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Re: Damaged Tire? Is it safe?
« Reply #25 on: June 02, 2016, 02:09:38 am »
Someone I know had a tire degrade during winter storage. The tire dealer asked where he stored the bike, he said in the garage in a new location near a refrigerator. Not sure how true but the tire dealer said that the motor of the refrigerator will cause the tire to degrade, who knew.

I guess the giant magnetic field of the motor dry-rotted the tire? /sarcasm

We need to get Tesla from the grave to 'splain this one, Lucy!

By god, dealer jerkwads will say ANYTHING to get outta paying for failures, won't they?

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Re: Damaged Tire? Is it safe?
« Reply #26 on: June 02, 2016, 01:46:14 pm »
Phoned Bike Bandit, again....  :41:

They tell me they are at the mercy of the tire manufactures when it comes to warranty returns.

They tell me that they did get a response from the manufacturer, but I find it interesting that BB just finally found it this morning after I turned up the heat and complained about the lack of communication after repeated calls, emails, and live chat sessions.  :33:

The next step is to print out the return label, (they just sent me) and to strap the tires together for shipment.
After that, they claim they will refund the cost of the tires back to my credit card.

We will see.   :popcorn:

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Re: Damaged Tire? Is it safe?
« Reply #27 on: June 02, 2016, 01:51:41 pm »
Good luck Harry.

Keep us posted.

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Re: Damaged Tire? Is it safe?
« Reply #28 on: June 02, 2016, 04:19:34 pm »
All brushed type electric motors generate ozone when they run. Ozone DESTROYS rubber! There are no ZERO emission cars. They all make some emissions of some sort or other when operating.
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Re: Damaged Tire? Is it safe?
« Reply #29 on: June 03, 2016, 10:33:00 am »
My girlfriend says I'm an emission producing machine. I seem to destroy sensibilities..

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Re: Damaged Tire? Is it safe?
« Reply #30 on: June 05, 2016, 03:18:16 pm »
All brushed type electric motors generate ozone when they run. Ozone DESTROYS rubber!

What he said ^

I wondered about ozone when I saw the pic for the first time vs. it's age.
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Re: Damaged Tire? Is it safe?
« Reply #31 on: June 23, 2016, 03:14:55 pm »
All brushed type electric motors generate ozone when they run. Ozone DESTROYS rubber! There are no ZERO emission cars. They all make some emissions of some sort or other when operating.
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Sure, but how MUCH ozone? How ventilated is that garage?

I could imagine in a very small, tightly sealed space I *may* be convinced that a tiny, SEALED fridge motor (motor is in the compressor, depending on model, some have fans, some don't) caused a tire to age prematurely, but I know of no shop/garage with that kind of sealing. If the door is opened once a day there's going to be a big change of air, AND ozone is highly reactive anyway - what else in the area can it react with? Surely the tires aren't the only surface there?

I still call BS. Only in a very particular set of circumstances would an electric motor be the cause of this damage.

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Re: Damaged Tire? Is it safe?
« Reply #32 on: July 01, 2016, 05:38:58 pm »
Update:

Bike Bandit just sent me an email. They received the tires I sent back, and have credited my account for both tires.

Sweet. Almost a year in the process.  :singing:

That paid for the new tires I recently installed. Sometimes, things just take time to work out.
It's not Bike Bandit's fault. They will have to deal with the tire manufacturer.

Happy ending.  :)
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Re: Damaged Tire? Is it safe?
« Reply #33 on: July 01, 2016, 07:00:56 pm »

   Harry,   :-X   What was the model and brand of the tires??   ;)   I'm pretty sold on Shinko's (10,000+ on rear) 009 RAVEN  less than 1/2 the money and never had a problem.    Now they have a tire that is comparable to PR4s.     Have to keep the 1/8 mile race starts to a minimum.  :motonoises: :motonoises:   ALAN in S. Fl
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Re: Damaged Tire? Is it safe?
« Reply #34 on: July 02, 2016, 09:08:06 am »
Congrats Harry but I have to ask- Did your wife do the return and follow up? Cause that make her 2 for 2 after the Subaru  ;)

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Re: Damaged Tire? Is it safe?
« Reply #35 on: July 02, 2016, 03:02:14 pm »
Congrats Harry but I have to ask- Did your wife do the return and follow up? Cause that make her 2 for 2 after the Subaru  ;)

Nope. My doing this time.
I think the photos I sent did all the talking.
I just did all the crying on the phone.  :??:
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Re: Damaged Tire? Is it safe?
« Reply #36 on: July 02, 2016, 08:37:48 pm »
Every time I've bought "closeout" price tires, I've checked date codes, and most of the time they were a couple of years old.

As mentioned above, irregular sizes don't get purchased often,  so they aren't as fresh. I've learned to just specifically ask for the freshest tires available before shipping. Website vendors with good customer service who respond to my requests get my continued business. There are some vendors who do go the extra mile. Support them accordingly!