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Question Wet Tires

i was just wondering what tire people use when its raining or the track it damp,obviously rain tires in the rain but what about when its damp and do CCS race in the rain, my bro swears by pirelli diablo wets which are Intermediates, cause at the mo i only have one sets of wheels and a set of power race, so if it rains i'm buggered, any pointers would be hoofing, i was trying to find pirelli wets on the net but didn't really come up with much, what do you guys use? i was just gunna go with a set of pilot powers as i dont really know what to do.


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http://two-wheels.michelin.com/2w/fr...135921&lang=EN
here shows pilots do just as well in the wet as they do dry. i can honestly say i get close to draggin my knee even when its wet with PP's
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here shows pilots do just as well in the wet as they do dry. i can honestly say i get close to draggin my knee even when its wet with PP's
Thanks fella, just a question tho, will PP's perform a good as a race intermediate,
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intermediates are only for the situation between full rain and dry... not really good in standing water. You need a full wet for that. They're bubble gum soft and channel water like a boat, you can get a tremendous amount of lean out of them and still be safe. I've heard Michelins are good, and Bridgestone is famous for wets. I've used Dunlops and they're good too, but I haven't tried the current generation. The main concern is to get a WET tire, not an intermediate. Also, should a dry line develop be sure to run them through a puddle here and there to keep them cool. You can cook them in a lap or two in the dry. Also, no warmers on WETS
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I know a few guys who run the Pilot's for half dry conditions. They work fine and if it does get a dry line you're much beter off than with rains, as stated above, they will cook rapidly. If you get a chance to practice in the damp, don't over look your DOT's right off either. If you can get them hot and keep them hot, you'd be suprised.
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shoot, after this past weekend... i'm very impressed with how well the slicks on my 125 handled the damp to wet conditions. the point is, if all you have is one set of rims with dot race tires already mounted. don't freak out if it starts to rain on you. you'll still have some traction. you can still race, somewhat, on them. just don't go out expecting dry weather performance out of them...

my advice would be to snatch up a spare set of rims ASAP! they are mighty handy for pre mounting a set of rains or intermediates... and as buck knows, if you come prepared they rain will go away... :D

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Pirelli diablo wets, thats what i will be using as inters this weekend at Croft, never raced in the damp before so ill let you know how i get on (hopefully it wont be, but just in case)
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Pilot powers... you cant go wrong. great in the dry and wet.
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Pirelli diablo wets, thats what i will be using as inters this weekend at Croft, never raced in the damp before so ill let you know how i get on (hopefully it wont be, but just in case)
Should have bought Diablo Rains.................you know when youre in trouble when there is standing water everywhere on the track and your the only guy on intermidiates...................finished though and got another sig !
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CCsex112, what area of Jax are you from and where do you race your bike?
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