Big Thank you.
Yes, Avoiding crashing is a priority. I actually hired coach for my last track day last year. What a difference it made!!!
I am running silkolene 10wt (ill look and confirm when I get home)
Yes it is the gold valves Not sure of their set up. How would i find those #'s? (originally when ordered I told hem it was for commuting if that helps)
Thank you for the tire suggestion. If you feel there is something better I am not married to that tire. Not sure if it was me or what, but the bike seemed a little less settled on the 2CT's. Maybe that was the greasy feeling you were talking about. I was more aware and quicker with the coach Maybe that was the differnce?
You are most welcome.
Lucky you to have a coach!
That sure speeds things up, no pun intended.
I'm used to lighter oil so my setting is of no use.
Suggest you start with a mid point setting for your rebound screw, then try going firmer from there.
Keep in mind that you need more rebound damping force because of the greater spring energy, so I don't see the need of starting out at a cautious 2 turns out from full hard (closed).
Is there a spec sheet that came with the parts?
Such a sheet would show the selected stack builds.
Failing that, ask the builder what he put in, in terms of c and r numbers that is.
(If someone did a custom stack build for you, they may be willing to say "similar to cX and rY" without giving away their expertise and secrets.)
Did your compression piston have any custom drilling done to provide some low speed compression damping? (this is the hole that zaq123 brought to our collective attention years ago and posted a nice diagram)
If you don't have them (one per piston), it's a good have to get at some point in time.
Hmmm, that could get into a league like engine oils..............
2CTs are easy to get greasy on hot pavement days at a decent pace.
Quick warm up tires that are nimble while still being forgiving in nature and give warnings, have good wet road characteristics and work on colder pavement without needing warmers, is what I would choose on the basis of.
Legit original Pilot Powers, not the later stuff, is one choice.
In terms of more current designs, Dunlop Q3s.
I'm putting Q3s on for this season.
There's other stuff as well, depending what your selection criteria is.
I suggest you check out the motousa.com "2015 Sport Motorcycle Tire Shootout" then temper that by whatever more recent info you can find.
I found the 2CTs to be very stable, but I had nothing to compare it to. If they feel stable to me, they must be
. You could have been sensing a list of things in comparison to what you were on before, including profile differences/carcass differences/newby track day unsmooth & erratic rider inputs, let alone not knowing what pressures you had them at, how hot you got them, and how shagged (with attendant shape changes) they might have been. Crazy stable will invariably be more difficult to initiate turns and slower in general, that's just the way it is with tires.
How many track days do you hope to do this season?