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Old 06-15-2010, 09:07 PM   #1
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Trackday this weekend need a little info

I'm running Michelin 2CT's what is a good tire pressure to run in novice? This is my second trackday.

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Old 06-15-2010, 09:16 PM   #2
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28/30 cold. With this heat they will heat up quick. I would pm scrc John he would know more. Anyways thats what i run in bt16s and it works for me.

Any painters tape will work, doesnt have to be black unless u want black. Try lowes, home depot or a paint supply store. Also i think pep boys.
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How do the 016's hold up on the track?? I got a fresh one on mine, about 1,000 miles...
Have heard they like to slip on on bigger bikes like mine.. of coarse this was after i got them!
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How do the 016's hold up on the track?? I got a fresh one on mine, about 1,000 miles...
Have heard they like to slip on on bigger bikes like mine.. of coarse this was after i got them!
I did my first track day with 016's and didn't care for them but, i know people who love them
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I did my first track day with 016's and didn't care for them but, i know people who love them

Guess I'll find out for my self this weekend
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The standard baseline is usually 30/30 then after the first session check the tire pressure and the goal psi is 34. I think you shouldnt have any issues with any of the tires mentioned...PP 2cts are plenty sticky for novice and bt016s are suppose to be stickier...I ran 2cts on my ZX14 at MSRH and didnt have any issues with traction
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Old 06-16-2010, 05:35 AM   #7
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Im running 16's on my 10r with no problems.
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Either tire is great, one thing that the Pilots will help a newer person with is initiating the turn. The Michelin tires have a more aggressive angle on them making them "want" to turn in more. While I'm saying that don't take it the wrong way I'm not saying they are better it's really about personal preference.
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Either tire is great, one thing that the Pilots will help a newer person with is initiating the turn. The Michelin tires have a more aggressive angle on them making them "want" to turn in more. While I'm saying that don't take it the wrong way I'm not saying they are better it's really about personal preference.

Thanks. But pressure wise, 30/30 in the morning should be ok?
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Man it has been awhile since I ran street compounds, I got a real good deal and jumped into race compounds pretty quick. Your pressures sound pretty good, ideal I believe is said to be 29 front 30 rear... I would prob bump both of these up 1lb being 30 front and 31 rear. The reason I would do this is in the morning lap times will be slower in the lower groups so you won't need as much from your tires. As the day warms up you would need to add a little air and just to be lazy I would prob go ahead an bump 1lb and not worry about it for the rest of the day. Maybe just check it again around lunch....

Like I said though I"m not runnig street compounds and by no means am I a tire expert, all I can offer is what I would do if I was running them. Ideal for my tires is 29 front and 22 rear, so as you can tell it's a little different then yours.
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Man it has been awhile since I ran street compounds, I got a real good deal and jumped into race compounds pretty quick. Your pressures sound pretty good, ideal I believe is said to be 29 front 30 rear... I would prob bump both of these up 1lb being 30 front and 31 rear. The reason I would do this is in the morning lap times will be slower in the lower groups so you won't need as much from your tires. As the day warms up you would need to add a little air and just to be lazy I would prob go ahead an bump 1lb and not worry about it for the rest of the day. Maybe just check it again around lunch....

Like I said though I"m not runnig street compounds and by no means am I a tire expert, all I can offer is what I would do if I was running them. Ideal for my tires is 29 front and 22 rear, so as you can tell it's a little different then yours.

Wow. That is comp different. I just started getting into this, my next set will most likely be race, but we shall see..
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I'd recommend sticking with street compounds if any of the following apply.

1. You do not have a dedicated track bike
2. You don't plan on buying warmers to go w/ the new stickys
3. If your not at least front 80-90% in level 2 (really know people on streets in lev 4)

I stepped into them way to early, If you have a dedicated track bike & can swing some warmers. Then all that is holding you back is tire cost in my opinion... So if funds are good or like in my case you can get Race compounds for under $200 a set then scratch everything I said above and do it. But good street compounds like bt016 will give you much more traction then you would expect with alot less hastle and expense.

Once again not a tire expert just my opinion...
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You running TWS (Texas World Speedway) this weekend?

Also like I said not an expert.... I've been known to pose like this...

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ok,?
thats a white number plate/number on ur bike.
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I'd recommend sticking with street compounds if any of the following apply.

1. You do not have a dedicated track bike
2. You don't plan on buying warmers to go w/ the new stickys
3. If your not at least front 80-90% in level 2 (really know people on streets in lev 4)

I stepped into them way to early, If you have a dedicated track bike & can swing some warmers. Then all that is holding you back is tire cost in my opinion... So if funds are good or like in my case you can get Race compounds for under $200 a set then scratch everything I said above and do it. But good street compounds like bt016 will give you much more traction then you would expect with alot less hastle and expense.

Once again not a tire expert just my opinion...

Yaa, this bike should be paid of by the end of the year. Was going to see how this season went and may end up with a track for next season..
Yes, I would stick to street unless I did find a siick deal on another set..

Yes, I will be at TWS (Texas World Speedway) sat for cw and sun for ride.. Just ridin level 1 to get the feel of the track, and the boots n leathers, after Ima rock it. Can't wait. Gonna be bad when I get addicted ha!
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Bike has white plates, normally never run w/ any numbers on it... Ridesmart gives you those little stick on numbers though so they can keep up w/ who you are... Priority's have never been repainting these fairings always a million other things that are more important. Maybe one day I'll repaint the bike, couple more stunts like that one and I'll have to
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Well anyone that's gonna be out there this weekend hit me up. I've been around afew track days but there is always plenty to learn from others so if you have experiance come pass some on, if not I'll share what I know. My only other rule is after a wreck like that you gotta remember to do a little side line dance....


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Well anyone that's gonna be out there this weekend hit me up. I've been around afew track days but there is always plenty to learn from others so if you have experiance come pass some on, if not I'll share what I know. My only other rule is after a wreck like that you gotta remember to do a little side line dance....


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