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Hi guys , I have a 99 , 1500 Nomad. Not sure if it's me , but i'am having a hard time finding a match set of tires . 150 /80 / 16 . Talked to a guy at the bike shop and he said buy two rear and turn the front one around . Not to sure what to think about that one . I know someone must have had the same problem. Thanks guys ..
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Wondering why u would turn one around,Are they not designed to roll one way? Am I Missing something?Was a post about bike shop mounting front tire backwards,they remounted it for him
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I did a quick check on JP Cycles (jpcycles.com - I'm too new here to post links) and stopped counting after a dozen different options were listed. 97 tires total came up. Please note a matched set isn't matched - the tread will be different front to rear, as is the build of the tire to accommodate TQ and braking stresses.
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Wondering why u would turn one around,Are they not designed to roll one way? Am I Missing something?Was a post about bike shop mounting front tire backwards,they remounted it for him
I had a '73 Guzzi Eldo and there wasn't a whitewall available for the front tire at the time - so I mounted a rear tire backwards on the front rim.
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No , the bike shop didn't install a tire backwards . That is what i was told to do, if i could not find a 150/80/16 front and a 150/80/16 rear. I'am not sure , can i put two rear tires on . The problem is to find a 150/80/16 FRONT tire . I was told by turning the front tire around ,it would help disburse water.( That putting two rear tires on ) Thanks for the help guys .
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Yes you can and many people have put a rear tire (turn the wrong way) on the front of your bike. The rear tire on the front will last longer too, has rear tires start out with more tread then front tires. But they cost more too. If you check out people using cars tires on the rear they will (most of the time) use a rear (mc) tire (turned the wrong way) has a front tire. That is called double dark-side, I think. Or you can just go with a front tire in the stock size (which is harder to find) or use a smaller front tire. 130/90-16 up front in place of the 150/80-16. I ran stock brand of tires for years because they came in the stock size, now I run Avon's and use non-stock size tires on the rear and stock front size. I like having the stock size tire up front and a wider tire out back.

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Thanks guys for the input. I was able to find a match set from Canada's Motorcycle , in Montreal QC. They have a set of Bridgestone Exedra G702 & G721 for a good price . MJ 21A , I have an Avon on the rear now . great tire . Just a bit more money . Thanks for the info .
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Guys , I don't mean to drag this out , but why does the tire have to be turned around ? Sorry , but i can't understand why .
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