Not the best pics didn't notice it until it was late, by the time I took the pics it was dark.
Pirelli's. Were used on the track, now are being used in freezing weather...
Can anyone explain this? Lol
damn scary is how i explain it! never seen that kind of cracking before, but I would trailer it to a tire shop!
I'll update as I get info, I imagine it will be a slow process since its winter and not a pressing issue (I just won't ride it)I'm with BigWebb........never seen that before! Keep us updated on what you find out. WOW!
We have had mid-high teens (Fahrenheit) but the last week or so it didn't go much below 30. The last time I rode this bike was a few weeks ago 18 degrees. Since then we had our first snow so it sat for a few weeks before I rode it again. Its possible it was there before I rode it today, but I didn't check.Wow! How cold was it? Did it happen while it was sitting? Weird!
Well now...that makes my explanation seem silly by comparison...lolJust a guess here- you went out into a cold day. Then rode to a chili stop through a puddle just before warming up. When you left, the AWSOME power lifted your wheel up a bit but slammed down on the frozen rubber. Which caused a splash that hit a witch that cast a spell that caused a crack that made you look and now your here.
Good job you looked. Many of us just turn the key and go.
He bought somebodys race takeoffs I bet...and and they cracked from being overheated too many times....and likely are 8 years old. Check the date code on the sidewall.
Looks like the date code reads "0812" with a code in front of it reading "K044" (not sure if that's significant at all).Just some typical cold cracking....
.... that we've never seen before
What's the date code on those?!
Should be a 3 or 4 digit # on sidewall.
They are supercorsas. The friend I got them off of did the same thing last year (race take offs to cold weather) but didn't have a cracking issue.Looks like those are supercorsas and they are a race DOT tire. Technically a street legal tire but designed for racing. I run them on my race bike and remember a warning on the new tire label that warned against using them below 40 degrees or they may crack.
Looks like that warning is valid.
That code should mean produced 8th week of 2012. Not that old. I was running Supercorsas this year from 2011 and they were sticky icky.Looks like the date code reads "0812" with a code in front of it reading "K044" (not sure if that's significant at all).
Yes they are race takeoffs, but I didn't buy them ��.
They are supercorsas. The friend I got them off of did the same thing last year (race take offs to cold weather) but didn't have a cracking issue.