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I'm thinking of racing on Michelin slicks this year. I raced last year on Pirelli's and loved them, but the contingency money is better for Michelins. Anyone out there running Michelin Slicks? I need some feedback on the quality of the tires.
 

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Have not run the Michelin slicks but the Dunlop sportmax slicks are awesome.
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Have run the pilot race and was not that big of fan on them. The rear seems to tear easily on a 1000.
 

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madkaw said:
Have not run the Michelin slicks but the Dunlop sportmax slicks are awesome.
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Have run the pilot race and was not that big of fan on them. The rear seems to tear easily on a 1000.
Never tried any slicks for that matter as not all my race classes allow for them but I do like my DOT Michelin Power Race PR series tires not that that would help yah any...:dontknow:
 

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What size are you using with the Pilot Powers. I wanted a 190/55/17, but they don't have any.
 

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What size are you using with the Pilot Powers. I wanted a 190/55/17, but they don't have any.
No. Not pilot powers. Power Race PR series tires. DOT race tires. And I use 190/50 rear although I have heard rumor that Michelin is coming out with a 190/55 rear very soon but we will see.
 

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johnnyb-21 said:
I'm thinking of racing on Michelin slicks this year. I raced last year on Pirelli's and loved them, but the contingency money is better for Michelins. Anyone out there running Michelin Slicks? I need some feedback on the quality of the tires.
I ran Michelin slicks last year on the 10R and Dunlop 108 slicks on the 999R. Michelin slicks were very good. Fantastic outright traction. I especially love the front. The difference between Michelin and Dunlop is its breakaway chracteristic, or maximum traction threshold. The Michelin would slip-grip-slip-grip at the limit. A bit bothersome until you get use to it. The Dunlop would slide but at somewhat of a lower limit. :beer:
 

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Hey Johnnyb, I run the Mich slicks, both the s1200/1800 trackday slicks and the "Superbike" slicks in 180/67/17 and 120/70/17's. I really like them. I get great life out of the S1200/1800 "trackday" slicks and pretty good traction as well. My last set I got 4 days out of them without warmers. That was 2 days @ Buttonwillow(1 forward, 1 backward), one day at T-Hill and one day on thr Las Vegas classic course before they were completely dead. I just started using the superbike slicks in 180/67 and the front is absolutely great. I can easily launch myself over the bars on the brakes without any chatter at all fro mthe front end. Just a bit of info for you too, no matter what anybody tells you, the "superbike" slicks stick better with the lower perssure that the S1200/1800 seem to like so much. The guy that mounted mine talked me into running 32psi.F/30psi.Rear, unlike the 28F/24R that I used to run in the S1200/1800 and the "superbike" slicks were a little greasy with the higher pressure. Once I got the psi down, they were great. The price seems to be pretty good too, I was getting the 1200/1800 for $300 set [email protected] track, and the superbike slicks were running me 375 mounted.
My $.02, YMMV.
 
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