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Old 05-12-2011, 10:40 PM   #1
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Dunlop Q2 Track Tire Pressure

180 rear...I've heard people have good results with running 30/30 cold. Can anyone with these tires confirm that?

Just wanting to make sure I have the right tire pressure!
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Old 05-12-2011, 11:35 PM   #2
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I had good results with 30/30 cold, but I had even better results running them at 29/26 cold.
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youve got the right pressure when your psi raises and lowers about 3-4 psi as they cool and heat up also different size bikes will run different pressures you shoud probably be in the mid to upper twenties on a 600 and close to 29-30 on a liter bike (usually)
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I was wondering the same thing as I'm trying out a set at the track this weekend. I found the following on another forum:

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Okay folks, got an email back from Dunlop and the pressures the OP listed are still too high (but not by much). Here's a copy and paste of the email I got from them:

Thank you for contacting Dunlop Tire. In regards to your e-mail:

Street:
Front: 34psi
Rear: 38psi

Track:
Front: 32-34psi
Rear: 30-32psi

Consumer Affairs Dunlop Motorcycle & ATV Division Goodyear/Dunlop Tires N.A., Ltd PO Box 1109 Buffalo, NY 14240 Ph: 800.845.8378
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Old 05-13-2011, 07:53 AM   #6
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I was wondering the same thing as I'm trying out a set at the track this weekend. I found the following on another forum:
That has got to be hot. I forgot to raise my street pressure on parade laps one time and the bike was all over the place. That was 33/30.

I run 28F/26R cold and end up at 31/29 warm for the last 2 TD's at MSRH and tires looked good and stuck like glue. I was too low at 28/27 at TWS (Texas World Speedway) and got a bit of beading, but it was a much hotter day and of course a faster track.

PM Mr. Whoopie, he is the Dunlop distributor for this area and has raced CMRA at all the local tracks.
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That has got to be hot. I forgot to raise my street pressure on parade laps one time and the bike was all over the place. That was 33/30.

I run 28F/26R cold and end up at 31/29 warm for the last 2 TD's at MSRH and tires looked good and stuck like glue. I was too low at 28/27 at TWS (Texas World Speedway) and got a bit of beading, but it was a much hotter day and of course a faster track.

PM Mr. Whoopie, he is the Dunlop distributor for this area and has raced CMRA at all the local tracks.
And you were using Q2's correct? So you're saying maybe 30/29 for TWS (Texas World Speedway)? That's the only track I'll be riding this year. I love having a track less than 10 minutes from my house

How many track days are you guys getting out of the Q2's?

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I've ridden 6,500 miles and 3 track days on 2 sets of Q2's trying different pressures from 25 to 32 and I've settled on 30/30. However I may be a little biased since I have always liked running higher pressures, it seems to give me more "feel". When I tried lower pressure on the Q2 it felt a little loose and it was harder to hold a line. Just my $.02

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I'm slow, but running Q2's on a 600 I've taken to 33/33 hot. A tire vendor who is way faster than me confirmed those are good.
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I'm a slow rider. 1 track day so far, definitely level 1 and not even close to level 2 yet. So should I set my tires a pound or so lower to compensate for lack of ability to ride...haha. I'm guessing the slower you are, the less your tires warm up, so you need slightly lower pressure...or am I off in my logic?

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I'm a slow rider. 1 track day so far, definitely level 1 and not even close to level 2 yet. So should I set my tires a pound or so lower to compensate for lack of ability to ride...haha. I'm guessing the slower you are, the less your tires warm up, so you need slightly lower pressure...or am I off in my logic?

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Ha- no, they will warm up just fine, especially since they are DOT-rated tires.
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The reason I quote hot, if it hasn't already been said, is that ambient temperature and other factors mean the cold temperature will vary, so it's important to check your pressures with an accurate and reliable gauge within a minute or so of getting off the track -- throughout the day as speeds and track surface temps increase.
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Ha- no, they will warm up just fine, especially since they are DOT-rated tires.
Okay. I'm a newb, so figured I'd ask.

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Can't find his name on the member list? Am I blind? I also looked under Mr. Whoopie
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The reason I quote hot, if it hasn't already been said, is that ambient temperature and other factors mean the cold temperature will vary, so it's important to check your pressures with an accurate and reliable gauge within a minute or so of getting off the track -- throughout the day as speeds and track surface temps increase.
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I'm an idiot. Of course I look for MrWhoopie and Mr. Whoopie, but don't look for Mr Whoopie...which is what I was told in the first place.

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