Over the past 20 months I have been racing my FZR750, and as I have a 18 inch rear rim; the choice of tyres is a little limited.
I have a Bridgestone BT014 on the back which is a great tyre, but always started to slide around a bit coming out of the slow corners towards the end of a race.
Not a major hassle but it was causing me to loose time and sometime a place or two in the final lap.
At last weekends race meeting I decided to experiment a little...
The weather was overcast, cool, but dry.
For the first race I set the pressures to my usual settings: 30psi front and 31psi rear.
Situation normal, sliding rear on the last lap and a half on a 6 lap sprint race.
Second race: 30psi front and 36psi rear.
Voila - no sliding and full control all race (plus great lap times).
Seems the rear tyre was overheating and sliding with the lower pressure, so I'm now taking a lot more notice of what the bikes telling me, and if your experiencing the same problems - try 3 or 4 psi more and see what difference it makes.
“I venture not to cross that finish line in a neat, tidy well ordered bundle, but to slide across it sideways in a shower of spark’s, leaking oil, hissing steam shouting ..Geronimo !!!!! “
2005 SV996R SOLD
1988 FZR750/1040 race bike SOLD
1988 FZR750 - the next project CHANGING THE LOOK AGAIN, BUT STILL ON THE ROAD
Now he's got a KAWASAKI!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Nope - Sold that one too