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Nightrider1 10-28-2008 07:16 PM

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Right past the DOT Number on my old front tire, nearly full tread, but sidewalls cracking it has HGOC 076 O38 .Could anyone intrepret this?



Bagmaster 10-28-2008 08:48 PM

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If I'm right that would be the 3rd week of 1998.

Nightrider1 10-29-2008 11:34 AM

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Thats not good, because I took off the front tire and wheel, and they were on it for a few years. Probably why they cracked. The tread is nearly stillnew.



Popeye 10-29-2008 11:53 AM

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Nightrider 1, your tire seems to have been manufactured in March of 1998. [038]

Here is some info on pre2001 date codes:

DOT codes are a 10 to 12 digit number located near the letters "DOT". BTW the digits can be numbers or letters.

The first 2 digits are a code for the manufacturing plant.

The next 2 digits are a code for the tire size.

The next 3 or 4 digits are a code for the type of tire.

The last 3 or 4 digits are the date code. The format is week/week/year/year or week/week/year.

Starting in the year 2000, the date coding used is 4 digits. That means the highest number you should see for the year is 08. Before 1999 the format was 3 digits. 1999 and 2000 are transition years, so you will find both 3 and 4 digits.

Newer tires should have 4 digits e.g.[2307] = tire made the 23rd week of 2007.

For motorcycle use, tires should not be more than 6 years old, even if they are still on the shelf.

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