Question about 1978 Honda GL 1000 (K3)
Tires have a shelf life check out the DOT date (like 2309 means made on the 23 week of the year 2009
shelf life of a tire is 7 years tops but after five your on the risky side
Posted on Jul 23, 2009
If these are the original tires you definitely need to replace them. Rubber degrades over the years and 30+ years is way beyond there usable lifespan.
Posted on Jan 22, 2009
Tire wear varies depending on the compond of the tire to the road conditions to the riders style. All tires have wear indicators just like car tires. You can find where they are located by looking at the edge of the tread area, they normally are marked by a triangle or a small elephant in the case of Metzler tires. You can also measure your tread depth with a penny. Rule is if you can see the top of Lincoln's head the tread depth is less than 1/32 and needs to be replaced.
Posted on Nov 20, 2008
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Sep 09, 2013 | Honda Motorcycles
I guess maybe it is probably to retain the matching look of the tires. If for instance your sponsors were the Shinko company, they would certainly want their front and rear Shinko Tires appear uniform to also add onto the bike's aesthetic value
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Look at the sidewall of both tires. There will be a 'MAX PSI' embossed on the tire. It will probably say Max 45 PSI. At 45psi the bike will ride like a rock. At 15psi it will ride really squirrely. Find a psi at which you feel the bike handles well and rides well. One rider may weigh 125 pounds and the next rider may weigh 300 pounds. The best psi for each rider will be different due to weight. Chances are that 30 to 35 psi will do the trick.
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