AMA Supersport Racer
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: 18 miles from the Gap
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I have a spare set of wheels with fresh tires mounted up and balanced before I leave for the track. Number one, you never know when you may have tire issue and have to change one out. Secondly, to me, it is easier to change a tire/wheel combination than to take off the old one, take it to a trackside tire vendor (who may or may not be busy and backed up when you need the tire mounted and balanced) and then go back to your paddock area and put the tire/wheel back on the bike and be ready for your next session. I've changed tires at the lunch break many times and been ready for the first session after lunch. If I would have had to go and purchase, have it changed and then remount it on the bike, I would have lost at least one session. Bottom line is that I go to the track to ride and not to work on my bike. A tire change is sometimes a necessary thing to do, but not my preference.
BTW.......I've got a spare rear wheel for sale in the For Sale section if you are looking for one.
Vern....STT Southern Region Instructor
If it ain't fast........It ain't fun!!
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