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Old 10th August 2017
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I'm considering putting together a track day bike and I'm curious about what tires are acceptable for use on a road course...aside from the standard DOTs of course.
Is there a magic combo anyone has used recently in AHRMA events?

If I gotta go to a wider swingarm then I will, but I'm hoping that the 591s currently sold for Harleys are up to the task.
I raced on them back in the 90s, but those were race compounds on a GSXR with 18" wheels.

Also, anybody use a lot of traction on spoked wheels? any issues?

Tried searching this out, but it was pretty much all drag race results.
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I'm new to this forum which is why this reply is so late... who knows if my reply is worth anything... maybe posterity. I raced with WERA and AHRMA in the 90s and retired in 2005. The most popular racing compound tires in use at the time by a long shot were made by Avon and there's a huge difference between these and even the best DOT tires you can buy. As for spoked wheels... the majority of us raced on them. I used to buy my rims and spokes from Buchanan's.
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My experience with Avons were their “Venoms”, loved them but alas no longer offered, something about “dirty” technology.
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