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post #31 of 32 (permalink) Old 07-18-2019, 04:50 AM
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Originally Posted by code_monkey View Post
lol, it takes me this much time just to decide which wheel should I swap first

I'd say I would typically spend around 30 minutes to change the wheels, and I do it, may be, once or twice a month, so quite frequently. There is obviously some room for improvement there but 2.5 minutes doesn't sound realistic.
I have been track riding 13 years, and currently I have 3 front rims and 4 rear rims, for different rubber compounds, and I swap rims/tyres max few times per one track day, if track surface temperature changes (or tyre wears out), to get the max life out of the tyres. It really saves a lot of money when you are riding fast, and you have suitable compound for the circumstances. The faster you ride the more exponentially tyre wear rises. And you can destroy a new tyre (front 210 usd, rear 280 usd) in one set if you have wrong compound.

Anyhow, 2.5 mins IS realistic.
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post #32 of 32 (permalink) Old 07-19-2019, 02:30 AM Thread Starter
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Originally Posted by speedfinn View Post
Anyhow, 2.5 mins IS realistic.
I do believe you could do it this fast, but I can't, btw next time you get to swap the wheels, please, have somebody to hold a camera and share a video of how you do it. Thanks.
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