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 Tires - how much time is too much
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carmel, new york


Boulevard C50T

Posted - 05/11/2020 :  2:37 PM                       Like
A friend of mine
Recently bought a used 2002 suzuki intruder. The tires on it are 9 years but have good tread on them. I am concerned they are no longer sticky and should be replaced. I have been a member here for 14 years and I remember an old post, I think from Mr. Davis about 7 years being the maximum amount of time you should ride on a tire that has adequate tread because of this loss of stickiness due to the rubber on the tire hardening, degrading and losing its sticky properties . Could someone please point me to the post and confirm this. Thanks be safe, be well, stay sane. Ralph.

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american canyon, ca


xs750 sf

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Posted - 02/09/2022 :  1:53 PM
Recommended expiration date is six years from manufacturing. In the USA, the year is the last two digits of the DOT number. You can double that to twelve without me trying to talk you out of it.
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