Sorry to bore you with something so mundane … On Friday I dropped my motorcycle off at a motorcycle repair shop to have some nice ($$) Michelin tires put on it. Well, the next day (when I had time to really look at it), I discovered that the rear tire’s (direction) arrow pointed in the wrong direction!
The tread patterns for the front tire are, as you might expect, very similar to that of the larger rear tire. And so what I’m sure happened was that the guy first put on the front tire (after seeing its arrow) and assumed that the rear tire’s tread pattern would thus go in the same direction.
On Tuesday I’m going to go back and point this discrepancy out, but I’m concerned that they might argue that they put them on correctly (“because it wouldn’t make sense to have a front tire with its tread pattern going in one direction while the rear one goes in the opposite”).
So my question is, Have you ever seen it (on a motorcycles) whereby tire patterns are running opposite of each other (as, in this case, the direction arrows indicate that they should)?
Thanks a lot for your time and comments!!
P.S. For what it’s worth, the bike is a Kaw KLR 650 (on road off road).