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  • Birthday 08/28/1971

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  1. Hey Steve, I've heard you say that it's easy to mix-match the race tires due to the similar profiles without any problem. Does this also apply to the road-going tires? I'm specifically interested in something like the new Roadsmart II rear and a Q2 front on CBR600F4i. The original Roadsmarts were a great gripping, long wearing street tire but I've heard the carcass may be a bit stiff on the new ones for the lighter repli-racer bikes. From what it sounds like, the new Roadsmart IIs will have profile more similar to the Q2s than the orignals so, I thought I'd ask for your feedback on this.
  2. What tracks are you going to be riding on? The vast majority of my track days are on the various configurations of VIR, mostly north course. Occasionally, I hit CMP or trek up to Summit Point Shenandoah. Way different tracks I know, so I'd just say that VIR is my "home track".
  3. I have a question related to this. I'm trying to decide whether to go with the D211GPA or save a few bucks with the D209 special I can get through NESBA. I've been running Q2s on my 600 with no problems and getting fast B group/low I group times with NESBA. I've recently purchased a track only bike that's got a good bit more power so it's time to switch to track rubber. For a 2007 Aprilia RSV1000R, which of your DOT tires would be the best tire for that bike and/or also the best value for rider that isn't going to be setting any track records on them. Thanks Steve.
  4. Steve, Nice meeting you in person Sunday at Road Atlanta. Even though I've read the forum here thoroughly, I still picked up some new stuff at the lunchtime tire talk. By the way, the Q2s were all day solid at the pressures you recommended and they wore really well. I'm not the fastest guy out there but having confidence in your tires is a major hurdle for some to start pushing it to the next level. Thanks. Cliff Ramsdell
  5. Hot pressures are generally 2 psi more than cold. But I must note: Q2 and warmers? that sounds like you are ready to move up to the D211GPA. I will be lecturing at the NESBA event at Road Atlanta this weekend April 23-24. Both Saturday and Sunday at lunch. Come sit in on the lecture, there is a lot to be learned. We also like to bust tire myths and urban legends. Come attend. Hi Steve, I have been running the Q2, (190/50) with warmers for the last 3 track sessions, and have been running them hot @ 35psi, and after reading your post above I guess they should hav
  6. Hot pressures are generally 2 psi more than cold. But I must note: Q2 and warmers? that sounds like you are ready to move up to the D211GPA. I will be lecturing at the NESBA event at Road Atlanta this weekend April 23-24. Both Saturday and Sunday at lunch. Come sit in on the lecture, there is a lot to be learned. We also like to bust tire myths and urban legends. Come attend. Excellent. I'll absolutely be there. Will this be during the 10am-12pm quiet time Sunday? I can't imagine NESBA running a separate lunch hour in addition to that. And yes, I'll be moving up
  7. What are the starting on-the-warmers pressures for Q2s on a CBR600F4i? You've given pretty good answers on cold pressures for track and they've served me well. I'm starting to use warmers now and like that it gives a fixed point to work from but I'm not sure what that fixed point is. I'll be running Road Atlanta this weekend and VIR in June if that helps. Thanks for all the good info.
  8. We are real mad now. Cobie what's his address? I'm getting on a flight now to Denmark. Or better yet, who cares, we will beat them on the racetrack, let them speak all they want. Its all good Kai, more information is better. (and now for a little bench racing and smack talking) Besides, when the Pirelli guys get their product working at its best, our victory is even sweeter. Since this is a Pirelli thread, I'll post this here but I'd like some feedback from Steve if you'll venture a guess on this. I've been a pretty big fan of Dunlops ever since I did my first track day with the sc
  9. Harry, You can start with 32 front and 32 rear on those Q2 for the track. You will shortly want to move up to the D211GPA when you get the hang of it. Have a good ride. What do you recommend for 600s? Specifically I have a 2002 CBR600F4i. I ran the Q2s at VIR with 31f 28r cold (didn't have warmers that day) and didn't have a problem but wasn't sure it that is what you would recommend as the ideal starting point. I'm currently a decent Beginner group/slower Intermediate group rider. Thanks for the advice.
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