AMA Supersport Racer
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: 18 miles from the Gap
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Look at it from this perspective...........
1. Use old tires (take offs that are questionable) and risk going down...soft, hard, low-side, hi-side, whatever. Then try to estimate the cost of medical bills if any, cost to repair the bike, time loss from work, etc.
2. Buy new tires and have them mounted and balanced and have the feeling of confidence in your tires when you are out on the track. This will help remove at least some of the factors that lead to a crash, not all of them of course.
The decision is yours, but honestly, if I have any question about my tires, I swap them out before hitting the track. I tried to push a front Power Race last year at Barber and get that proverbial........."one more day" out of it and it tucked on me coming down the hill at T3 and I slid across the track to the gravel pit. Fortunately for me, I didn't take out any other riders, I didn't get hurt other than a very sore wrist for about a month, and had about $100 worth of damage to the track bike to be able to ride it again. Hope this helps with your decision.
Vern....STT Southern Region Instructor
If it ain't fast........It ain't fun!!
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