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Old 04-17-2009, 02:13 PM   #1
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tire warmers in the wet

Is there any point to running tire warmers in the wet? Seems that the water would immediately pull all the heat out of the tire so there'd be no way to keep a tire warm\avoid heat cycling.
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Old 04-17-2009, 02:28 PM   #2
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There is no advantage to running warmers when it's wet. We've done it before with and without- couldn't tell the difference.
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Old 04-17-2009, 03:00 PM   #3
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Your tires will not build up heat in them when the track is wet, so no advantage to warmers. You would probably be heat cycling your tires more with warmers on a wet day than without.
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i've done em with and without warmers (on rain tires) with no difference either.

if you are running DOT race tires....they wear really funky in the rain.
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Old 04-17-2009, 04:15 PM   #5
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i rest and bullshit in the paddock in the rain. I have done this to long to put my body or my bike in jeopardy to pratice "being smooth" ( that is so lame I ride the track to HAUL without being hassled by the coppers. I don't like the coppers on the street. They waste alot of your time and money.
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Old 04-17-2009, 05:24 PM   #6
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yea they work in the wet! Anybody who says they dont has never went out on a hot 1st lap with a cold wet tire. This is the funky stuff people say on the net that gets 1st timers into wrecks.
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Old 04-17-2009, 05:27 PM   #7
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I usually suggest warmers on rain tires to set "hot" pressures. You don't have to have them on for long though. Yes they will tend to cool with a newer rider, but with most faster novices and experts they do get hotter than you think. Mostly it is for setting the pressures.
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