tire codes?


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tire codes?

Postby goldminerusa » Sun Apr 15, 2012 12:48 pm



On my 82 110 theres a metzeler me 880 with a date code of 4904. that means the tire was made on the 49th week of of 2004. Right? Its in very good condition with low mileage and no damage, but should it be replaced because it`s 8 yrs old?



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Re: tire codes?

Postby cbx4evr » Sun Apr 15, 2012 1:28 pm

Some will say replace it others not. Myself if it's not cracked on the sidewalls and if it holds air I would run it. There are a lot of factors that lead to tire degradation. Storage is one of them. If the bike or tire has been stored outside in the sun etc. then maybe rethink your position.
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Re: tire codes?

Postby goldminerusa » Sun Apr 15, 2012 7:08 pm

Thanks for the help. cbx4ever

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Re: tire codes?

Postby thrasherg » Mon Apr 16, 2012 12:25 pm

I have to agree with CBX, if there is no visible signs of cracking in the sidewall I would use it. If it got a puncture I would probably change it rather than repair it given the age, but if if looks good I would run it until it wore out or punctured.. I would also look at it regularly for a couple of weeks after I started using it just to make sure no cracks appeared..

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