Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Queensland, Australia
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This sounds like a good debate to stay out of and just be an observer.
Dang it, my fingers accidentally slipped onto the keypad.
I've used older tyres (sorry Aus spelling) many times up to 10 years old on bikes and cars BUT I used them only for regular speed commute, no burnouts, no heroic stuff, and definitely no sustained high speed work or heavy loads. And you don't know what stresses those tyres may have already had that you don't know about.
They may be ok for now but there's a very old saying, if you've got a ten dollar head wear a ten dollar helmet. That may just apply to tyres too.
Take it easy for now maybe, but make it a plan to change out soon. You would have to soon enough anyway if you do much riding.
'08 Boulevard C50
'84 Kwaka GPZ900R
No, sir, it's not a leak, it's a protective oily sheen