Do tires expire in 5 year? - Page 2 - Suzuki Volusia Forums : Intruder Volusia and Boulevard Forum
 7Likes
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #11 of 24 (permalink) Old 05-20-2019, 01:56 PM
Super Moderator
 
beezer's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: The Slate Belt
Posts: 54,042
Thanks: 2,167
Thanked 4,314 Times in 3,309 Posts
Garage
Those astronauts didn't die in the explosion. They died in the ocean. They were in no hurry to try and find them either.

beezer is online now  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #12 of 24 (permalink) Old 05-20-2019, 01:57 PM
Senior VR Member
 
Skrapiron's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Second Star to the right, then straight on till morning.
Posts: 19,149
Thanks: 984
Thanked 2,382 Times in 1,643 Posts
They burned to a crisp when the orbiter disintegrated around them as it reentered the atmosphere.

Current Bikes -->
-1969 Indian MX125 -10-2009 to Present
-2014 Honda CTX1300 - 05-2015 to Present

Past Bikes ----->

-1973 Yamaha RD350
-1991 Harley Sportster 883 XL
-2000 Yamaha XV125
-2003 Piaggio Fly
-2004 Suzuki LS650 - 04-2005 to 07-2008
-2005 Boulevard C50 - 07-2008 to 5-2012
-2012 Vulcan 900 - 05-2012 to 05-2015
-2008 Yamaha FZ6 - 11-2008 to 04-2017
-2006 Star Virago - 05-2011 to 06-2017


Skrapiron is offline  
post #13 of 24 (permalink) Old 05-20-2019, 02:01 PM
Senior VR Member
 
Duffy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Hot Springs, SD and other warm and dry places.
Posts: 8,219
Thanks: 138
Thanked 372 Times in 291 Posts
Well, I'll go against the main opinion.....if tires were as you describe (no cracks etc.) on a bike that I bought I wouldn't even look at the manufactured date. Condition is the primary concern. What really breaks down rubber is ultra-violet rays so if the bike was stored inside out of the direct sunlight I would ride it with those tires and just do your due diligence on pre-ride inspections. Everyone has their opinions and that's mine.


I have been of this opinion all my life (riding bikes most of them) and have never had a flat, sitting still or moving, on road or off. Knock on wood maybe......



Okay, let the flaming begin.....................

Lead, or follow, but just stay out of my way.
Heaven is a warm, cozy place to sleep.





Wescalero Charter Member
Duffy is offline  
post #14 of 24 (permalink) Old 05-20-2019, 02:34 PM
Senior VR Member
 
Skrapiron's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Second Star to the right, then straight on till morning.
Posts: 19,149
Thanks: 984
Thanked 2,382 Times in 1,643 Posts
Actually, rubber and plastic deteriorate in different ways and at rates that vary widely. Causes may be chemical, caused by oxidation or hydrolysis, or may be physical, or even biological. These processes cause changes in the chemical composition, physical properties, and appearance which has compromised the integrity of the materials. UV exposure does not directly affect the rubber as much as you would assume. In fact, the plasticiser used in most tire compounds is actually affected more by ozone (created by UV light) than it is by the direct UV exposure. Also affecting the compounds is atmospheric moisture which has become acidic as well as atmospheric pollutants, such as sulphur dioxide and nitrogen dioxide.

Storing your vehicle indoors does not protect the rubber from being subjected to these environmental contaminants, unless you do so in a temperature controlled environment.

Current Bikes -->
-1969 Indian MX125 -10-2009 to Present
-2014 Honda CTX1300 - 05-2015 to Present

Past Bikes ----->

-1973 Yamaha RD350
-1991 Harley Sportster 883 XL
-2000 Yamaha XV125
-2003 Piaggio Fly
-2004 Suzuki LS650 - 04-2005 to 07-2008
-2005 Boulevard C50 - 07-2008 to 5-2012
-2012 Vulcan 900 - 05-2012 to 05-2015
-2008 Yamaha FZ6 - 11-2008 to 04-2017
-2006 Star Virago - 05-2011 to 06-2017


Skrapiron is offline  
post #15 of 24 (permalink) Old 05-21-2019, 02:22 PM
Senior VR Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: New Britski, CT.
Posts: 2,078
Thanks: 227
Thanked 348 Times in 242 Posts
I never tied it to "green" replacements.
I love history lessons.

