I unwrapped my newly acquired motorcycle front tire (sold as new), and noticed some cracks/crazing along the rim on both sides. The tire looks brand new and perfect otherwise. Should any amount of cracking/crazing be tolerated even if it's close to (or inside) the rim?
Looking at the manufacture date on the tire next to the DOT code, I see "1015", which would suggest that the tire is already between 4 and 4.5 years old on arrival. Seems old, but not ancient. Could be another warning sign.