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wet track day prep

Was wondering what should be done to prep for a possible rainy trackday? Would different gear be needed? I'm running Bt016 pros so my tires should be fine.

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Was wondering what should be done to prep for a possible rainy trackday? Would different gear be needed? I'm running Bt016 pros so my tires should be fine.
you should run a dedicated RAIN TIRE in the rain. a regular street tire, however good it may be for street riding, is simply not up to the task.

i recommend never riding on a wet track without a set of full rain tires. but, you can go see for yourself. it will either be no fun or you will land on your head...


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i'd agree, rain tires are awesome and i know i wouldn't ride on anything else on a wet track... i have ridden a set of power pure michelins on a damp/drying track and was a really good learning time , but anything near standing water i wouldn't run a street tire.

for suspension you might want to soften it up a little as well, i think.
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Re: wet track day prep

I say just focus on making sure your riding skills are as good as they can be. Track days in the rain are perfect opportunities to really firm up your skills as everything has to be done a little bit better and smoother in the wet.

What do you guys think are the most important skills to work on in the rain?

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throttle control, body position, and being smooth are important skills that i focus on when riding in the rain.
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^^this!! You will hang off the bike more, trying to keep it more upright than usual. Be smoothe.


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Re: wet track day prep

prep?

step 1: cancel day
step 2: get refund, or credit for future event
step 3: fiddle in the garage instead, drinking beer.
step 4: go to bed buzzed on beer, not pain killers from a hospital.

see? only 4 steps to prepping for a wet track day.
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Re: wet track day prep

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throttle control, body position, and being smooth are important skills that i focus on when riding in the rain.
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^^this!! You will hang off the bike more, trying to keep it more upright than usual. Be smoothe.
Agreed. Throttle control needs to be really precise and smooth and you definitely need to hang off the bike more in order to keep it more upright.

What about using the brakes?

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