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1Back to top Go down    How old can a "new" tyre be? on Tue Aug 23, 2016 7:01 am

blaKey

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Just bought a new rear tyre (Michelin Macadam 50) for my '86 K100RS.

The manufacture date shown is 08/09 (August 2009).

Is that too "old" for what is sold as a new tyre?

Your thoughts please.


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2Back to top Go down    Re: How old can a "new" tyre be? on Tue Aug 23, 2016 7:06 am

92KK 84WW Olaf

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Its 7 years old.

Will be hard and not at all good most especially in cool or wet conditions no matter how it was stored and then add the time from now until tread is worn out.

I wouldn't use it and if someone sold me one with that date on it I would send it back.

Our cars will fail test if tyres are over 5 years old.

Call me fussy but I have had enough bike tyres under me to bin them once they hit even 4 years.


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3Back to top Go down    Re: How old can a "new" tyre be? on Tue Aug 23, 2016 7:09 am

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Thanks Olaf.

Yeah, it is a bit on the old side, so I'll take it back tomorrow and get it changed.


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4Back to top Go down    Re: How old can a "new" tyre be? on Tue Aug 23, 2016 7:20 am

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I recall my K100LT sliding around the place on an old rear tyre. Felt very scary. I ended up on the BT45 and love them. Lots of alternatives too. Endless debate on them but I think in time you end up finding one that suits your riding style and set up better than some others.


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1984 K100RT 0022575 Baja Red bought 36,000 now 89,150 miles
1997 K1100LT 58,645 now 60,500miles
    

5Back to top Go down    Re: How old can a "new" tyre be? on Tue Aug 23, 2016 11:23 am

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These articles on the subject are worth a read. Coud be helpful when yoy talk to the tyre shop.
Tyre age and DOT numbers for motorcycle tyre
Bridgestone article


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1989 K100RT VIN No. 0097367 (naked)
1996 K1100RS VIN No. 0451808
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6Back to top Go down    Re: How old can a "new" tyre be? on Tue Aug 23, 2016 6:58 pm

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Thanks for the links Holister.

They're a good read.


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7Back to top Go down    Re: How old can a "new" tyre be? on Tue Aug 23, 2016 10:44 pm

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Well, I took it back and explained the situation.

Swapped it for a Bridgestone BT45 Battlax for no extra money ($150.00AU for the Michelin and $179.00AU for the Battlax).

Date of manufacture: 1st week, 2016.

Winner, winner, chicken dinner! Very Happy


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8Back to top Go down    Re: How old can a "new" tyre be? on Wed Aug 24, 2016 5:26 am

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That sounds like a good deal.

Take care scrubbing it in, first 50-100 miles if its wet is like riding grease. But once scrubbed in..... I had a lovely late run home on some nice rural roads last night and just liking those BT45s.


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1997 K1100LT 58,645 now 60,500miles
    

9Back to top Go down    Re: How old can a "new" tyre be? on Wed Aug 24, 2016 6:25 am

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