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Roebling Road Race Way

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    Roebling Road Race Way


    Yup , I'm going there in August !
    I have a couple Questions for You Track Junkies !
    A couple here know My track bike of My choice for a couple years was the BMWk12rs . Last year I got a VFR to give to K a break . I've done one T-D on IT and will be signed up for Tony's April Dates ( so far ) to get more time on it .

    Pilot Powers are on it now , I feel ok with them with one T-D on the bike .

    R-R is a High Speed , mostly long sweeping turn track from the video's I've seen .

    The VFR is stock .

    I also know full well the VFR is Well .... a VFR and not a CBR

    1-) Should I stay with the PP's or go with a race compound tire ?

    2-) Being a big boned ( Ok 220lbs fat guy ) should the first thing I do is get the suspension set for my weight .

    After talking with a couple people , getting to know a NEW track is small battle and some there will know where I've done all of my track time .

    Any pointers or comments would be greatly Appreciated !

    TIA, Stevie B

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    Re: Roebling Road Race Way

    Quote Originally Posted by Sbk12rs View Post

    1-) Should I stay with the PP's or go with a race compound tire ?

    2-) Being a big boned ( Ok 220lbs fat guy ) should the first thing I do is get the suspension set for my weight .

    After talking with a couple people , getting to know a NEW track is small battle and some there will know where I've done all of my track time .
    (1) Let me take this one guys ....as i've been recently "schooled"....go with the Pilot Powers unless you are running at least mid-pack speeds in the blue group of a TTD.

    (2) Setting suspension for your weight is always a good thing regardless of bone structure.

    And from what I've heard, if you can learn NHIS, you can learn any track. Have fun at RR!

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    Re: Roebling Road Race Way

    you should sell the VFR and buy a CBR
    like a 93 CBR...with lots of cool go fast stuff...like the one i have

    my G/F rides a SV at TDs and i put PP race tires (soft) on hers and they work great. they felt better than the PPs (2CT) i had on my SV1K. VFR can be kinda hefty.. so maybe a medium compound but i would still say PP race...especially if track duty is its only purpose.

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    Re: Roebling Road Race Way

    if you were in the market for new tires I'd say try out some new things... but there's nothing wrong w/ the pilot powers you've currently got on there. Use em up till they're done (I'm sure they've got PLENTY of life left in them), then maybe get something different.

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