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post #1 of 7 Old 11-15-2018, 01:18 AM Thread Starter
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Michelin Pilot Street Radial Lean angle with rear sets

I have Michelin Pilot Street Radial tyres on my bike. On the track I am leaning till the foot pegs which wears completely to the edge of the tyres.

I am wanting to install rear sets, but can the bike lean further if there is no more tyre left? Is a different tyre required?

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post #2 of 7 Old 11-15-2018, 10:10 AM
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Hang off more.

The more you are on the edge of the tire the less predictable traction will be.

If you have absolutely no amount of unused tread on the side of the tire you have no other option than hanging off more to bring the bike more vertical during cornering.

I would go with a full-sport tire like a Michelin Pilot Power RS (or similar sport/track tire) if they are available in the proper size. That's going to give you the most lean and traction available.
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To add to what jkv357 said in his post... although the Michelin Pilot Street Radial's are a very good tire choice for everyday street/road riding, the PSR's are far from being the best choice for racetrack use.

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Thanks guys, I might look at those tyres next time I change.

I’ll also practice a more aggressive hang off on the track

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The Pilot street radials are more touring oriented tires and not designed for high speed track use. You'll get a lot of miles out of them but they are no grip monsters like pure race tires.

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If you search here you will find threads and posts by Aufitt - also an Australian.

He raced the CBR for a while, and his posts may give you some ideas.

EDIT: Here are some threads he started - https://www.cbr250.net/forum/search....archid=6671301

He was pretty active - and outspoken!
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Very chirpy tires; great for touring as stated and high mileage and a great all-rounder for wear, dry and wet grip, and comfort. Race tires they are definitely not. I have found the closer to their limits you get, the more unpredictable and unsettling they are. I'm on the bias-ply and not the radials, but all things said and done they perform identically in a track setting and both have the same skiddish nature.

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