No paint mark on new tires to set on valve stem

Discussion in 'Old's Cool' started by North6633, Jun 11, 2004.

  1. North6633

    North6633 Been here awhile

    Feb 11, 2004
    Portland, OR
    I have a new set of Avon Gripsters and as I am preparing to install them I have noticed there is no paint mark to indicate where the tire should be centered on teh valve stem. any one else run into this does it matter. Will I just ahve to get the tires balanced? I guess that is the case if I develope and strange wobbles that weren't there before. Just wondering if I am missing something

    Any thoughts are appreciated.
  2. Steverino

    Steverino Arrogant Horse's Ass #1

    Nov 16, 2001
    I have helped install several sets of Avons lately and none of them have been marked....they will still balance, but the amount of weight may not be acceptable. In which case a simple remount and rotating the tire will make it easier.

    BTW there have been times when I did not balance tire after install at all and could tell no ill effects.
  3. Mully

    Mully Kineticist

    Jul 9, 2001
    The Comstock
    By and large, the paint mark is a feature of Japanese tires: even on J-tires (Bridegestone, Dunlop, IRC), the paint mark merely indicates the "light" spot of the tire and you still have to balance for speed.