Q4 Wear Questions

Discussion in 'Tech' started by E30, Jul 9, 2020.

  1. E30

    E30 Member

    See attached pics. Rear tire done I assume? Has 3 tracks days on my CBR600RR. Seems like it died early. I guess one track day was NC Bike which is like sandpaper and tends to wear out the right side of the tire. What do y'all think about the front?
    What are your experiences with the life of a Q4? Had Q3+ on my SV prior to this and could get 6 days easy out of them.

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  2. duc995

    duc995 Well-Known Member

    The front looks good, best I can tell from that photo. The rear is pretty much done; you might make it to lunch break on another day. Three to four days on the rear of a 600 is par for the course.
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  3. D-Zum

    D-Zum Alex’s Crew Chief

    If you're improving and going faster, your tires are going to go faster, too.
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  4. stickboy274

    stickboy274 Stick-a-licious Tire Dude

    Also, the Q3+ lasted longer than the Q4. With increased grip, comes increased wear.
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  5. Bruce

    Bruce Tuck & Roll

    I'd be surprised if they allowed that passed tech to find out.
  6. E30

    E30 Member

    I agree. I'll probably just buy a rear and work the front a little more. At some point i should switch to slicks - or back to Q3+! Honestly, I have been dicing with a few guys using Q3+'s and they are fast.
  7. noles19

    noles19 Well-Known Member

    If you're using warmers you should probably get some slicks from stickboy and see if they last longer, but really 3 solid day of trackdays is a lot of laps
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  8. Bruce

    Bruce Tuck & Roll

    I can't finish a day on slicks at upper advanced pace. That's rear anyhow. 3 days? Man in some ways I miss those days lol!
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  9. noles19

    noles19 Well-Known Member

    I think alot of the time people think in terms of days on tires but really should look at laps.
    Say you go to barber running 1:35s run 8 sessions at 18 minute sessions that's well over 100 laps a day..
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  10. E30

    E30 Member

    SV with Q3's was a lot cheaper and just as much fun
  11. svracer22

    svracer22 Well-Known Member

    So you're trying to compare a SV on Q3 to a 600 on Q4. Of course they are going to wear faster.
  12. E30

    E30 Member

    Of course but it was not on my radar when I switched to the CBR. Honestly, i prefer the torque and lower straightaway speeds of the SV.
  13. rob linders

    rob linders Well-Known Member

    I would probably go back to a SV then. I agree they are great bikes and quick enough to have fun with, plus less expensive on the tire budget.
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  14. track wagon

    track wagon MCAS MIRAMAR

    No shit right.... at big willow last time out I got 5 sessions out of a rear. Flipped it 2 times as well.... racing I get 2 races out of a rear and thats with a flip between the 2 races. Being slow was wayyyyy less expensive and just as much fun.. now I get down on myself when I am not battling for the podium.....
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  15. Bruce

    Bruce Tuck & Roll

    I cry that it's so expensive being so slow! Watching Heckles and Mesa run high 10s at Summit! And I'm wondering how in the f$ck?!
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