Originally Posted by CharlieVT
You paid the professionals to install a tire, you expect them to do it right. That you didn't discover it until recently changes nothing. They did it wrong. The tire manfacturer says do not remount the tire, they say replace it. I'd tell the dealer to put on a new tire or I'm done with you.
That's a pretty tough stand to take but one I can't find any fault with,
Charlie is right, as professionals they should do whatever you want them to.
Now from my personal experience,
you can turn that tire around and wear it down without any issues,
I've done it and lived to tell the embarrassing story.
I was standing in the chow line at the Maggie Valley BMW rally (20 years ago)
When someone said is that your R90/6......
....why did you mount your rear tire backwards?
I didn't believe him but had to look (after dinner)
damn if he wasn't right.
Found his campsite and asked how he spotted something like that,
told me.... he just replaced his rear tire before the rally,
had to take it of and turn it around also,
I bought him a beer, we had a good laugh.