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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 05-09-2006, 11:56 AM Thread Starter
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slick question

i just got a set of Dragon Slicks on the bike for this Sunday at BHF. I ran the Meztlers at 32psi for the track and it handled great.

Now normally when i run slicks on a vehicle, i set them up at 9 psi. but i have this feeling thats prolly not good for this application.

so what is a good starting point to run these things at?

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no idea, but my guess would be around 30/31

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The dragons should be set to 32/34. They run at a higher pressure than most other bike slicks.

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Ask the tire guy at the track but what Jon said sounds correct.

Slicks will last a bit longer but take longer to heat up. Give yourself at least 2 laps before you really start rockin.

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I run my Dragons at 32/32, anything around there is close. I can ask Pirelli tomorrow if you like.

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