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| Posted 11/24/2007 2:20 PM (GMT -7) |
|Oh well ya see there, asnd I thought you were talking about reversed tread patterns, so some treads want to face one way to be a ft tire, while then you would reverse the direction if it were a rear tire..|
Also something folks might fond interesting is that there is a date code. This will be embossed in an oval shape depression on just one side of the tire. ALL to include trucks and cars, plus bike radilas have these 3 numbers.
In an oval say you find 625 that would be 2006 and week 26 of that year, when it was made. So that tire would be about 1 and 1/2 years old... not to bad.
If the number was 026 then that tire would have been made in 2000 in week 26 and so be junk on the shelf.
Popular mechanics wrote a rather un popular artical to date tire shelf life, and they determined 6 years was it. it might look good at that date, but the oils will have seen better days and will be gone, so the tire will rot in sun, acid rain, and things man adds to road surfaces like sulfer base chems from exhaust.
If I find a tire some salesman wants to sell me, and I see it is 3 years old I will buy it, but for a very reduced price. If he won't move, I sure will, right to the next place.
In my opinion NO street bike should have any tire rated lesser than "H" as the speed indicator. Probably that isn't good enough for a real hard riding sport bike either... That is minimum for a cruiser.
The loading at high speed can toss off big hunks of rubber and that tends to spoil the day..
Post Edited (Macmac) : 11/24/2007 9:23:42 PM GMT
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