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Old 10-11-2011, 06:15 PM   #1
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breaking n new tires at the track?

I might have to change my tires this weekend for Sundays TD. So I am wondering what is the best way to break them in and how many sessions will it take without tire warmers?
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Old 10-11-2011, 06:16 PM   #2
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a lap or two at moderate pace should be good....just watch yourself pulling out of the pits. I did this once, embarrassing and costly. I destroyed a $250 Sony Handcam in the process of destroying my confidence and pride.
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Old 10-11-2011, 06:19 PM   #3
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a lap or two at moderate pace should be good....just watch yourself pulling out of the pits. I did this once, embarrassing and costly. I destroyed a $250 Sony Handcam in the process of destroying my confidence and pride.
This. Just take it even easier on a cold track. It wouldnt be so bad if you are using warmers, but dont go 100% on the the first few laps. Someone on this board KO'd their bike just like that.
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Old 10-11-2011, 06:33 PM   #4
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what these guys said a couple moderate paced laps and you will be fine.
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Old 10-11-2011, 07:04 PM   #5
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what these guys said a couple moderate paced laps and you will be fine.
Thanks for all the quick replies. I've always been led to believe that a new set is slick for the 1st 150 miles or so. If I have to get a new set at the track I'll definitely take it easy for more than couple of laps.
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What kind of tires and for which bike?
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i was worried about the same thing, so i ordered my new tire 3 weeks before the track day, just to scrub it in
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Thanks for all the quick replies. I've always been led to believe that a new set is slick for the 1st 150 miles or so. If I have to get a new set at the track I'll definitely take it easy for more than couple of laps.
This is a rule of thumb developed for cruiser tire at street speeds/lean angles. Sportbike tires come on much faster, and especially at track speeds/lean angles.
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Next Friday at TWS (Texas World Speedway) (LSTD CMRA practice anyone?), first thing in the morning, I will be mounting a sticky new set of DOT race tires on my ZX6R. I will be running warmers, and I will be taking it easy the first couple of laps, and in general in the the morning sessions. Sometimes I even try to act like one of the fast guys and I skip the first session or two in the morning all together.

On brand new DOT race tires, after the first few laps the tires should be "scrubbed in" and ready to rock right away off the warmers after the first session. You might not be, so use your judgment there.

If you are running street tires, they are designed to get up to temperature quickly without warmers, but it is always a good idea to give them a lap or two to warm up every session before really pushing them, even after they are "scrubbed in."
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What kind of tires and for which bike?
Most likely bt 003's not full race versions though. And im on a 08 1kcbr
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Next Friday at TWS (Texas World Speedway) (LSTD CMRA practice anyone?), first thing in the morning, I will be mounting a sticky new set of DOT race tires on my ZX6R. I will be running warmers, and I will be taking it easy the first couple of laps, and in general in the the morning sessions. Sometimes I even try to act like one of the fast guys and I skip the first session or two in the morning all together.

On brand new DOT race tires, after the first few laps the tires should be "scrubbed in" and ready to rock right away off the warmers after the first session. You might not be, so use your judgment there.

If you are running street tires, they are designed to get up to temperature quickly without warmers, but it is always a good idea to give them a lap or two to warm up every session before really pushing them, even after they are "scrubbed in."
I agree with this guy. Only thing i can add is race tires (dots) are ready as soon as you mount them. Its really all about Getting them up to temp which is partly determined by your skill level
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