Go Back   Ducati Forum > Ducati Panigale Forum > Ducati 1199

Ducati 1199 Ducati 1199 Forum - Ducati 1199 Panigale Superbike Motorcycle Forum


Thanks Tree14Thanks
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old Oct 31st 2013, 05:25 PM   #31
Senior Member
 
EvoL's Avatar
 
Joined: Feb 2013
From: Tampa, FL

Posts: 1,043
Thanks: 446

I Ride: 1199 R
Originally Posted by Gunny Fitz View Post
Good deal on em Evol?
Yes, great deal. Thanks again
Thanks from Gunny Fitz
EvoL is offline  
 
Old Nov 2nd 2013, 05:55 PM   #32
Senior Member
 
Joined: Oct 2012
From: In the garage looking at love...

Posts: 186
Thanks: 86

Well... We have been running the UK 302 Dunlop front (120) and the US 7455 rear (200). The UK rears are not holding up at all. The US rears are pretty much some of the best tires we have tried out and they are lasting VERY well.

The 302 front is amazing. The only choice for a slick I would use and we've run a few different brands. The Michelin is a pretty good choice also, but after a few things we have seen, the Dunlops will outlast and out perform the Michelins.

The biggest thing on the Pani is chassis setup. If the bike is taking a bit of effort to get to full lean like some are saying, that is chassis setup and it is not correct. Meaning, they need to make some changes to the front and rear heights. In doing this, the bike will be dramatically better.

Jarel can maybe comment, but at Putnam we found a solid chassis setup. We were trying something different during the track day in hopes for a race weekend coming up after, we had the right direction. And it was great. We were running SHAGGED tires with the hopes of making sure the setup was fine when the tires went off. Now, it was a track day, but during the race weekend, we dropped times dramatically with a VERY noticeable difference in handling.

Also, the Pani likes a stiff set of fork springs and a softer rear spring. For example, I am 195lbs and running 1.10 front springs and an .85 rear spring. It's crazy, but it is working extremely well.

As far as the Dunlops go, understand that the compounds are VERY important. Stick with a 302 for everything. They have a new front coming that will be ready for general public use in 2014, but we tried a couple and it is basically the same compound, just a stiffer sidewall and it is AMAZING. But the rears are where you will get in trouble or have success. Medium 7455s are the best choice at most tracks. Hotter temps especially. The Med+ 8477 is a colder temp tire and for set tracks like Mid-Ohio.

Believe it or not, the harder compounds for colder and the softer for hotter. They also have a new rear compound that also should be available, but we had not been given the chance to try it before end of the season.

But again... Handling can be adjusted and the idea that it takes effort to get to full lean means it isn't right. The transition to full lean should be quick.
Thanks from EvoL
Red Dawn is offline  
Old Nov 2nd 2013, 06:06 PM   #33
Senior Member
 
EvoL's Avatar
 
Joined: Feb 2013
From: Tampa, FL

Posts: 1,043
Thanks: 446

I Ride: 1199 R
Originally Posted by Red Dawn View Post
Well... We have been running the UK 302 Dunlop front (120) and the US 7455 rear (200). The UK rears are not holding up at all. The US rears are pretty much some of the best tires we have tried out and they are lasting VERY well.

The 302 front is amazing. The only choice for a slick I would use and we've run a few different brands. The Michelin is a pretty good choice also, but after a few things we have seen, the Dunlops will outlast and out perform the Michelins.

The biggest thing on the Pani is chassis setup. If the bike is taking a bit of effort to get to full lean like some are saying, that is chassis setup and it is not correct. Meaning, they need to make some changes to the front and rear heights. In doing this, the bike will be dramatically better.

Jarel can maybe comment, but at Putnam we found a solid chassis setup. We were trying something different during the track day in hopes for a race weekend coming up after, we had the right direction. And it was great. We were running SHAGGED tires with the hopes of making sure the setup was fine when the tires went off. Now, it was a track day, but during the race weekend, we dropped times dramatically with a VERY noticeable difference in handling.

Also, the Pani likes a stiff set of fork springs and a softer rear spring. For example, I am 195lbs and running 1.10 front springs and an .85 rear spring. It's crazy, but it is working extremely well.

As far as the Dunlops go, understand that the compounds are VERY important. Stick with a 302 for everything. They have a new front coming that will be ready for general public use in 2014, but we tried a couple and it is basically the same compound, just a stiffer sidewall and it is AMAZING. But the rears are where you will get in trouble or have success. Medium 7455s are the best choice at most tracks. Hotter temps especially. The Med+ 8477 is a colder temp tire and for set tracks like Mid-Ohio.

Believe it or not, the harder compounds for colder and the softer for hotter. They also have a new rear compound that also should be available, but we had not been given the chance to try it before end of the season.

But again... Handling can be adjusted and the idea that it takes effort to get to full lean means it isn't right. The transition to full lean should be quick.
What sort of chassis adjustments have you found beneficial?
EvoL is offline  
Old Nov 3rd 2013, 06:16 AM   #34
Senior Member
 
Joined: Oct 2012
From: In the garage looking at love...

Posts: 186
Thanks: 86

Originally Posted by EvoL View Post
What sort of chassis adjustments have you found beneficial?
I am running a standard model vs an S so, that needs to be considered as the form length and such are very different. I will cehck notes, but I know we had 8mm from top of fork tube to top of upper triple on the front forks. In US terms, I think my ride height w/o looking was 7-3/4 in the rear.

I will verify with the tuner in the coming week...
Thanks from EvoL
Red Dawn is offline  
Reply

  Ducati Forum > Ducati Panigale Forum > Ducati 1199

Tags
slick, tires



Thread Tools
Display Modes


Similar Discussions
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Engine ice review and Lucas slick mist speed wax review mark419ny Mechanical and Technical 29 Nov 5th 2015 12:11 PM
Tires Again TransNone13 Ducati 1199 6 Jul 25th 2013 05:14 PM
For Sale: Respro Clear Slick Road Racing Wet Suit Duke Classifieds 0 Jul 5th 2013 10:22 AM
Tires??? quack1199 Ducati 1199 17 May 28th 2013 04:02 PM
Tires quack1199 Ducati 1199 1 May 17th 2013 01:44 PM


Facebook Twitter Google+ RSS Feed