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Where do you buy slicks?

Anyone know of a place that sells them cheaper than a regular local shop?

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Re: Where do you buy slicks?

www.discountmotorcycletire.com maybe
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Re: Where do you buy slicks?

Doesn't look like they have any....

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Re: Where do you buy slicks?

I doubt you can get them by mail/Internet order (though I may be wrong). They probably don't want them in the hands of street riders.

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Re: Where do you buy slicks?

Ahhh...I guess I could see that. Eeek said he just goes through the local shop. I guess you could get them race day too. I thought I found a place online a few weeks ago that had them but I can't seem to find it again.

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Re: Where do you buy slicks?

????

http://www.barebones.net/tires.htm

http://www.bibmen.com/price.html

http://www.sporttire.com/intro.htm

http://www.streetandcomp.com/index2.htm

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Re: Where do you buy slicks?

I get mine from SportTire, but they are at the local races. I think they require you to have a racing licence to buy from them, but I could be wrong.
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Re: Where do you buy slicks?

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I get mine from SportTire, but they are at the local races. I think they require you to have a racing licence to buy from them, but I could be wrong.
I just finished filling out my AFM paperwork. It goes out in tomorrows mail.

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Re: Where do you buy slicks?

I've always got mine at the track on race weekends. But there are a couple of websites I had bookmarked, unfortunately they're dead links now. One was for Dunlops and the other was California Race Services (Pirelli, Metz, and B-Stones). Anyway it's great to see you're joining the AFM. I'll see you at the end of March!!!
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Re: Where do you buy slicks?

What Brand were you interested in getting? Do they have to be slicks?
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Re: Where do you buy slicks?

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What Brand were you interested in getting? Do they have to be slicks?
Actually I was just looking for a buddy of mine. I plan on riding some Dragon Supercorsas till I get tire warmers, then I might go with slicks.

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Re: Where do you buy slicks?

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Actually I was just looking for a buddy of mine. I plan on riding some Dragon Supercorsas till I get tire warmers, then I might go with slicks.

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If your buddy races, he should already know where to buy them. I like buying them at the track. That way you get current info on the psi and compounds running that day (not like it truelly matters for guys like me. But still nice).

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Re: Where do you buy slicks?

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Actually I was just looking for a buddy of mine. I plan on riding some Dragon Supercorsas till I get tire warmers, then I might go with slicks.

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Well, FWIW, I have @ 5 sets of Pirelli Supercorsa Diablos & 5 sets of Dunlop 208gp's if anyone is interested. All new.
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Re: Where do you buy slicks?

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If your buddy races, he should already know where to buy them. I like buying them at the track. That way you get current info on the psi and compounds running that day (not like it truelly matters for guys like me. But still nice).
Actually my buddy has never raced, nor ever done a track day. I tried to convince him to go a similar route that I am going. Try it with the DOT tires first (since he doesn't have tire warmers either) until you get used to the lean angles and speeds. This guy is some what of a moron when it comes to common sense purchases. He is turning his deer totaled F4 into a race bike. At any rate, he wants to know where to get slicks so that he can spend 3 laps each track day and race warming them up so that he can ride a couple laps at good tire temp before having to pit. Stupid.

Edit: He doesn't even have an easy-up yet. Priorities are out of whack. He buys an aftermarket pipe before replacing warped brake rotors...

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Re: Where do you buy slicks?

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Actually my buddy has never raced, nor ever done a track day. I tried to convince him to go a similar route that I am going. Try it with the DOT tires first (since he doesn't have tire warmers either) until you get used to the lean angles and speeds. This guy is some what of a moron when it comes to common sense purchases. He is turning his deer totaled F4 into a race bike. At any rate, he wants to know where to get slicks so that he can spend 3 laps each track day and race warming them up so that he can ride a couple laps at good tire temp before having to pit. Stupid.

Edit: He doesn't even have an easy-up yet. Priorities are out of whack. He buys an aftermarket pipe before replacing warped brake rotors...

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