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  • Fri, Apr 29 2016 12:57 PM

    cherry 1983 Honda gl1100

    Bought last summer with 22,00 miles on it. So easy to ride and service. But in putting new tire on (J&P dunlop), the local guy put the back one on facing the wrong way. Arrow points back. Seems to ride fine, but a pal with a few of these says prudent to yank the wheel off again and have the fellow fix things. Thoughts? Thanks. 

  • Fri, Apr 29 2016 4:23 PM In reply to

    • FX
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    Re: cherry 1983 Honda gl1100

    Nice to have ya here. Yes, it would be a good idea to turn the tire around. The directiction of rotation has to do with the overlap in the plies. Picture a roll of paper towels. If you roll it against the way it is rolled on the spool. it will unravel. I doubt this would happen with a tire, but to be safe, I'd flip it around.

    FX

    Don't force it, get a bigger hammer.

  • Fri, Apr 29 2016 4:49 PM In reply to

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    Re: cherry 1983 Honda gl1100

    like any directional tire there is also the issue of water dissipation on a rainy day

    The first tool out of the box should be the "book"  Geeked

  • Sat, Apr 30 2016 2:05 PM In reply to

    Re: cherry 1983 Honda gl1100

    Thanks folks. Just what my 4 GL owning pal, who noticed the problem, said about piles and water traction. Have lesss than 100 miiles on the mismounted tire since put on, so I think there shoud be litttle damage putting it back on this coming Monday. First ride in almost half a century, last was Honda CL 350. Great little bike, but this one is a real road machine, and a joy to ride. Ride with lots of caution. They mean well, but often don't see us. 

  • Sat, Apr 30 2016 2:06 PM In reply to

    Re: cherry 1983 Honda gl1100

    Thanks folks. 

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