05-27-2005, 12:46 AM
Hey Everyone, I have one track day under my belt which was probably the most exhilerating experience, even though I crashed. I was riding on Michelin Pilot Sports which I was told after the fact are not the best tires for the track. Basically everyone there was riding Diablo Corsa's, so ill be the follower and get them. Anyway, whats the best method for scrubbing in new tires, basically just take a lap slow or is there some kind of process, thanks!
I always wipe off new tires with alcohol on rag to get rid of mounting grease, grease from the axle, etc. Then just ride increase load on them gradually.
05-27-2005, 03:04 AM
I just take a quick spin down the street from my house and come back...just get the tire warm and lean it over a few times...then at the track the first 2 laps take it a little easy and you'll be all good from there.
P.S. I run Pilot Powers with GREAT results on my R1 on the track. Remember you need to adjust the pressure for the track. Run the tires around 30 psi and you'll see better grip from them too. I saw people running Pilot Sports, Sportecs and Dunflops 208zr's with no problems. Just because you wrecked doesn't mean that it is definitly the tire.
Jon T. Flesh
05-27-2005, 10:13 AM
I just turn the throttle less hard for 2 laps. After that all is well.
Definatly check your airpressure while the tires are cold. Get with the trackside dealer on what they say would be the best for you. On average most people run 30psi
05-27-2005, 02:58 PM
yes 2 laps, unless at TWS http://www.gixxer.com/forums/images/graemlins/smile.gif 3 miles of top speed crap
i ran pilot powers on a cloudy day with 20miles on the tires. They only ever lost traction when I decided to hammer it to much at max lean at the top of 2nd http://www.gixxer.com/forums/images/graemlins/smile.gif
05-28-2005, 02:15 PM
I run Pilot Powers and love them. I just put my 4th trackday on them and they are still hooking up as good as they did on day one. As for scrubbing the tires in...if you're going to be on the track just take it easy the first 2 laps and then you're good to go. I had a brand new set of Pilot Powers on my GSXR600 at Road Atlanta in the rain and didn't have a problem after taking it easy the first 3 laps. I've never had the need to go and wipe the tires with any chemicals or anything extra before. As a matter of fact at the Kevin Schwantz school they didn't even pull the stickers off the tires before taking them on the track. They just took them straight out and ran em. Hope this helps.
you da man
05-31-2005, 02:24 AM
I've ran Diablos (1 set), Diablo Corsas (2 sets), M-1s (1 set), Pilot Powers (3 sets) and all were used on the track. All are great track/street tires with Diablo Corsas and Pilot Powers shining above all others for double duty. I spoke to the Michelin rep. when I had Pilot Powers mounted at trackday and he said that they were almost a "zero break in" tire. Well I have tire warmers and cooked them for about 45min-1 hr then did my first session on them and they stuck very well. I usually got 3-4 trackdays out of my Pilot Powers then sold them to local stunters. I now use Power Races and they are sweet and I went from new to flat out (at least my flat out pace) in 2 laps.