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Old 08-19-2011, 02:41 AM   #61
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I bought new q2s a month ago, my total was under $240 for tires and installation.
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Old 08-19-2011, 06:12 AM   #63
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That's pretty high but Serves you right..... U bought tires online.... People don't understand that saving a dollar or two on getting the tires online ( which 99% of the time are old tires people couldn't sell and that's y they are cheaper. Look at the date code). Is killing local businesses... Plus then you have to deal with bringing the tires to the place....

Do me this. Next time u need tires come to Motorcycles Unlimited and price the tires u want installed and all an I bet it's loads less then u paid and done 100% right and we look over the bike for anything wrong with it while we are doing the tires and cla the chain, live kickstand if it needs it, adjust clutch cable as most always do, ect
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That's pretty high but Serves you right..... U bought tires online.... People don't understand that saving a dollar or two on getting the tires online ( which 99% of the time are old tires people couldn't sell and that's y they are cheaper. Look at the date code). Is killing local businesses... Plus then you have to deal with bringing the tires to the place....

Do me this. Next time u need tires come to Motorcycles Unlimited and price the tires u want installed and all an I bet it's loads less then u paid and done 100% right and we look over the bike for anything wrong with it while we are doing the tires and cla the chain, live kickstand if it needs it, adjust clutch cable as most always do, ect
Where is the date code? I'll post and you can tell me how old they are.....
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It's on the side of the tire, it will be like. 1506. 1210, Ect. It's 4 numbers stamped I'n the tire
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It's on the side of the tire, it will be like. 1506. 1210, Ect. It's 4 numbers stamped I'n the tire
Would t0801 be it? Thats the rear.
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Thanks korky.... rear is 3210 , front is 3710 that considered old?
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Thanks korky.... rear is 3210 , front is 3710 that considered old?
Not TOO bad:
I "think" that it puts them manufactured around Aug/Sept last year.
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Taken from an article I read, but I wouldnt want to purchase a tire over 1yr old personally:

So how old of a tire should you use? The answer for this is easy. It depends! If you need to get the most out of your tires, then the fresher the better. If you like a tire to last longer, then the age of the tire is less critical. But you should never buy or use a tire that is more than six to seven years old. But how do you know how old your tire is? Carbon dating? Serial number cross-reference with manufacturers? Actually, your tire has the date of manufacture, or the "born on" date. How nice! If you look closely you will find a four-digit number stamped into the sidewall of your tire. It will read something like 4408 or 2101. What do these numbers mean? Well, a 4408 means the tire was manufactured during the 44th week of 2008. 2101 means the tire was manufactured the 21st week of 2001. Years prior to 2000 have a one-digit number to reflect the year, and after 2000, a two-digit number is used. This is a simple and easy way to figure out the age of a tire.

But why is a fresher tire better? Well, first, rubber is organic and it decomposes. Second, after your tire is manufactured, it may sit on the top shelf of a scalding hot warehouse for four years, outgassing all the while. Then it goes to the local shop, where it sits in a south-facing window (outgassing every time the sun sets for another year before you finally buy it). So, you end up with a five-year-old tire that may already be worn out before you've ridden home. Then you'll complain every time the tire slides around underneath you. Not because it is a bad tire, but because it has gotten so old and outgassed so much it has become brittle. If your primary concern is a tire that lasts lots of miles, an older tire will do fine because it has gotten hard with age. But again, rubber is an organic material, and a tire that is seven years old is not as capable as the exact tire that is newer.
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Not horrible at all, I've seen Internet bought tires date 5 years back... You got lucky. But still ended up paying roughly 100 more I'n the end and probably less a good bike checkout

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Thanks korky.... rear is 3210 , front is 3710 that considered old?
You're good ...... year old tires are fine

I have used 3 year old tires with no problems... i think that would be my limit.
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Next time u need tires come to Motorcycles Unlimited and price the tires u want installed and all an I bet it's loads less then u paid and done 100% right and we look over the bike for anything wrong with it while we are doing the tires and cla the chain, live kickstand if it needs it, adjust clutch cable as most always do, ect
+1 on Motorcycles Unlimited. They got me sorted out with a set of BT-23s for my FZ6. Their prices are great.
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Taken from an article I read, but I wouldnt want to purchase a tire over 1yr old personally:

So how old of a tire should you use? The answer for this is easy. It depends! If you need to get the most out of your tires, then the fresher the better. If you like a tire to last longer, then the age of the tire is less critical. But you should never buy or use a tire that is more than six to seven years old. But how do you know how old your tire is? Carbon dating? Serial number cross-reference with manufacturers? Actually, your tire has the date of manufacture, or the "born on" date. How nice! If you look closely you will find a four-digit number stamped into the sidewall of your tire. It will read something like 4408 or 2101. What do these numbers mean? Well, a 4408 means the tire was manufactured during the 44th week of 2008. 2101 means the tire was manufactured the 21st week of 2001. Years prior to 2000 have a one-digit number to reflect the year, and after 2000, a two-digit number is used. This is a simple and easy way to figure out the age of a tire.

But why is a fresher tire better? Well, first, rubber is organic and it decomposes. Second, after your tire is manufactured, it may sit on the top shelf of a scalding hot warehouse for four years, outgassing all the while. Then it goes to the local shop, where it sits in a south-facing window (outgassing every time the sun sets for another year before you finally buy it). So, you end up with a five-year-old tire that may already be worn out before you've ridden home. Then you'll complain every time the tire slides around underneath you. Not because it is a bad tire, but because it has gotten so old and outgassed so much it has become brittle. If your primary concern is a tire that lasts lots of miles, an older tire will do fine because it has gotten hard with age. But again, rubber is an organic material, and a tire that is seven years old is not as capable as the exact tire that is newer.
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Make sure tires continue to be regularly inspected after 5 years of service to determine if they can continue in service. Regardless of the tires condition or tread depth, it is recommended that tires more than 10 years old be taken out of service and replaced with new tires. See “Tire Manufacture Date,” the next section in this manual.

This is not a warranty that any tire will obtain 10 years of service. Some tires will require replacement before 10 years due to conditions such as punctures, impact damage, improper inflation, overloading, tread wear or other conditions involving use or misuse of the tire. If a tire is worn out or otherwise unserviceable from damage or conditions of use, it should be replaced regardless of when it was produced or placed in service.
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The cheapest way is to buy online and install them yourself.

The easiest way is to buy the tires locally as some shops would install them for free.

The stupidest way is to buy online and install at a shop (what I did)...
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mancuso central charged me 210 for changing my vrod tire. Said it took them 2 hours...not my problem..i refused to pay them...especially when mancuso xroads quoted me 106....
That's absolute horseshit. If they get it done under the "book" time, they charge you the book time. If it takes longer, they charge you more? them. Its not your responsibility to pay for their slow mechanics.
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