Anyone who's interested, should look up the term "Shore A Hardness". It's a technical measure of rubber hardness.
Weird I've got many seasonal cars and trailers that site for 6-8 months at a time and have not seen a flat spot since the last bias ply tire I had on one of the jeepsI have seen just as many radial tires "flat spot" as the bias ply did. I was in the car business for years, and that is a continuing problem.
I bought a bike with PR3's fitted from 2012, can't be more than 1000 miles on them, they feel fine and I don't ride like Rossi so I'm going to run them out for this season, I have around 1500 miles put on them, I'll fit new rubber next Spring, I see the logic of the argument but for me these will do the job this year.
Biggest risk is in the wet, and that's not an opinion......good luck and be safe.
Dunno about being a font of knowledge but this site is a pretty good fount of knowledge.Alrighty then, you all have been A FONT Of knowledge and help. Can't wait to see what you say about this.
clear as mud ehThe question: "I would like to know what the difference is from 'font of wisdom' and 'fount of wisdom'... as obviously, you have some to spare."
The Old Editor answers: There is no difference, or rather, the only difference is your preference. Both words derive from the Latin fons, "fountain." In "font of wisdom" and "fount of wisdom," the sense of the word is "source."
Font is the earlier, having come into English before the twelfth century. Its early sense included the basin or receptacle into which baptismal water is poured as well as "fountain" and "source." (The receptacle for holy water is a stoup.) Fount dates from the fifteenth century.
Font is also a term from printing, identifying the set of metal pieces of various sizes and styles in a typeface. That word does not derive from fons, but from the Latin fundere, "found," "pour." The association is with the foundry in which the metal castings are produced. In traditional typesetting a distinction is made between the typeface, such as Bodoni, and the font, the set of metal characters. But in contemporary electronic writing and editing font and typeface are interchangeable.
It is typical of their cussedness that the British use fount for "typeface."
???? Cautious = running on tires with the belt exposed????Now with this said I am VERY cautious on my VStrom but I ride them all the way down and the last two rear tires ran them to the belts...
As it was pointed out to me via PM unless you do not work directly in the tire industry no matter your personal experience, your thoughts, opinions and even real world experiences are merely anecdotal and are not be taken into consideration when evaluating used tires or new tires that have been in storage.
So I'll re-ask the OP's question to only the certified tireolgists; Is a 6 year old tire safe to continue to keep in service?
Unless there is a privacy agreement or some trade protected information would it be possible to list the tire manufacturer you work for and what type tires you produce?There is no definitive answer for that question. Can it be ridden if it good shape I'm sure you can ride it, is it safe and that fine sir is the real question is completely unknown per each situation. Is a 6yr tire as grippy or as malleable or is it too malleable? Is your life worth the risk is your health worth $300 set of tires. That's for each and everyone to ask themselves. Manufactures won't stand by it at that age so why should I?