Another Track Day tire question?

Erik Weber yoober at
Thu Jun 19 08:52:50 PDT 2008

Thanks Jo. I think I will experiment with some sort of compromise. I
am having success getting good drives out of the corner, but can do
better as far as getting into the corners -- getting the bike to
change direction more quickly and staying forward to get that bite.

You guys (especially Z since he gave me my suspension setup) give me
your opinion on this.

If I get my weight more forward and ride the front harder, would
adding a click or two of rebound to the Penske be a good idea to try
to increase rear traction a touch on corner exit? What would be the
downside of that?


On 6/19/08, Jo Rhett <jorhett at> wrote:

>  Erik, you might want to try moving that around.  I haven't had too much
> success raising the rear because it does exactly what you observe -- loses
> rear traction.  So I keep the rear pretty low with a hard compression
> setting and it works really well (for me anyway).
>  I'm probably the opposite of you, riding style.  I'm all over the front and
> hard hard on the brakes into the corner.  I keep the rear lower, but drop
> the front even lower and just lay on top of the front tire for corner entry.
>  My front and rear tires wear at about the same rate.
>  --
>  Jo Rhett /  velociRaptor Racing
>  #553 WERA / AFM

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