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2012 tires

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    2012 tires


    I have a set of 2012 Dunlop Q3s I must have bought with a rebate or something . They've been stored inside since I bought them. I didn't ride most of 15,16 or 17 due to renovating a foreclosure and then having a kid. It's finally time to replace the rubber that's on my bike. The official date code reads September of 2012 as the manufacturer date.

    Think these are okay to run? There is no dry rot or cracking on them. They seem like a perfectly serviceable set of tires otherwise.

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    Re: 2012 tires

    You'll probably get a variety of answers but if they look/feel in good shape I'd run them, personally.

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    Re: 2012 tires

    I wouldn't track them but they should be fine for normal riding. As long as they aren't dried and cracked I would rock them.

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    Re: 2012 tires

    I probably won't be at the track this season. This will be for street use only but I don't see myself going through them this season so it will also be going into the 2020 season. They aren't dry rotted or cracked. Pretty much just look they came off the shelf, they're just older than normal.

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    Re: 2012 tires

    Last year I got a sv650. The powers were brand spanking new. I did 5 track days on this. On the sept one it slipped once and on a street ride once. Anyway I found about date code and checked . It was from 2011. So now I have Q3+ and Q4. The change is huge on grip.

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    Re: 2012 tires

    I’m also in the camp of “I’d defintely street them, but would be hesitant to track them”

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    Re: 2012 tires

    Junk I bet , better recycle them , or I could do it for you .

    Although on the other hand, they could be perfectly fine,and should be mounted immediately and scrubbed in nicely by the weekend.

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    Are they still soft or did they get old and harden up?

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    Re: 2012 tires

    I'd run em. That's not saying much though...

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    Re: 2012 tires

    Quote Originally Posted by csmutty View Post
    I'd run em. That's not saying much though...
    That's the truth right there, lol.

    I remember those Dunlops that were cracked all to heck and you ran them without a care in the world...on the track, haha!

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    Re: 2012 tires

    I'm running tires from the 90's on two of my bikes right now

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