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Mar 13

Posts: 1

danda says:

Old tyres

I have a 1995 Harley Davidson Roadking which has done just 7000 miles and has always been garaged.

It is still on the original tyres which show no signs of wear or damage.
Are they safe to ride on having regard to their age?

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Aug 09

Posts: 2707

MarcusMarsh says:


The rubber in 18-year old tyres must be going off by now but you are in a better position to judge than us as you are the one riding on them.  If they grip - they grip. If they don't, change them.

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Mar 09

Posts: 8892

jaffa90 says:

Old tyres

Welcome danda,the problem is you don`t know the condition on the inside,also you may have weak flat spots with storage.I would replace them because of the weight of the bike.(don`t send me the bill though) 

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Apr 10

Posts: 115

tim8061 says:

well knackered

Google tyre storage life and you'll see they're well shot, change them immediately. Although TBF it probably doesn't matter so much on a Harley, you won't be going quick or leaning much.

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Mar 04

Posts: 55

ivanhoe says:


The tyres on my ZZR1100 are brand new. I , however have been riding for over 40 years.  Is it still safe for me to ride. By the way does Schuberth do a Bi-Focal visor.

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