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    Quote Originally Posted by downshift View Post
    Cool! Why won't you be carrying them anymore?
    The Rosso Corsa isn't going to be part of the race tire line for Pirelli, so it's just not a model we'll have access to going forward.

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    Quote Originally Posted by downshift View Post
    Cool! Why won't you be carrying them anymore? Is it because it's a strange tire size for the track? Also, if I was in a bind would a 180 work on something designed to run a 190/55? Obviously it would fit but would there be anything unsafe/undesirable about it?

    And I suppose worst case scenario I could always bring this fucking thing :

    a bit of perspective.... my Tuono shipped with 3 different tire sizes depending on the production date... 180/50, 190/50 and 190/55.

    and the xsection of the tire carcass varies from brand to brand... some are more "circular" where others have more of a "point" in the middle of the tire to affect tip in.

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    Quote Originally Posted by downshift View Post
    or is there no chance I'll tear through them in one day at red group pace?
    This. You'll be fine....
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    I think you're over thinking almost all of this.

    My first track day I did on an adventure bike that I rode to/from the event with my lunch box and a camp chair tied to the back. I prep'ed the bike for tech in about 30 minutes after I arrived in the morning using tools I carried with me. I rode in on fairly fresh pilot road street tires which lasted me for ~5-7k street miles even including the track day.

    Some random guys helped me prep the bike for tech.

    The guy next to me was prep'ing the gold wing he just rode in on.

    WERA race prep this is not.

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    Gabe, if you're really that nervous when you arrive, if you need help getting through tech, need your hand held or your nose wiped... come find me. I'll give you a hand.
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    I'm the first one to tell someone they are overthinking something(I think I have to tell people this daily), but I think it sounds like Gabe is just being appropriately prepared for a new trackday rider who wants to have little/nothing to worry/surprise them on the day of, and who happens to be an overthinker by trade.

    If he shows up with that fucking plumbing rig in case he needs to get his wheels off, I rescind my statement, and will set that thing on fire.

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    Quote Originally Posted by downshift View Post
    or is there no chance I'll tear through them in one day at red group pace?
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    This. You'll be fine....


    If you find yourself running through tires that fast, take a step back and assess what you're doing wrong.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GixerJockey View Post
    Gabe, if you're really that nervous when you arrive, if you need help getting through tech, need your hand held or your nose wiped... come find me. I'll give you a hand.
    I will definitely take you up on that...Eric can't come up with me and he was the designated hand holder/nose wiper for this weekend.

    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Kurtz View Post
    I'm the first one to tell someone they are overthinking something(I think I have to tell people this daily), but I think it sounds like Gabe is just being appropriately prepared for a new trackday rider who wants to have little/nothing to worry/surprise them on the day of, and who happens to be an overthinker by trade.

    If he shows up with that fucking plumbing rig in case he needs to get his wheels off, I rescind my statement, and will set that thing on fire.
    I hate surprises. The only want thing I want to be thinking about this weekend is having fun and not crashing. The last thing I need to deal with is a broke dick ass bike and/or any host of other things that will prevent me from doing the two aforementioned things. I just want this shit to go off all ricky tick like.

    Oh, and it's definitely fucking coming now. Be prepared to behold it's magnificent construction in all of it's beautifully engineered might!
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    Just show up with a mechanically sound and functioning bike. When you get there you'll just have to unload and set up your spot, go through tech and then BS with people until the first meeting. After the first lap your nerves will go way and you can enjoy the rest of the day/experience.

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    Quote Originally Posted by downshift View Post
    I will definitely take you up on that...Eric can't come up with me and he was the designated hand holder/nose wiper for this
    Extra points for not bringing Eric.
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