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Old 01-14-2009, 08:50 PM   #1
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slicks on the street

has anyone done it? i know its illegal but has anyone risked it? did it suck? was it awesome?
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Bad idea, doesn't work, will end up in a bad way if it rains.

You will never get slicks up to enough temp on the street to actually work. You have to have a good pace on the track in order for them to work right.
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Old 01-14-2009, 09:12 PM   #3
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The tire will square off FAST. Not to mention the temp issues that Tom mentioned. On another note, slicks are pretty exspensive just to smoke off on the street.
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The tire will square off FAST. Not to mention the temp issues that Tom mentioned. On another note, slicks are pretty exspensive just to smoke off on the street.
okay did some research and yea they are a bad idea. wanted a pair of those for the motard
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okay did some research and yea they are a bad idea. wanted a pair of those for the motard
Shyte, you can run any DOT on a motard and it'll be great. You run a slick, and you'll be sorry (as you've found out).

I'd just run street DOTs for a motard on the street.
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Old 01-14-2009, 09:35 PM   #6
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bad idea...i ran race tires on the street
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Old 01-14-2009, 09:38 PM   #7
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i run DOT race tires on the street.

however, i have ran a set of slick (take offs) and they performed well after a good beating on them to get them hot, i had really good feedback and had no scary moments on them.

but like said above, a DOT tire would be a better choice to go with.
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Old 01-14-2009, 09:38 PM   #8
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bad idea...i ran race tires on the street
Did you set the fast lap?
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ran slicks on my nova to school a few times...lots of fun in the rain...

it could only be better on a bike...keep tread on the front.
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as for slicks on a car...haha, when my vette had slicks/skinnies on it i got caught in a damp road one night..holy that was an experience.

just letting the clutch out with MINIMAL gas, it was all over the road at 5mph, i didnt get out of 3rd gear all the way down louetta!
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would these shinko tires be close enough to count as slicks?
(not that im advocating the use of them)
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right now on the motard i got a 50 dollar irc biased tire on the back. and the oem n front. but it will prolly be a biiased as well cause i wear em out so fast and they are cheap tires
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would these shinko tires be close enough to count as slicks?
(not that im advocating the use of them)
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Back in the day when I started racing, Cheng Shin made a tire just like these. I actually raced with a set back then 'cause I got them for free. They qualified as "DOT" because of the sipes that (then) were in the shape of a tear drop.

Supposedly, these qualify as DOT due to the depth and size of the sipes, and the minimum requirements the DOT has for tires.

All that said, I wouldn't rock these on a track or the street... but especially the street!

Guys, if yall can't afford proper tires for your bike, you need to re-think your priorities and hobbies. Tires are nothing to screw with! The results could be catastrophic.

Besides, as cheap as Motorcycles Unlimited and SCRC sell tires for, why in the wide, wide, world of sports would you not have good fresh rubber on your bike!

I see too many bikes out there with a $2,000 exhaust, and bald back tires with the original front tire all cupped up and dry rotted.

Priorities man, priorities!
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Old 01-15-2009, 09:58 AM   #15
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Back in the day when I started racing, Cheng Shin made a tire just like these. I actually raced with a set back then 'cause I got them for free. They qualified as "DOT" because of the sipes that (then) were in the shape of a tear drop.

Supposedly, these qualify as DOT due to the depth and size of the sipes, and the minimum requirements the DOT has for tires.

All that said, I wouldn't rock these on a track or the street... but especially the street!

Guys, if yall can't afford proper tires for your bike, you need to re-think your priorities and hobbies. Tires are nothing to screw with! The results could be catastrophic.

Besides, as cheap as Motorcycles Unlimited and SCRC sell tires for, why in the wide, wide, world of sports would you not have good fresh rubber on your bike!

I see too many bikes out there with a $2,000 exhaust, and bald back tires with the original front tire all cupped up and dry rotted.

Priorities man, priorities!
the motard rairly sees over 70 and it a tube type and i just do burnouts and stoppies and prematurly kill the tires any ways. i could understand on a track bike but for what im doin
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Back in the day when I started racing, Cheng Shin made a tire just like these. I actually raced with a set back then 'cause I got them for free. They qualified as "DOT" because of the sipes that (then) were in the shape of a tear drop.

Supposedly, these qualify as DOT due to the depth and size of the sipes, and the minimum requirements the DOT has for tires.

All that said, I wouldn't rock these on a track or the street... but especially the street!

Guys, if yall can't afford proper tires for your bike, you need to re-think your priorities and hobbies. Tires are nothing to screw with! The results could be catastrophic.

Besides, as cheap as Motorcycles Unlimited and SCRC sell tires for, why in the wide, wide, world of sports would you not have good fresh rubber on your bike!

I see too many bikes out there with a $2,000 exhaust, and bald back tires with the original front tire all cupped up and dry rotted.

Priorities man, priorities!
i've ran bald tires in lots for years
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the motard rairly sees over 70 and it a tube type and i just do burnouts and stoppies and prematurly kill the tires any ways. i could understand on a track bike but for what im doin
I'm talking about daily drivers, not stunt bikes or race bikes. I'm talking about joe blow off the street who has a Leo Vince Titanium full race exhaust and is running bald Cheng Shins.

, stunters can make the most use of take-offs of any other rider, what they do with old race tires is keep them alive for a lot longer.

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i've ran bald tires in lots for years
Well, there ya go

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I'm talking about daily drivers, not stunt bikes or race bikes. I'm talking about joe blow off the street who has a Leo Vince Titanium full race exhaust and is running bald Cheng Shins.
you don't need good tires to pose...
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I'm talking about daily drivers, not stunt bikes or race bikes. I'm talking about joe blow off the street who has a Leo Vince Titanium full race exhaust and is running bald Cheng Shins.

, stunters can make the most use of take-offs of any other rider, what they do with old race tires is keep them alive for a lot longer.



Well, there ya go

okay lol thats what i was talkin about
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