I'm 300 with gear...I run 31/29 HOT on my Pirelli SC Pros (same compound - just slicks to DOTs) on my SV650 race bike. I can't help with suspension 'cause I run at Loudon, NH. Very techincal, point and shoot track..lots of bumps and transitions....
Back to the tires - have you run the SC's yet? If your rear is a little soft, you'll know it. You will give movement either way, but it's uncomfortable if it's too soft. lol. I ran 26 once - ONCE....almost pooped my pants!
As for getting the pressure - if you're not running warmers (which I'm assuming), it'll be a little hairy for the first couple laps - so TAKE IT EASY! Ramp up to 100%....start at 29/27. Run a few laps to get the temp up, pull in to the pits and check your pressures...go back out, run a few laps, go back in and check...finish the session, as soon as you get in, check again and reset accordingly. Second session, don't touch'em. Go out run 1/2 the session, go in and check, finish the session, check again. 3rd session, run the whole thing...If it feels funny, pull in and check, if not, run it and check when your sessions over. the only time I would check after that is after lunch. Pull in 1/2 session and check just to be sure.
Our issue with being bigger dudes, is that the tires will feel a little squishy until you build the pressure up. It should only take you a couple laps....If it feels 'off', by all means, pull in a re-adjust. the tires are phenominal and should be very confidence insipiring.
disclaimer - My bike is 70hp - the R1 is 'a little' more powerful! your 'comfortable' pressures may vary slightly!
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Last edited by marshdrummer; 12-12-2012 at 05:55 AM.