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The cost of doing business?

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    Re: The cost of doing business?


    Quote Originally Posted by TheIglu View Post
    A two year old tire?

    Is there something wrong with that?

    If anyone here gets a two year old set of tires, please PLEASE save yourself by giving them to me to be destroyed properly. As in riding on them for a few additional years.
    If it's been frozen once, or otherwise not stored properly, yeah, there can potentially be a LOT wrong with that. Nothing's more fun that watching a new tire:
    a) Wear real funny, real fast
    b) Literally tear as you watch... seen one do it, looked just like an invisible razor blade was going at the tread in real time?!
    c) Age/storage induced hardness reduces grip, I can feel the difference between fresh rubber and the 2 year old shoes on my ST3, and thats just boring old street riding.

    And to be clear, 2 years old isn't the worst I know of coming out of a discount house.

    There are some things I'll try to be cheap on, tires on a motorcycle... not worth it to me.

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    Re: The cost of doing business?

    You'd think with the kind of volume the big online tire vendors do, that there would be very little chance of getting an old tire. Storage costs space, their margins are razor thin, I wouldn't be suprised if most were having tires drop shipped from the manufacturer or distributor directly.

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    Re: The cost of doing business?

    two year life span for tires? kinda short isn't it? ok i got 2nd dib on Iglu.

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    Re: The cost of doing business?

    Quote Originally Posted by Degsy View Post
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    Ben spies won the 2nd superbike race at Miller on a rear slick made in 2007
    Well someone should have told him, he could have got hurt.

    My bike spent a winter in an unheated garage and the tire was fine. I think that's going a little far to say tires are bad after a couple years or having been outside.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Degsy View Post
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    Ben spies won the 2nd superbike race at Miller on a rear slick made in 2007
    Yeah, a slick that hadn't seen the light of day since it went into environmentally controlled storage...

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    Re: The cost of doing business?

    Quote Originally Posted by Kurlon View Post
    Yeah, a slick that hadn't seen the light of day since it went into environmentally controlled storage...
    When I return to racing next spring I'll show you what a set of 5 year old tires that sat frozen in a garage for three seasons can do.

    Sound good?

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    Re: The cost of doing business?

    Quote Originally Posted by TheIglu View Post
    When I return to racing next spring

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheIglu View Post
    When I return to racing next spring I'll show you what a set of 5 year old tires that sat frozen in a garage for three seasons can do.

    Sound good?
    Cool, you coming back on an EX I assume?

    And I've dealt with frozen tires, you can have them. I will never again mess around with them on a bike. I do NOT like watching my front tire separate itself like a bad FX shot from a horror movie as I get off the bike.

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    Re: The cost of doing business?

    Quote Originally Posted by Kurlon View Post
    Cool, you coming back on an EX I assume?

    And I've dealt with frozen tires, you can have them. I will never again mess around with them on a bike. I do NOT like watching my front tire separate itself like a bad FX shot from a horror movie as I get off the bike.
    She's patiently waiting in the basement.

    Gunna break the bank to get her ready though, she needs a new set of front brake pads. I'll start saving now.

    I've ridden my best times on 5+ year old Pirelli's that were "dry" and not taken care of at all. Then ran about the same on a set of 208's in the Euro compound that were 3 years old when I bought them. That was 2 years ago. Still stick like glue.

    My Rex has Pilot Powers on there that I mounted 2 months before I started racing. They heat up well, stick great in dry and wet and don't wear much. Feels like normal tires to me.

    KLR was purchased with a set of used 50/50 knobbies on it 5 years ago. I still had the same front tire on it 10k miles later, just took it off last month. Could still scrape pegs and embarrass people on sportbikes at Deal's Gap with it. Hell, half the people on this site rode it with that same tire and nearly jizzed in their pants from the stupid fun that thing was.

    You probably got a bad egg. Most likely would of come apart on you if it was old or new. Tires don't just "go bad".

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    Re: The cost of doing business?

    Order new model tires that can't be more than a year old.

    I am a cynic but NO ONE isn't full of sh*t anymore

    WHo really made it, where it was made, out of what, where and how it was handled

    Payz yur money and takes yur chances

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