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FYI:  How to determine age of a tire.
11/27/19 at 13:03:56
Most of us know this but for those that don't . . .

Age of Tire (How old is a tire?)

Check the sidewall for the date stamp, a four-digit code inside a rectangular box.  These indicate the week of the year, and then the year, that your tire first popped out of the mold. So a date stamp of “4012” would read as “the 40th week of 2012,” or some time in early October of 2012.

Prior to 2000, it was a 3-digit code: 2-digit week + year of that decade. Example "408" would be the 40th week of 1998 (or maybe 1997).

NOTE:  Many new motorcycles have tires that are up to 18 months old.  I believe this is the max allowed by law.  So, if you buy a bike that has been sitting on the dealer's showroom floor for two years, the tires could already be 3.5 years old.
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Re: FYI:  How to determine age of a tire.
Reply #1 - 11/27/19 at 14:27:22
So how old are they ? Save your energy for installing your new tires !  Grin
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