I have an '08 C50.
Everyone makes me ride at the back because of my Morton Violators.
Longest ride: 1241 miles in 20 hours 15 minutes


Interested in a replacement gas tank, in black, but I'm cheap


Paraquat is offline  
post #16 of 24 (permalink) Old 05-22-2019, 09:42 AM
Senior VR Member
 
htlong's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: n.e.fla
Posts: 536
Thanks: 100
Thanked 45 Times in 43 Posts
so is the dot date to show when to get new tires or the last day they can be sold and if that is why it is on them does that mean 5 or 6 years from that date is the time to renew? I am so confused so easily

I was wondering why the frisbee was getting bigger........then it hit me!

I always thought the "I before E except after C rule was "weird" , but "Scientist" disagree ?

EVERY TIME I FIND THE KEY TO SUCCESS......SOMEBODY CHANGES THE LOCK!
htlong is offline  
post #17 of 24 (permalink) Old 05-22-2019, 10:03 AM
Senior VR Member
 
bbqjoe's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2017
Location: Northwest Arizona
Posts: 4,128
Thanks: 20
Thanked 111 Times in 100 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by htlong View Post
so is the dot date to show when to get new tires or the last day they can be sold and if that is why it is on them does that mean 5 or 6 years from that date is the time to renew? I am so confused so easily
It is the date of manufacturing.
Duffy likes this.

Society is nothing more than people cooperating with other people they'd much rather murder.


2009 C-50T
2005 Victory Kingpin ('Til the Wheels fall off!)
3 Baja mini's
1 woman
2 Jack Russell's
And a Les Paul
bbqjoe is offline  
post #18 of 24 (permalink) Old 05-22-2019, 10:10 AM
Senior VR Member
 
Skrapiron's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Second Star to the right, then straight on till morning.
Posts: 19,149
Thanks: 984
Thanked 2,382 Times in 1,643 Posts
Every tire is manufactured with a 4 digit date code, molded into the sidewall. The first two digits are the week and the second two digits are the year of manufacturing. The 5 year "expiration" is from the time of manufacture, not the time of installation. This can pose a problem, especially with low-volume products like motorcycle tires. It is common to get "new old stock" meaning the tire has been languishing in a warehouse somewhere for several years. If the tire is stored in a temperature controlled environment, it can be stored almost indefinitely. However, if it is in an open, unconditioned space, it is subjected to the same atmospheric contaminants and heat that it would be on your motorcycle.

So just like your beer, the born on date of your tires is critical. Buy tires from reputable sources and CHECK THE DATE CODE before taking delivery of the tires. Once you buy them and put them on your bike, you own them - even if they are old.

Current Bikes -->
-1969 Indian MX125 -10-2009 to Present
-2014 Honda CTX1300 - 05-2015 to Present

Past Bikes ----->

-1973 Yamaha RD350
-1991 Harley Sportster 883 XL
-2000 Yamaha XV125
-2003 Piaggio Fly
-2004 Suzuki LS650 - 04-2005 to 07-2008
-2005 Boulevard C50 - 07-2008 to 5-2012
-2012 Vulcan 900 - 05-2012 to 05-2015
-2008 Yamaha FZ6 - 11-2008 to 04-2017
-2006 Star Virago - 05-2011 to 06-2017


Skrapiron is offline  
post #19 of 24 (permalink) Old 05-23-2019, 06:16 AM
Junior Member
 
meierjn's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2016
Location: Central Alberta
Posts: 31
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
I bought a brand new 2016 this year that had been at the dealership since 2016. The tires have not been exposed to the sun or the elements. I don't think I'll be replacing them just yet. Thoughts?
Duffy likes this.

Living the dream...
meierjn is offline  
post #20 of 24 (permalink) Old 05-23-2019, 06:58 AM
Senior VR Member
 
Skrapiron's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Second Star to the right, then straight on till morning.
Posts: 19,149
Thanks: 984
Thanked 2,382 Times in 1,643 Posts
It all depends on how they were stored at the dealer. Chances are, they will be fine and you can get a full lifecycle out of the tires.

Current Bikes -->
-1969 Indian MX125 -10-2009 to Present
-2014 Honda CTX1300 - 05-2015 to Present

Past Bikes ----->

-1973 Yamaha RD350
-1991 Harley Sportster 883 XL
-2000 Yamaha XV125
-2003 Piaggio Fly
-2004 Suzuki LS650 - 04-2005 to 07-2008
-2005 Boulevard C50 - 07-2008 to 5-2012
-2012 Vulcan 900 - 05-2012 to 05-2015
-2008 Yamaha FZ6 - 11-2008 to 04-2017
-2006 Star Virago - 05-2011 to 06-2017


Skrapiron is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Suzuki Volusia Forums : Intruder Volusia and Boulevard Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome