Rusty Bucket USA wrote:My "I'm not a team or manufacturing engineer..." disclaimer in place, I've never fully bought that theory.
I'm holding that disclaimer too! .... but I'll try and give my take on this
I don't have any links to back this up but I recall in early 2004 when Rossi first switched to Yamaha they were having tyre endurance problems that was resolved by moving to a more closely grouped firing order. In other fields such as electronics, pulsed power is a commonly used technique for delivering intantaneous pulses in excess of the peak power continuous rating although I would struggle to give a justification for comparing this with tyre technology. The reasoning in these cases is that high power pulses can be used along with a short recovery time and this does not adversly affect the lifetime of the part.
I have to admit the whole Garry McCoy thing about spinning the tyre and reducing temperature and wear confused the heck out of me at the time and I would love to see the physics that explains this!