Finally had a chance to get the zx10 on the track yesterday, and it seemed to work fairly well, aside from the rear tire slipping EVERYWHERE. I'll be headed to Brainered International Raceway next weekend, so I'd really like to get this resolved soon.
Had several instances mid/mid to late corner, when light on throttle right after apex, where tire would like to brake loose and "kick out" slightly (enough to feel/hear/and pucker up). Started tire pressure at 31psi cold, then dropped to 28psi cold, then to 26psi cold. Problem remained, if anything seemed to get slightly worse (or I was just picking up speed as the day went on)
After looking at the rear shock, I think the preload may be set way to stiff for my weight. Also, compression may be set too stiff? Picture at the bottom.
Done 3-4 track days, fast intermediate group
160lbs without gear
mostly stock (pipe, filter, tune, -1 +2)
Newish Pilot Power 3's - no warmers
Front Sag: 42mm
Rear Sag: 35mm
Fork Preload: 6 lines showing
Fork Rebound: 7 clicks
Fork Compression: 8 clicks
Shock Rebound: 1.5 turns
Shock Compression: 3 turns
Pictures of the tire and rear shock preload: