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Old 06-06-2008, 04:07 PM   #1
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tire mfg date.

Im wanting to know how long it will take a tire to "go bad"?
im sure it probably becomes harder with time. also where on the tire can you find the manufacture date?
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Date of manufacture should be on the sidewall of the tire. If it's the oe tire on your R6, you should be fine. Other than that, let someone who knows look at it.

There's not a definite time to rot a tire, and different makes oxidize faster than others.
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The more heat cycles you put it through will speed the process as well.

But street tires have extra oils in them I assume, to keep from having to worry about heat cycles as much as, say a spec/race tire.

Feel free to correct me or add something I missed.

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The more heat cycles you put it through will speed the process as well.

But street tires have extra oils in them I assume, to keep from having to worry about heat cycles as much as, say a spec/race tire.

Feel free to correct me or add something I missed.

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the reason i ask is cause i bought a front tire and its just sitting in the house, i plan on using it but i wont if its critical. i never really thought of it much until recently and its a race tire.
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Well if it's a street tire or a spec tire with tread then you can tell if there is dry rot pretty easy, as I remember from a tire long ago that dried out on me.

But a full slick spec tire is new stuff to me. Google it........

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Well if it's a street tire or a spec tire with tread then you can tell if there is dry rot pretty easy, as I remember from a tire long ago that dried out on me.

But a full slick spec tire is new stuff to me. Google it........

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i must be mistaken it has tread and it looks fine to me still shiny from the mold. thanks though.
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Get some good pics of the tire. Sidewall and everything. That'll help our "diagnosis."
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I don't know How long before the tires rubber getting hard sitting on the shelf but a tech at a dealer said it's usually 2 years (depending on temp in the warehouse). To find out mfg date, look on the sidewall for a stamped 4 number, the first 2 is week, last 2 is year.
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Get some good pics of the tire. Sidewall and everything. That'll help our "diagnosis."
no camera around... i need to buy one
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A scuff or take-off will not last as long as a tire that has never been used. As long as the tire is kept in a climate controlled room, it should last for a very long time. The more exposure it's had to sunlight and ambient air/ humidity, the more it will degrade.

Also, each manufacturer "dates" their tires differently, so we'd need to know the manufacturer.

So:

Was it ever used?

When was it purchased if it was bought new?

Who is the manufacturer?

How was it stored?



After that, it's a bit easier to give you an answer.
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A scuff or take-off will not last as long as a tire that has never been used. As long as the tire is kept in a climate controlled room, it should last for a very long time. The more exposure it's had to sunlight and ambient air/ humidity, the more it will degrade.

Also, each manufacturer "dates" their tires differently, so we'd need to know the manufacturer.

So:

Was it ever used?

When was it purchased if it was bought new?

Who is the manufacturer?

How was it stored?



After that, it's a bit easier to give you an answer.

1. never used
2. this year
3. michelin
4. it doesnt have the redish tint so im assuming in a cool place, its in a cool place now.

im sure it will be just fine for my level of track riding and i appreciate the concern and help.
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1. never used
2. this year
3. michelin
4. it doesnt have the redish tint so im assuming in a cool place, its in a cool place now.

im sure it will be just fine for my level of track riding and i appreciate the concern and help.
Yeah man, it should be good to go

BTW, you can do the 'ol fingernail test where you push your fingernail in to the tire. If it leaves an imprint, it's supposed to be OK.
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Yeah man, it should be good to go

BTW, you can do the 'ol fingernail test where you push your fingernail in to the tire. If it leaves an imprint, it's supposed to be OK.
did it... i always do that to new tires just for the of it
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