Originally Posted by awarble
Going up to meet a guy at Grattan to buy some take off he has. He has 3 sets of Diablo Corsa's for sale. Said he has two practices and two races on each set. 75 buck for a set. For that price I was going to use them for the street with out a worry. But Wouldn't these be ok for my first track day at Gingerman? What do you guys think....
I can buy these sets of Corsa's or a new set of Pilot Powers. I have Pilot Powers on my 919 right now. Love the tires, just thought with my riding style, the take offs would be fine.
What do you all think??
how much tire is left... 50% or more?
Diablo Corsas are a very good tire, and would make for a very good take off tire to reuse on the track, I've done several track days with them. you don't have to worry about heat cycles... Keep in mind that some track day organizations require your tires to have at least 50% tread life left... be sure to check that with your track day organization you'll be doing the event with...
DOT race tires on the other hand I would say NO, they may be good enough for mild street riding, and your riding style, but for (1), I think you'll be a little more aggressive than you usually are when you go to the track, (2) heat cycles... don't really know how many heat cycles have been done on them, lots of heat cycles on DOT race tires take the stickyness away from the rubber compound...
isn't pilot powers and Diablo Corsas basically the same type of tire?
track/street tire? I'm not sure... I haven't tryed the "Pp's"
if they're a good price, and have more then 50% life left, I say buy them up,
it's always good to at least try them out and see if you like them, I know I love them!