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Old 08-07-2012, 01:25 PM   #21
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This is what I'm taking about. What does your front look like? Back sounds just fine. And typical low-sides are from the front giving out in some form.
Front prolly has 50% life left? Maybe a little less... i see what your saying tho...
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let me get this straight, you crashed and Ride Smart never sent the trailor to pick your bike up?

Thats messed up!
Ya they came and picked me up, said wait till the last sessuons are done and would bring me my bike... around 515 i went and asked whar was up they said "oh ee decided for tall to go get ur own bike"... lol its whatever, just glad i have a truck and not a little car with a trailor...
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you guys are doing 80-90 mph in the carousel? We can manage maybe half that speed in the carousel on 4 wheels and Hoosiers

Edit: I just realized you're talking MSRH and not TWS (Texas World Speedway). Doh!
Haha ya the fast guys i hear r hitting it at 130!
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Old 08-07-2012, 01:48 PM   #22
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Old 08-07-2012, 02:38 PM   #23
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Front prolly has 50% life left? Maybe a little less... i see what your saying tho...

Ya they came and picked me up, said wait till the last sessuons are done and would bring me my bike... around 515 i went and asked whar was up they said "oh ee decided for tall to go get ur own bike"... lol its whatever, just glad i have a truck and not a little car with a trailor...


Haha ya the fast guys i hear r hitting it at 130!
There was a discussion quite some time ago, MaxGs had GPS showing speeds around the track. Entering Carousel at ~130, and averaging 70-80 or something by the slowest point then speeding back up. I'd be curious what it is now, with those same riders.
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First, tires don't get "greasy".
Where did you get this information... Not trying to debate but I got this info from the Dunlop distributor who knows tires. And yes street tires do get greasy at high temps all day long!!

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Old 08-07-2012, 03:59 PM   #26
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Where did you get this information... Not trying to debate but I got this info from the Dunlop distributor who knows tires. And yes street tires do get greasy at high temps all day long!!

Just ask Floyd!!
They may FEEL greasy, but the tire itself doesn't actually get greasy.

And I got this information from the tire distributor for Pirelli and Bridgestone, whom also knows tires pretty well.

I asked one day for it to be explained to me, so we discussed. He educated me.
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They may FEEL greasy, but the tire itself doesn't actually get greasy.

And I got this information from the tire distributor for Pirelli and Bridgestone, whom also knows tires pretty well.

I asked one day for it to be explained to me, so we discussed. He educated me.
I think that most people accept the term "greasy tires" without actually thinking there is some kind of resin or oil boiling out of the tire. For 4 wheel road racing the tires typically have a sweet spot for hot pressures depending on compounds. Michelin Cups like ~30-33 hot vs Hoosiers which like 38-42 hot. Above those hot pressures the tires will feel "greasy" or "loose"
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I think that most people accept the term "greasy tires" without actually thinking there is some kind of resin or oil boiling out of the tire. For 4 wheel road racing the tires typically have a sweet spot for hot pressures depending on compounds. Michelin Cups like ~30-33 hot vs Hoosiers which like 38-42 hot. Above those hot pressures the tires will feel "greasy" or "loose"
Bike tires are no different, having ideal pressures for the best traction.
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I mix tires all the time. DOT front.. slick rear... D211, GPA, US slicks, Slick front, DOT rear. etc etc etc. As a matter of fact my favorite combo is the 302 slick front and 6680 DOT rear. I ran a :35 on a DOT front and a US slick rear.

If I sold tires for a living I'd tell ya not to mix tires too. That way you can buy, not one, but two tires from me.
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And my tires feel greasy sometimes too.

Of course they're not literally greasy... but they sure feel like it when it's 110 out and 4 in the afternoon.

If you need to tighten up your line... roll of the throttle a bit. But you have to be in the correct gear. Adding throttle will push you wider.

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I've mixed my share of tires too! Hehe... Have only mixed brands, like he did above, once. I didn't like it at all.
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Dude. I totally forgot that you rode, and didn't even know you rode track. Very cool. It's Gary, from all Heath and John's apartment parties
What up Gary!... With as many posts of yours that I've read, I had no idea it was you. Didn't know you rode the track either. I guess we were too busy getting hammered to even talk about that.
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What up Gary!... With as many posts of yours that I've read, I had no idea it was you. Didn't know you rode the track either. I guess we were too busy getting hammered to even talk about that.
Nice. Yea, I've actually taken a long break from the track but I am pretty stoked to go back, but my bike(s) aren't rebuilt and ready yet
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