Another Track Day tire question?

Erik Weber yoober at
Wed Jun 18 09:42:12 PDT 2008

Mike, dunno about the wheel swap, but I ride with NESBA too on my SV.
I get my Pirellis from them. I switched to race tires after I was in
the "I" group for a while. I think the DC III is said to last you
longer because it's not as soft in the center, but I think the edge
compound is the same as the SCs, so I have trouble understanding how
that's really going to last longer when it comes to cornering, but
maybe I have it wrong. I have run the Dragon SC (DOT and slick) and
the newer Diablo SC (all come in 160) and have been happy with all of
them. I also ran the Bridgestone Battlax slicks and liked them too.
You might get some good prices on the Dragons since they are basically
being replaced.

On 6/18/08, Mike Moore <mike at> wrote:
> I've been following the tire discussions with interest.  I'm in my second
>  year of track days on a 2006 SV650 using BT-014.  I've been happy with the
>  tires but I'm getting to the pace (Nesba "I") that I am considering
>  something else.  Pirelli is a Nesba sponsor and lots of folks are runing DC
>  III but they are not available in 160 for the SV.  Recently it was suggested
>  that I consider switching out the rear wheel (F3 or similar) so I could run
>  DC III.
>  Does anyone have experience with this type of setup?
>  Anyone know for sure what is is required for an F3 rear wheel swap.  Does F3
>  year make a difference?  I think before about '98 the F3 was a 5" rim and
>  5.5" later.  Can anyone confirm that?
>  Thanks in advance
>  Mike

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