Join Date: Mar 2013
Location: In the twisties around Hendersonville, NC
The tires are likely 6-7 years old. You can look at the date code on the tires to confirm. It is a four digit code molded into the side wall. The first two digits are the week the tire was made (01-52) and the second two digits the year. (likely 16)
That being said, the age and 4,000 miles on the OEM tires, that are usually not the best anyway, it is time for tires.
You depend so much on the grip of the tires on a motorcycle that old, hard tires are not worth the few dollars you try and save getting a another 500 miles out of them.
I know I wonder why I put up with crap tires to wear them out as soon as I feel the pleasure of a new set.
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