what does it mean when the rear tire accumulates more rubber along the edge?
Different Guy, but what do you think of this ?It can mean a number of different things. Do you have a pic of it? It can be normal wear from hard riding, due to heat, cold tearing, or improper suspension setup.
I appreciate the help, but thought this was funny as hell.Ask the tire guy at the track what you should run.
That wear on that pic is normal for a street tire when riding hard. What you see is from acceleration at lean angle. Nothing to worry about. But different patterns of wear are signs of setup issues. Next time it gets hot and and begins to slide, stop and take out a 1/2 lb. of air and see if that helps. It will reduce the heat in the rear and hook up better.
You're right about raising the pressure to reduce heat. however I checked the Michelin Power One website (very cool tire finder, check it out) and it recommends 1.5 bar or 21.7 PSI with my bike-tire-track. I was running 27 cold, so probably 35 hot, way too much.Try adding PSI to reduce heat!,...... taking air out will increases heat
Running wide on exit is a sign of not enough swing arm angle! comp could be too soft or your rear is too low? What shock do you have? And if it's stock have you ever shimmed the rear?runs wide on exit. the rear will lose traction if i really push it, i thought that was do to the nature of the tire (DC3) street/trackday.
so your sayin the rear may be rebounding to fast, add a some rebound slowly?? :dontknow:
i have a penske triple and running a 55 series tire removed the shim above the shock and she sits +6mm in the rear.
compression settings may be too soft. i just restarted the setting in the rear. H comp at 10 clicks from full soft. L comp at 12 click from full hard. rebound 16 out.
rear sag is set at 25mm, free sag at 8mm
front sag at 30mm