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Thread: Rear rubber for me Hornet, track days?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gremlin View Post
    Oooh no, I won't give anyone suspension setting advice, as I don't know enough. I do know that the whole setup, plus tyres plus tyre pressure have to be in harmony otherwise it's not going to work. In your position, I'd be finding a professional to look at your suspension setup to make sure you're on the right track, or if you have something way out of whack. Either way, it's going to be excellent for your mind to know it's right.

    Im happy with suspension set up for what the bike is. I don't believe suspension is a black art.

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    After chatting today to somebody in the know I understand why the tyres are doing what they are doing.

    As the tyres have extensive groves to allow for water release and a soft compound to get heat quickly in the wet as each of the small blocks heat and move they twist out and the leading edge gets worn before popping back into place. That is exactly the wear im getting and it will be causing the squirm Im feeling.

    Interesting.

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    Knowing that, are you going to suck it and see or swap it out?

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    Quote Originally Posted by SPP View Post
    Knowing that, are you going to suck it and see or swap it out?
    Well thats the question really. Power 2s I can get a set for $450 which I may do.

    But now I know what it is and the cause Im not so worried. I did get a pressure tester today and it looks like my pressures are lower then I thought.

    I may lift the pressures to 34f and 36r and go out for a spirited ride tomorrow then see what they go up to. It could be they were just to low in pressure, again though it looks others on here have had them even lower.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nzspokes View Post
    Well thats the question really. Power 2s I can get a set for $450 which I may do.

    But now I know what it is and the cause Im not so worried. I did get a pressure tester today and it looks like my pressures are lower then I thought.

    I may lift the pressures to 34f and 36r and go out for a spirited ride tomorrow then see what they go up to. It could be they were just to low in pressure, again though it looks others on here have had them even lower.
    Worth a shot.

    Re PPs. If you really are slow to medium pace I don't think you actually need the extra tyre but the difference will be immediately noticeable and that isn't a bad thing. You'll pay for it with tyre life though. If you were looking to wick it up I'd say the PPs would be a worthwhile change.

    Oh, an barring a catastrophe I'll be at ART on the 12th too. Come say g'day.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SPP View Post
    Worth a shot.

    Re PPs. If you really are slow to medium pace I don't think you actually need the extra tyre but the difference will be immediately noticeable and that isn't a bad thing. You'll pay for it with tyre life though. If you were looking to wick it up I'd say the PPs would be a worthwhile change.

    Oh, an barring a catastrophe I'll be at ART on the 12th too. Come say g'day.
    Im the slow old guy on the red Hornet holding up group 1.

    Now I know what is going on Im a lot happier. I will play with pressure and see how it feels. One of the trainers is taking my bike out in one session so it will be intresting to hear his feedback on my bike.

    I am thinking more of sticking with the PR3s now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nzspokes View Post
    Im the slow old guy on the red Hornet holding up group 1.

    Now I know what is going on Im a lot happier. I will play with pressure and see how it feels. One of the trainers is taking my bike out in one session so it will be intresting to hear his feedback on my bike.

    I am thinking more of sticking with the PR3s now.
    4 hundy does buy a lot of track time. I'll keep an eye out and come over to say g'day.

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    Gunna head out now for a blast with 34f and 32r. Will measure them when I get home.

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    After a quick ride I got up to 36f and 35R.

    I seem to have reduced my chicken strips also on that last ride.

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    Happy with that?

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    Quote Originally Posted by SPP View Post
    Happy with that?
    I think so. Will keep an eye on the pressures at the track day.

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    Road pressures are usually higher than track. I run 35/38 on mine on the road. Mind you that's on South Island rubber chewer roads so very different to North Island race tracks.

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    That was quick for a new tyre.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AllanB View Post
    That was quick for a new tyre.
    Don't think we have them yet.

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