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Discussion in 'General Racing Chat' started by spero, Mar 30, 2011.

  1. spero

    spero Team Modern Racing

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    Just picked up the new Pirelli 60 series from Mspeed.

    Can't wait to try it out!!!!
     

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  2. mspeedman

    mspeedman #56

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    In a DOT !!! Nice!
     
  3. dasein

    dasein WMRRA #24

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    Why does it matter if it is a DOT?
     
  4. Marbod

    Marbod Rubbin's racin'

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    These kind of "extreme" (for better edge grip and drive, but necessitating chassis setup modifications) tire profile has in the past been used only on Slick tires. Now Pirelli has brought that to the DoT street legal tires as well. The new 200/55 DoT for the "big" bikes is another example of that.

    Btw. These are the exact same tires that were used for first time in WSS at Donington last weekend. We received our first shipment just this past friday.
    Win on Sunday, sell on Monday!(or in my case, sell on Tuesday through Saturday)
     
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  5. dasein

    dasein WMRRA #24

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    and what are the setup changes? rear ride height?
     
  6. amartin

    amartin Member

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    What tire were they using at Phillip Island?
     
  7. Brett

    Brett Twin Brothers Racing WMRC Exec

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    I think the question should really be, what tire pressure were the affected teams running?
     
  8. bsa_414

    bsa_414 WMRC Formula Classic Rep

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    Nikola wrote:
    [...] From sig
    Race bike for 2011 '97 Ducati 748
    [...]

    New ride? You still going to race the Rocket 3 a few times?

    :)
     
  9. bsa_414

    bsa_414 WMRC Formula Classic Rep

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    Just checked out your web site - WOW! That is one hell of a press release! You and Rossi - Ducati dudes! Let the good times roll...

    So are you going to race MWSBK with it, or brave it out in 600 Supersport?
     
  10. Marbod

    Marbod Rubbin's racin'

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    The three teams that experienced flat tires(as well as a few other teams ) at Phillip Island were running the Supersoft compound against the express recommendation of Pirelli. Phillip Island with its extremely high cornering speed is very hard on tires ,tire wear there is extreme.
    The three riders who got the flats literally rode right through the cords(suspension setup probably wasn't ideal either) , hence the gradual deflation, completely unlike the catastrophic sudden tire failures you get with Chunklops.

    Btw, Austin, how's your bigbore 600 " Supersport " build coming along?
     
  11. amartin

    amartin Member

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    That's a reasonable explanation, certainly more down to earth than the tire-pressure/humidity story.

    I ran out of money after I paid you for the suspension and exhaust. At the moment, I'm trying to pawn everything so I can buy Mr. Nadolny's 750.
     
  12. Marbod

    Marbod Rubbin's racin'

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    118 hp isn't good enough already ???
     
  13. bsa_414

    bsa_414 WMRC Formula Classic Rep

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    :bow: :bow: :bow:
     
  14. Marbod

    Marbod Rubbin's racin'

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    That spare 996 motor of yours will slot right in.
     
  15. urquhart

    urquhart New Member

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    I actually laughed out loud at work here ...:flashy:
     
  16. Jimi

    Jimi JIMI

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    Taking a year off I see:flashy:
     
  17. TommyO

    TommyO Daytonut

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    I'm not at work, but I have to agree Davie, I laughed my fu**ing ass off at that too!......We might have to make him "President" next year just to keep him honest!......:D:D

    Good work on Sunday there, Buddie!......I had a big smile on my face in T4 watching you get that "big" spot on the box!......Hope you get a few more!.....
     

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