Re: New to track riding and PRE.
« Reply #42 on: April 26, 2017, 08:21:48 PM »

What are you looking for size type. I have a number is Dunlop Dot with 190 rears and slicks with 200 rears.
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Re: New to track riding and PRE.
« Reply #43 on: April 27, 2017, 02:50:12 AM »

Welcome  to Pre Andy,  I'm in Highpoint near the paladium  off wendover so if you need any help with anything hit me up.
also I have a dunlop front slicks date code 14 and 15 both have one session on them if your looking.
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Re: New to track riding and PRE.
« Reply #44 on: May 09, 2017, 04:38:42 AM »

Sorry been busy as can be. It has a 120/600r17 on it now. But honestly between getting the bike a trailer my girls birthday and motoamerica this weekend I prolly will be in the negative come track day. What would you want for one of them? If you have that size that is.
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