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davemon 08-29-2013 05:25 AM

front tire mounted backward
 
The guy at the local tire shop mounted my pilot 2 front tire running backward just getting ideas if this is a big deal or do I make the maroon remount it? Its on a R1100RS

rocker59 08-29-2013 05:27 AM

The tire is designed to run in the direction of the arrow.

Have the moran turn it around.

kwb377 08-29-2013 05:36 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by rocker59 (Post 22208078)
Have the moran turn it around.

The OP should show up at the shop with this sign...

http://0.tqn.com/d/politicalhumor/1/0/n/U/moran.jpg

Gham 08-29-2013 05:46 AM

Anyone can get distracted and make a mistake,have him do it right.

jules083 08-29-2013 06:49 AM

I mounted a pr2 backwards once, put maybe 2,000 on it before I noticed. I switched it back but didn't notice anything different.

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ZEmann 08-29-2013 06:56 AM

you might not notice an issue untill you hit the wet stuff and the tire doesn't shed water properly
http://images.motorcycle-superstore....nt-Tire---.jpg

Noone 08-29-2013 07:02 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by davemon (Post 22208064)
The guy at the local tire shop mounted my pilot 2 front tire running backward just getting ideas if this is a big deal or do I make the maroon remount it? Its on a R1100RS

I'd start with the premis that the guy/gal simply made a mistake (as it has been known to happen with humans). Return, point out the mistake, and ask them to fix it.

Yes, it is a big deal.

Navin 08-29-2013 07:03 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by jules083 (Post 22208555)
I mounted a pr2 backwards once, put maybe 2,000 on it before I noticed. I switched it back but didn't notice anything different.

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What direction were you riding? :evil

orangebear 08-29-2013 08:54 AM

like it been said before check the arrow to check direction.

dduelin 08-29-2013 08:58 AM

I think reversing the mount is a common mistake with PR2s as the tread pattern "looks backward" when it is actually correctly mounted. Take it back, it won't be the first time a tire is reversed.

snakebitten 08-29-2013 09:00 AM

Put some Karoo 3's on recently.
First glance, I thought the front was mounted backwards.
But it's correct to the rotation markings on the sidewall.

Still, a couple of times other bikers have commented I have in on backwards.

Point is, the fella that mounted mine HAD to have looked at the rotation marks. :)

old paul 08-29-2013 05:57 PM

maroon?

moran?

:hmmmmm

SnoDrtRider 08-29-2013 06:21 PM

Tire manufacturers spend millions of dollars designing tires and they design them to work in one direction for a reason so they put direction indicators on them to be sure they are mounted for best performance, safety and mileage.
Most riders probably couldn't tell the difference just by the handling but the makers have spent countless hours testing minor details of the performance of the tire.

jules083 08-29-2013 06:23 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Navin (Post 22208637)
What direction were you riding? :evil


My ninja goes 205mph in reverse, must have been why it felt normal.




Quote:

Originally Posted by dduelin (Post 22209474)
I think reversing the mount is a common mistake with PR2s as the tread pattern "looks backward" when it is actually correctly mounted. Take it back, it won't be the first time a tire is reversed.

Yep. I didn't notice until I saw a picture here of one correctly mounted. I almost told the guy it was backwards but figured I better double check first.

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Speedo66 08-30-2013 04:59 AM

Are the belts designed to run a certain way, could there be a safety issue with delamination?


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