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How much of a no-no is it to run the rear tire backwards? I noticed they mounted my new rear tire with the arrow pointing in the wrong direction!
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I would think it's not a good idea at all.

Which model of Buell is this?
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ive run a front backward
had directional tread
wore it out
didnt see lotta rain, but was run hard as it can be on fxr w/2 4p calipers

that said, i think id remount a rear on anything having real power

+ "they" f'd up and should fix it
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For modern tires it's a no-no for sure.

Tread pattern is only one thing.
The tire design of the belts on a rear tire is to deal with forces when accelerating.
On the front it's the opposite for braking.

I change a lot of tires in my shop and I check the direction a few times before I put air in it.
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The tire is designed for strength and durability to rotate in the direction of the arrow. Also the tread pattern is designed to disperse water, dirt and dust in the direction of the arrow.
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