Gearing for Mid-Ohio Yamaha sprint?

Hoppy

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First time going to Mid-Ohio. Sure would appreciate someone steering us in the right direction on gear ratios. Running Yamaha Sprint (with pipe).

Thanks,

Hoppy
 
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Hoppy

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Anyone want to help me on this one? I'm thinking Daytona gear or Roebling Road (4.35). Surprised no one has offered their opinion yet.

:cry:
 

shiftyag

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Hey Hoppy
I have run there for many years since around 87 in sprint sit up yami
4.6 to 4.8 depending upon the day and the wind with a 34" tire There is a lot of up hill sections....about 12900 heading up into the keyhole and about 14900 -15100 heading down hill on the backstretch. Laptimes around 1:46
 

Hoppy

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Hey Hoppy
I have run there for many years since around 87 in sprint sit up yami
4.6 to 4.8 depending upon the day and the wind with a 34" tire There is a lot of up hill sections....about 12900 heading up into the keyhole and about 14900 -15100 heading down hill on the backstretch. Laptimes around 1:46
Thanks Shifty...that helps allot. We try to come to the track with the correct gearing...at least within a tooth or two on the rear. No fun swapping the driver gear at the track if you don't have to. My son and I will be bringing two sprint Yamis from Tampa this year.
 

Hoppy

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Shifty,

What tires should we run there? We race out of TS so we prefer VEGA's. I guess my question would be is Mid-Ohio an abrasive track or what should we expect.?
 

Scrad

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Your probably going to want to run old used tires. There is so much rubber laid down on the track you'll have enough traction. I run Animal Sprint Enduro and I've always used old tires and have plenty of grip, to the point of widening everything out to not 2 wheel.
 

Hoppy

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Your probably going to want to run old used tires. There is so much rubber laid down on the track you'll have enough traction. I run Animal Sprint Enduro and I've always used old tires and have plenty of grip, to the point of widening everything out to not 2 wheel.
Thank you for that info. We run Vega Whites and Green Vegas most of the time. Green being more durable. What tires do you run?
 
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