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post #21 of 24 (permalink) Old 01-29-2017, 02:24 PM
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People go both ways. I ran three different dark side fronts, and noticed no significant difference at all regarding rotational direction. If I did it again, I would run them forward for intended water dispersion, but never had an issue running reverse either.

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I'll have to go out and look in the morning. I did not pay attention. I paid to have it mounted and just put the beads in and put it on the bike.

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Originally Posted by randylexus View Post
A quick question! Did you mount your BT45 with tread direction arrow reversed, or in the normal direction? I'm about to mount the same tire on my 2000 Goldwing and was wondering which way most go with this particular tire. Thanks in advance!
Randell C.

The dealer has mounted all of my bt45 in the forward rotation 1 on a gl1500 & 3 on a gl1800. I never have asked them to mount it backwards since they give me enough BS about the car tire & don't want to rock the boat even more.
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Thanks fellows, for the advice, replies and answers----- Much Appreciated!
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