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Will be track- daying my 2002 ST2 with newly mounted Pilot Powers.
Anyone know suggested tire presures for the track ?
 

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Recommended pressures are really manufacturer dependent. Provided you don't come up with the answer you are looking for here, you might want to see if you can contact a Michelin rep or check with some of the guys at the event and see what pressures they are running.
 

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broomhilda said:
Will be track- daying my 2002 ST2 with newly mounted Pilot Powers.
Anyone know suggested tire presures for the track ?
Most tracks have reps selling /servicing stuff during track days and I'm sure you will get the advice you need there
 

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What is the recommend pressure for Road Pilots on the street? Does everyone stick with the Ducati recommendation?
 

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I use 30/30 on my PP's. I've heard people mention 29 or something but I suck at track riding and I don't think will make much difference. :)
 
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I use 30/30 on my PP's. I've heard people mention 29 or something but I suck at track riding and I don't think will make much difference. :)
Go with Michelin track recommendation if possible.

If their wisdom is not available, it's tough to go wrong with 30/30 (cold). The range of recommended pressures that I've seen across the brands is 28-32.

Set the pressure first thing in the AM, just before going to tech inspection. You should then be good to go for the day.

Bob
 

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Ask Michelin, or failing that ask someone knowledgeable at the track - not some average Joe with a fast looking bike. Pressures are very tire dependant even for street riding and if you're really pushing the bike they might suggest something different than normal street pressures.
 

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Not that this matters, but the recommended pressure for my Conti Road Attacks are:
-120/70ZR17 Road Attack = 36 "cold" psi.
-180/55ZR17 Road Attack = 42 "cold" psi.
 

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I did a track day last week with Pilot Powers, and I ran 30/32 cold. In May, I am going to go with 29/30 cold.

I checked the pressure after lunch (the bike was sitting for about 2 hours) and the front was 33 and the rear was 35. So next time I am going to run just a little less pressure.

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Cidman it sounds like you had your tire pressure dead on perfect. Your cold pressure should increase by about 10% from cold to hot.
 

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Maybe? I think I was pretty close, but I checked after the bike set awhile, that' why I was thinking 1 pound lower in the front and 2 in the back. Plus, it will be hotter on May 22nd.

Butch, you should come down to Kershaw in May!!!

Rod
 

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I would love to but that awful close to my anniversary and I don't think that I will be able to get away from work twice.
Sooner or later I will run out of excuses and have to come out and play. Thats a great picture by the way.
 
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