I am running the same set-up as you do and have a quick question for you if you don't mind.
Today I went to a mechanic to change the tyres, I reminded him several times to make sure of the direction of the tyre he managed to mess it up at the front tyre, rotation mark is facing in the wrong direction. How can this affect tyre behaviour and life?
Thanks for your help!
'08 Honda XL125V Varadero
'05 Kawasaki KLE 500