Tire dilemma: does the age of a tire matter? - Honda Motorcycles - FireBlades.org
Honda FireBlade Discussion of the Honda CBR 900RR, Honda CBR 929RR, Honda CBR 954RR, and Honda CBR 1000RR Motorcycles.

User Tag List

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 20 Old 05-03-2005, 11:49 AM Thread Starter
 
Join Date: 04-20-2005
Posts: 24
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Reputation Power: 0
 
Tire dilemma: does the age of a tire matter?

OK, so I just picked up a 2001 CBR929RR with 1530 miles on it. The tires on it are the stock BT010s. The tires look really good, however I just noticed there is a small nail in the rear tire.

I am curious if I should just go ahead and replace both front and rear with some Pirelli Diablos or Michelin Pilot Powers since the stockers are now 4 years old, or just replace the rear with an OEM Battlax BT010 for $120 from www.accwhse.com?

Any reason why a 4 year-old tire should concern me on the front if the tread looks great and wear is very minimal?
Tronner is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 20 Old 05-03-2005, 11:50 AM
 
ND4SPD's Avatar
 
Join Date: 07-07-2002
Location: US
Age: 16
Posts: 16,568
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Reputation Power: 50
                     
Re: Tire dilemma: does the age of a tire matter?

I'd be concerned with any dry rotting/hardening the tire may have.
ND4SPD is offline  
post #3 of 20 Old 05-03-2005, 11:53 AM
 
Join Date: 08-01-2001
Posts: 14,390
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Reputation Power: 0
                 
Re: Tire dilemma: does the age of a tire matter?

Yes, buy new ones.



luvtolean is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #4 of 20 Old 05-03-2005, 11:58 AM Thread Starter
 
Join Date: 04-20-2005
Posts: 24
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Reputation Power: 0
 
Re: Tire dilemma: does the age of a tire matter?

OK, that does make sense I suppose.

So, Pilot Power or Pirelli Diablo (not the Corsa)?

I ride mostly commuting and a few canyon runs. Might take it to the track once.
Tronner is offline  
post #5 of 20 Old 05-03-2005, 12:03 PM
 
ND4SPD's Avatar
 
Join Date: 07-07-2002
Location: US
Age: 16
Posts: 16,568
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Reputation Power: 50
                     
Re: Tire dilemma: does the age of a tire matter?

Diablo.
ND4SPD is offline  
post #6 of 20 Old 05-03-2005, 12:04 PM
 
soon2b954's Avatar
 
Join Date: 05-02-2002
Location: Toronto, Canada
Age: 47
Posts: 2,047
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Reputation Power: 20
 
Re: Tire dilemma: does the age of a tire matter?

Quote:
Originally Posted by Tronner
OK, that does make sense I suppose.

So, Pilot Power or Pirelli Diablo (not the Corsa)?

I ride mostly commuting and a few canyon runs. Might take it to the track once.
Diablo should be fine. Also check out he M-1, great tire for the money.

Look, lean, believe!!
soon2b954 is offline  
post #7 of 20 Old 05-03-2005, 12:06 PM Thread Starter
 
Join Date: 04-20-2005
Posts: 24
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Reputation Power: 0
 
Re: Tire dilemma: does the age of a tire matter?

I had the Diablo on my F3, and it seems like it gets great reviews for wet/dry and mileage. I suppose I'll stick with them.

From what I hear, it seems the M1 Sportec is almost the exact same tire and the Metzelers and Pirellis are made by the same company?

Thanks for the quick replies guys!
Tronner is offline  
post #8 of 20 Old 05-03-2005, 12:28 PM Thread Starter
 
Join Date: 04-20-2005
Posts: 24
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Reputation Power: 0
 
Re: Tire dilemma: does the age of a tire matter?

Quote:
Originally Posted by soon2b954
Diablo should be fine. Also check out he M-1, great tire for the money.
OK, so one review I just saw said the M1 is geared slightly more for the sport/touring side than the Diablo. That would probably be more of my style, so maybe I'll try out the Metzeler.
Tronner is offline  
post #9 of 20 Old 05-03-2005, 12:34 PM
 
sheepofblue's Avatar
 
Join Date: 07-13-2004
Location: Huntsville AL
Posts: 14,224
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Reputation Power: 48
                     
Send a message via AIM to sheepofblue
Re: Tire dilemma: does the age of a tire matter?

Diablo on the back, Corsa on the front.

