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Wanna buy a slightly used pyrometer????? (archive)

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Posted by David on August 02, 2000 at 09:41:22:

In Reply to: Re: Good observations, Kevin - posted by Mike Zamarocy on August 02, 2000 at 00:45:38:

The best way to decide on this would be to use a pyrometer and check temps across the tires after each miniscule change in bar stiffness. If increasing stiffness a bit evens out the temp across the tires (specifically, if it lowers inside edge and/or raises center and outside edge of the INSIDE FRONT TIRE and lowers outside edge and/or raises the center and inside edge of OUTSIDE FRONT TIRE), you're moving in the right direction. Of course, you'll then need to optimize pressures as well.....

Unfortunately, it takes a test day or willingness to write off an event to do this right. Also, you really need someone to check the tires immediately after a run - if you try to unbelt yourself to do it, you'll be too late.

Further...........we might be wrong - you may be at the optimum setting right now. So if the inside front tire is running cold and the outside edge of the outside tire gets even hotter, go the other way on the bar and see what happens. Change ONE thing at a time, change it a TINY bit, MEASURE and DOCUMENT the change, and KEEP RECORDS.

OR - you could forget all this picky nonsense and just have fun! I used to drive myself crazy looking for the extra tenth. Too much tension for an old man................

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