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!
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
Got delivery this morning, not an absolute gem , but as far as I concerned a cracker , get rid of those plastics (previous owner hit a pheasant), runs sweet as a nut , but will get to grips with the rest:D
Last week I got my Fireblade from 1993 bought in Germany and transported to Denmark.
The bike has always been my childhood dream, but the timing for a project has never been there before now.
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Hi guys new here and I need help.
I bought the bike last year
2000 Honda fire blade 929
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