Yes, I have tried slicks on the street. Why? because I was stupid and wanted to look like a "racer" when I parked. Would I do it now? No, I try to actually ENHANCE the ability of the bikes I ride, and considering you have the proverbial palm print of grip between you and tears, I'd re-think the slicks thing my friend. If you are out riding yer DOT tires on the street, you should be; A. Dead B. Getting paid to ride (before "A" occurs...) Semper Fi! -Rocky- (coming from someone with a "worn" Power One currently on the rear....)
Far better it is to dare mighty things, to win glorious triumphs, even though checkered by failure, than to take rank with those poor spirits who neither enjoy much nor suffer much, because they live in the gray twilight that knows not victory nor defeat."