How long can tires stay in storage?

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  1. Bubba Utah

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    Hey guys and gals, does anyone know how long a set of tires can stay in storage without worry. I bought a pair of T30evos on sale last year. I put them in my closet for future install. I did not ride that much last year and I think that if I put under 6,000 this year on the set I have on the bike I am good. So, I am guessing the tires where a year old on purchase, and when I plan to put them on that would be about 3yrs on the rubber without pressure or flex on them. Do I need to be concerned and put them on this year? Any thoughts are appreciated.
     
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    They're still fresh. You can read the date code on the sidewall to know the exact age. Reckon you could reach out to a representative and inquire as well.

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    They will be fine.
     
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    I've heard 8 years in the past but this was considering them being on and in sunlight as per normal use. I think in storage they can last quite a while. They should also be coated with something from the factory and since there's no pressure and in the dark, you should be fine.
     
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    They are no good. Please ship to me for proper disposal for a nominal surcharge. :wheelie:
     
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    If you are storing tires for a length of time, you should put them in heavy duty black garbage bags and tie them off. Store them in a dark, somewhat temperature controlled environment. This greatly reduces the gas-off of the rubber and they will last much longer. Kenny Roberts would put his brand new dirt track tires on the roof of his shed for a while for the opposite effect. He didn't like them too soft and would "age" them for just the right amount of hardness.

    Oh and I think they are just fine too.

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    Thanks, No plastic bags but are in the hall closet making smell so much better than the cat piss of the previous owner. Mind you I have been here for 12yrs now!;-)
     
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    In the past I raced my vintage Honda race bike on 8 year old tires. I didn't realise it at the time having just bought the bike, and didn't check the dates on the side of the tires. No problem whatsoever. You'll be fine.
     
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    I rode my ST1100 on tyres that were just over 10 years old, the bike had been stored covered but exposed to humidity and salt spray. I took things cautiously at first and kept an eye out for cracking etc, but they were absolutely fine and I so wore them out.
     
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