Hey gurus, I need some advice please.
Running a Pirelli SC2 slick. **Edit: its a 200/60 on my '11 zx-10R. Ohlins rear shock, Kyle link.
heat cycle 1: from fresh mount 15 laps in 3 sessions, 28 psi hot, 2:02 to 1:59's at Thunderhill wear looks good
heat cycle 2: 7 laps at 60 psi (had the tire mounted to a new wheel and forgot to set the pressure: rookie mistake) surface was melting off, then 14 laps at 28 psi hot, 1:59-1:57 lap times, wear looks good
heat cycle 3: 10-12 laps, 28 psi hot, unknown lap times but probably 1:59 to 1:57, notice the tear and assume its a cold tear
- drop to 27 psi hot, run 6/8 laps, still see the tear
- drop to 26 psi hot, run 6/8 laps, not getting any better, I took all the attached pics at this point. Turn 6 is the fast acceleration left hander, and I felt the rear spin and grip in repeated sequence
- work on smoother throttle application to not punish the tire out of the corner, but at this point the wear dots are gone and the damage is done. Thunderhill is super hard on the left side. The uneven wear grooves make me think it's a geometry/suspension induced tear? Is it a hot tear because I can't get a fingernail under the peal?
SO, did I just use up the tire and that's what happens when you run this pace with them? Do I need to switch to the SC1? Is there something about my suspension that needs to change?