Another Track Day tire question?

Mike Moore mike at
Wed Jun 18 10:52:41 PDT 2008


Thanks for the feedback.  I'm not sure why they say the DC III will last
longer either.  I'm just going on what I've been told.  Might be because
everyone on the DC III is running 600s or liter bikes and normally wear the
center as fast as the edges. LOL.  Of course the DC III is a little less
cost to start with.

How many track days did you get out of a set of the SC tires?  If I
understand correctly the slicks and DOTs are the same rubber with the tread
in the DOT.

On Wed, Jun 18, 2008 at 11:42 AM, Erik Weber <yoober at> wrote:

> 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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