Tire Date Clarification


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Tire Date Clarification

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I bought a new tire for my 94A, an Elite 4. I was looking for the manufacture date, expecting to find an oval with a 4 digit code. I could only find this. I haven't seen something like this. Can I 'assume' that the date is week 31 of 2021?

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I believe your assumption is true. Yes, it is a year old. Consider the logistics moving inventory from manufacturer, to a distribution center, then perhaps to a regional center, then to a retailer, and finally to you. Also consider these distribution/retail warehouses have to have inventory on hand, sufficient to last till a new factory run of a particular low volume design. We would be upset if no one had inventory when we desperately need a tire. One year old "new" tires are what you get.
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No regrets here. Happy to have it. I feel lucky that I got such a new one, especially since I bought it back in January. :lol:
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I'm sure 90+% of riders couldnt tell if a tire was a year old or 10 years old and both tires would probably cord out before any problems.
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landisr wrote: Thu Aug 18, 2022 7:58 pm No regrets here. Happy to have it. I feel lucky that I got such a new one, especially since I bought it back in January. :lol:
Hope you are happy with your Elite 4s. I bought a set and instantly noticed a subtle handlebar vibration from around 30mph to about 50. I did everything trying to eliminate it, including changing fork oil, wheel bearings, replacing the front tire with another Elite 4, and even replacing the final drive. The dealer said that it was the tread design and that most riders didn't notice it. Eventually I found a willing soul that took off his front wheel and gave it to me as a test, which had an Elite 3 on it. The vibration was totally gone. I hated to give it back to him, but... Anyway, I am still running it and putting up with the vibration. Just trying to decide what to put on it; maybe a Stone Battle ax. However, I was very happy with my Elite 3s.
BTW, I have a 2000 GL 1500......Tom
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I dearly miss the E-3s as do a lot of others here.

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