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jguyer

Slicks in Thunderbike?
« on: May 20, 2003, 07:06:12 pm »
Are slicks legal in Thunderbike?  I seem to remember reading somewhere that DOT's are required, but can't find anything about it in the rulebook.  Am I imagining things?

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Josh
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Re: Slicks in Thunderbike?
« Reply #1 on: May 20, 2003, 07:13:02 pm »
Yes, I believe slicks are allowed in Thunderbike (which follows basically the same rules as Heavyweight Sportsman where I know they were allowed).
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Re: Slicks in Thunderbike?
« Reply #2 on: May 26, 2003, 09:14:07 am »
That brings up some other questions.
On the SV isn't the LWSS class the only thing you
need DOT's for?
I was thinking about running slicks and just giving up that class. Also...are the slicks the same cost, or more expensive than the DOT's?
anyone...
anyone at all...
Bueller?
:-/
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Re: Slicks in Thunderbike?
« Reply #3 on: May 26, 2003, 05:26:27 pm »
You are correct, the Super Sport class you must run DOT's unless the race director declares a "wet race" and then you can run rains.  Slicks are allowed for Thunderbike.

Cost of slicks vs. DOT's?  I don't know.  Ask your local tire vendor at the track.

Dawn   ;)
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Bernie

Re: Slicks in Thunderbike?
« Reply #4 on: May 26, 2003, 06:28:31 pm »
Dunlop slicks cost me about fifty bucks more than 208s.
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Baltobuell

Re: Slicks in Thunderbike?
« Reply #5 on: May 26, 2003, 06:39:09 pm »
UH Oh, you thinking about giving up the TL? Have I got a Buell for you! ;D
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Bernie

Re: Slicks in Thunderbike?
« Reply #6 on: May 26, 2003, 07:10:42 pm »
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Have I got a Buell for you! ;D


Will you throw in a few spare footpegs? ;D  I am married to that stupid TL.  I'll be riding that damn thing when it's eligible for vintage. :-/
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Re: Slicks in Thunderbike?
« Reply #7 on: May 28, 2003, 09:11:01 am »
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That brings up some other questions.
On the SV isn't the LWSS class the only thing you
need DOT's for?
I was thinking about running slicks and just giving up that class. Also...are the slicks the same cost, or more expensive than the DOT's?
anyone...
anyone at all...
Bueller?
:-/


Unless you are *really* fast, you may find that your lap times will not show a difference between race DOTs and slicks.  For that matter, I know of at least one AMA pro team that runs DOTs instead of slicks, even tho slicks are legal - they like the tire shape better, and the difference in sticktion between the two is negligible.

Super Dave would be a good one to weigh in on this.
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