Tire flip

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  1. Dsc194

    Dsc194 Rides with no training wheels

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    Noob question. Can a rear tire with directional arrows be flipped, such as a Michelin 2ct. Would like to use the other side of my tire at Tally. Would like some input from someone who knows.
     
  2. TLR67

    TLR67 Knee dragger
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    Sure..... Just don't use it in the rain and expect Optimal results.....
     
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    Dsc194 Rides with no training wheels

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    Thanks. Optimal as in not good? Would you recommend or not.
     
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    If its a dry day do it.... Just take it easy on the bad side of the tire in T-5....
     
  5. FZ1guy

    FZ1guy Hey - Watch this...

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    If you ride TGPR a lot, as I do, you will learn that flipping is not only OK, it is a must.
    You won't notice the difference. Just don't do it in the rain.
     
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    Dsc194 Rides with no training wheels

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    Thanks, the tire has one Track day at Tally so I might flip it when I mount the tire. Can you use the same tire twice at Tally without flipping?
     
  7. indy

    indy What's an apex?

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    Some will NOT flip the tire unless the tire has arrows going both directions. Legal mumbo jumbo.

    So might check with them before hand.
     
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    Will it pass tech?
     
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    Yes..... It will pass
     
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    indy What's an apex?

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    Have never noticed anyone look at the rotation of the tires, have never heard anyone fail tech from this.
     
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    FZ1guy Hey - Watch this...

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    I get two days on each side of a rear tire at TGPR, so 4 days.
    Usually about 6 days per front, but I rarely flip the front.
    YMMV
     
  12. indy

    indy What's an apex?

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    What group, I know the pace in the A group wears on tires more than the N group.
     
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    FZ1guy Hey - Watch this...

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    I ride in I group, but Tally wears tire like no other track. Some of my buds in A group only get a weekend out of tires there.
     
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    indy What's an apex?

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    WOW,, hope that's running an A pace.. I thought Putnam was bad on tires.
     
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    Dave608 Let's Ride!
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    Easy to destroy a tire a day at Tally with a flip at lunch at a trackday. I've toasted a tire in 3 10-lap sprints there before. Putnam with the fresh pavement was eating tires when I was there the end of May, killed a rear in 6 sessions.
     
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    Dsc194 Rides with no training wheels

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    Thanks. That's what I really wanted to know. I didn't really want to flip.
     

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