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JHP

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When airing up after getting a new pair of Metzeler Z6s mounted at the dealer and putting 600 miles on the machine, I noticed that the front was installed with the incorrect rotation (i.e., rotation arrow pointed the wrong way, presuming I prefer to go forward under power).

 

So, is this a simple matter of having the dealer flip the tire around on the wheel, or has the tire been damaged and therefore I should request a new tire?

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You've gotta be kidding me....

 

Who's mounting tires at dealers now?

 

Take it back and have 'em fix it. If you wanna press them, then make them give you a new tire...But no damage done to the one you have now.

 

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When airing up after getting a new pair of Metzeler Z6s mounted at the dealer and putting 600 miles on the machine, I noticed that the front was installed with the incorrect rotation (i.e., rotation arrow pointed the wrong way, presuming I prefer to go forward under power).

 

So, is this a simple matter of having the dealer flip the tire around on the wheel, or has the tire been damaged and therefore I should request a new tire?

 

 

JHP, that seems to happen more than you would think.. I have seen a Ducati dealer do it,, a BMW dealer do it, & my local Harley dealer do it.. It would seem they just don’t take the time to look closely enough to verify wheel rotation.. With two brake rotors on the wheels the wheel looks close to the same on either side..

 

I have always used a grease pencil to mark wheel rotation before I remove a front or rear motorcycle wheel as then I don’t have to think about it while working with the wheel..

 

Shouldn’t hurt the tire for a short time run.. In fact some Harley tires are purposely reversed when they are used on the other end of the bike..

 

Twisty

 

 

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This is pretty common. You always need to double check that the rotation direction on the tire matches that of the wheel. I think I've had it happen once.

 

600 miles won't matter. The main issue is that water won't shed properly and the read pattern is not optimized for braking or cornering. IF run for 2000 or 3000 miles, you might get some strange wear patterns from braking forces.

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A tire manufacturer mounted a front at the race track backwards that was to go on Nate's bike. I caught it upon delivery and had it fixed. That actually could have been ugly if it had made it to race speeds. It happens, that's why I double check all mounted tires - at the track or the dealer. Even car and bicycle tires should be checked! I've had directional car tires mounted backwards by manufacturer owned stores!

 

Always check...

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