Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Fort Sask , Alberta, Canada
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.
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.
My Kaw Barn - 2004 KLR, 2006 Concours (sold), 1997 Bayou 400.
"It's a friggen motorcycle, it's not supposed to be comfortable, quiet or safe. The wind noise is supposed to hurt your ears, the seat should be hard and riding it should make you shit your pants every now and then. "
<--- Please fill in the 'Location' on your personal profile page. User CP/Edit Your Details
This information makes it much easier for other members to answer/comment on your posts.