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Old 02-08-2013, 05:13 PM   #26778
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Originally Posted by JustBob View Post
What's the technical difference between DOT and non-DOT tires?
I'm no expert, but from what I've seen it seem to be the ability to handle heat. I've seen non-DOT tires loose lugs rapidly from street riding. My theory is that street riding generates a lot more heat than dirt riding because the speeds are higher, the durations at high speed are longer and the fiction coefficient is higher.
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