Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Los Angeles
Bike: 05 R6, and other stuff
Squared off tires at the track?
My track bike also happens to be my commuter. With 5 days a week of 30+ mile round trip to work, vs ~1 track day a month I've ended up with some pretty square tires.
The track days are pretty new to me, so I'm still on my first set of tires (regular Pilot Powers) that have been subjugated to track duty. I've noticed they've really lost their shape lately - the bike barely leans when turning 90 degree corners around town, but there's still plenty of tread left. Is this going to be bad news the next time I get out to the track? It seems silly to ditch a set of tires when they've still got 50% tread left. I'm running a fast beginner / slow intermediate group pace.
My next set is definitely going to be a multi compound tire, so that should help. My R1 has been off the road for awhile too, but should be rolling again to help soak up some of the commuting miles. I think long-term I'm going to ditch the R1 for something more reasonable as a daily driver and let the R6 be for track/canyons only.