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Old January 10th, 2017, 11:36 AM   #1
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Recently picked up some rain tires for track use just looking at them this weekend and noticed that the front tire is mounted opposite from the wheel/rotor marked direction of rotation. Obviously the tread pattern on the tire is designed to go one way, but is there anything about the wheel or brake rotors that are unidirectional? Should I have the tire remounted?
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Old January 10th, 2017, 02:50 PM   #2
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omg yes...remount the tire...the lay up of the tire in construction is very much dependent on rotation...factor in high speed and increasing temps, your riding a time bomb...but what do I know...keep the camera running this should be educational

...bravo on tracking in the rain

but your question is about rotors...the rotors can be rotated from side to side but there initial direction and orientation should be respected...if they're still smooth the added wear is minimal but they will need to be bed in again...remounting is what you really want to do tho...

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Old January 17th, 2017, 02:01 PM   #3
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... and the wheel spacers on either side are not the same and the axle only go in one way so it cannot be rotated that way. tire will have to come off unfortunately as B said.

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Old January 19th, 2017, 01:03 PM   #4
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Thanks guys...I was afraid of that. Should have checked before I left the place which is like 5 hours away!
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Old January 19th, 2017, 09:29 PM   #5
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FYI that on the Pirelli Superbike Slick there is a directional arrow, but I have confirmed from my Pirelli supplier at the track on multiple occasions that it can be flipped and there is nothing internally different.

I know this is totally different from your issue, since that is a DOT w/ tread. I just thought I'd add a little extra info for you in case you ever run slicks and wonder.
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