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senorcosta
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PostSubject: Should I trust 13 year old tires or replace?   Should I trust 13 year old tires or replace? I_icon_minitimeSat Aug 31, 2019 12:53 am

So I bought a 2007 SW with only 2,100 miles. Always garage kept. I see the manufacture date on them is '06. That said the tread is great, and after careful inspection, I see no outwardly signs of dry rot.
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PostSubject: Re: Should I trust 13 year old tires or replace?   Should I trust 13 year old tires or replace? I_icon_minitimeSat Aug 31, 2019 1:07 am

No. Absolutely not.  I'd presume they are not useable. I wouldn't be surprised if you didn't have issues with the suspension as well. Shelf life of tyres is 3 years tops.
And if the bike has been sat in the same place for all that time, more than likely the tyres will have flat spotted?

I wouldn't risk my life on tyres that old, they are your only contact with the road.
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PostSubject: Re: Should I trust 13 year old tires or replace?   Should I trust 13 year old tires or replace? I_icon_minitimeSat Aug 31, 2019 7:53 am

Tire time and if there isn't a good reliable maintenance record time for all fluids to be replaced, check the air filter for " critter " nests too.
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PostSubject: Re: Should I trust 13 year old tires or replace?   Should I trust 13 year old tires or replace? I_icon_minitimeSat Aug 31, 2019 9:17 am

For Gods sakes man replace those tires ASAP.
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PostSubject: Re: Should I trust 13 year old tires or replace?   Should I trust 13 year old tires or replace? I_icon_minitimeSat Aug 31, 2019 12:36 pm

The mere fact that you're asking should tell you the answer bud Wink
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PostSubject: Re: Should I trust 13 year old tires or replace?   Should I trust 13 year old tires or replace? I_icon_minitimeSat Aug 31, 2019 5:14 pm

Yeah it's true. I already knew the answer. Tires are ordered and will be here in a couple of days. Thanks all
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PostSubject: Re: Should I trust 13 year old tires or replace?   Should I trust 13 year old tires or replace? I_icon_minitimeTue Sep 03, 2019 12:23 pm

senorcosta wrote:
So I bought a 2007 SW with only 2,100 miles. Always garage kept. I see the manufacture date on them is '06. That said the tread is great, and after careful inspection, I see no outwardly signs of dry rot.


It"s the condition of your footwear you should check. Laughing
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Loosemarbles
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PostSubject: Re: Should I trust 13 year old tires or replace?   Should I trust 13 year old tires or replace? I_icon_minitimeTue Sep 03, 2019 2:21 pm

Rubber decays naturally in ultra violet light (daylight). Get the new ones on.....oh yeah...you already are!
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Mike from NS
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PostSubject: Re: Should I trust 13 year old tires or replace?   Should I trust 13 year old tires or replace? I_icon_minitimeWed Sep 04, 2019 10:25 am

Amazing if there are no fine cracks in the side walls of the old tires. I was really surprised when I found how bad my tires were on a new - to- me 2005 bike .... because judging by the tread they were probably good for another 5 years. The bike had low mikes but the tires were 10 years old!! Learned the lesson of old tires right some quick !
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