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    Tire Question Remolded vs. New

    My RS250 is in need of some new tires before my track day. I have been looking at all the big name companies and I came across this.

    Tomahawk remolded tires with a race compound using a recycled 208 carcass. No not the color touring ones but their race / sport line of tires.

    Has anyone here tried these? Because of the cost, my skill level (novice), and since I only do track days no racing on the 250 yet. I was thinking about picking a set. What is your take on remolds vs. new?

    I would post the link but I don't want to advertise for them.
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    I have never used, but in a sport where your life truly depends on your equipment, I wouldn't use a re-anything. Would you use a re- surfaced helmet?I just had a set of 208's mounted for $300.

    If you don't want race Im sure there are other non race comps at at cheaper dollar. Be safe...

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    I agree with pookie is not worth risking for a few $$$

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    Well, recap tyres on cars got a bad wrap, thanks to a lot of them de-laminating, and, well, exploding off the carcass back in the '70s and '80s. I have dealt a fair bit with 4wd remould tyres, and I've got nothing but good to say about them, never a single failure over many years of abuse.

    BUT, bikes are a different story. To be fair, they are probably OK, but there is only one way to find out, get them and try. Thing is, they may be shite, gripless, wear quick, be hard to balance, or even de-laminate and fly apart at speed (these are all problems common with old re-caps). Are you willing to take that risk, and accept the consequence if it all goes pear shaped?

    Personally, I'd say go with a major brand, sportsbike tyre. Shop around, there are some bargains to be had. If you are struggling for $$, maybe someones race takeoffs might suit. While no longer at their peak, they are often still very good for average joe for a while longer.
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    Anyone remember Konkorde Tyres???

    Not re mould but re-manufactured. Used Dunlop and Michelin Carcases (Spelling?). They were OK and did not delaminate even at speeds of 140MPH +

    HOWEVER! You could not guarantee which carcase you would get. I had them on a GSX-R750(Y). The rear was A1 the front was loose (Felt like a michelin pilot) I just could not trust the tyres to push the front as it always felt like it was going to tuck under. As a result I would recomend just going for a known brand. Price around play one dealer off of another to get the best price.

    maybe someones race takeoffs might suit
    This is oftens a very good Idea, I use them and the profile is normally in place and good for general use. With fuel prices as high as they are I pays to save money where you can, part worn is a viable option.

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    Thanks guys for all the feed back.

    After searching a little more I found that yes they were a bit cheaper but when it came to mount and balance most shops will increase their cost if you bring in your tires. After it was all said and done for the price of a night out to the movies I could get a set of new major brand tires. Thanks again fellas.
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