aslcbr600 Posted September 14, 2012 Report Share Posted September 14, 2012 2 days ago I bought a track bike with all kinds of goodies, I bought an 07 Triumph 675. Ohlins rear shock, GP internals, ect ect list goes on! This bike is the first bike I have ever rode with Dunlop UK racing slicks, since the bike is so new to me and completely different then my mildly modified CBR600RR I wanted to do some riding up and down some back roads just to get a feel for it. I know that with racing tires you need tire warmers and get a good solid lap or so in until you really start pushing them, I wasn't trying to drag a knee or anything I just wanted to get some seat/familiar time with it briefly. I got the tires somewhat warm, for sure they were warmer then any street tire even after a spirited ride but I still didn't want to risk them not having proper grip.....my question is how do you know when your tires have reached enough temperature to start leaning into turns? All I did was just slowly work into the turn but as we all know, without confidence in your tire grip the less confidence you will have in the turn. Without tire warmers and hearing even after tire warmers you still need a solid warm up lap I knew I wasn't going to reach proper tire heat for any substantial grip. This question is for track purposes, not street use with racing tires. Just after this brief ride today it brought this question up. Also I am used to car racing slicks where it has the holes in it so you know how much rubber you have left, on these tires I don't see that so what is it your looking for to know how much tire life you have on these slicks? Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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