Author Topic: How do you know when it's time to Re-tire?  (Read 787 times)

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Re: How do you know when it's time to Re-tire?
« Reply #30 on: April 26, 2021, 05:20:43 AM »
Wow! I wonder how much effort it will be to dismount a ten year old tire?

Really no more or less than a much newer tire. Put wheel/tire in bead breaker pull down. Rotate tire and repeat until bead is totally broken. Flip tire over and repeat. Then lever the tire off the rim.

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Re: How do you know when it's time to Re-tire?
« Reply #31 on: April 26, 2021, 05:35:29 AM »
I replaced the Sport Demons on my V7 in less than 1000 miles. They were 3 years old on a 1 year old leftover so 4 years old when I bought the bike. They were greasy / inconsistent on the road and felt hard to the touch. Suspect they were overheated at some point in their life - maybe in storage before mounting on the bike?
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Re: How do you know when it's time to Re-tire?
« Reply #32 on: April 26, 2021, 05:53:20 AM »
One of the online retailers has been selling Dunlop Trailsmart on close out.  They were between $100 and $140 a set shipped to your doorstep. I bought 3 sets a buddy bought around 10 or 15 sets. Most of the tires were manufactured in 2017. Dunlop offers full warranty (5 years) from the date of purchase not date of manufacture.
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Re: How do you know when it's time to Re-tire?
« Reply #33 on: April 26, 2021, 12:04:05 PM »
Think about what crashing would cost compared to new tires... :shocked:
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Re: How do you know when it's time to Re-tire?
« Reply #33 on: April 26, 2021, 12:04:05 PM »

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Re: How do you know when it's time to Re-tire?
« Reply #34 on: April 26, 2021, 12:12:22 PM »
Think about what crashing would cost compared to new tires... :shocked:

Funny thing about that...new tires back in November were partially the reason cause for needing over $35,000 of new hardware in my foot. Its a 2-way street.
« Last Edit: April 26, 2021, 12:14:15 PM by Perazzimx14 »
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