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Tyre warmers

Postby Perkles » 20 Jul 2020, 18:05

I need a set of tyre warmers for my end of year track weekend ,any good brands that dont break the bank ?
And is there a list of essential things to take to a track weekend besides my bike and a helmet
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Re: Tyre warmers

Postby Kwacky » 20 Jul 2020, 18:08

Is it open pit or sessions? If it's sessions it's probably not worth getting warmers
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Re: Tyre warmers

Postby Blade » 20 Jul 2020, 19:01

If you using a trackday specific tyre get warmers as they don't like repeated heat cycles. Thats the idea of them, not so your transformed into MM93 as some people think (giggle)

If you want a decent tyre to last 3 days without warmers, I was recommended Sportsmart TT by the Dunlop rep and you can drop the pressures for more grip as ntec carcass.

Other option worth considering without warmers would be Conti Race attack endurance compound.

If you want decent warmers on a budget I think Diamond do them have decent reviews.

https://www.diasec.co.uk/diamond-origin ... -448-p.asp
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Re: Tyre warmers

Postby Blade » 20 Jul 2020, 19:04

Thats what I had for a Euro event, as more than enough performance for me, but I think your quicker, so maybe consider the D212 GP Racer if your happy with warmers.

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Re: Tyre warmers

Postby StMarks » 20 Jul 2020, 19:33

Perkles wrote:....And is there a list of essential things to take to a track weekend besides my bike and a helmet

Fwiw I have a "Trackday list" that I print out & check off (outbound & inbound) that may be of some use ?
(There's stuff on there for 2-day events & camping on site, so just disregard as required)

• Helmet & Ear Plugs
• Leathers
• Undersuit
• Boots
• Gloves
• Driving licence
• Cash
• TDO Event Paperwork

• Petrol cans & nozzle
• Paddock stands
• Tools
• Tyre Warmers
• Generator & Generator cable
• Engine oil & funnel
• Spares box
• SS allen bolts
• Wheels spare
• Tyres spare
• Pump & pressure gauge
• Cable ties
• Duct tape
• Hammer
• Chainlock & Chainlock key
• Gazebo


• Mobile phone & charger
• Water
• Snacks
• Pen & paper
• Torch

• Book
• Ibuprofen Tramadol
• Toothbrush soap etc..
• Hairbrush
• Spare Socks & clothes
• Gopro & bits
• USB cable
• Tent & Sleeping bag
• Kettle
• Chiller box
• Bin liner


Fwiw I have Diamond tyrewarmers. They are ok (around 15yo now ), but not the best imho. For how little they get used, maybe you could borrow someone's.?
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Re: Tyre warmers

Postby kiwikrasher » 20 Jul 2020, 20:36

Medical insurance (lol)
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Re: Tyre warmers

Postby D6Nutz » 20 Jul 2020, 20:49

Perkles wrote:I need a set of tyre warmers for my end of year track weekend ,any good brands that dont break the bank ?
And is there a list of essential things to take to a track weekend besides my bike and a helmet
I've had these for a few years, just sat in the shed new and can't see me using them any time soon.


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Re: Tyre warmers

Postby duke63 » 20 Jul 2020, 21:44

StMarks, you missed lycra clad brolly babe.
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Re: Tyre warmers

Postby StMarks » 20 Jul 2020, 22:27

duke63 wrote:StMarks, you missed lycra clad brolly babe.

LOL,
If I had one of those to take with me to a trackday, I probably wouldn't bother going.! (blush)
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,,,,, & if I found I had one to take back with me after a Trackday, I probably wouldn't be going home either. (giggle)
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Re: Tyre warmers

Postby Cav » 21 Jul 2020, 07:44

I have those Racetech ones above. They do the job.

When mine burn out I'll look at getting the base level Cap-It warmers. They're incredibly lightweight, insulating and HOT! They also don't have the thermistor that burns out like all other warmers so they will last longer. I believe they have a lengthy guarantee on them too.
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Re: Tyre warmers

Postby Perkles » 21 Jul 2020, 20:54

D6Nutz wrote:
Perkles wrote:I need a set of tyre warmers for my end of year track weekend ,any good brands that dont break the bank ?
And is there a list of essential things to take to a track weekend besides my bike and a helmet
I've had these for a few years, just sat in the shed new and can't see me using them any time soon.


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Yes those will do I'm not a serious track day junkie and using the road tyres that are on it ,I will swap tyres at the track with the tyre provider if I get through them
I'm hoping to only use the sides anyhow (rock)
Let me know how much for the warmers please and when to fetch them
No idea if it's open pit lane but i think its novice,inter in one group and fast,racer in another
I will be in the fat laughing group
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Re: Tyre warmers

Postby Blade » 21 Jul 2020, 20:56

If its groups it's not open pit lane.
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Re: Tyre warmers

Postby Perkles » 21 Jul 2020, 21:28

Blade wrote:If its groups it's not open pit lane.

I prefer groups tbh ,I am looking forward to it now but I need to get on track in the UK a few times before I go
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Re: Tyre warmers

Postby Cav » 22 Jul 2020, 08:00

When and where are you doing the TD, Perks?
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Re: Tyre warmers

Postby Perkles » 22 Jul 2020, 20:09

Cav wrote:When and where are you doing the TD, Perks?

No limits portomaio in November, ive just looked for a UK day to get into the swing of it but every one is full !
I haven't been on a track for about 4 years ,I'm not bothered about being slow but would like to get on track before I go to Portugal
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Re: Tyre warmers

Postby D6Nutz » 22 Jul 2020, 20:32

Perkles wrote:
Cav wrote:When and where are you doing the TD, Perks?

No limits portomaio in November, ive just looked for a UK day to get into the swing of it but every one is full !
I haven't been on a track for about 4 years ,I'm not bothered about being slow but would like to get on track before I go to Portugal
Not sure if you saw it, but I PMd you about the tyre warmers

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Re: Tyre warmers

Postby Blade » 22 Jul 2020, 20:52

kiwikrasher wrote:Medical insurance (lol)


Make sure it covers you for track riding. Its a common exclusion on holiday type travel insurance.

You need track day specific medical insurance that specifically covers you for treatment of injuries sustained on track. Not cheap but worth it for the peace of mind.
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Re: Tyre warmers

Postby Cav » 23 Jul 2020, 08:05

For me it costs around £13 for insurance for the 3 days on circuit. I rely on my travel insurance through the bank for the days off circuit. I know it can cost up to £40 for the older gentleman though.

You really do need to read the small print on insurance now though, see how Covid has affected the policy, especially regarding cancellations.
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Re: Tyre warmers

Postby Perkles » 24 Jul 2020, 13:08

No limits offer insurance I will book everything through them
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Postby Blade » 24 Jul 2020, 14:22

Makes sense and you know everything is sorted without any compromise (y)
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