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2012 buddy 50 - when to replace tires ?

 
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z0lin
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 07, 2020 8:03 pm    Post subject: 2012 buddy 50 - when to replace tires ? Reply with quote

Just bought a used 2012 buddy... 3k miles put on it tread is still fine .. tires are now over 8 years old ... should I replace them due to age ? Or do I have some time left ?
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DeeDee
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buddy 170i

PostPosted: Wed Oct 07, 2020 8:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Can you visibly see cracks? Look real close. Are they holding air. Inflate them to 30 lbs now. Check them regularly for a while. If you do not see cracks, and they are holding air, Ride it until the rear is bald.
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Dooglas
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Joined: 08 Jul 2007
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Buddy 125, Buddy Kick, Vespa GTS300

PostPosted: Sat Oct 10, 2020 4:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes, some continue to ride on a set of tires until the rubber rots or the tread is gone. I don't. Here's why. Rubber hardens as it ages. As it hardens it is less able to provide a good grip in the pavement, especially in corners and on wet days. I generally try to change out scooter and motorcycle tires every 5 or 6 years. My life is riding on those two little patches of rubber. My local auto and truck tire shop will not service any tires over 7 years old for the same reason, so my camper gets new tires whether I like it or not.
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tenders
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Buddy International 50 Italia

PostPosted: Sat Oct 10, 2020 10:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You'll wonder a lot of things about what could be going on with that scooter for the first few thousand miles of ownership.

Under those circumstances, "are these eight-year-old-tires going to be OK" is a dumb one to wonder about.
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