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Offline mick9879

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Tyres-Year of Manufacturing
on: March 16, 2020, 04:17:30 PM
Just got back from a brill ride.



Got back and had a look at my tyres as they are getting close to being replaced. Thought I would look at the year of manufacturing and noticed they were both made in 2012. This got me thinking is there a shelf life to tyres that you would replace even though they have a good tread depth?

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Mick.

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Offline Banksy

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Re: Tyres-Year of Manufacturing
Reply #1 on: March 16, 2020, 05:34:52 PM
My 19 plate is on 2012 tyres.. guess honda bought loads. As long as they are stored properly, as I understand they should be fine..

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Re: Tyres-Year of Manufacturing
Reply #2 on: March 17, 2020, 03:13:53 PM
Within 5 years: never a problem
5-10 years: when stored properly, checked by a professional not a problem
>10 year: when stored properly, be carefull but can be used at own risk

You have to be sure what you're looking at when checking the dot code, some tyres have a lot of codes on the tyre looking like a week/year stamp!
Checking the first release date of that type of tyre can help  :169:

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Offline Jimmy R

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Re: Tyres-Year of Manufacturing
Reply #3 on: March 18, 2020, 06:53:28 PM
Maybe that's the Mold date on the tires not the manufactured date. call the manufacturer to make sure. should never have tires on your bike more than 5 years old.  :827:

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Re: Tyres-Year of Manufacturing
Reply #4 on: March 18, 2020, 11:20:21 PM
I'm with Jimmy R above.  But I have no reason other than things I have heard and believed without any hard proof.  I go through tires quicker than 5 years now anyhow.  But here is an article.  https://www.motorcyclistonline.com/do-motorcycle-tires-have-shelf-life/


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Re: Tyres-Year of Manufacturing
Reply #5 on: March 19, 2020, 11:50:49 AM
This is the biggest confusion:
"most tire manufacturers advise replacing a tire after it's around five years old."
At first this is not true. Its an "internet thruth" how we call that. They will only advise to have them checked!

Second, you have to read it like this: IF THE TYRE HAS BEEN MORE THAN 5 YEARS ON YOUR BIKE.

I see a lot of guys riding with worn tyres or with too little air pressure, that is by far more dangerous than a tyre with a production code > 5 years!  :789:



 



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