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    I was a bit worried when I changed bikes last xmas.
    The gsx1400 had Michelin road 3's on it. They had worn funny from the previous owner and I figured they were quite a few years old.
    The bloody things won't wear out !
    They hang on ok ,but I want to put on some newer sporty stuff for Summer.

    I think you just have to use your head and be weary if you're in doubt. (No gizmos on the 14 !!!).

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    Quote Originally Posted by roogazza View Post
    I think you just have to use your head and be weary if you're in doubt.
    Rivalling stuff.co.nz in terms of use of the English language, Roo use his head to become weary.

    Blessed be the fruit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by roogazza View Post
    I was a bit worried when I changed bikes last xmas.
    The gsx1400 had Michelin road 3's on it. They had worn funny from the previous owner and I figured they were quite a few years old.
    Michelin continue manufacturing their older tyres for years, so you really need to check the date code on the sidewall. You can still buy the original, single compound Pilot Sport.

    This site will even calculate the age for you! http://www.checktire.com



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    Quote Originally Posted by rastuscat View Post
    Rivalling stuff.co.nz in terms of use of the English language, Roo use his head to become weary.
    Blessed be the fruit.
    lol weary as in aware not as in tired.

    (my 258's were always very inventive !!!! haha you'll get that one. xx).

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    Quote Originally Posted by roogazza View Post
    lol weary as in aware not as in tired.

    (my 258's were always very inventive !!!! haha you'll get that one. xx).
    Chuckle. Cheers for taking it well 👍

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    Quote Originally Posted by roogazza View Post

    (my 258's were always very inventive !!!! haha you'll get that one. xx).
    My Pol 29s were equally creative. You'll know what I mean.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rastuscat View Post
    My Pol 29s were equally creative. You'll know what I mean.
    haha I'm much older !!!

    That site Saferrides put up ,comes back as 8 yrs 5mths plus weeks ! They recommend replacement...
    The front was made in Spain and the rear Thailand ?????

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    If it was me I would phone my local VTNZ or WOF station. When tyres get to a certain age, regardless of the condition, they fail a WOF. Or else, I would look up the NZTA website for information on it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by toycollector10 View Post
    If it was me I would phone my local VTNZ or WOF station. When tyres get to a certain age, regardless of the condition, they fail a WOF. Or else, I would look up the NZTA website for information on it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by toycollector10 View Post
    If it was me I would phone my local VTNZ or WOF station. When tyres get to a certain age, regardless of the condition, they fail a WOF. Or else, I would look up the NZTA website for information on it.
    I just looked at their website. NO mention that tires age could cause a failed WOF ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by roogazza View Post
    lol weary as in aware not as in tired.
    The word you needed was wary ...

    https://www.google.com/search?client...ary+definition
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    Quote Originally Posted by SaferRides View Post
    Michelin continue manufacturing their older tyres for years, so you really need to check the date code on the sidewall. You can still buy the original, single compound Pilot Sport.

    This site will even calculate the age for you! http://www.checktire.com
    Actually ... the age of the tire is not the issue to cause a problem ... it's how it has been stored during it's life.

    The condition of the tire is the issue that will cause a WOF fail.
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