front wheel not symmetrical ?
I always learn something when I work on my motorcycles. This I found interesting, having never known it before.... I'm sure you all knew this. But this just goes to show you that you can, in fact, teach an old dog new tricks.
My wheel bearings took longer to arrive than anticipated. My front wheel was off for a couple weeks, getting moved around the garage as it kept getting under foot. When I reinstalled it with the new bearings, I noticed that the left brake caliper went on seemingly tight. But it went on OK. Then I discovered that the right brake caliper refused to go on and line up for the bolts. It was too far to the right to get past the bolt slots on the fork tube. Hmmm, the axle and the spacer were in place fine. As I tried to figure out what the heck was going on, my eye caught sight of the direction arrow on the tire. Ooops, I had inverted the wheel and was trying to install it wrong. The wheel was essentially backwards. Once I took it out, spun it around and installed it properly, everything slid together smoothly. I never studied the front wheel in enough detail before to know it can only go on one way. I always thought the front wheels were symmetrical -- but I did always pay attention to the directional arrow, except this time. I guess Suzuki built in a safety feature for some of us sometimes distracted unattentive DIY mechanics.