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Re: Last year of manufacture
« Reply #10 on: 15 August, 2020, 06:29:16 AM »
*Originally Posted by Art [+]
I think you'll find that's ZDCSC64B0CF######, yes the 0C makes it a 2012, VIN numbers don't lie. Tyres wear and require replacing from time to time, mine tend to need replacing every year so replacing after three years I can understand. Is the mo'cycle on a 2014 plate?

No, the vehicle is March 2017 so it's a "17".
Still can't understand why it has 2014 tyres on it if it was manufactured in 2012.
The bike has only done 4078 miles and they're the original tyres.
For anyone who didn't know, the last four numbers at the end of the "DOT" code on the side of the tyre signify the week and year of manufacture.
Mine says 3614, the 36th week of 2014.
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Re: Last year of manufacture
« Reply #11 on: 15 August, 2020, 08:50:21 AM »
I can only think that when it was sold in 2017 the dealer decided to change the 2012 tyres as they were five years old and put on ones that were then three years old!

If it was a 2012 then the tyres could well have been older than five years ! So yes, quite possible they were changed at some point.

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Re: Last year of manufacture
« Reply #12 on: 15 August, 2020, 09:22:42 AM »
I have taken perfectly legal tyres off before now if l didn’t get on with them so maybe the previous owner did that with your bike. Just a possibility.

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Re: Last year of manufacture
« Reply #13 on: 15 August, 2020, 03:49:43 PM »
Are you confusing 'Registered in 2017' with 'Manufactured in 2012'? Odd would be if the tyres were dated pre 2012. Could it be that the tyres were changed sometime prior to your ownership either in 2014 with new tyres or later with new old stock tyres?

Or are you claiming your CBF1000 is a 2017 model?

Check the V5C
Section 3 Special notes - 1. Declared new at first registration
Section 4B Date of first registration
Section 4B.1 Date of first registration in the UK
Section 4E VIN/Chassis/Frame No. - The 10th digit is a 'C' therefore manufactured in 2012

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Re: Last year of manufacture
« Reply #14 on: 15 August, 2020, 03:58:39 PM »
*Originally Posted by Art [+]
Are you confusing 'Registered in 2017' with 'Manufactured in 2012'? Odd would be if the tyres were dated pre 2012. Could it be that the tyres were changed sometime prior to your ownership either in 2014 with new tyres or later with new old stock tyres?

Or are you claiming your CBF1000 is a 2017 model?

Check the V5C
Section 3 Special notes - 1. Declared new at first registration
Section 4B Date of first registration
Section 4B.1 Date of first registration in the UK
Section 4E VIN/Chassis/Frame No. - The 10th digit is a 'C' therefore manufactured in 2012

All I can say is bike was first registered on 3rd March, 2017. It is a "17" reg. I am the second owner. It has done 4078 miles.
The first owner bought the bike with brand new tyres on. Those tyres were made in 2014 so they were already three years old, BUT the bike was manufactured in 2012. These tyres could not have been on a 2012 bike as they hadn't been "born".
I'm just curious to know why the new 2012 tyres were changed
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Re: Last year of manufacture
« Reply #15 on: 15 August, 2020, 04:42:25 PM »
*Originally Posted by knapdog [+]
I'm just curious to know why the new 2012 tyres were changed

Likely is the dealer would not have changed the tyres without reason and that reason could only be that they were defective. Just because the tyres are dated 2014 don't assume they were fitted in 2014 sometimes dealers have to do what dealers do, cutting their loses by fitting new old stock tyres. After all it can't be easy selling a new five year old motorcycle without loss.

Moving on those 2014 tyres are now 6 years old and are past best in terms of structure. Check them carefully or have them professionally checked for distortion, cracking or other damage.