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Looking to move to slicks for my track days next year, do you guys buy a whole second set of rims (discs, bearings, sprocket, etc.) or just swap tires? When I add up the rim costs it has me thinking to track prep the 959 full time and go pick up a used hypermotard.

Alternatively are the Supercorsa SC1/2 the same compound as the Diablo Superbike SC1/2? If so perhaps just sticking with those and tire warmers for now would be the trick. I was looking at doing a set of the Superbike SC3's.
 

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I am also interested in this as well since I am going to track the 959 full time next year. Was going to swap out OEM ties with Supercorsa SPs but was thinking to move over to slicks.
 

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Hey @ Kev242 - Tires, tires, tires... it's a never ending thing, especially at the track! lol! This is not an official statement, but I would say that the compounds are not identical on the DOT vs the race slick. You have probably heard stories of guys running identical times on the DOTs, but IMO, the slick gives you more grip and better feel than a DOT will. The trade off is you'll burn through them much quicker (which in itself indicates they are not the same) I've used Bridgestone, Dunlop, and most recently Pirelli slicks over the years. Been using the Pirellis for that last 3 seasons. As far as compounds go, (talking about slicks) I would recommend going with the SC1's or SC2's as opposed to the SC3's. I think you'll find they will perform much better.

My track bike is track only so I don't have the issues of converting it back and fourth, (I did do that for many years though) but even then it would be nice to have a second set of wheels to avoid having to get tires swapped out.
 
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i have a set of oz wheels for track riding. I need a second set of brake discs though and a set of pads to swap between.

also, my pirelli rep tells me that sc compounds are identical on DOTs and Slicks. I use slicks because they last longer

i also second the use of sc1/sc2. sc3 are ok but they don't perform the same as the softer compounds
 

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i have a set of oz wheels for track riding. I need a second set of brake discs though and a set of pads to swap between.

also, my pirelli rep tells me that sc compounds are identical on DOTs and Slicks. I use slicks because they last longer

i also second the use of sc1/sc2. sc3 are ok but they don't perform the same as the softer compounds
Who are you buying your slicks from?
 
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