Is it possible to use GP tires on the road?

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  1. jackleftzuo

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    Many riders in China now use GP tires for daily use on roads. Is this kind of tire safe and appropriate?
     

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    If you have heating blankets to keep the tires at their working temperature every time you start your journey. And if you keep pushing on the corners to keep them warm.
     
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    not a good idea as GP treadless tires are dangerous on wet roads and wear out fast on dry roads.

    i won't use any cheap crap Chinese products on any of my bikes, including tires !
     
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    Agreed, only a good idea if you want to bust your ass. I left race tires on my sometimes track bike once and was fine until I got caught in the rain. Sat under an overpass for over an hour waiting for it to blow over. I recall a friend did the same thing, left them on for a memorial ride one Sat. morning. It started raining, he called his girlfriend to bring the PU truck to drag him home.:oops:

    Like said above, even in the dry you have to keep them warm. Ease up and get them cold and you might get a surprise on the next corner.....

    Jack
     
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    Thank you for all your reply. As the founder of VFRCHINA, I do not agree with this too. I am very glad to hear your Suggestions.
     
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    LOL! Then go for it!
     
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    No it’s not a good idea. There will be no way of creating enough heat in them to give you any grip.
     
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    I believe he is saying that he agrees with NOT using GP tires...that's how I'm reading that.
     
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    +1
     
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    Yeah, that's how I read it too.
     
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    You're right after a second read.
     
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    sez whom ?? o_O where did you read that ?? :Der: hard to believe it. :eek:
     
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    Well, his location seems to be China, so maybe he's just speaking of what he's seen locally.

    I've known guys around here that have used take-offs that have been used for track days. Not the same thing I know, but could be different there.
     
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    That's what I'm talking about but suspect GP tires are similar. Yea, I think he was agreeing not to use them too. I think he does well considering that English is likely not his first or even 2nd language.

    I got free race take-offs for track days but w/o tire warmers forget it. Once hot they seem to really need to be warm to work. It was a waste for me, pay $150 for a track day and spend 1/2 of each session getting the darn tires warm. I was riding a GSXR1000 then and it would wipe out a set of $300 tires in 1000 miles on the street. I use to brag about millage to my wife but never told her about the "tire surcharge".
     
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