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Old 05-21-2012, 12:47 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Track day tire pressure in SoCal?

Hi guys, I'm headed to the track for the first time on my S1K and not sure what proper tire pressure would be? Ive got the stock Contis.

Temp supposed to be around 80? Do you know or can you point me to somewhere online I can find it?

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Old 05-21-2012, 12:50 PM   #2 (permalink)
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what tire?
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what tire?
I should have included that, sorry. I don't recall - they are stock but I've heard there are different options for tires. I'll check tonight and update. Thanks for quick response!
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i have the Conti's and did a track session this weekend at 29F 30R as a base tire pressure set up
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I've got the Contis - thanks!
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i have the Conti's and did a track session this weekend at 29F 30R as a base tire pressure set up
Thanks for the info. My other bike - a Daytona 675 uses more front than rear 32F 30R. Do you know if there a "usual" bias towards having more front or rear pressure or is it bike / tire specific?
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Ahh not to sure on that one. I would check with the tire manufactures website and run their recommended tire pressure set-ups. What do you have on the 675 pirelli's?
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usually you will put 1 or 2 more PSI on the front tire than the rear tire. Again that all depends on the type of tire and its carcass.

Dunlop NTEC slicks run 31 F and 20 R, for example.

All tire pressures are cold!
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I'm of the opinion that the Conti Sport attack is not enough tire for this bike, manufacture doesn't even make track pressures available. I donít know what level you ride at, if this is your first track day youíll most likely be ok, but if you push hard on a hot track Iíd expect these to get greasy. My personal recommendation is to throw fresh tires on and not risk scuffing a grand worth of body work.
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I'm of the opinion that the Conti Sport attack is not enough tire for this bike, manufacture doesn't even make track pressures available. I donít know what level you ride at, if this is your first track day youíll most likely be ok, but if you push hard on a hot track Iíd expect these to get greasy. My personal recommendation is to throw fresh tires on and not risk scuffing a grand worth of body work.
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