5th Jul 2018, 01:14

Thanks for a favorable review of the XS500-C. I have mine with 17,000 miles and I bought it new in 1976 at Clints Cycles in Boulder Colorado. My question is; do you know what the word "FRONT" means under the direction arrow on the tire sidewall? Both my front and rear tires say FRONT and I am wondering if that means the arrow is supposed to point towards the front of the bike??? Or is the rear tire supposed to say "REAR" under the direction arrow? I ask because my 100/90 - 18 ContiGo rear tire is merely an 1/8" wider than my ContiGo 3.25 - 18 front tire... and the rear tire looks skinny like a bicycle tire. Please it's OK if you are not 100% sure of the answer, as I have wasted a lot of time and found some unreliable responses.

Thank you, Tom R in Louisville, Colorado USA.