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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 11-17-2006, 05:44 PM Thread Starter
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That new sticky thread about used bike evaluation is great. I was reading about tire date stamps and decided to go check the rubber on my 2002 Speed Four. I guess I just assumed that Grover had gone through a set or two over the course of the bike's lifetime before I got her... NOPE! The lovely Bridegestone BT010 tires I was railing through Deal's Gap on this summer were made in the 9th week of 2001. Just a heads up for those who are as forgetful about stuff like this as I am, you might want to check this, it may save your life.

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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 11-17-2006, 06:16 PM
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dude! I told you those were the stock original tires. I was commuting to work on the bike. There's about 5 corners in the 45 miles to racine

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post #3 of 4 (permalink) Old 11-18-2006, 09:18 PM Thread Starter
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Yeah, 9,250 miles on a set of sport tires along with a trackday and a trip to Deal's Gap is probably enough to warrant replacement, what do you say?

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post #4 of 4 (permalink) Old 11-19-2006, 02:37 AM
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Good to see somebody's using them

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