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Tire wear on track bike - May 31, 2012, 08:22 AM

I've almost got everything I need for my first track day but I have a question about the wear on the GSXR. I bought the bike track ready with the current tires and have only been on it a few times around the neighborhood to get the feel for it.

When running my hand over the tread of the rear tire, it feels like the wear plateaus at a certain point just before the high wear area before continuing to roll off. In other words it's not a smooth radius from the center of the tire. You may be able to see it slightly in the pic below. I can't tell if I can feel this on the bike or not, but is this something that is common for track only tires, a certain riding style, tire pressure or tire brand? Should I replace it? I just want to make sure I don't set myself up for failure. The tire is a Sportmax GP-A.




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May 31, 2012, 08:49 AM

I'd say you're fine. I wouldn't worry about the exact geometrical shape of the tire, especially for your first track day. When's your first one? I'm trying to get a group together to hit Shenny on 6/24/12. And to GPAs, I love 'em!

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May 31, 2012, 09:33 AM

I think that tire would be ok. It looks a bit worn of the edge, but nothing too bad. There should be plenty of performance in that tire for your first track day.

To continue the thread jacking, count me in for June 24th. It is far from my first track day, but it would be my first on Shenny, the first with that organization and my first of the year.


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May 31, 2012, 09:59 AM

Awesome. Thanks for the replies. I might actually be able to do Shenny on the 24th. Should be picking up a truck tomorrow so transportation shouldn't be an issue. Just need a get a couple more odds and ends and I should be good to go.


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