Eastern PA BS-O-Rama-A Useless Thread

Discussion in 'Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carp' started by NachoRoto, Dec 19, 2009.

  1. BroncoDave

    BroncoDave Long timer

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    Need advice from the experts.....again... I balanced my first tire today...and was wondering if better to put weights in both sides of rim or just one side? Previously it only had weights on one side when done by dealer.
  2. beantop

    beantop Remember, Safty Forced

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    What kinda wheel are you doing (spoked or Mag), Do you have room down the center of the wheel..

    I Use the stickey back weights and run them right down the center...

    This keeps any rocks,boulders,twiggs,loggz or the occasional wildlife from jumping out and ripping them off easilly...

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    http://www.harborfreight.com/catalogsearch/result?q=wheel+weights
  3. BroncoDave

    BroncoDave Long timer

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    I can't put them I the center
  4. tommu56

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    Spokes = wrap solder around them at the nut!

    The KLR way!!!!!:D

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    Yamaha in this case.
  6. scootac

    scootac Just a Traveler

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    On YOUR peddle bike?:ear
  7. enduro Dan

    enduro Dan Sticks and Stones™..

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    Haven't balanced a tire yet.
  8. beantop

    beantop Remember, Safty Forced

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    That would be the easiest way to do it....:deal

    Just put it on and don't worry about it unless it rattles your bike to pieces.

    I usually balance my tires (only cause I have acces to a fancy dancy balance machine) , But I've also just mounted the tire and put it on with no problems...:deal

    I asume your using a mag wheel with a rib in the center, Just use the stick on weights and put them on the flats any where on the wheel (where it's needed), I just try to put them in the center to keep them outa harms way...
  9. rockinrog

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    I use dyna beads never had an issue with vibrations etc.
  10. Jeff B

    Jeff B Socially Awkward

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    I'm w/Dan on this one. They come from the molds in pretty good balance anymore.

    I run them after mounting and if they happen to be out of balance I throw in Dynabeads. Most of the time they need nothing.
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    Jeff B Socially Awkward

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    I should also mention that I recycle the Dynabeads. I harvest them out of a tire w/a spray can lid.
  12. enduro Dan

    enduro Dan Sticks and Stones™..

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    Most tires have a dot on the sidewall signifying the heavy spot.
    I put that where my valve stem is,no wobbles,no worries.
  13. LadyDraco

    LadyDraco KillerSmileIHazIt !!

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    I use Ride-On.. It balances and helps to prevent flats ..And keeps the tire cooler..
    Knock on wood I have NEVER had a flat in 200K miles...
    I have been using it since 2002... :clap

    Avon doesn't put that dot on their tires ..:fitz
  14. enduro Dan

    enduro Dan Sticks and Stones™..

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    That's why I said "most".:deal
  15. LadyDraco

    LadyDraco KillerSmileIHazIt !!

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    I know ... I was just making it a good point .. Avon doesn't do that..
    As I had looked one time for a while ..
    And I can only find the ware-bar markers..
  16. enduro Dan

    enduro Dan Sticks and Stones™..

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    Hi Tracy,
    As you are probably aware, tyres have dots on them which mark the light
    spot on the tyre. This is then fitted next to the valve which is
    potentially the heaviest part of the wheel and thus to a certain degree
    the light spot and heavy spot will counteract eachother.

    We did not put balance dots on our tyres as we were striving to
    eliminate any light and heavy spots on our tyres. We have been asked
    this question about dots many times and as we have improved upon, but
    not eliminated the light/heavy spots on our tyres, we have decided to
    re-introduced the balance dots on certain new tyres over the coming
    weeks. Your tyre will not have a mark on it.

    Best regards,

    Peter J McNally

    M/C Technical Product Manager
    Avon Tires

    :hmmmmm
  17. LadyDraco

    LadyDraco KillerSmileIHazIt !!

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    :lol3 Thanks for the giggles... :clap
  18. BroncoDave

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    My factory tires were not balanced and had no problems. The next two rear tires I did not balance and had no problems. The last set that I put on, had a pretty good vibration so I decided to balance this one so I don't have to take it off later for balancing. I can't put weights in center due to spoke design. So really nobody answered my question. Does it make a difference if weights on one side or both? Assuming it doesn't matter since all my other bikes only had on one side. While I'm here, does anyone have Olympia air glide pants, if so do you like them?
  19. rockinrog

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    yes
  20. enduro Dan

    enduro Dan Sticks and Stones™..

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    Just weight,some one will give an answer. :deal
    Don't pick sides.
    Keep your balance.

    Ride on. :freaky