...and I'm not one of them.
Problem Number 1: So today I had a shop mount new Michelin PR3s while I ran to Re-Psycle in Columbus to get crush washers and brake pads for a minor tune up on my 94 R1100RS. I picked them up and went home to get started. The rear went on fine, and then when I got to the front I realized the front tire was installed backwards.. Dang!!
This is the way it's mounted (which is wrong)
It actually seems right in that it would appear that water would channel from the center to the outside. I did some searching around and other folks have had the same questions/issue. I then found this French video which shows that mine is in fact mounted backwards
Pneu Pilot Road 3
So... properly mounted the tread should be this way.....
Seems counter-intuitive to me (and apparently the guy that mounted it), so tomorrow morning I get to go argue with them and try to get them to fix it.
In case any of you are doubter's (I wouldn't blame you) look at this:
I'll post up problem Number 2 in a subsequent post to show photos