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post #21 of 24 (permalink) Old 09-27-2018, 08:04 PM
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This is a fun read... even has a cartoon
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Why do motorcycle front and rear tires have opposite tread patterns? ? Ramblings of a Singapore Biker Boy
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I'm digging this thread up once again (it's good info regardless) to ask a dumb question.

I've been trolling craigslist and I've noticed a very odd trend...

Honda Groms, new from the factory, with backwards front tires. They even look like the same IRC tires used on our Zs. What's going on here? Am I losing my mind? Why is Honda ignoring physics? Are they just lording it over us Kawi owners that they have optional ABS and can therefore ignore physics?

Here's an example of one in a showroom with a prominently displayed tire.
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Thanks Kaw'ee for the link, quite informative!
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I think it was found the the IRC tires need to be installed the other way around to correct an issue. Someone correct me if I'm wrong, and I don't remember the issue.

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