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Author Topic: CB's Bloglett FWIW  (Read 18933 times)

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Re: CB's Bloglett FWIW
« Reply #613 on: 21:09 - 12 July, 2019 »
Displacement therapy is very good for you in limited amounts!

Agree with what you say on track tyres on the road, not good.
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Re: CB's Bloglett FWIW
« Reply #612 on: 09:01 - 12 July, 2019 »
i concur.

I run 36 front 42 rear on the roads, on the track I run 31 front 26 rear.

point to note, the road pressures are taken cold, and the track pressures are hot. Cold track tyre pressures would relate to somewhere between 25 front and 21 rear. really low.

The feel of road tyres is completely different to track tyres. road tyres feel much harder and have a lot of stiffness in the tyre wall, where as track tyres don't seem to have any self support in the tyre wall, and rely on tyre pressures to retain their shape.

The profile of the tyres are completely different too, with the road tyres being a lot rounder in their profile than the pointy track tyres. This gives a lot of stability in a straight line but resists turning compared to the 'pointy' profile of the track tyres. I've rode with track tyres on the roads, and its not very nice to be honest.

I'mm not sure where I'm going with this to be honest, I think I am just trying to avoid doing any work  :booty
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Re: CB's Bloglett FWIW
« Reply #611 on: 06:37 - 12 July, 2019 »
36/42 is the pressure manufacturers universally accepted as standard for road tyres some years ago.
This apparently gives the best compromise between grip and longevity.
The same tyres are generally run about 30 to 32 psi  on the track and give way more grip but get torn up in no time.

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Re: CB's Bloglett FWIW
« Reply #610 on: 00:34 - 12 July, 2019 »
40 seems high to me.  I generally range somewhere between 28 and 35 ideally 30-32 in good weather.

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Re: CB's Bloglett FWIW
« Reply #609 on: 17:34 - 11 July, 2019 »
Look Steve, I'm kinda in to my middle age now (stop laughing at the back!) and I'm not hanging off of anything except my stomach hangs over my belt. I'm also not riding hard as it sticks in to the tank and I have to go to the doctors with yet another red swelling.

You might have a point with the pressures, I usually run mine high, 40 p's of the i's so I might give it a go. Gassing the faz cranked over is not something I'd be confident in doing, not on the road anyhow, I'd fill my pants with everything (like when Readie took us all over the mountains with loose gravel and I think everyone lost a modicum more than just traction).

Maybe I should just get some Harley tires and just go in straight lines?
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Re: CB's Bloglett FWIW
« Reply #608 on: 21:10 - 10 July, 2019 »
Ah yes, they look nice and not too expensive.

There are Pilot Road 5's on the Faz and I don't like the turn in, it feels like it's | great, / ok, but then if you go a bit further it feels like it's going to go _ very fast! I have no problem rubbing the elephant's nose (that's not a euphemism).

What did you have on the faz before the Power Arses?
Well, what I found is that Amy of the power series seriously benefit from you hanging off the bike and riding hard.
They are race developed and benefit from being used in that way. I had road 4's on for the winter and got 12000 miles out of them. They worked better if you stayed sitting on the seat but made the steering heavy if you tried to get off the side even slightly. You can really tell the difference between the road oriented and race bred tyres.
With the road 5's try dropping the pressures by 2psi.
At the point you feel it's starting to drop, gas it,  they will bite.  I'll try to get a video of the front and rear tyres during a hard ride.

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Re: CB's Bloglett FWIW
« Reply #607 on: 19:55 - 10 July, 2019 »
What are power arses?
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Re: CB's Bloglett FWIW
« Reply #606 on: 11:34 - 10 July, 2019 »
I always like the Avon Storm tyres on the TDM but I think they were for heavier bikes really. I might have to look at tyres for the lighter bike, mind you, my pie quota is quite high anyway.
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Re: CB's Bloglett FWIW
« Reply #605 on: 10:22 - 10 July, 2019 »
I always liked PR3's, but not sure you can get them anymore  :sad

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Re: CB's Bloglett FWIW
« Reply #604 on: 10:20 - 10 July, 2019 »
Ah yes, they look nice and not too expensive.

There are Pilot Road 5's on the Faz and I don't like the turn in, it feels like it's | great, / ok, but then if you go a bit further it feels like it's going to go _ very fast! I have no problem rubbing the elephant's nose (that's not a euphemism).

What did you have on the faz before the Power Arses?
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Re: CB's Bloglett FWIW
« Reply #603 on: 15:12 - 9 July, 2019 »
Michelins pilot power 4th gen.
Similar to the road 5 but a bit sharper on the steering and less sipes in the tread area.
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Re: CB's Bloglett FWIW
« Reply #602 on: 14:39 - 9 July, 2019 »
What are power arses?
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Re: CB's Bloglett FWIW
« Reply #601 on: 19:21 - 8 July, 2019 »
Well, just had my first ride on the power rs's and I've got to say, they are phenomenal.
The grip levels are high as you'd expect but the profile is something else too.
Turn in is completely neutral and stays neutral right to the edge of the tyre, even heavy braking to an apex doesn't load the steering excessively, a quick flick on the bars and your over on the other side.
I've only done 100 miles on them today so they won't be fully scrubbed and tempered till the weekend, got some rain mid week too so will give them a good hard ride then too and see how they hang on and how quick they get up to temperature.

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Re: CB's Bloglett FWIW
« Reply #600 on: 17:09 - 20 June, 2019 »
Engines are hot. Unless they are not. Where's my fu  :censored ing Nobel prize for science?
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Re: CB's Bloglett FWIW
« Reply #599 on: 18:45 - 19 June, 2019 »
do any bikes come with electric water pumps?

It does seem to be an aftermarket thing for both cars and bikes (although easier with cars as you can pick up car packaged/rated OE ones, to reduce parasitic losses and standalone maps for it blah blah blah
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