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post #1 of 26 Old 03-19-2015, 04:00 PM Thread Starter
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Question Stoopid tire question

I know I'm going to get flamed but I am wondering if I need a new tire yet?
I do not know when I put it on or how many miles are on it, so let the crucifixion start!
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Yes, you are down to the wear bars and that tire needs to be replaced.

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Yup - rubber looks to be a bit aged as well.

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I don't see any cords. I'd keep going.

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In addition to being down to the wear bars there also seem to be cracking in the grooves. Another indicator of age.
Please tell us what the mfg. date is for the tire. There is a date code one the side molded into an oval. It would be something like 0910 and that would indicate it was manufactured in Sept of 2010.

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I don't see any cords. I'd keep going.
My thoughts as well... Unless it's an old tire... I run to the cords on rears, but my tires don't sit much and I put on lots of straight line miles

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It would be something like 0910 and that would indicate it was manufactured in Sept of 2010.
I think it's the 9th week, not the 9th month...

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Please tell us what the mfg. date is for the tire. There is a date code one the side molded into an oval. It would be something like 0910 and that would indicate it was manufactured in Sept of 2010.

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I'll check when I get home from work today.

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It's toast. Why take a chance when it is the only thing connecting you to the roadway? False economy can make you pay dearly not to mention the ability to sipe water away from the contact patch when it is raining.



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I think it's the 9th week, not the 9th month...
You are right! Sorry

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It's toast. Why take a chance when it is the only thing connecting you to the roadway? False economy can make you pay dearly not to mention the ability to sipe water away from the contact patch when it is raining.
Agreed. You could keep riding, but you'll be getting a new tire eventually, might as well be now. There are always tire deals out there. I'm sure someone on here knows of one right now.

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Ah, no, it's a small thing....

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Please tell us what the mfg. date is for the tire.
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The date code is 4909 so that would be the week of Dec. 6th, 2009.
I know from pictures that I installed them sometime AFTER May 31, 2010.

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Agreed. You could keep riding, but you'll be getting a new tire eventually, might as well be now. There are always tire deals out there. I'm sure someone on here knows of one right now.
^^This.

In the 4th photo, it does look like you are down to a wear bar on the rhs, so I guess you are at the limit the manufacturer intended. The centre doesn't look too squared off, and you might get some more miles out of it, but it's up for replacement pretty soon, even if not tomorrow...

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I am confused. Can somebody explain to me how a tire can stay on a bike
FIVE FREAKING YEARS?
I just do not understand.



I mean I have gone through at least 20 rear tires averaging 6 - 7k per tire in the last decade.

One tire in 5 years? How is this even possible?
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I am confused. Can somebody explain to me how a tire can stay on a bike
FIVE FREAKING YEARS?
I just do not understand.



I mean I have gone through at least 20 rear tires averaging 6 - 7k per tire in the last decade.

One tire in 5 years? How is this even possible?
Because I'm sure you ride many more miles a year than I do.
You live in Texas, I live in northern IL. My bike is stored around 5 months out of the year, Nov. - March. Plus, I do not take many high mileage rides during the year (unfortunately).
Not trying to be defensive, just explaining.

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Because I'm sure you ride many more miles a year than I do.
You live in Texas, I live in northern IL. My bike is stored around 5 months out of the year, Nov. - March. Plus, I do not take many high mileage rides during the year (unfortunately).
Not trying to be defensive, just explaining.
It's all good - it was just for funzies. You expected to get flamed so I thought I'd oblige.

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It's all good - it was just for funzies. You expected to get flamed so I thought I'd oblige.

Yeah, no it's cool. I understood.

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OK, you guys convinced me. Tires have been ordered.

I was thinking with my wallet and not my head!
Head wins, wallet looses.
Just trying to watch my budget was all. You know, mortgage + medical bills + car repairs/maint. + motorcycle maint. + daily living expenses = empty wallet! LOL!!!

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Because I'm sure you ride many more miles a year than I do.
You live in Texas, I live in northern IL. My bike is stored around 5 months out of the year, Nov. - March. Plus, I do not take many high mileage rides during the year (unfortunately).
Not trying to be defensive, just explaining.
I live in northeast WI and still don't make it through a year on a tire...

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Check out the Shinko Raven. My current rear has well over 8k on it and its replacement still sits on the garage floor waiting its turn. Good tires - cheap.
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I just replaced my front tire with a Michelin Pilot Road 4. It seems to have softer rubber than the stock tire (Bridgestone). The Stock tire had some wear left to it, but was cracking. I just went ahead and replaced it.

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Check out the Shinko Raven. My current rear has well over 8k on it and its replacement still sits on the garage floor waiting its turn. Good tires - cheap.
I'm in the market for tires and I'm fluctuating between the pilot road 4s and the shinkos.

Being in Maine, I'm looking for something that is good for colder temps, good int he wet and good on bad/broken roads.

How do you find the shinkos in less than stellar conditions?

Where do you buy them?

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I'm in the market for tires and I'm fluctuating between the pilot road 4s and the shinkos.

Being in Maine, I'm looking for something that is good for colder temps, good int he wet and good on bad/broken roads.

How do you find the shinkos in less than stellar conditions?

Where do you buy them?

Cheers, cheese.
Good question. I have no complaints with wet or dry grip. No doubt the PR4's will warm up faster and will last longer - but how much longer? The cost per mile should be similar and I have been tempted to try the Michelin's but whenever tire time rolls around the budget is always tight and I buy another Raven.
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