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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 10-20-2016, 5:08 PM Thread Starter
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Track tires to replace my BT003's

OK here we go. My Gen 2 track ride will need new tries by the end of this season and the current tire has been dropped. I currently run the Bridgstone BT003's and love them!
Here are my sizes:
Front 120/70 ZR 17 with stock 3.00" rim
Rear 140/70 ZR 17 with stock 3.5" rim
The 140/70 ZR 17 size seems to be going the way of the Dodo with the manufactures so I need some suggestions.

Thanks, The Stig

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This popped up in the Recent Discussions tab on the side, and even though I have yet to ride track, I've put down quite a few aggressive back road miles on a few different tires at this point.

I'm currently running the Pirelli Diablo Rosso 2's on my bike, same size you are running. I've taken it out to a couple really smooth back roads and got into some serious knee scrapers (scrubbed the lower fairing) and never felt either tire try to squirm out from under me. They are wicked soft, you can feel it a little when dropping in quickly into a turn, but they're very planted all the way through. Price is reasonable too, $220-ish for a set off Revzilla.
Here's a shot I took of the rear tire after a good 20 minutes on my favorite twisty.


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Well..... Keith.... if ya wanted to have them shipped in from the UK...
Price and shipping would be about the same as what D mentioned...

The Maxxis Promaxx
I ran the Promaxx Street for years until they stopped selling them stateside. The street version was grippy as hell.
Could lean the bike in and down pretty deep with hardly any effort.

Dunno if ya wanna deal with the headache of ordering something like that from across the pond though.

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I've been away for a while and don't know how to add a picture on this new sight. HELP!!!!!!

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I've been away for a while and don't know how to add a picture on this new sight. HELP!!!!!!
New software/site blows big fuzzy ones.

If ya use an outside link (pic hosting like photobucket or whatever) apparently it's easy....?
I dunno, I don't use them.

If you're on mobile.... it's more annoying.... Something about
"go advanced"...?
Full site is a bit easier to do but full site is hard to read on a small device.

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I've been away for a while and don't know how to add a picture on this new sight. HELP!!!!!!
Didn't change for me. I've always uploaded pictures to an image hosting site (photobucket for me), copied the image link, pasted it here and I'm good to go.

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