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post #1 of 28 Old 08-04-2007, 02:44 PM Thread Starter
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OK ... any of you folks running attack sports? I just mounted mine and the front bead does not look like the rear, it seems to have not 'popped' out as far.I
broke the bead off the rim and did it three times.Even tracked down some
Ru-Glide before I started.The tire is real even ,put on my truing jig and it looks real straight.Pumped that sucker up to 65lbs and let it sit.Just looks different than the rear.

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Maybe a picture will help

Here's shots of the front and rear plus my undignified support method.

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Really hard to tell without having seen the tires before bead setting. Send the pics to the manufacturer and see what they have to say. I do see the difference.

It's hard to imagine the bead isn't set but it's a significant enough safety issue to make sure.

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Gotta say, I've never seen one like that front. But if everything is running tru like you say, I'd have to call it good and take it out. Continental certainly knows tires.

Let us know how you like those tires. I'm running a RoadAttack on the rear right now. I blame that tire on the early demise of a pair of toe sliders.

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Here's pics of my front and rear Conti Road Attacks, the front bead does look different on mine than on your front tire...

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sbeau, is your front tire mounted it the right direction?

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sbeau, is your front tire mounted it the right direction?
Nope..

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How do the Attacks compare to the B014's?

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sbeau, is your front tire mounted it the right direction?
I knew I'd get that response from someone, because of that little arrow in the Conti tread and the funky sidewall lettering. Yes, they are mounted in the right direction, just one of the Conti's little quirks. Here's a shot of the directional marker...


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It looks like, from your first picture, that the direction arrow on the tire is opposite the direction arrow on the wheel though...

[EDIT] Never mind - I see what you mean now. Confusing!

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It looks like, from your first picture, that the direction arrow on the tire is opposite the direction arrow on the wheel though...

[EDIT] Never mind - I see what you mean now. Confusing!

Yeah, the little arrow that's part of the tread is different from front to rear, but the arrow on the sidewall is pointing in the direction of rotation. I really had to look at them when I first got them to figure it out, different design for sure!

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I'm running Road Attacks, and my front looks different...not going to run outside at the moment and snap pics tho, sorry

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I'm running Road Attacks, and my front looks different...not going to run outside at the moment and snap pics tho, sorry
Ah, come on, midnight garage forays, that's what it's all about

I am interested though in how yours might differ from mine.

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For the replys...I emailed Continental on Saturday..as of now no reply.When I get to work I'll email my 2 pics and see what they say.Breaking them loose from the rim is a real effort without a wheel mounting stand, I was concerned about running them up much higher than 65psi to seat them.As is they run quite true and I can run it up to 100mph with nary a vibration.
Let you guys know what Conti says

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Beau, yeah that is weird... My back isn't like that. Go figure. Great tires tho.

I've never ran the 014s. I've had several sets of 012s. I prefer the Road Attack for the 919. I'm not usually big on appearance, but I think the RAs look cool. They stick just as well as the Bridgestone, but last MUCH longer.

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I knew I'd get that response from someone, because of that little arrow in the Conti tread and the funky sidewall lettering. Yes, they are mounted in the right direction, just one of the Conti's little quirks. Here's a shot of the directional marker...

Question: Witch arrow is back wards? Hmmmm.

The tread directions are back wards. In the way you have them mounted.
I wouldn't think they would have the same type of tread going two different directions.
But I could be wrong.

I personally, would have went with the tread arrow myself.

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Question: Witch arrow is back wards? Hmmmm.

The tread directions are back wards. In the way you have them mounted.
I wouldn't think they would have the same type of tread going two different directions.
But I could be wrong.

I personally, would have went with the tread arrow myself.

Hmm, now y'all got me wondering...gonna have to take another look at the tread, although I would hate to turn them around now after a couple thousand miles. Conventional wisdom says tires take a set and that they will self destruct if you reverse the rotation. Wonder if I got some funky tire from Continental? Might try and send them a couple of pics and see what they say.

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Most tire tread points towards the center of the bike. In other words, the tread of the rear tire points foreward, and the front points rearward; Power Pilots, for example. Maybe cuz the rear tire does the acceleration and the front does most of the decel.

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Most tire tread points towards the center of the bike. In other words, the tread of the rear tire points foreward, and the front points rearward; Power Pilots, for example. Maybe cuz the rear tire does the acceleration and the front does most of the decel.
Good point, Snipe

Went & checked my Michelin's & they do the same as sbeau's tires.
Except for the arrow thing, They got it right.

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Most tire tread points towards the center of the bike. In other words, the tread of the rear tire points foreward, and the front points rearward; Power Pilots, for example. Maybe cuz the rear tire does the acceleration and the front does most of the decel.
Yep my M1/Z6 combination is just like that.

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This may not be relevent because I have a different tire, but I checked mine out and the bead looks more similar to Rich's than sbeau's.

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Good point, Snipe

Went & checked my Michelin's & they do the same as sbeau's tires.
Except for the arrow thing, They got it right.

All good... Man!!!
Ok then, all is well and I can quit worrying about my front tire disintegrating in the middle of a high speed corner.

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Motorw's excellent pic illistrates what I was trying to explain.

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Conti Response

Well I got 2 phone calls from Greg Reich the cycle tire guy for Conti here in the States.He asked me to email him the photos and he would forward them to
'THE GUY' in Germany. GUY says that it is the way it's supposed to be, Greg
also said he never really looked at them but he has the same tires on his
speed triple and his front sits in the rim like mine.
No comments about performance I just got the title from the original owner
and now have to do the transfer to get my plates and insurance.All I can do is
buzz it up and down the street in front of the house.I'm sure they stick better than I can muster.

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I took the Road Attack off the front of my 919 not too long after I put it on, because it made the bike shake it's head with hands off decel at about 50 mph. Can't really remember any other bad qualities of that front. I'm interested in how the Sport Attack front acts for you.

The Road Attack rear is a fine tire.

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So far all I can say is without balancing them I ran it down the road up to 100 mph and it was smooth as silk, no vibration or shake. I was taught that you should run the tires a few miles accelerating and braking so as to seat the tire.
Then you balance them. I'm modifying my truing jig so I can balance wheels.

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I can now personally attest to the fact that the Road Attacks stick quite nicely in the rain.

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GEE... how did you determine that? I took this week off as I had vacation time so as to get familiar with my 919.As fate would have it all this week in Michigan it did nothing but rain .So after getting my title transfer,plates,insurance and cycle license all I could do is ride to the Sunoco station and fill it up.So far it's the only bike I've ridden that I didn't crank wide open immediately.
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