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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 09-30-2014, 02:36 AM Thread Starter
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dunlop q2 at track?

Dunlop q2's hold up at the track? Currently the previous owner changed the 2011 gsxr 600 tyre from 180 to a 190/50, would like to get some fellas with experience with these tyres. The track i will be riding is phillip island,any one with pressure recommendations please share it most likely will be running tyre warmers also

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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 09-30-2014, 05:24 AM
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Re: dunlop q2 at track?

Get rid of the 190/50, it is a shit tire profile and will not help the bike handle well at track speeds at all. Go back to a 180/55 or if you want a 190/55, but the 190/50 is an obsolete size. Aside from that, the Q2 is a fine track day tire depending on your pace.
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Re: dunlop q2 at track?

Thanks Anthony D Should of trusted my gut feeling, I might as well pull the trigger and get some new rubber
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Re: dunlop q2 at track?

do you still have the standard wheels?
if so 180/55 the 190 moves around a lot on the 5.5" wheel, one of the tyre tech guys at the island told me about that when i was down there.
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do you still have the standard wheels?
if so 180/55 the 190 moves around a lot on the 5.5" wheel, one of the tyre tech guys at the island told me about that when i was down there.
What do you mean moves around? Are you talking tire flex or moving on the rim itself? Because I ran a 190/55 on my race 600, as do tons of other racers around the world with no issues at all.
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Re: dunlop q2 at track?

i'm guessing he ment the sidewalls had more flex in them and allowed the centerline of the tyre to move across? that's what i took from his explination.
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