Now that we're talking lean angles, I'm going to ask the most idiotic question you guys have seen in a long time........
What kind of lean angles should be "possible" on different tire types, making a lot of assumptions about appropriate body position, track temps and conditions being "normal" meaning not wet, not icy cold, no camber, using correct tire pressure, tire warmers, etc....
I've seen reports of the MotoGP guys doing 65+ degrees of course with the best, bravest pilots on board and with rubber that probably feels like hot glue when at proper operating temps. I've got a trick little device I bought through Kickstarter called a "Brain" - basically a telemetry device that gives you data like Harry's Lap Timer but at 20hz instead of 1Hz like you get from an iPhone. Anyways, I'm pretty much stuck at around 48 degrees which is about what most of your kids can do on their tricycles.
I know that concern about loss of traction at higher lean angles is currently the biggest block to improving my lap times. I'm running in B now and at most events I'm in about the middle of the group but my progress has stalled over the last year. But back to the point - how much lean angle could be reached using either something like a Q3+, or from slicks? I saw a story from RevZilla that Taylor Knapp was getting to 62 degree lean angles on the new Q4 during testing last year so maybe there's not too much difference between DOT tires and slicks.
Comments? (other than "boy is that an idiotic question" - I think i know that already
One last question - anyone know where you can get a 180/60 rear? Revzilla and Bike Bandit still show them as out of stock and several others don't seem to carry the 60 profile.
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Last edited by russperry; 06-13-2018 at 04:13 PM.