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Offline Gremlin

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Trackday tire dilema...
on: August 19, 2016, 06:14:49 PM
I'm at Cadwell tomorrow and the weather is looking mixed (sunshine and showers).

I've got brand new unscrubbed Pirreli Supercorsas on the bike.

There are no garages at Cadwell and I've got no portable generator so no tire warmers.

I'm a bit concerned about going out on a wet track on shiny new tyres. Should I risk it?

Has anyone any experience of these tires in the wet?
Anyone up for rides out round Rivington, Belmont, Blackburn, just give us a shout :-)

Offline DJC2611

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Re: Trackday tire dilema...
Reply #1 on: August 20, 2016, 08:58:57 AM
I used to do a lot of track days on a gsxr600 which was a track bike only so could never scrub in tyres on the road before they got used.
What I would do was wash off the slippery new rubber with hot soapy water and an old scrubbing brush and scouring pad, just to take the shine off.
This was on Metzler Racetecs.
The least you could do, would be to wash off the tyre soap the fitters use to seat the tyre.
Even better do some miles on the road before you go.
Have fun at Caldwell 👍

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Re: Trackday tire dilema...
Reply #2 on: August 20, 2016, 09:10:44 AM
Brake cleaner!

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Re: Trackday tire dilema...
Reply #3 on: August 20, 2016, 09:26:39 AM
I would be asking wet is it going to be and has my tyre got any wet track capability...but again..I know nowt as never been on a track  :027:

This is quite interesting though:
Last Edit: August 20, 2016, 09:28:59 AM by Tomspurs
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Offline PaulFargo

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Re: Trackday tire dilema...
Reply #4 on: August 20, 2016, 10:16:20 AM
You should be fine just take it easy for the couple laps after your sighters.