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Prep for track day

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In early August I am doing Brands Hatch GP with No Limits track days. A pretty decent bunch of guys if I must say.

I am considering taking the MV and would appreciate any tips for the bike for the track. Suggested tyre pressures etc would be appreciated.

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People,

In early August I am doing Brands Hatch GP with No Limits track days. A pretty decent bunch of guys if I must say.

I am considering taking the MV and would appreciate any tips for the bike for the track. Suggested tyre pressures etc would be appreciated.

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People,

In early August I am doing Brands Hatch GP with No Limits track days. A pretty decent bunch of guys if I must say.

I am considering taking the MV and would appreciate any tips for the bike for the track. Suggested tyre pressures etc would be appreciated.

Cheers

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1. New rubber at the right pressures....general rule for new comers is 30psi front and rear cold. {maybe 28psi rear if its a hot day}
Once you go to warmers etc, you need to measure pressures hot.

2. Good night sleep and lots of water.

3. Remove all shit you don't need, mirrors, licence plate etc.

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Remove or tape mirrors - don't worry about who's behind you (less distracting for you and easier for them to pass if they wish to)

ride at what speed you feel comfortable with rather than at someone else's pace (avoid the red mist)

when feeling tired pull in even if the session isn't finished

each session do one or two warm up laps for both you (get brain into gear) AND the tyres (up to temp)
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Thanks gents, I have done many track days before on my ZX6R but I want to try the MV.

Usually I use tyre warmers but I'm not going to on the MV due to the clearance between the tyre and the hugger and mudguard and also I dont have a front paddock stand.

There seems to be some differences above between tyre pressures? The tyres are Michelin's which are around 2 years old. Weather will probably be around 80 degrees farenheit

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I would adjust the suspension to Track (Pista) settings listed in the Owners Manual.

I have MV Corse CF front fender and rear huger, and I manage to get tyre warmers on. But your right, the front sure is a tight fit. I don't rush or force the front in a hurry. Depends on the warmer brand I suppose.

For tyre pressures, I would use the manufacturer recommended PSI. I think you can find this on line for most manufacturers? If they are not a dual road/track tyre, and no track pressures are recommended, I like Pete's 30 front and 28 rear.

No Limits Track Day sounds fun. In the riders brief for our track days, we get told if we do a wheel stand, we are not in control of our bike, and will be black flagged for the session and receive a warning. I can understand the no front end stopies and burnouts policy, but wheelies and no camera/cam rule F_cking insurance bureaucrats..........

Have fun Sub, and we like pic's
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Sub, it's always a good idea to speak with a distributor of the brand of tires you are running. I start out the morning with 30/30 on cold street tires (Bridgestone 003RS), and then usually drop a pound or two after they heat up. If the difference in temperature from the early morning and the mid-afternoon is considerable, I may adjust again. If you're running slicks check with a dealer of that brand, as 30/30 may be way off.

This test of DOT Race Tires shows suggested tire pressure for cold and hot tires. They recommend 30/30 hot for the 003's, but as you can see there is quite a bit of variance depending upon tire brand and model. So, again, check with a distributor.
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Cheers guys, I will contact the tyre manufacturer but am probably going to go with the recommended pressures. thanks for all your help and I'll try and get some decent piccies

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Thanks gents, I have done many track days before on my ZX6R but I want to try the MV.

Usually I use tyre warmers but I'm not going to on the MV due to the clearance between the tyre and the hugger and mudguard and also I dont have a front paddock stand.

There seems to be some differences above between tyre pressures? The tyres are Michelin's which are around 2 years old. Weather will probably be around 80 degrees farenheit

2years old! Ffs change them!

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2years old! Ffs change them!
I was wondering if I should say something Pete, I would not do a track day on 2 year old tyres, but that might just be me.

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