utahphunk Posted September 15, 2012 Report Share Posted September 15, 2012 Full title: Am I Pushing My Front Power Pure On The Track If It's Not Word Edge-to-Edge? I've taken the CSS level 1 course a few years ago, and I did my first regular track day 2 weeks ago. I had a few moments where I felt like I was in too fast and was pushing/sliding the front tire in a few corners as I ran way wide, off the brakes, but not yet into maintenance throttle. My front tire chicken strips were down to a consistent 1/3 of an inch at that point, just to give an idea of how much lean angle I was normally holding. My bike is a 2004 CBR1000RR with a good, fresh suspension setup, with a Power Pure 2ct on the front and a Pilot Power on the rear (worn all the way to the edge.) Cold pressure was at a Michelin tire rep recommended 32 cold and the tires were warmed up when I had these moments. I don't have enough pace to get my knee down, but it's close (and I'm not crossed up trying to make that happen.) These were ideal conditions for maximum traction, meaning there was nothing about my tires, the bike or the track that would cause tires to slide. My question is this: Is it even possible that I was actually pushing/sliding the front in those situations if my front tire wasn't even worn all the way to the edge? Is that even possible? Or was I actually just mis-interpreting some feedback from the bike? I'm not doing anything ill-timed or SR-based in the corner, other than "deciding" I'm in too fast and I need to run wide. I did not get a chance to have a more experienced rider follow me to tell me what they saw, and the track photographer didn't get any shots of me, either. Thanks! Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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