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post #1 of 5 Old 12-14-2014, 11:06 AM Thread Starter
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Tire question 2007 919

Hi all,

Quick question. I have my 2007 919. Has a bit over 5000 miles on it.

The tires are original from the factory and still have plenty of tread on them. I mainly use the bike for around town riding.

Despite having good tread on them, is it time to replace? Its winter time and the bike is in storage so its not getting ridden right now.


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post #2 of 5 Old 12-14-2014, 12:00 PM
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Yes, I think that you should get some fresh tires. Rubber dries out (dry rot) and it's not worth risking a blow out.

PS - ride that thing!

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Absolutely. Those tires suck to begin with let alone how hard they must be. You will notice a HUGE improvement with other tires. A lot of guys like the pilot roads 2,3 and 4

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Tires have a manufacturing date code molded into the side wall - on one side. Yours probably says something like "4206". That would mean it was made is the 42nd week of 2006 - it's now 8 years old. If you look carefully it likely has some small cracking in the roots of the tread. If so, as crimedog mentioned the rubber has dried out, it's hardened, and it's not safe.

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post #5 of 5 Old 12-14-2014, 05:38 PM
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Originally Posted by crimedog View Post
Yes, I think that you should get some fresh tires. Rubber dries out (dry rot) and it's not worth risking a blow out.
And quick. That is a dangerous situation mate. Don't wait, but if you do, don't ride it until you do. Not worth the risk.


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