I thought the Shinko slicks were intended for drag racing, not roadracing/trackdays. Have they changed that recommendation? I have never seen them at the track. I would be very leery of using them. Metzler and Bridgestone make trackday slicks that can be used without warmers. I suspect they will last longer and be stickier than most people need, compared to race specific slicks. I race on the Bridgestone DOT tires and don't use warmers. I am putting the Bridgestone slicks on next but only because they last longer than the DOTs. I am sure they will not help me go any faster since there are lots of riders faster than I am on the same DOT tires.
Yeah, rebuilding brakes suuucks but it's great when it's all done. Finally got in the 45T rear sprocket so I put my torque wrench to good use and finished up the rear wheel. Need to find a compatible front tire. I'm still waiting on brake pads and a thing or two to wrap up the brakes, it's pretty close now. I also found that I had 6 nice caliper bolts so I went and drilled them for safety wire. A little at a time I'm getting stuff done.Ha, I just did a Pilot caliper that looked something like that.