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Post by JasonL » Sun Aug 15, 2010 9:08 pm

FZR1000 - what tyres have people been racing on?? I am looking at running med/hard but main concern is for some circuits in colder weather that could end up being too hard, and with short races, you need to be sure you've got enough grip from the beginning.

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Post by Mike_SS » Mon Aug 16, 2010 1:55 am

I'll just go measure that piece of string. :)

With my considerable 18 months of experience I have come up with the following - medium rear, soft front :)

Up until last meeting I ran medium/medium. This was based on the exact science of what was available at the time. In the pre modern class I have seen hard/medium, hard/soft, soft/soft, medium/soft...never hard/hard though :)

The fast guys (Muzz Clark fast) normally run soft/soft. But they also tend to change tyres a lot. My last set of medium/medium I did 3 track days and 2 x 2 day race meetings. They still had lost of meat left on them but they were definitely not as grippy. (Too many cycles maybe?)

Ill now be sticking with medium/soft but will have to see how it goes at the end of the year when the track temp will be considerably higher than the 20 something degrees we had the other weekend.

Also I am now running Pirellis. I ran Dunlop for the first year and though they were OK and they were good value for money. Now I have gone to pirellis there will be no going back. :)

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Post by kiwi60 » Mon Aug 16, 2010 8:27 pm

I've started using Metzler Interact Racetecs - K1 front and K3 rear - brilliant!!! Can't make them let go or slide (yet).

I've gone with the high performance semi-treaded Metzlers mainly cause the offer good life and if it starts to rain, I at least have a fighting chance to get back to the pits in one piece (I race cause it's fun, if it starts to rain then it's not fun any more on 'normal tyres, so I'm happy to watch others falling off from the comfort of the pit wall. :) )

I'll probaby get a set of spare rims with full wet slicks for when Duke22 and I come over to the Barry Sheene meeting next year - cause there's no way I'll be travelling all that way to watch from the side lines.
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Post by sbutler » Tue Aug 17, 2010 8:56 pm

I have run Bridgstones on both the FZR & the GSXR.
The new genaration Bridgstones are in the country now & Craige White has them. Im going for them.
Its up to you J, I did that 1.19.2 at the 6 Hour with a soft/Med in 45+ deg heat, Im sure I could have got into the 18s if it wasnt so hot,so that'll do me.
It all depends on the tyre. But to answer your question, soft F, Med R, Bridgstone's are what I used on my bikes..
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Post by Big Jon » Tue Aug 17, 2010 11:25 pm

I used to run the old michelin pilot race M2 rears with the S2fronts both at 30 psi cold. Recently I've been running the bridgestone 003's medium's on both. Next race round will see what a pair of shinko slicks will do at our track, just for shits and giggles ;) I'll keep you posted.

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