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Regular Pilot Power tire pressure for track

I usually run 36/40 for street.

What tire pressure should I use for a track day?

What if I keep my street pressure for track?

I'm not looking for 'absolute' performance or to shave tenth's or even seconds of my lap times, I'm just doing track day for fun and to explore the handling of the bike...

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I usually run 36/40 for street.

What tire pressure should I use for a track day?

What if I keep my street pressure for track?

I'm not looking for 'absolute' performance or to shave tenth's or even seconds of my lap times, I'm just doing track day for fun and to explore the handling of the bike...

thanks for your help
well lower than cold street PSI for sure.............mmmmm try 31f 30r (cold) and see how they perform. You may not like it at the beginning due to the higher street pressures your accustomed to so give it some time.

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I believe when i ran the regular powers I think the front was 29 and the rear was 30 or 31...

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Won't this make the bike feel slugish in low speed corners?

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Won't this make the bike feel slugish in low speed corners?

carry more corner speed

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Won't this make the bike feel sluggish in low speed corners?
this is not a G1k or R1 your riding in truth it may feel a little slow steering but nothing drastic. Heck lower them down and take a street ride one afternoon and check it out for yourself.

A couple reasons why the PSI is lowered for track riding is, 1) it creates a wider contact patch which will in turn spread the heat evenly throughout the entire tire/s, 2) the tire/s would have the potential to over heat if the higher pressures were used and performance would suffer.

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Thanks guys...I'll try it gradually then on the track...maybe start the day easy with street pressure give them time to be srubbed...then lower the pressure grdually and see...

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if you do make a pressure adjustement during the day do it when the tires are cold, say after a lunch break otherwise your just chasing it and will never know if your getting the recommended 20% gain when hot.

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indeed they do, hence it turns 360 degree circles on a dime!! no stinkin PINK R1 can hang LOL

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