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Old 04-10-2014, 04:48 AM   #1
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flippin' knobbies

That's right.....I've never done it. I've got a half worn D606, wondering if I can get a way with it?? Does it feel "weird" until it has worn flat as I'm a commuter and weekend warrior. tia
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Old 04-10-2014, 11:43 AM   #2
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I have done it. On the front tire. Perreil scorpion rally pro. Could not tell a difference.
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Old 04-10-2014, 11:44 AM   #3
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I have done it. On the front tire. Perreil scorpion rally pro. Could not tell a difference.
Thanks....just flipped it and replaced bearings....time to go to work.
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Old 04-10-2014, 11:45 AM   #4
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I used too, but a knobby knife is much faster than flipping a tire.
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Old 04-10-2014, 11:47 AM   #5
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I used too, but a knobby knife is much faster than flipping a tire.
I agree...but i tattooed the shit out of this one and had a D606 laying around I had raced on .....so I swapped tires and flipped the older one.
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Old 04-10-2014, 11:52 AM   #6
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Ive been flipping my front TCK80 to gain more life for a while now, it took a year or two for the local riding buddies to convince me, and its noisy for the first few hundred miles after, but none of us have had any issues.
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Old 04-10-2014, 12:31 PM   #7
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i always flip my front knobbies and get a lot more miles out of them. i flip them before they get too bad so they dont feel bad at all.
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Old 04-10-2014, 02:23 PM   #8
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They wear more evenly, last a little longer. Performance improvement is barely noticeable.
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Old 04-10-2014, 03:20 PM   #9
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Thanks guys. Gonna hop on the hway to get home from work. Didn't notice a thing on the twisty back roads I ride to work
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Old 04-11-2014, 09:08 AM   #10
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double check to make sure that your tires are not directional. might not make a big difference (some directional tires are just barely directional) some might be a bigger difference.

if the tires are cupped badly, then you will have to wait a while for the tires to wear more evenly, till then you have a much smaller contact patch so just keep that in mind. :)
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Old 04-11-2014, 10:32 AM   #11
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They are directional. I didn't notice a difference except when I got on the hway going 80. But just felt like a new set, no biggie.
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Old 04-11-2014, 03:18 PM   #12
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Flipped knobbies on the street seem to get noisy as hell for a while, if you care about such things.

Other than that, I've noticed little difference.
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