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I bought a set of take off wheels & tires from a Foreman. Date code on the tires is late 2005. Been stored inside since new I'm told, zero miles. I see no dry rot and they look virgin but I know they're 12 years old. The rubber is not a soft as new tires so was wondering what your opinions are whether these tires will give me problems (like flats) riding on them. I do ride gravel/rocky terrain. The tires are Dunlop KT181 25x8x12 fronts & KT185 25x10x12 rear. I've only rode pavement so far but they ride nice & smooth.

I only paid $100 for the set so I'm not too deep, if anything I like the silver wheels better than the black ones I have now plus having a spare set doesn't hurt.
 

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Thatsd a great deal... Tires are old, but if they blow, you get new ones..

The price for the rims alone isn't to bad at all.
 

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I bought a set of take off wheels & tires from a Foreman. Date code on the tires is late 2005. Been stored inside since new I'm told, zero miles. I see no dry rot and they look virgin but I know they're 12 years old. The rubber is not a soft as new tires so was wondering what your opinions are whether these tires will give me problems (like flats) riding on them. I do ride gravel/rocky terrain. The tires are Dunlop KT181 25x8x12 fronts & KT185 25x10x12 rear. I've only rode pavement so far but they ride nice & smooth.

I only paid $100 for the set so I'm not too deep, if anything I like the silver wheels better than the black ones I have now plus having a spare set doesn't hurt.
I see no problem purchasing the tires as described, because it appears they were stored away from UV, and the actual load (weight of the ATV) is relatively low and assuming you are not "high speed" racing the machine, a blow out should be relatively easy to keep under control. I would buy another set tomorrow if that deal were available here.
 

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Run them. Not like you're driving up and down the highway at 70mph with them.

If they aren't cracked and disintegrating visibly they should be fine.
 
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