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I have ridden just 700 miles on these tyres and they look like this..

I have no idea if they are or are not safe to ride on but have never seen this issue on ANY tyre on ANY motorcycle I have ridden from 1979 to the present day. I have contacted the supplier for a response - will see how that goes (but am not hopeful)

They are fitted to a 2014 Primavera 125 3V (as pictured)
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Please post a picture of the date stamp on the tire.
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Madison Sully wrote:
Please post a picture of the date stamp on the tire.
Thanks for your response - here goes...
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I bought 2 Prmaveras last year. One with Mitas, one with CG's.
The Mitas are down to wear bar after 2000 miles. 4000 on CG and look like I'll get maybe 2000 more.
I'm not an aggressive rider.
Another rider who is younger and more spirited than I, only got 1750 out of his Mitas.
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Date code year of manufacture 2022 and 2023. Those are not old tires, should not be cracking like that.
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my same experience on the Tomato. literally today decided to get back to either HEIDENAU K66 LT Silica (SiO2) reinforced M+S (important is that you select the SILICA VERSION) or the Michelin City Grip Mk2, which are also awesome in the cold/wet.

am walking away from the whitewalls Crying or Very sad emoticon after trying Sava, Continentals and Mitas. not worth the money nor the safety risks

link to example Heidenaus https://www.sip-scootershop.com/en/product/tyre-heidenau-k66-lt-silica-sio2-130-70-12-62p-tl-tt-reinforced-m-s_H2053
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bluecloud wrote:
Date code year of manufacture 2022 and 2023. Those are not old tires, should not be cracking like that.
PreddyBaer had similar problem few years ago, the TÜV (MOT) examiner thought that the tires are way older, then he checked the DOT numbers. could not fail him but wrote strong recommendation to change the tires ASAP.
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tomato wrote:
my same experience on the Tomato. literally today decided to get back to either HEIDENAU K66 LT Silica (SiO2) reinforced M+S (important is that you select the SILICA VERSION) or the Michelin City Grip Mk2, which are also awesome in the cold/wet.

am walking away from the whitewalls Crying or Very sad emoticon after trying Sava, Continentals and Mitas. not worth the money nor the safety risks

link to example Heidenaus https://www.sip-scootershop.com/en/product/tyre-heidenau-k66-lt-silica-sio2-130-70-12-62p-tl-tt-reinforced-m-s_H2053
Shinko scooter whitewalls don't win any awards either.
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Many thanks for the replies

I received a response from the supplier and they are going to refund me;

"Dear Sir,

This does not look nice, but it is not technically relevant, we will still refund the money to your account. you can still drive the tyres down and then order new ones.

Best regards

--
Valentin Haberkamp
Verkauf

SIP Scootershop GmbH
Marie-Curie-Str. 4
D-86899 Landsberg am Lech
Germany"

Will go back to City Grip tyres
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That's quite a bold move to suggest they're safe to use, and that they're only replacing them for aesthetic reasons!

I'd definitely get them changed out ASAP.
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The supplier refunded me for the tyre issue without any hassle so fair play to them.

I have already sourced non whitewall tyre replacements

Overall though I have received good service from S.I.P scooter shop in terms of delivery time, communication and customer service. I have only purchased from them the one time.
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