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Offline Deep6blue

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Tire Balance
« on: July 08, 2018, 06:40:31 PM »
What are the symptoms of an out of balance tire?  Besides the long term effect of cupping or uneven wear, is there anything you would notice while riding?


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Re: Tire Balance
« Reply #1 on: July 08, 2018, 07:57:48 PM »
You may experience the front end actually bobbing up and down a bit at certain speeds.
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Re: Tire Balance
« Reply #2 on: July 09, 2018, 03:52:09 PM »
You may feel shaking at very high speeds.

I had new tyres put on the tiger, the tech did not balance the rear wheel.  I did not notice any unbalance until I did some higher speed runs. From about 120kmh to 200+ you could feel shaking.  It was like having a paint mixer as a pillion at 200 kmh.


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Re: Tire Balance
« Reply #3 on: July 11, 2018, 10:44:25 PM »
*Originally Posted by Fuze [+]
You may feel shaking at very high speeds.

I had new tyres put on the tiger, the tech did not balance the rear wheel.  I did not notice any unbalance until I did some higher speed runs. From about 120kmh to 200+ you could feel shaking.  It was like having a paint mixer as a pillion at 200 kmh.

 :460: This... I quit balancing bike tires several years ago and started using Ride-On TPS tire sealant. I don't recommend using Ride-On with wheels having TPMS stems, although the company does say it's compatible with many types of Tire Pressure Management Systems.

Just my opinion, but I like having a product that both balances & seals without having ugly weights on the wheels...
Jon

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Re: Tire Balance
« Reply #4 on: July 14, 2018, 12:15:33 AM »
*Originally Posted by Jon [+]
:460: This... I quit balancing bike tires several years ago and started using Ride-On TPS tire sealant. I don't recommend using Ride-On with wheels having TPMS stems, although the company does say it's compatible with many types of Tire Pressure Management Systems.

Just my opinion, but I like having a product that both balances & seals without having ugly weights on the wheels...
The Ride On product works remarkably well for balancing and punctures. I’m a regular user too.
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Re: Tire Balance
« Reply #5 on: July 14, 2018, 12:23:42 AM »
Third cheer for RideOn.
I even used it in my Scrambler tubed tires. Good kit.

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Re: Tire Balance
« Reply #6 on: July 14, 2018, 12:35:33 AM »
*Originally Posted by FredJ9 [+]
Third cheer for RideOn.
I even used it in my Scrambler tubed tires. Good kit.
I’m planning to put it in my Honda CRF250L wheels when I convert to the Tubliss system.
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Re: Tire Balance
« Reply #7 on: July 15, 2018, 02:56:46 AM »
Thank you all for the information. Appreciate it.

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Re: Tire Balance
« Reply #8 on: July 19, 2018, 02:56:47 PM »
The symptoms are a low frequency vibration front or rear although it is most prevalent on the front. You might get away with a rear wheel slightly out of balance but not a front.

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Re: Tire Balance
« Reply #9 on: July 19, 2018, 03:20:42 PM »
*Originally Posted by Griff [+]
The symptoms are a low frequency vibration front or rear although it is most prevalent on the front. You might get away with a rear wheel slightly out of balance but not a front.
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