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Ridenusa4l
Posted on Monday, March 27, 2017 - 08:04 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Hey y'all!

So I just put a new PR4 front tire on my 1125 at a friend's house, and on the way home I realized I didn't balance this new tire. It rode fine up to 80mph with nothing concerning happening.

So is it a necessity to balance the front tire? I can get it done but I'd rather not hassle with it if I don't have to haha. Thanks!
Jake
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Willmrx
Posted on Monday, March 27, 2017 - 08:50 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

80 mph! Try shifting up through the other five gears and see if there is any vibration in the 150 range! If you do not get any vibrations at the speeds you typically ride at, you should be okay. I know some riders that never get their tires balanced and are okay with it.
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Pwillikers
Posted on Tuesday, March 28, 2017 - 04:01 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

The last several sets of Michelins I've installed have required no additional weights. That said, I did balance the wheel without the tire and haven't needed to add or subtract any weight with the Michelins.

(Message edited by pwillikers on March 28, 2017)
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Stevel
Posted on Wednesday, March 29, 2017 - 04:17 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

I would not consider mounting a new tire without checking the balance. It simply makes no sense not to check. The wheel is already off the bike and most shops have a balancer anyway. Remember not all new tires are round. I have seen a few that are really lumpy.
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Panshovevo
Posted on Saturday, April 08, 2017 - 08:59 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

FWIW, I had a rear tire mounted on my '09 CR about a year ago, maybe longer...
At any rate, the shop's Snap-On spin balancer wouldn't take the Buell rear wheel.

It hasn't been a problem to me yet...
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Screamer
Posted on Saturday, April 08, 2017 - 09:38 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

At least balance the front - (with the disc on - weights go on the disc side of the wheel).
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Vagelis46
Posted on Monday, April 10, 2017 - 05:45 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

You MUST balance both front and rear tires


I had serious vibration once on the front end from an unbalanced front tire. Until I realized what the problem was, my steering head bearings were damaged had to be replaced...
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