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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 06-21-2008, 01:59 PM Thread Starter
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noob tire help

I searched SVRider and the numbers there are all over, so I'll ask here.
Second gen SV650 on Pilot Powers at Autobahn, what pressure should I run?
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What ever Michelin recommends, they know better than anyone what pressure their tires should be at. That's a good starting point, then have someone with experience evaluate how they look trackside.

Edit: There are a lot of variables, day temp., track surface temp., your riding style, etc. So saying 32f/34r really isn't good for shit. There is just a good baseline to start with, and then fine tuning to the conditions.

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Are you a heavier rider...or lighter (2 lb differnce right there)

We've found that with standard Pilot Powers 31 rear and 32 front seem to offer the best overall performance. We do not suggst ever going under 30 in a rear unless ambient temps are below 55.. the tire will get to hot and slippery. Pilot Power 2CT like 33 rear and 34 front.

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I'm maybe 140-145 with my gear on. I went 31/32 for the day based off what you said during the riders meeting that day and was very happy with it.
Thanks for the info and for putting on a great day for me to pop my track cherry.

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I'm maybe 140-145 with my gear on. I went 31/32 for the day based off what you said during the riders meeting that day and was very happy with it.
Thanks for the info and for putting on a great day for me to pop my track cherry.
Wow! You're a jockey!!! LOL! With your light weight and the SV's power delivery a set of tires should last you quite some time! Glad you enjoyed yur first track day.. What did you think about the Novice program? Who was your Track Coach?

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Stt's Novice program is tits.

That is all.
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Wow! You're a jockey!!! LOL! With your light weight and the SV's power delivery a set of tires should last you quite some time! Glad you enjoyed yur first track day.. What did you think about the Novice program? Who was your Track Coach?
I thought the program was great. I love the idea that you can move between groups if you feel your currnt group is too fast/slow for you.
My track coach was Bill (I think, I'm bad with names) and he was excellent. The last two sessions he led me and another rider around at a really good clip and it was the most fun I have ever had on my bike.

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