I agree that this sounds odd. The speedo cable goes in at 12:00 and the tabs for the caliper are cast into the forks, so you can't move the caliper to another clock position. Perhaps your bike has YZ forks or something?

This shall pass, be still and know.
2006 XT225, UNI filter, ProTaper bars, MSR handguards, SS front brake line, Shinko 241's.