thanks for the info. I haven't got any tirewarmers. Im only trying to find the best approach or cheapest approach. I suppose you are right about a soft tire on a hot track would supply enough heat. I only have experience at Portland International Raceway on Dunlop D207Gp's. Of course the NW is a cool climate and track would be also. The problem other riders w/o tirewarmers as well as I had was there are 9 right hand turns and 2 left hand turns. It seemed everyone always went down in turn 3 a left hander, because that side of the tire never got to temp. Does that sound possible?
There is a trackday at Firebird on August 7th. It'll probably be 115 degrees that day, so the track will be hot. I can't seem to locate a cheap set skins, so I will take it easy at the track, and I will only have Michelin Pilotpower street tires. They came on the bike new, but aren't they also a medium-hard compound? Would two warmup laps be enough to trust the tires?
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