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New Old stock D606 Tires. Use or not?

Got a set of D606 that I rode a few hundred miles before switching for an 8 state trip back in 2015. They’ve been sitting in my garage ever since. Stored off the rim on the shelf in heated garage. This year puts them at 7yrs old based on tire date stamp. Since I run tubes, I’m thinking I’d be ok. What say you?
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they say 5 years, but I'd run them as long as there were no cracks or other visual issues. I even rode my 2000 with the stock tires on it that were 15 years old (briefly) but they were toast and I shouldn't have.

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they say 5 years, but I'd run them as long as there were no cracks or other visual issues. I even rode my 2000 with the stock tires on it that were 15 years old (briefly) but they were toast and I shouldn't have.

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Yeah, me to. As long as the knobs don't start coming off I'd run them.
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they say 5 years, but I'd run them as long as there were no cracks or other visual issues. I even rode my 2000 with the stock tires on it that were 15 years old (briefly) but they were toast and I shouldn't have.

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Most times you buy a tire it’s already two years old. I think that there are more factors to consider than just the tires Birthday. I would use them from what you describe.

On a side note. I was in the warehouse of a wholesaler and happened to notice a rack of tires that would fit my Goldwing. I looked at the date on them and they were 10 years old. I asked if they were selling those and got an affirmative response. I wouldn’t buy them but someone who doesn’t know would.

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they say 5 years, but I'd run them as long as there were no cracks or other visual issues. I even rode my 2000 with the stock tires on it that were 15 years old (briefly) but they were toast and I shouldn't have.

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Most times you buy a tire it’s already two years old. I think that there are more factors to consider than just the tires Birthday. I would use them from what you describe.

On a side note. I was in the warehouse of a wholesaler and happened to notice a rack of tires that would fit my Goldwing. I looked at the date on them and they were 10 years old. I asked if they were selling those and got an affirmative response. I wouldn’t buy them but someone who doesn’t know would.
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BTW: Anyone interested in a pair of never-mounted Continental TrailAttacks?
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BTW: Anyone interested in a pair of never-mounted Continental TrailAttacks?
I'd love the "free mileage", but I can't afford the freight.

I'm currently riding other peoples "early take-offs".

Someone 'needs' to get the goodie outa' them, it may as well be me, with "free mounting & balancing" after all.

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Got a set of D606 that I rode a few hundred miles before switching for an 8 state trip back in 2015. They’ve been sitting in my garage ever since. Stored off the rim on the shelf in heated garage. This year puts them at 7yrs old based on tire date stamp. Since I run tubes, I’m thinking I’d be ok. What say you?
The one thing that I will suggest, Install the Front D606 with the Dunlop direction on rotation 'Arrow' in REVERSE!

Change the direction of tread contact with the ground from this<<<<<<<<<< to this >>>>>>>>>>>.
Hold the tire above your head and think about it!

Makes a big difference at speed, on a gravel road!

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Got a set of D606 that I rode a few hundred miles before switching for an 8 state trip back in 2015. They’ve been sitting in my garage ever since. Stored off the rim on the shelf in heated garage. This year puts them at 7yrs old based on tire date stamp. Since I run tubes, I’m thinking I’d be ok. What say you?
The one thing that I will suggest, Install the Front D606 with the Dunlop direction on rotation 'Arrow' in REVERSE!

Change the direction of tread contact with the ground from this<<<<<<<<<< to this >>>>>>>>>>>.
Hold the tire above your head and think about it!

Makes a big difference at speed, on a gravel road!
I’ll do that! Have you?
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