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Hokie got tired today - May 23, 2006, 12:37 PM

Well I recently helped a friend mount his wheels on his bike and I have a track day coming up so I wanted to get some new tires, I took the front rim off and it looked pretty good actually so I left it, took the back wheel off and dropped it off at Colemans in Falls Church when they opened this morning

I came back at noon after receiving a message "she was done" so I went to pick it up, took a look at it, mmmm, new pilot power, it looked ok so I payed and grabbed it plus my old tire and headed out to the truck

As I was setting it in the truck I noticed the tread looked kinda funny, so I started to look at the arrows and how it was mounted, they mounted it backwards, I would not have noticed if I hadnt set it down in my truck the way I did

So I took it back and they fixed it right away thank you come again

Moral of the story, make sure when swapping tires they are mounted correctly there is an arrow in the tire showing the direction the wheel will rotate, also you cant really mount a rear wheel backwards but you can flip a front wheel so make sure the arrows point in the direction of rotation when mounting a front wheel

ok that is all!

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damn, that sux...


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May 23, 2006, 01:54 PM

I get it you got 'TIRED" this belongs in the humor section...........
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May 23, 2006, 02:02 PM

Good lookin out hokie, I always check the arrows no matter who mounted the tires. Also check the pressure. They pump them up high to seat the beads, then may or may not set final pressure for you.


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yeah I usually wait till they are on the bike before I check the tire pressure, good point though


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May 23, 2006, 03:11 PM

wow if you would of floored it at VIR you would of gone backwards instead of foward. GOOD SAVE!
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The beauty of running DOT's - You can run them in either direction!

Speaking of which - I need to flip my 208 GP-A after doing 2 days on Jefferson..


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The beauty of running DOT's - You can run them in either direction!

Speaking of which - I need to flip my 208 GP-A after doing 2 days on Jefferson..
Can you really? They do have arrows on them. Never knew that.
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I think the main reason for the arrows is the way the tread is designed to remove water from under the tire. Tire technology is sort of a black art to me though so I donít turn them around anyway even if itís going to be dry. Itís been 4 years since I ran slicks but I think there were arrows on those too, so there must be something more than just the tread pattern to it. Maybe Iíll ask this question on the Cornerspeed forum. Thereís a tech guy on there that really knows a lot of stuff.


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The beauty of running DOT's - You can run them in either direction!

Speaking of which - I need to flip my 208 GP-A after doing 2 days on Jefferson..
oh sht hey Nick whats up


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Can you really? They do have arrows on them. Never knew that.
You can flip the 208gp's made in Great Britian - but not the US ones.. You can also flip Pirelli SC's..


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You can flip the 208gp's made in Great Britian - but not the US ones.. You can also flip Pirelli SC's..
oh shat, really? thanks for the info!
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Most people say to flip the rears only..but my buddy flipped his front pirelli after running Jefferson on Sunday and rode on it all day Monday at Main.. Just for reference - he's an "A" rider running around the 1:23's on main..


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