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My Old Tires !!

I'm replacing both front & rear tires on the '08 I bought a few months ago. It had 15K miles when I got it and now has just under 19K.

As I was removing the old tires, I read the DOT manufacturing code which tells you the week and year they were produced.

Can it be they are the original?! DOT code = "2109" which indicates they were made the 21st week of 09. Not bad for a set of motorcycle tires. The old are Bridgestone and I'm going back with Shinko 009 Ravens.
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The OEM tires would have been Dunlops. It looks like your Bridgestones replaced the original tires, and had lots of life in them too.

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If your bike is an 08', how could it originally be equipped with tires from the 21'st week of 09'?
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...Can it be they are the original?! DOT code = "2109" which indicates they were made the 21st week of 09....
No - the OEM tires might say "2107", or something close, as well as being Dunlops.

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