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05-07-2006 1:29 AM
moregrip
Re: do you have your wheels/tires balanced?

thanks bros, I have always balanced mine in the past and was curious if anything had changed, oh and yes, I did get this set balanced
05-07-2006 1:26 AM
Custom900
Re: do you have your wheels/tires balanced?

Yep, the general concensus here is that tires must be balanced unless they are for a lawnmower, bicycle, wheel barrow, or some other slow moving apperatus.

Get your tires balanced.
05-06-2006 9:51 PM
spdjunkey
Re: do you have your wheels/tires balanced?

I had new tires put on at a local dealer and paid to have them mounted and balanced. After getting them to remount the rear tire (they put it rotating the wrong way, I know geniuses), I had a vibration at about 70mph. Upon futher inspection, I noticed there were no weights at all on the wheels. I brought them to a different shop and had them balanced. Long story short, no more vibration. I definately believe tires need to be balanced. Just my opinion.
05-06-2006 7:20 PM
Custom900
Re: do you have your wheels/tires balanced?

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Originally Posted by Archlight
I think I'll put that in the same catagory with the reverse rotating rotors.
05-06-2006 6:27 PM
Archlight
Re: do you have your wheels/tires balanced?

http://www.innovativebalancing.com this look's promising
05-06-2006 5:32 PM
abtech
Re: do you have your wheels/tires balanced?

Yes. Anyone who doesn't but claims it doesn't make any difference is blowing smoke or hasn't ridden on a bike that is properly balanced.
05-06-2006 12:19 PM
Red Rider
Re: do you have your wheels/tires balanced?

Without a doubt, you should balance your wheels. I've watched the Dunlop guys at the races at Mid-Ohio balance lots of wheels. You'd be amazed how fast they can do it...
05-06-2006 10:45 AM
luvtolean
Re: do you have your wheels/tires balanced?

Yes



05-06-2006 10:40 AM
MrX954
Re: do you have your wheels/tires balanced?

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Originally Posted by ND4SPD
Maybe because you don't ride your bike
I rode all weekend last weekend, both days all day so
05-06-2006 9:53 AM
dattaway
Re: do you have your wheels/tires balanced?

After the dealer changed my tire and hit a tankslapping bump on the way home, I discovered they did not balance my tires. Yes, they charged me for it. In less time it takes to ride my bike to the dealer, I do it all now.
05-06-2006 3:35 AM
Silent_Assassin
Re: do you have your wheels/tires balanced?

I dont know what others beliefs may be, but all I can say is that pretty much everything that I own with wheels , for the exception of my lawn mower is balanced. Streetbikes these days are capable of rediculous amounts of power,etc.. No matter how good the manufacturer is, I dont know any of them to make a perfectly weight balanced tire. I guess overall its your choice if you "need" balancing or not, but I just except that proper weight distribution is a must when it comes to mounting tires......... especially when it comes down to the high performance, 2 wheeled machines that we risk our lives on, while trying to satisfy our personall needs/wants. As stated its your choice........ I know what I do.
05-06-2006 2:50 AM
seamus
Re: do you have your wheels/tires balanced?

You're kidding right? I am proof positive that not balancing tires will make life miserable. "Speed requires balancing" my ass.

I was told that 35" tires COULD NOT BE BALANCED and WOULD NOT BE WORTH BALANCING because the low speeds wouldn't be enough to feel the imbalance of manufacturing processes. I drove exactly 8 miles on those tires before I brought them back to balance them. 48 ounces later my Jeep rides smoooooooth.

At a minimum, everything I own is static balanced.
05-06-2006 2:18 AM
moregrip
Re: do you have your wheels/tires balanced?

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Originally Posted by Custom900
Those tires look pretty good for the age they have. You obviously don't ride much. The new tires I have on my bike (about 3.5 months old) look like that.

I do ride as much as possible though.
lol, it's all relative. True, I don't ride this bike much, or haven't, but I've done my fair share of riding over the last 18yrs. Been side tracked the last couple drag racing my daily driven street truck. Anyway, hopefully I'll put these new tires to good use
05-06-2006 12:51 AM
Custom900
Re: do you have your wheels/tires balanced?

Those tires look pretty good for the age they have. You obviously don't ride much. The new tires I have on my bike (about 3.5 months old) look like that.

I do ride as much as possible though.
05-06-2006 12:48 AM
moregrip
Re: do you have your wheels/tires balanced?

I started the swap tonight, I'll take the wheels in tomorrow morning to have the Pilot Powers mounted and balanced. The reason I asked was that I've heard it both ways over the years. anyway, here's what 4 yr old bike with OEM bridgestones look like....woohoo!

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v6...p/DSCN1523.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v6...p/DSCN1524.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v6...p/DSCN1527.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v6...p/DSCN1526.jpg
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