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Old 07-Apr-2006, 04:29 PM
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racetechs?

i've been offered pre used metzler racetechs (about ten laps)
what do you reckon are they any good maybe for road use if they survive a trak day?
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Old 09-Apr-2006, 04:14 PM
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Racetechs are Race tyres, take a while to heat up for road use, be careful till they get warm.



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Old 09-Apr-2006, 04:39 PM
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I ride with pre-loved racetech's. Can be a bit skittish when cold but in my experience don't take long to warm up.
There are better road tyres if that's all you want them for.
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Old 10-Apr-2006, 09:08 AM
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cheers guys i'll probably destroy them on the track before i get a chance to try them on the road. i'm glad that you use pre-loved racetechs nbs996, as someone told me that you should'nt use used tyres cos when they get hot then removed then put on a different bike it can cause to much stress on the tyre wall, have you heard that? i know of a couple of others who use these racetechs and they haven't had a problem!
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Old 10-Apr-2006, 09:33 AM
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Hi Supergray

I have just moved over to these from rennsports.
I have used 120/180 in the past for fast road, went onto pre-loved 120/190-55 racetecs.

I have always given my tyres some warm-up time, otherwise they will slide, but these have been great - although I do only ride in the dry and warmer weather.

Only 2 brief rides this season
Roll on the good weather

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Old 10-Apr-2006, 10:14 AM
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m8, you have nothing to worry about, not for a second. Long as you know the person you['re buying from is straight up about their history and number of laps....

then go for it.
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Old 10-Apr-2006, 12:39 PM
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cheers guys i'll probably destroy them on the track before i get a chance to try them on the road. i'm glad that you use pre-loved racetechs nbs996, as someone told me that you should'nt use used tyres cos when they get hot then removed then put on a different bike it can cause to much stress on the tyre wall, have you heard that? i know of a couple of others who use these racetechs and they haven't had a problem!

Nope, never heard of that. Don't understand why it might be either... but then I'm not the sharpest tool in the shed!
I got mine from some1 I know and they'd done a single heat cycle (12 laps of Mallory) so were good as new.

I'd not think twice about doing the same again, it's a huge cost saving!
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Old 12-Apr-2006, 05:15 PM
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cheers fellas! i'll do it! so is a 190/55 gonna be a problem on my 748? i'm not sure if i can get hold of any other sizes ie. a 180. my mates both using these racetechs have 190/55s, on a gsxr600 and a mille! i don't want to crash again!! at least not till the end of the summer!
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Couldn't comment on suitability for a 748, but be aware they've got a higher profile than other tyres so if you've got a hugger fitted then you might have an issue with clearance.
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Old 12-Apr-2006, 06:46 PM
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I had the same issue here - wanted to go for 180 but they only use 190's.
I have the 190 fitted on a 5.5 rim (rear) - it does give a steep edge, so when you are off the edge your toes are touching, but there is definately bags of grip - also noticed they tip in a bit quicker - even with the rideheight reset to previous

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