Grand Prix 500
Main Motorcycle: 05 Speed Triple
Join Date: Aug 2015
Front wheel question
Good morning fellow triple owners. Got a quick question regarding the front wheel on a 2005 speed triple after new tires ... I always take the tires off and take them over to a local shop to mount and balance. I actually got the irons and rim protectors to do it myself but I got busy and decided to just get it done Saturday so I could install and take her out for a Sunday mountain ride. New Q3+ mounted and back to the garage to get them installed. So here is where the question came up.
IS THE FRONT WHEEL DIRECTIONAL?
The shop mounted both rear and front ... rear is obviously directional and was mounted correctly ... but the front ... well when the tire's directional arrow is pointing forward as it should the valve stem is facing the opposite side of from the rear one. I installed it and rode Sunday about 100 miles to break them in ... and did not feel anything funny about it.
However the rotors have the opposite pattern for the drilled holes, will that wear down the pads faster? also what is the circular aluminum piece on the wheel that sticks out on only one side of the wheel... I looked at the parts schematic but it does not show that part in it?
Last edited by Al'Speed3X; 08-13-2019 at 11:06 AM.
Reason: added year and model