identify and dating russian tires?

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identify and dating russian tires?

Post by Curshe » Sun Sep 15, 2019 8:15 pm

Just wondering if Russian tires have ways of dating them. The 2000 M11 I just traded for has 6000 kilometers on the clock I kind of figured speedometer had been replaced, but it has a matched set of made is USSR tires on it.
The rear is getting towards worn the other show signs of age so was wondering if there was any way of telling age of the tires. would be interesting to see if the tire was about the same age as the 2000 registration.
It supposedly came to Boise by way of Canada, just did parades first off then went to Donelly Idaho and to me so maybe tires could be orignal. They are the 3.75x19 and made in USSR will put up some pics
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Re: identify and dating russian tires?

Post by sKiZo » Sun Sep 15, 2019 8:18 pm

Dnepr 650?

Last week of 1956 and good for 67k kilometers from the first photo?

13th week of 2001 per the serial number in the third photo?

Good question though ... :lurker:

PS - I'd assUme the pusher tire is original - that's about how many miles you might expect depending on how it was driven and on what surfaces.
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Post by Curshe » Sun Sep 15, 2019 10:43 pm

Dnepr 650 indeed
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The guy I got it from said he got it from and older gentleman that brought it in from Canada. Used it for parades in and around Boise Idaho, till the feller I got it from got it as the old boy got to old is the story.
The last bit has been rough methinks broken intake tubes taped up kind of and run so not getting clean air. Minor things still lots of stuff to catch up on.
The tire thing I kind of wondered about when I saw that they were a set and USSR made kind of made the 6k reading a bit more plausible. Even with the maintenance problems.
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Re: identify and dating russian tires?

Post by Hogmaine » Mon Sep 16, 2019 5:27 am

I don't know why you want to date Russian tires the woman are much better looking :lol: :lol:
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Re: identify and dating russian tires?

Post by Curshe » Mon Sep 16, 2019 10:13 am

Want to identify first one must identify :D .
Just trying to pinpoint history a bit thought tires might have something like a DOT code on them, evidently not.
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Re: identify and dating russian tires?

Post by sKiZo » Mon Sep 16, 2019 8:38 pm

If you do decide to roll with them, keep a real close eye on them if they've been sitting. Last barn find for me was a '78 that had less than 5k on the speedo and the stock brand tires looked perfect. Maybe 100 miles later, the sidewalls were cracked all to hell.
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I don't know why you want to date Russian tires the woman are much better looking :lol: :lol:
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Post by lendrinkard » Mon Sep 16, 2019 9:52 pm

Ha :)
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Post by VWK75S » Tue Sep 17, 2019 5:21 am

I'd take the best one and hang it in the garage. :)
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Re: identify and dating russian tires?

Post by darkhorse » Tue Sep 17, 2019 6:18 am

I'd take the best one and hang it in the garage.
That's what I did with one of mine. It was from the sidecar and still has lots of tread and no cracking or signs of age on the sidewalls.

I have to say that the Russian tires and tubes seem to be very durable and well made. My guess is that the tire shown in the picture of the original post is a good bit older than mine as it shows made in USSR and mine shows made in Russia. My rig is a 2001 and the one in the original post is a 2000.
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Re: identify and dating russian tires?

Post by sKiZo » Tue Sep 17, 2019 5:06 pm

Last official date for the USSR was what ... 1991?

Then again, a lot of folk still fly Confederate flags here in the states. ;-}
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Re: identify and dating russian tires?

Post by jaybird » Tue Sep 17, 2019 7:10 pm

Every time I see the title of this post come up, I think it’s another one of the rash of porno spam posts, and I don’t care for the visuals it prompts 😂

As far as the tires go, “I” would put them in the pusher position and burn them off one by one, but I’m cheap, somewhat fearless, and used to living on the edge.
That’s what I would do, proceed at your own risk.

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Re: identify and dating russian tires?

Post by propwash » Tue Sep 17, 2019 7:20 pm

They were broken and broke. Do you think changing the tire molds to "made in Ukraine" or "made in Russia" was top priority?
Tires and may other items continued with the "made in USSR" post USSR.

Then the Chinese started making parts marked "made in USSR" and still do today.
The nannies, noobs and marketers have ruined this place.

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Re: identify and dating russian tires?

Post by Curshe » Fri Sep 20, 2019 11:10 pm

Hadn’t considered the made in molds instead of made in country, makes sense when you think about it. So if tires did have system to pin down a date of manufacture. Probably wouldn’t mean much with molds in different hands. Bits of knowledge everywhere :boogie:
Not a bad idea running the two good tires as pushers, mount them as spare and run short runs or local.
While not exactly learning what I set out to at first have learned several things things didn’t know to begin with so have gained all in all so thanks for the feed back in all forms. :cheers:
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settled on a name , she is lots of work so Laborem Spe, depends on translation “labor of hope”or “ through labor” I prefer hope :cheers:
2000 Mt11 Definitely a project runs but broken valve spring loose ring gear rough final drive bearings and worn shocks but is mobile to some extent.
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