Thanks for the info, I rode the 15 R1 demo with GPA's and it was solid, maybe a little slow front end but this may have been pressures.I had my M on the track yesterday with the stock BSTONES, Felt like I was on ice skates.. I am in the expert group so I should have figured they could not handle the abuse of high corner lap speeds.. I will be putting on GPA For next Saturday.. They work great on the street or maybe for novice track riding, anything at fast pace and they cant take the heat cycles....
Thanks for the update superfly but my M arrived today and I have changed the rs10r's to the racetec interact k2's, I just need to find some time to ride it now.I actually liked the RS10 but I noticed that near the end of the afternoon I had hot tearing on the rear. I was running 30PSI Hot in the rear and I think with the track up around 47C I should have bumped the rear up to 32PSI or slightly more. At one point I could smell the tires and it was a weird plastic burning smell. The 32 F seemed ok but I figure I'll run 34F - 32R HOT next time and see if the wear looks OK
I did the first track day on my new R1M and also had problems with the rear tire. I run 32F and 30R cold and at the end of session there was a massive hot tearing at the LHS. Unlike in your case, the track temperature was only 16 deg C and still the rear tire was getting very hot even without pushing hard. I have used Bridgestones only on few occasions (and really didn't like them) so do not have a lot of data on them but it seems the sidewall in this one is very soft so they need much higher pressure to stop overheating. I have to say though that I liked the front tire very much. Stable under brakes and very good feedback.I actually liked the RS10 but I noticed that near the end of the afternoon I had hot tearing on the rear. I was running 30PSI Hot in the rear and I think with the track up around 47C I should have bumped the rear up to 32PSI or slightly more. At one point I could smell the tires and it was a weird plastic burning smell. The 32 F seemed ok but I figure I'll run 34F - 32R HOT next time and see if the wear looks OK
If you're interested, I have a new set off my 2015 I could sell you. I do a lot of midwest trackdays, including BHF. PM me to hash out details.I love my RS10's. I'm on my 4th set of General Replacements. No they do not last very long but they head up quickly and provide a ton of grip. I ride in intermediate/Advanced. I did have quite a bit of cold tearing. I'm wondering if anyone else has used Tire warmers on them to keep them good during the first few laps so this doesnt happen. And just to be clear the tires that come on the bike including the general replacements I'm getting are not the RS10 Type R they are just the RS10R for Rear and F for front.
well, I did use them at Mid-ohio. which is known to be a temperamental track. it can change from one hour to the next. (which is why I think motoamerica quit going there) I felt the front push many times in a few places. I also didn't like how the tire got to a point then fell over. these were the stock tires however. maybe slightly different than a set from the store.Ran the RS10G's at Road America. For those of you who don't know. RA is a 4.098 mile track with some crazy long straights, long sweepers, and a few technical spots. Up hills down, and off tilt. The tires performed amazingly. I feel if anyone is having issues with these tires you need to look at other factors. Is your suspension set up for you. I posted earlier I was getting crazy tearing and couldn't figure out the PSI. Well it wasn't PSI related it was all my suspension. I thought I set up the SAG and the rest up correctly. I did it when the bike was completely stock. Not dropping 26lbs and also me losing a ton of weight. I had the suspension set up by a professional and now the bike performs even better and the tires are phenomenal to say the least. I didn't end up using the tire warmers at all because I didn't really need to. They heated up before turn 4 and by turn 5 I was all the way over. I even dragged my elbow in the carousel for the first time in my life. I also dropped a whooping 4.3 seconds off my lap times because of the corner speed I could carry. I was able to push the bike on the front and back straight to 174mph. If you aren't used to sticky tires OR if you are looking for longer life fine. But dont say these tires are junk because they are the furthest from that. Like I said. Check PSI first. Then if you are still "slipping" which if you have your electronics on you shouldn't feel in the first place then get your suspension checked. Makes a world of a difference on any bike. But on this... It makes it unstoppable.