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post #1 of 16 (permalink) Old 09-13-2018, 03:02 PM Thread Starter
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I will be getting a 2012 Spyder Rt this week, it has 3000 miles and is like new. My question is should I change out all three tires dur to them being 6 years old?
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post #2 of 16 (permalink) Old 09-17-2018, 06:31 AM
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if it has been stored in a garage, and if the tires are not cracking on the sides, I do not see any problem, you want to be on a 100% change tires. it's the sun that destroys the tires if it does not roll.

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I will be getting a 2012 Spyder Rt this week, it has 3000 miles and is like new. My question is should I change out all three tires dur to them being 6 years old?
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post #3 of 16 (permalink) Old 04-29-2019, 06:59 PM
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I would check them for cracking. My 2011 has cracking inside the treds. Just ordered new tires today
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post #4 of 16 (permalink) Old 05-01-2019, 09:42 AM
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AND.....for a slightly different perspective:

I am having my tires changed out this Friday.
The original stock ones have about 6K miles on them......they still look new but they are CRAP.
Finding a dealer to mount different brand tires turns out to be somewhat difficult.
Let's hope it turns out OK.

I have a straight-line stability problem.
Got an alignment.
Played with air pressures.
Got a new sway bar.

The alignment helped some but did not cure the problem.
Tires are my last shot.
This is on a '17 RT with a bit over 6K miles.

So.....YES I think you should change them......but not with another set of Kenda's......and not just because of their age.

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My general Altimax tires arrived today, all three. My local dealer is installing them adjusting the belt, check the alignment and chang the oil. They will not accept responsibility for the tires and will not quote labor, strictly T&M. Their guys in the back agree that the stock tires are shit. They would rather get the work than argue over who made the parts. I am hoping these tires react as well as everyone says
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Please let us know.

And then please tell us what exact model and size of tires you got.

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post #7 of 16 (permalink) Old 05-07-2019, 06:41 PM
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general Altimax 215-60 R15 rear 185-65 R14 front. On other discussions these tires have a pretty good following with spyders . got them off tire buyer, I order about 14 tires a year from them. no headaches yet
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general Altimax 215-60 R15 rear 185-65 R14 front.
Which models have 15 on back and 14 on front ??

I didn't think any did......but I might not have been paying attention either.

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Mine is 2011 RTS.I am not sure but aren't all the 990 models 15 and 14 inch?
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post #10 of 16 (permalink) Old 05-23-2019, 04:18 PM
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Ok I have the general tires and they are installed. Front tires are fine I am running 20 psi in each. I do not like the rear. a little background first, I ride a 2011 electronic 5 speed. I am about 270lbs my wife is average and we have a trailer.
The general is about 1.5 inches taller than the stock tire, gives you a hair more speed per gear for the same RPM. For my personal riding style this is the wrong direction. I do not need more top end speed, I would prefer a little more low end. country roads at 55 mph and I am at about 4500 rpm my bike hates 4000 - 4500 rpm it loves 5000 rpm So I just ordered another new rear tire Hankook 205/50R15 this tire measures 23.1 inch tall. almost 1 inch shorter than stock, this should give a very slight increase in rpm at any given speed. So I will be puttin a brand new General altimax tire up for sale. it has about 10 miles on it. if you are looking to lower your RPM at any given speed by about 50 to 100 rpm this will do it
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