Must obey the sheep dog
sheepofblue is offline  
post #10 of 20 Old 05-03-2005, 12:53 PM
 
sporky's Avatar
 
Join Date: 07-27-2004
Location: Athens, Greece
Age: 42
Posts: 309
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Reputation Power: 16
 
Re: Tire dilemma: does the age of a tire matter?

Quote:
Originally Posted by sheepofblue
Diablo on the back, Corsa on the front.

+1 ...unless you are a track maniac (corsa front/rear)
s..

dream you will live forever, live like you will die today
sporky is offline  
post #11 of 20 Old 05-03-2005, 3:19 PM
 
CBR929RE's Avatar
 
Join Date: 05-06-2004
Location: Randolph, MA
Age: 39
Posts: 12,773
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Reputation Power: 39
                 
Send a message via AIM to CBR929RE
Re: Tire dilemma: does the age of a tire matter?

Pilot Powers, check out the pics of them in my gallery. Those are with about 3200 miles on them.

if you can't convince them, confuse them.
CBR929RE is offline  
post #12 of 20 Old 05-03-2005, 6:58 PM
 
Join Date: 05-07-2003
Posts: 3,599
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Reputation Power: 0
 
Re: Tire dilemma: does the age of a tire matter?

I would've said to keep the tires, but then I read that you do some carving, and a track day or two. For commuting, they'd be fine, hell, if I had a bike that could fit those tires (hmm, maybe the FJR?), I'd buy them from you.

Diablo/Power? Dunno first hand, but I've heard nothing but good things about the Diablo. Seems a proven tire.

However, I would suggest giving the Avon 45/46 set a try. Awesome grip dry/wet, very communicative tire (it's told me that I was on the edge several times), and you'll get lots of miles from them, 2-5X as much as from the pure performance tires.

Last edited by 2OHOH2; 05-03-2005 at 7:19 PM.
2OHOH2 is offline  
post #13 of 20 Old 05-03-2005, 7:33 PM
 
Join Date: 02-23-2005
Posts: 748
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Reputation Power: 0
 
Re: Tire dilemma: does the age of a tire matter?

Quote:
Originally Posted by 2OHOH2
However, I would suggest giving the Avon 45/46 set a try. Awesome grip dry/wet, very communicative tire (it's told me that I was on the edge several times), and you'll get lots of miles from them, 2-5X as much as from the pure performance tires.
I hear nothing but good things about Avon's, might have to give them a go one of these days. I hear the sport versions (49/50 I think?) grip like crazy but wear very fast, as most sticky tires do....
Scratch is offline  
post #14 of 20 Old 05-03-2005, 8:46 PM
 
Join Date: 09-20-2004
Location: Queensland, Australia
Posts: 454
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Reputation Power: 16
 
Re: Tire dilemma: does the age of a tire matter?

Quote:
Originally Posted by Tronner
I had the Diablo on my F3, and it seems like it gets great reviews for wet/dry and mileage. I suppose I'll stick with them.

From what I hear, it seems the M1 Sportec is almost the exact same tire and the Metzelers and Pirellis are made by the same company?

Thanks for the quick replies guys!
Hey Tronner,

I had the M1s on when I first got my 929 and loved 'em - great turn in and plenty of grip. 3500kms ago I changed to Powers - took a bit of fiddling to get the bike feeling the way I like it, but now I've got it set-up I really like the Powers, there's heaps of grip and I reckon they are wearing better than the M1s.

Cheers, Spanky.
Spanky is offline  
post #15 of 20 Old 05-03-2005, 8:56 PM
 
Join Date: 05-07-2003
Posts: 3,599
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Reputation Power: 0
 
Re: Tire dilemma: does the age of a tire matter?

Here's another Avon tire to try

http://www.amenmotorcycles.com/big360/big360.htm

2OHOH2 is offline  
Reply

  Lower Navigation
Go Back   Honda Motorcycles - FireBlades.org > Honda Motorcycle Models > Honda FireBlade

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Honda Motorcycles - FireBlades.org forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
A valid e-mail address is REQUIRED. You will not have access to any site features until you activate your account using the activation e-mail that is sent to this address.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
JOKES nhfirefighter13 Off-Topic 595 06-18-2007 8:13 AM
HELP! Vibration After Rear Tire Change freq General Discussion 10 09-17-2004 4:07 PM
Tire plugging KB figment General Discussion 12 12-30-2003 1:51 PM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome