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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 06-17-2015, 10:53 AM Thread Starter
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Rainy Track Days?

I'm going to MSRH this weekend for my first track day on my F3 and we have 80% chance of rain.

Any tips for rainy days?

Should I still run the same tire pressure? On my R1 I would run 29 rear 31 front.
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post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old 06-17-2015, 11:10 AM
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Get a rain cover for your leathers.

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Wet track will keep tire temps down...best check with tire supplier at track (if there is one) for recommendations.

Most street tires do a decent job on a wet track with pressures close to normal road riding. You'll be amazed how fast you can go in the wet.....

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You need to be smooth for every input given to the motorcycle - no sudden input on throttle, brakes or steering. Reduce lean angle by moving your body off the bike more. Be open, relaxed and get with a coach...a wet track will teach you a ton...

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Don't be tempted to drop your tire pressures excessively, it will allow the tread to close up and reduce the tires' capacity to disperse water. Best to stick with dry pressures, or close to, and ride conservatively.

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Cool, thanks guys, higher pressure makes since. I'm not happy about having to run wet, but I do think it'll make me a better rider.

On a good note, Tropical storm Bill was not as bad on the coast as they predicted and rain chances have gone down from 80% to 60%. Hopefully I'll get some dry and wet time.
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