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Offline Rich205

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Track Day Tyre Pressures
« on: 09 August, 2020, 09:17:26 AM »
Morning all,

Looking for a little advice please.

I have a trackday booked at Castle Combe next week (first one on a bike) and was wondering how to set tyre pressues for the track.

I understand that is is usual to drop the pressures a few PSI...but how much?

For reference, the bike is a standard Mk1 with new Michelin Road 5 tyres. I weigh 72kg in full riding gear.

I'm interested in other peoples experiences of taking their CBFs on track, and what pressures they ran. Particularly if running Road 5s.

Reading a few articles on the subject, the advice seems to range from using 30psi as a starting point, to dropping a couple of psi from the standard 36/42. I'm aware that I'm quite a light rider, but the CBF is quite a heavy bike...so I'm a little confused. Would I even notice much difference as a new to track rider?

Any advice would be most welcome.
Also I should add that I'm not expecting to be fast!

Cheers

Offline broady

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Re: Track Day Tyre Pressures
« Reply #1 on: 09 August, 2020, 03:44:03 PM »
Your best bet is when you arrive find the tyre man and he will be the best person to give you advise.

Offline Rich205

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Re: Track Day Tyre Pressures
« Reply #2 on: 11 August, 2020, 07:22:48 AM »
Thanks, yes that'll probably be the best bet. Cheers

 


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