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Author: Subject: tyre temperature opinions please
rodgling

posted on 3/5/14 at 05:14 PM Reply With Quote
tyre temperature opinions please

After a (very fun) track day at Cadwell yesterday, my tyres (brand new medium compound R888s at 19 psi warm) looked like this:

Front:



Rear:



As you can see, a few small strips are peeling off. To me this suggests they are overheating a little, but I'm unfamiliar with this kind of tyre. Does this suggest the temperature was too low, about right, or too hot, and what should I do about it?

[Edited on 3/5/14 by rodgling]

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Doctor Derek Doctors

posted on 3/5/14 at 07:13 PM Reply With Quote
Looks fine





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Davey D

posted on 3/5/14 at 07:22 PM Reply With Quote
Looks normal for a tyre after a track session. Are the shoulders of the tyres discolored/ Blue colour?
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FazerBob

posted on 3/5/14 at 08:46 PM Reply With Quote
just about perfect.





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Slimy38

posted on 3/5/14 at 08:51 PM Reply With Quote
I've only ever seen bike tyres subjected to the same sort of treatment, but the only thing those beads suggest to me is that you had a LOT of fun!!
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rodgling

posted on 3/5/14 at 10:32 PM Reply With Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Slimy38
I've only ever seen bike tyres subjected to the same sort of treatment, but the only thing those beads suggest to me is that you had a LOT of fun!!


Thanks for the replies, good to know this looks about right. Yes, Cadwell was a lot of fun - am sure if I had more experience with the track I could go a lot faster, but it's a tough track and takes time to get to know it. The gooseneck in particular takes a lot of bravery to commit to...

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CNHSS1

posted on 4/5/14 at 08:50 PM Reply With Quote
this is what one of my fronts looked like after a hard weekends sprinting at Anglesey this weekend, yours are fine







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Digimon

posted on 6/5/14 at 02:10 PM Reply With Quote
That looks like normal pickup from the rubber on the track, nothing to worry about

[Edited on 6/5/14 by Digimon]

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