r1200gs - rear wheel balancing

Discussion in 'GS Boxers' started by _lee, May 14, 2017.

  1. Boxerbreath

    Boxerbreath 2017.5 GS Black Storm

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    I use mine every time I get new tires, to check the shops work...
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  2. Dr. Greg

    Dr. Greg Tryin' to get home.. Supporter

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    To avoid the issue of "mis-orienting" a tire and having the wheel & tire imbalances stack up, I balance each wheel by itself (once for all time). Then it doesn't matter in what orientation you mount the tire; you only have to account for the tire imbalance.

    --Doc
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  3. Mikey Mike

    Mikey Mike Blowing Bubbles Supporter

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    Do the dealers complete this when they change out tyres?.
    I just change a rear Karoo3 and front TKC 70 out for a TKC70 rear and front. The cost of the tires was $395 in advance for both as they had to be pre-ordered but when I dropped the biked off there was a $95+tax per tire change fee so $190+tax installation fee.
    I have not collected the bike yet but just wondered if the $95 per tire is correct and should it include balancing ?.
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  4. Dwit

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    It sounds a little high but I have done my own tires for years so... rims on the bike it doesn’t sound outlandish. They will most definitely balance them.
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  5. Dwit

    Dwit Adventurer

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    I use to do that but I stop on bikes with tps can’t imagine it’s more than a few inches off of the tps. I have never checked on with the tire off. Makes me think I might check a set for giggles. It wasn’t unusual for the true heavy spot of the rim to significantly off of the valve steam.
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  6. Djunta

    Djunta Been here awhile

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    2 different weights of TPMS:


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    And balancing:

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  7. AntonLargiader

    AntonLargiader Long timer

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    Maybe there are other shops that charge that, but it seems a bit high to me. In my shop, a typical tire change bill would be:
    • Tires + tax (usually close to $400)
    • 1.25 hours labor @ $85/hr, no tax
    • 2 x $1 state tire tax
    • 2 x $5 disposal
    Labor includes balancing.

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