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post #1 of 32 (permalink) Old 10-20-2017, 07:41 PM Thread Starter
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130/75/12 PMT Slicks, Anybody running them?

Anybody here running the new 130/75/12 PMT slicks?
Im thinking this will be my next tire after I wear out the TT93s (which will be soon). I like that the PMT will be a little wider than my current 120/80 yet a minuscule difference in height. Here is a pic of my current TT93s

Also from what I have been reading, the PMTs are actually over a lb lighter than the TT93s, so that should help considering the TT93s slowed the bike down from the stock tires.
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If you get those PMT's let us know how the life is. I wouldn't mind a little more stick myself but I still opted for the TT93's because they last longer.

I've heard that if you ride hard and a lot, they are done in a day. I don't want to change tires that much.
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I put a set of Mitas Medium compound on yesterday but not getting back on track for a week or two. Anyone running those?
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If you get those PMT's let us know how the life is. I wouldn't mind a little more stick myself but I still opted for the TT93's because they last longer.

I've heard that if you ride hard and a lot, they are done in a day. I don't want to change tires that much.
I have been impressed with he TT93s so far. I have over 500 track miles on them so far.
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Coming up on winter here in Wisconsin. My TT93's are still good and I'm hoping to use them next year. I wonder how they react to being below freezing. More typical race tire compounds are ruined, but I suspect TT93's are closer to a street compound. I'm sure the Mitas and PMT slicks can't be frozen.
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I have tried both the TT93s and the PMT slicks with some good results from both. Keep in mind the Dunlops have "soft" on their sidewalls so while they may last a long time on the street, you might also burn through them pretty quickly if you are very aggressive. Here is what our rear Dunlop looked like after 14 hrs running time(approx. 600 miles) in a 24hr enduro. Now the PMTs come in 4 compounds(supersoft, soft, medium & hard) so this year we ran a "hard" rear(same 120/80-12 size) and the tire wear after 14 hrs looked about the same but the overall grip was much better with more stability at the limit. The weight savings is significant as well: the rear TT93 weighs 8lbs. 15.4 oz. vs. 7 lbs. 2.6 oz for the PMT so a solid 1.8 lbs. savings. I also would like to try the 130/75-12 size but right now it's only available in a "medium" compound and in limited supply. I'm sold on the PMTs performance for endurance racing and the cost isn't much more than the Dunlops unless you choose to run the softer compounds which won't last as long.
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Thanks for that link as it's not listed on the PMT / Minimob site yet and they didn't mention any other compounds when I inquired about a medium rear. Unfortunately, everyone I have contacted is out of stock on the 130s except for the soft compound and I doubt that will last an entire 8 hrs of racing. Guess I'll be using the 120/80-12 size again.
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Finally got the PMT slicks. Although in the 120/80. The 130/75 was on backorder.

Weighed all 3 sets of tires with the same scale and here are the results.

Stock Tires <100miles
IRC 100/90/12 6’ 9 oz
IRC 120/70/12 7’11 oz

~550 hard track miles
Tt93 100/90/12 7’ 9oz
Tt93 120/80/12 7’11 oz

New
Pmt 100/90/12 5’7 oz
Pmt 120/80/12 7’6 oz


Significant difference in the front tire. The PMT is 2 lbs lighter than the TT93. Now I know why my acceleration suffered when I put on the TT93s.

First trackday with the PMTs will be Monday and the first race of the season is the following Saturday. Cant wait to test these things out.
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I would be more concerned about weight on full size track bikes, but not so much on little bikes. Still, my primary concern with the 12" race tires is wear. If I can't get at least 4-6 days out of them, I probably won't go that route. I still run out of cornering clearance with the TT93's before they start to slide.
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