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do slicks really last longer/wear better?

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    Re: do slicks really last longer/wear better?

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    Re: do slicks really last longer/wear better?

    So is the take home message here that yes, slicks could last longer than street tires for street or light track use, but that if that were the case, you wouldn't be using them in their proper temperature range for optimal grip, and the grip would actually be worse than said street tires?

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    Re: do slicks really last longer/wear better?

    Not sure about others, but my main messages are:

    - don't bother with them unless you have spare rims with rain tires (or can quickly swap them out)

    - don't bother with them unless you can comfortably run fast, blue group speeds... or you may actually go slower.

    - If the bike is setup to handle the tires properly, and you are going fast enough to warm them up properly, then I would guess you might get a little more life out of a slick due mainly to it's uniform construction.

    To be honest though, I don't know if I see it worth the hassle to the average trackday rider.

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    Re: do slicks really last longer/wear better?

    Quote Originally Posted by 35racer View Post
    Not sure about others, but my main messages are:

    - don't bother with them unless you have spare rims with rain tires (or can quickly swap them out)

    - don't bother with them unless you can comfortably run fast, blue group speeds... or you may actually go slower.

    - If the bike is setup to handle the tires properly, and you are going fast enough to warm them up properly, then I would guess you might get a little more life out of a slick due mainly to it's uniform construction.

    To be honest though, I don't know if I see it worth the hassle to the average trackday rider.

    this post covers it all - all so true

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    Re: do slicks really last longer/wear better?

    Quote Originally Posted by ceo012384 View Post
    So is the take home message here that yes, slicks could last longer than street tires for street or light track use, but that if that were the case, you wouldn't be using them in their proper temperature range for optimal grip, and the grip would actually be worse than said street tires?
    For STREET use? No, i wouldn't put em on a street bike. Not only is it illegal, but it's not all that smart, either.

    Here's one reason why

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    Re: do slicks really last longer/wear better?

    ran DOT "street-slicks" on the mustang once... you know, with the one groove in the middle... not fun at all unless you did a few burnouts to get 'em sticky (then your pelting your rear quarters with rocks) my only experience with "slicks" i'd assume the same for bikes, greasy as hell until hot... then you have to KEEP them hot... oh well, probably useless here

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