Motorcycle slicks vs dragster slicks

Motorcycle slicks vs dragster slicks

by nomy
(puerto rico)

Motorcycle Slick

Motorcycle Slick

What dangers are there in using motorcycle slick tires on a 4x4 drag car on the track ?



Editorial Comment:  If you consider only the profile of the typical motocycle slick, there are several things that are evident. Because you'll have a round footprint rather than a flat one, you'd likely have a reduction in traction, in braking performance and in steering.

Apart from the profile, consider the possibility that there are different components in the tire's construction, which implies that their resistance to heat and the life of the tires are going to be different.

The weight the tires are designed to carry is likely to be different.

Some of these differences might make a positive effect, while other's would be a definite negative.

If you were to try it, it should definitely be on an "experimental" basis, and be prepared to have unanticipated results.
TG

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Mickey Thompson cautions....
by: Sam

Mickey Thompson specifically recommends against doing this. Check out their website.

Flat Motorcycle Tires
by: Anonymous

Look at this picture : http://autopartsfaster.com/product.php?productid=74108
it shows a motorcycle tire with a flat profile.

Mickey Thompson make Flat profile Motorcycle Tires
by: Anonymous

Manufacturer: Mickey Thompson
Part Type: Tires
Tire Size: 25.00 x 7.00-18
Rim Diameter (in): 18 in.
Sidewall Style: Blackwall
Tire Construction: Bias-ply
Directional: No
Tire Diameter (in): 25.90 in.
Minimum Recommended Rim Width (in): 6.60 in.
Maximum Recommended Rim Width (in): 8.60 in.
Tread Width (in): 6.60 in.

These tires are flat and not round like the standard motorcycles.

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