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ReneZ

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Hi, got a question about tire age. My new steed has front a Metzler ME33 Laser and rear a Michelin Macadam 50. I haven't been able to find a date code on either. Any other info that swhows age? Or did that date coding start after 2008 :-)


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Greetings from Florida! Having a 'new' K  :cyclops:    Surprised-o: 

Rene


BMW K100 - 1985 (0030029) Tire age - how to find out?? Rain
BMW K1200GT - 2003 (ZK01223)
    

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92KK 84WW Olaf

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ReneZ

As far as I know there should be a 4 digit code on the sidewall that gives week and year of manufacture, 3204 being week 32 of 2004. Hope I have that the right way round. The numbering system was changed at some point [2000??] and there are posts about that but you might need to do a search.

At this point I wont use one over 3 years old but most might say 5 years.


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1992 K100LT 0193214 Bertha Alaska Blue 101,000 miles
1984 K100RT 0022575 Brutus Baja Red 578 bought 36,000 now 89,150 miles
1997 K1100LT 0188024 Wotan Mystic Red 689 58,645 now 100,380 miles
1983 K100RS 0011171 Fricka 606 29,495 miles Damn K Pox Its a Bat outta Hell No 33,600 miles
    

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japuentes

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As far as I know, for both car and motorcycle tires, the manufacture date is in a roundel by the DOT label, 4 digits first 2 years week, other year. Tires I´ve found without that info by the DOT are of dubious origin.
Hope this helps
Best regards
JAP


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Tire age - how to find out?? 2854237993 1988 K100RS SE/ABS
    

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ReneZ

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Cheers, but as indicated that 4 digit code can't be found.

Only found following DOT info - DOT - HB9F 188T 305  ???


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Greetings from Florida! Having a 'new' K  :cyclops:    Surprised-o: 

Rene


BMW K100 - 1985 (0030029) Tire age - how to find out?? Rain
BMW K1200GT - 2003 (ZK01223)
    

5Back to top Go down   Tire age - how to find out?? Empty Re: Tire age - how to find out?? on Sat May 31, 2014 6:53 pm

japuentes

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As per this that tire was made week 30 year 1995.
Or that I understood
Best regards
JAP


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Tire age - how to find out?? 2854237993 1988 K100RS SE/ABS
    

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92KK 84WW Olaf

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In other words, off with the tyres!! Fast. I have just got Bridgestone BT45 and find them excellent and very good in the wet. Got a front tyre in November and a new front is ordered. I have done a lot of winter miles.


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1992 K100LT 0193214 Bertha Alaska Blue 101,000 miles
1984 K100RT 0022575 Brutus Baja Red 578 bought 36,000 now 89,150 miles
1997 K1100LT 0188024 Wotan Mystic Red 689 58,645 now 100,380 miles
1983 K100RS 0011171 Fricka 606 29,495 miles Damn K Pox Its a Bat outta Hell No 33,600 miles
    

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ReneZ

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I've used BT45's on my Scottish bike a lot. Loved them; 110/80 front and 140/80B rear. For this bike I'm thinking of radials. Was just wondering about the code and not certain the week 30 of 1995 is correct as the numbers are not in a circle. They'll be changed any way, just found it interesting.


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Greetings from Florida! Having a 'new' K  :cyclops:    Surprised-o: 

Rene


BMW K100 - 1985 (0030029) Tire age - how to find out?? Rain
BMW K1200GT - 2003 (ZK01223)
    

8Back to top Go down   Tire age - how to find out?? Empty Re: Tire age - how to find out?? on Sat May 31, 2014 8:18 pm

92KK 84WW Olaf

92KK 84WW Olaf
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Just noticed you are in Florida. I have a friend in Tampa has a K1200S. Small world!!


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1992 K100LT 0193214 Bertha Alaska Blue 101,000 miles
1984 K100RT 0022575 Brutus Baja Red 578 bought 36,000 now 89,150 miles
1997 K1100LT 0188024 Wotan Mystic Red 689 58,645 now 100,380 miles
1983 K100RS 0011171 Fricka 606 29,495 miles Damn K Pox Its a Bat outta Hell No 33,600 miles
    

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Inge K.

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@ReneZ wrote:Hi, got a question about tire age. My new steed has front a Metzler ME33 Laser and rear a Michelin Macadam 50.
The last year the Macadam was produced, I believe was -08.....and the DOT marking system was changed the following year.
It was changed in 2000 (time is running), three digit up to...four digit from 2000 on.
Two first digits its the week on both.


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K100RS -86. (first owner), K1100LTSE -94.
    

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