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    NTEC's in the rain


    Who's done it and is it recommended? Any tips?

    This is in regards to the GPA's

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    Re: NTEC's in the rain

    Tips: get rain tires.

    Seriously, race rubber and moisture aren't fun. Even tiptoeing around can land you on your buns rather quickly. Best bet: rains or nice street tires (if it's not REAL wet).

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    Re: NTEC's in the rain

    Quote Originally Posted by Chippertheripper View Post
    Tips: get rain tires.

    Seriously, race rubber and moisture aren't fun. Even tiptoeing around can land you on your buns rather quickly. Best bet: rains or nice street tires (if it's not REAL wet).
    Yeah...I'd rather not race if I only had DOT's.

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    Re: NTEC's in the rain

    Got any ideas for how to handle this weekend with the projected on and off rain?

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    Re: NTEC's in the rain

    A set of spare wheels and rain tires mounted on them. I got nothin dude haha.

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    Re: NTEC's in the rain

    On a related note, do you guys run rain gear over your suit? Saturday will be my first time racing in the rain.

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    Re: NTEC's in the rain

    If it's cold out, yes, if it's warm...NO.

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    Re: NTEC's in the rain

    Do NOT skimp on your gloves in the wet. Cold hands thanks to highly vented race gloves are preferable to hamburger hands thanks to inadequate non-vented gloves.

    The Foggy breath shields that S&C carries work quite well keeping fogging in check.

    Talk to someone about the right way to tackle 2 in the wet. I don't know if the technique has changed since the rework in that area or not.

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    Re: NTEC's in the rain

    Get rain tires. Ive seen it done on Ntecs and Ive run a lap or two with them when its damp. Its not fun. The only time I would consider it is if a lot of people didnt start and I could get good points just by tooling around.

    As for gear. I dont wear anything over my race stuff. A non vented boot would be nice for the puddle between 10 and 11 but other then that if its warm youll be fine. Just hand your suit up over night and hopefully it will be dry enough in the morning.

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    Re: NTEC's in the rain

    And for just damp conditions where there isn't enough water to cool the tire?

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    Re: NTEC's in the rain

    Quote Originally Posted by union View Post

    As for gear. I dont wear anything over my race stuff. A non vented boot would be nice for the puddle between 10 and 11 but other then that if its warm youll be fine. Just hand your suit up over night and hopefully it will be dry enough in the morning.
    Good stuff, thanks James.

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    Re: NTEC's in the rain

    Quote Originally Posted by wiggeywackyo View Post
    And for just damp conditions where there isn't enough water to cool the tire?
    When you are leaned over the Ntec is pretty much a slick tire. If its "damp" and a drying line Im going on on the Ntec. If its damp and staying damp I have a decision to make and if its starting to rain and going to continue its a rain.

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    Err on the side of rains in the damp.

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    Re: NTEC's in the rain

    Quote Originally Posted by wiggeywackyo View Post
    Got any ideas for how to handle this weekend with the projected on and off rain?
    There's no easy answer. Even those with rains will be playing the guessing game if it's on and off rain with breaks in between and a partially drying track. If the rain starts just before or on pre-grid they may call a "time-out" to let people change to rains.

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    Re: NTEC's in the rain

    So it sounds like my options, with one set of wheels, are very limited. If anyone knows anyone up there with an extra set of wheels for an '04 or '05 GSX-R 600 that would be huge.

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