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    Will track tires pass safety?

    I'm thinking of getting some street tires that were used on the track and want to safety my bike, but I'm worried about whether they will pass. Here the link for the ad

    https://www.kijiji.ca/v-motorcycle-p...ationFlag=true

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    Re: Will track tires pass safety?

    Is the Dunlop they recommend for my bike and I'm pretty sure it is DOT approved (can't find it stated either way) so if they have sufficient tread i can't see why they would not pass them.
    ... maybe ask the seller if is says DOT on the sidewall?

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    Re: Will track tires pass safety?

    Quote Originally Posted by Noob28 View Post
    I'm thinking of getting some street tires that were used on the track and want to safety my bike, but I'm worried about whether they will pass. Here the link for the ad

    https://www.kijiji.ca/v-motorcycle-p...ationFlag=true

    Thanks
    They aren't slicks so you only need tread depth. Will be fine.
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    Re: Will track tires pass safety?

    Quote Originally Posted by Trials View Post
    Is the Dunlop they recommend for my bike and I'm pretty sure it is DOT approved (can't find it stated either way) so if they have sufficient tread i can't see why they would not pass them.
    ... maybe ask the seller if is says DOT on the sidewall?
    Yeah I pretty sure its DOT, the thing is tread depth good enough for safety and just overall condition.

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    Re: Will track tires pass safety?

    Quote Originally Posted by Evoex View Post
    They aren't slicks so you only need tread depth. Will be fine.
    What do think, does it look like it has enough tread depth and overall condition to pass safety? I want to put the bike on the road.

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    Re: Will track tires pass safety?

    They are fine. They state DOT on the sidewall and the tread looks deep enough.

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    Re: Will track tires pass safety?

    Quote Originally Posted by Riceburner View Post
    They are fine. They state DOT on the sidewall and the tread looks deep enough.
    Alright I will probably get them then.

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    Re: Will track tires pass safety?

    Also if I have two different tire set on, will it fail safety?

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    nope
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    Re: Will track tires pass safety?

    Quote Originally Posted by Evoex View Post
    nope
    Okay thanks

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    Re: Will track tires pass safety?

    The tire pictured in the ad is the Dunlop Q3, which is a street tire. As long as it meets the tread depth requirements in will pass any MTO safety inspection, regardless of whether it was used on the street or track.
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    Re: Will track tires pass safety?

    They might help you pass a safety...but are you going to feel safe riding on them? They look pretty rough to me. Sorry but not something I would do. Itís the only contact you have with the road.


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    Re: Will track tires pass safety?

    They look fine for a track used tire.
    Used by someone who obviously didn't push them too hard.
    The edges are still brand new and opposite of what you would usually expect from a track scrub...
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    Re: Will track tires pass safety?

    Noticed that too.

    I've run track scrubs for decades on the street....down to -10C. No problems except for SC1s cracking after winter storage.

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    Re: Will track tires pass safety?

    Quote Originally Posted by doubleapex View Post
    The tire pictured in the ad is the Dunlop Q3, which is a street tire. As long as it meets the tread depth requirements in will pass any MTO safety inspection, regardless of whether it was used on the street or track.
    That was my concern whether it had enough tread depth, what do you think?

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    Re: Will track tires pass safety?

    Those tires (from the pics) will pass a safety as long as there aren't any cuts or cracks in the tires (I'm a licensed mechanic). I have run my own scrubs on the street and those look like they would clean up quickly from street use.
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    Re: Will track tires pass safety?

    Quote Originally Posted by Noob28 View Post
    That was my concern whether it had enough tread depth, what do you think?
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    Re: Will track tires pass safety?

    Quote Originally Posted by sircastic View Post
    Those tires (from the pics) will pass a safety as long as there aren't any cuts or cracks in the tires (I'm a licensed mechanic). I have run my own scrubs on the street and those look like they would clean up quickly from street use.
    Alright I will look out for that, also do you do safety?

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    Re: Will track tires pass safety?

    Update- Passed Safety, the tires had enough tread depth.

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