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Quick tire life question. 1 Month ago  
My uncle's 03 r* hasn't been out of the garage in 3 years. Before it was parked, the tires only had about 1000 miles on them. I'm going to get his bike ready for him, and was wondering if you guys think these tires would still be safe? They are Metzler 880s.
 
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Re:Quick tire life question. 1 Month ago  
Per the tire manufacture they can be sold up to 6 years old is what I was told. I bought a 07 in Oct 2016 with the original tires with only 3800 miles on them. I rode on those tires another 3000 miles before getting new ones, but they were hard as rocks. I could not believe the difference in the ride and handling after getting my new Commander II's installed. There's a manufacture date printed on the tire it has the week and year number in a box on the side of the tire
 
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Re:Quick tire life question. 1 Month ago  
That's exactly what I needed to know. Thanks brother
 
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Re:Quick tire life question. 1 Month ago  
I wouldn't TRUST metzler's 880's. there's been issues with them and they're aware of it but no recall. After a year of persistence I've heard from Pirelli ( Metzler) they're going to issue a check. This tire came apart at highway cursing speed. Metzler does have a replacement tire 888.... Our gurus here lean towars Commander's.
 
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Re:Quick tire life question. 1 Month ago  
I put 880 WWWs on three years ago and got 19K out of them with no problems. Just installed the 888 WWWs.
 
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Re:Quick tire life question. 1 Month ago  
As said 880's have never been safe. Even brand new!!!
 
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Re:Quick tire life question. 1 Month ago  
Nocolorbrother wrote:
I could not believe the difference in the ride and handling after getting my new Commander II's installed. There's a manufacture date printed on the tire it has the week and year number in a box on the side of the tire

With the short riding season up north here, it's easy to find low mile bikes - with old tires. Picked up this bike up with 2800 miles on it, and 7 year old tires.

The "seemed" OK, and since I had never rode the bike before, I had no way of knowing how the tires felt on it.

Sure did feel great getting the new ones on. Bike wise, and mental comfort.

And don't forget the climate that the bike was stored in has some impact too. Heat, humidity, ozone, etc.

"The anti-aging chemicals used in the rubber compounds are more effective when the tire is exercised...The repeated stretching of the rubber compound actually helps deter cracks from forming."

Tire Tech - Rubber Cracking
 
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Re:Quick tire life question. 3 Weeks, 5 Days ago  
I've run Shinko tires on both of my bikes (09 V-Star 1300, 13 Roadstar), without any issues until recently. I just replaced both tires and decided to go with Kenda Kruz after reading the ratings on these.
My rear Shinko lasted about 12,000 with the front going about 5,000 miles further. One issue I discovered while on a long distance ride was a gash in the rubber on the front. Careful inspection revealed that the rubber on the front tire was delaminating from the carcass. Now I know why the front end was so squirmy at 75-80. With that said, I'm not so sure I would purchase another Shinko going forward.
The Kenda tire is made in America and the Taiwan based company has been in business since 1962. So far I have noticed the tire is rock solid and tracks straight. The claim is that you should get around 20,000 miles on these tires. One thing is the break-in miles required to roughen the tires...100 miles. So your not to go extreme with these tires until after 100 miles of breakin. The harder rubber may cause the tire to skid until then.
 
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Re:Quick tire life question. 3 Weeks, 4 Days ago  
Oh I know how the mettzlers come apart. I had a set that were bought about a month before these that delaminated. Will never buy another one myself. I switched to the shinko 777hd, and have been pretty happy with thcem.
 
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Re:Quick tire life question. 3 Weeks, 4 Days ago  
I got 19K out of my front and rear 880 Metzelers. No issues, even wear. Just installed the new 888 Metzelers.
 
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