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For my new front tire mounted today. The shop said they balances it but li think I has the same little weight thing. What should I look for when riding to see if it's not balanced right?
 

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For my new front tire mounted today. The shop said they balances it but li think I has the same little weight thing. What should I look for when riding to see if it's not balanced right?
:lmao what???..


im gonna guess you mean that it seems that the weight is in the same spot>?:dunce:

just take it for a ride...then you'll know
 

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Not unusual as many times it is the rim out of balance and not the tire. Tdub
 

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I balanced mine and didn't have to do a thing to the weight.
 

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I balanced mine and didn't have to do a thing to the weight.
You can balance just about any tire without weight by taking the time and effort of rotating the tire some. The balance dot is just a reference point. Tdub
 

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My 02 front rim and tire needed no weights this time around. I thought that was pretty awesome.

Oh yeah, OP, if it's not balanced you will get a lot of vibration from the front end when at speed. Tire balance shake generally occurs between a specific range of speed also. For example, "Dude, my fcukin bike shakes like whoah between 60 & 80 MPH!"
 

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My 02 front rim and tire needed no weights this time around. I thought that was pretty awesome.

Oh yeah, OP, if it's not balanced you will get a lot of vibration from the front end when at speed. Tire balance shake generally occurs between a specific range of speed also. For example, "Dude, my fcukin bike shakes like whoah between 60 & 80 MPH!"
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OP, youll know it if its out of balance:fact
 

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dumb question, but do the tires need to be on the bike to have them balanced, or can they do it off the bike? reason being, if I just take my wheels up there to get new tires put on, I'd hope they could do it without them being on the bike.
 

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dumb question, but do the tires need to be on the bike to have them balanced, or can they do it off the bike? reason being, if I just take my wheels up there to get new tires put on, I'd hope they could do it without them being on the bike.
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The whole reasoning behind it is to dynamically balance the tire and wheel combination...so to answer your question simply: No

And yes, they will balance the tires and wheels off the bike...then they will hand you the wheels/tires so you can go home and put them on your bike...
 

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I think you need to be on top of your terminology...when you say "tires" you actually mean the wheels with tires on them...right?
 

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they don't balance the tire on the bike they remove it to balance it to begin with.
they do it kinda like cars or at lest the ones i have had done were like that. so yes it would be better if you did take it off the bike and have it done.
 

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Not unusual as many times it is the rim out of balance and not the tire. Tdub
true because when I mounted my new tires, the weight was the same and in the same spot, the tires that went on were different from what came off.
 

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I'm sure it's just me but I feel like I have push right now to keep my bike straight. Probably just the crown of the road.
 
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