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post #1 of 17 (permalink) Old 03-04-2004, 08:38 PM Thread Starter
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Tire rotation

I was about to rotate my tires so that they wear evenly. There's only 2, so I would imagine they just go front to back. My question is do i need to turn them around, or are they directional. Just trying to get max tire life. Thanks.

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One does NOT rotate their m/c tyres. You are still thinking like a cage driver with four wheels of the same width & all. Note that the rear is broader then the front & there is a reason in that like trying to keep you upright while riding.

Naturally you cannot reverse the direction of tha pattern of the tyres for then they would be backwards & again those patterns & what direction is most important in how they are put on the bike to help keep you upright.

You will probably need to replace the rear tyre quite a bit sooner then the front only depending upon how you ride it will not be to long before the front will need to be replaced.
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and to add, most bikes have smaller front tires than rear.

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I'm pretty sure you guys are mistaken.

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unless your bike has "special" tires and a special setup, we're not. i don't know of ANY bike that you can rotate your tires on becuase as smitty already stated, the tires and tread are designed to only be rotated in one direction. AND like i said, they are two different sizes.

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Jerking your chain!

C'mon Smitty and Monkey- can't ya see Tippman's jacking with you guys!?!
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or are you speaking about something OTHER than your motorcycle?
He's talkin' about the Huffy. Good idea to rotate them. If you've got any bald spots, just wrap cloth electrical tape around the wheel, between the spokes, to extend the wear.

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Re: Jerking your chain!

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C'mon Smitty and Monkey- can't ya see Tippman's jacking with you guys!?!
becuase its tippman, its always hard to tell if he's serious or not.

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He's talkin' about the Huffy. Good idea to rotate them. If you've got any bald spots, just wrap cloth electrical tape around the wheel, between the spokes, to extend the wear.
beleive it or not i once put duct tape on the treads of my sisters huffy....i thought she would have lowsided..but naw
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I can't believe nobody called on this until the 6th post! Tippmann is special, but he's not stupid (probably the nicest thing I've said about him ).

He was screwing with you all....unless I give him more credit than he deserves.....

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