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Offline FADED

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WILL THIS TIRE WORK????????????????????
« on: April 27, 2011, 08:37:53 PM »
I found this front tire that looks like it might fit my bike well. Pt#3210. Is it a legal tire to run El Mirage? I dont want to get out there and not let me run it.  
http://www.mickeythompsontires.com/motorcycle.php?item=ETDragMotorcycle

Part      Size          AppxWeight/   Compound/   Measuring Rim/ Sidewall Width/ Tread Width/ overall Diameter/ Circ.
3210   2.50/2.75-18       6               NA                3.0                 3.1                   1.7             23.5                 74
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Re: WILL THIS TIRE WORK????????????????????
« Reply #1 on: April 27, 2011, 08:52:52 PM »
Gee -- I'm not a biker -- but I can almost guarantee you that it's legal on a 50cc PP.  What are you running?

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« Reply #2 on: April 27, 2011, 09:00:33 PM »
come on now,,,,,, its 100cc A/G :-D. there are still requirements, the tire must be rated for 130mph in my class, What I was questioning is its not rated??.
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Re: WILL THIS TIRE WORK????????????????????
« Reply #3 on: April 28, 2011, 12:15:22 PM »
Lance,

How does "must be rated" relate to "not rated"?

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Re: WILL THIS TIRE WORK????????????????????
« Reply #4 on: April 29, 2011, 11:03:17 AM »
Lance.  Don't get upset with Stan.  Stan is our resident motorcycle expert.  He's just a little weak when it comes to tires.  Your question would be best put to Tom Evans.  Tires have to be rated but in the back of my mind there is something about tires for competition only.  E-mail Tom and he will tell you right away.  Interesting tire.
Get off the stove Grandad.  You're too old to be riding the range.

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« Reply #5 on: April 29, 2011, 01:54:03 PM »
I talked with Mickey Thompson and they said it will never hold up on a landspeed bike. It was designed for 1/4 mile at a time?????? I told em my bike has a hard time going 70mph. My concern was getting out there and not passing tech. I'll run what I got. As far as Stan, I have thick skin.

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« Reply #6 on: April 29, 2011, 03:16:46 PM »
I can attest to the disappointment of getting thrown out of tech.  Better safe than sorry.  Did you e-mail Tom? 
Get off the stove Grandad.  You're too old to be riding the range.

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« Reply #7 on: April 29, 2011, 05:21:09 PM »
My comment was only to note that you hadn't told us what kinda bike you were going to put it on.  And that matters.

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« Reply #8 on: April 29, 2011, 06:15:56 PM »
My comment was only to note that you hadn't told us what kinda bike you were going to put it on.  And that matters.

Stan

STAN, No offense taken, I thought you were just making fun at how slow my bike is. Everyone else does it, Im used to it ! Have fun!

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Re: WILL THIS TIRE WORK????????????????????
« Reply #9 on: April 29, 2011, 07:24:33 PM »
Excuse my ignorance, but do slicks on M/C's do OK in the dirt at Elmo?  I'd think some tread pattern would keep the excitement down somewhat. :?

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« Reply #10 on: April 29, 2011, 09:46:29 PM »
Its for the front, plus my blke not powerful enough to break traction  :x

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Re: WILL THIS TIRE WORK????????????????????
« Reply #11 on: April 30, 2011, 03:22:25 AM »
Lance
yes that tire is legal for front applications but not for a rear drive tire.... i have been using that tire on the front of my gsxr 750 for over 10 years.....
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« Reply #12 on: April 30, 2011, 08:37:32 AM »
THANKS KENT, With that tire and my new bars (thanks again) I'll be ready for action!!!