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help - track set up - CBR929RR

Hi All, haven't posted in ages. I'll be doing my first track day next month, but need to first set up the bike for the track. The bike is a std '01 CBR929RR and I weigh 115kg (with gear). Could someone please advise as to what my front and rear tyre pressure should be (tyres are Pilot Sport 2CT), along with the suspension settings. Most importantly, how should I do this? Any advise would be most welcome. Thanks in advance.

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Re: help - track set up - CBR929RR

Here's a check list and suspension guide you can use and a site that gives some settings to get you started...

Sport Bike Motorcycle Suspension Settings - Sportbike Review - Sport Rider
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Thanks for this - this will certainly give me a place to start
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Could someone please advise as to what my front and rear tyre pressure should be
Pressures are generally around 34psi hot.
Depending on the ambient temp it'll probably need around 30psi cold.

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Also depends on the brand of tire...

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Also depends on the brand of tire...
Definately, there are a lot of variables :-)

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Re: help - track set up - CBR929RR

20% growth from cold to hot (right when you get off the track) is what you're looking for. or so a wise older gentleman has told me.

30psi has worked pretty well for me on the PP2CTs. works out to 36 when they're hot.

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Re: help - track set up - CBR929RR

At Philip Island the pit run in is so long I checked my tyre temps immediately I pulled up and they were colder than the ambient temperature so it can be hard to be definative. In this case you probably wouldn't want to see more than about 30psi after a session.

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Re: help - track set up - CBR929RR

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20% growth from cold to hot (right when you get off the track) is what you're looking for. or so a wise older gentleman has told me.

30psi has worked pretty well for me on the PP2CTs. works out to 36 when they're hot.
These are the basic rules I have used over the years - I have run the PP2CTs (interestingly enough at Phillip Island) and have typically set them at 32psi front and 30psi rear...but that's really just a personal feel thing 30/30 or whatever will be fine, and checking for something like the suggested 20% increase in pressure immediately after a session will give you a good guide as to what you need to do under the circumstances (weather, track temp, speed, etc) on the day.

Suspension settings are also very personal and come down to feel - which is different for every rider. That said there's some really good info around that will at least give you a starting point. The Sportbike settings that Red Rider pointed you to are a good base line - you can adjust from there to get the feel you want.

While you're at it, go over all the nuts and bolts on the bike you can see to check they're tight - especially around the suspension, frame, and wheels.

If this is your first trackday, probably your biggest issue on the day is going to be nerves - if you've done plenty of road riding, and have spent time setting your bike up and feel confident, just take a deep breath and just concentrate on doing your own thing...other faster riders will filter past of their own accord.

Get well organised before you leave - tools, food, water - pack the car/truck/back-pack the night before to try and remove as much stress from the day itself.

Take a folding chair to sit on if you can - it makes for a much more comfortable day and helps you relax and calm down between sessions.

Drink PLENTY of water (beer comes later !) throughout the day to stay hydrated - a dehydrated brain slows down...

And don't forget to have fun !!

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Re: help - track set up - CBR929RR

usually trackday providers have a tire guy and a suspesion guy to help with any questions too.
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Re: help - track set up - CBR929RR

To all the respondents a big THANK YOU. The response has been fantastic and Spanky’s tips are very welcome. I really want to get as much out of this first track day as I can and I expect that there will be more (I have been told that its totally addictive).
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Re: help - track set up - CBR929RR

Think that check list should have FUEL added to it or you ain't going anywhere - no matter what tyre pressure you have!
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A bit of info on 929 basic set up.

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Re: help - track set up - CBR929RR

Thanks to PEM-954 for the article. At this stage, everything little bit helps and this article also explains the limitations of the standard suspension.
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