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No flames please; tire question

Discussion in 'Moto Club' started by DriBak, May 23, 2008.

  1. DriBak

    DriBak GUNS UP Millennium Member

    Jul 4, 1999
    West Texas
    I guess I'm one of those guys. 03 HD with only 8K miles. I will say that she has never been on a trailer to a rally. I work a lot and cannot use my bike for work because of the amount of stuff I carry for work. Believe me, with the cost of fuel today I WISH I could use my bike for work. The tires on my Deuce only have 8 K miles but they are 6 years old and I have noticed some cracks in the side walls. Are some cracks OK or should I immediately replace them ?
  2. Dalton Wayne

    Dalton Wayne Epic mustache Millennium Member

    Apr 5, 1999
    Central Florida
    Replace don't take a chance..

  3. hotrodtba

    hotrodtba Jr. Ammo Whore

    Dec 11, 2003
    NE Indiana
    Don't feel bad. My '03 Deuce only has 5200 miles. Of course, I just bought it last October with 4400 miles. And I put it in storage in November and got it back out this April, so I have put a few miles on it in the few short months I have actually been able to ride it.
  4. fnfalman

    fnfalman Chicks Dig It

    Oct 23, 2000
    California & New Mexico, US
    Six years is wayyyyyyy too old. Not that I ever had tires that lasted me a year, but I seriously doubt that I would have two-years-old tires on my bikes.
  5. whogasak47

    whogasak47 JPFO-GOA

    Sep 1, 2005
    N E Louisiana
    Get some new Dunnys 402's . A set of tires is cheaper than a hospital visit and your scooter will get scuffed also.

    Good luck and Ride Safe
  6. DriBak

    DriBak GUNS UP Millennium Member

    Jul 4, 1999
    West Texas
  7. michael t

    michael t

    Jul 3, 2004
    out back Ky.
    Tires? 8000 miles 6 years Tires be made of brick. My Hayabusa has 6300 in 10 months and in morning gets 3rd rear tire Replaced the front at about 5000. I don't do burn outs but I ride rather fast and getting better in the curves.
    I was told that these bikes like to eat tires. Now Iam a beliver.
  8. Bowtie

    Bowtie NRA MEMBER

    Dec 18, 2004
    Replace them. skip the Hard ass Dunflops and get some Metzler ME 880's Very nice tire.