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fourthgear
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Tire Balance

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Post by fourthgear » Sat Apr 05, 2008 2:27 am

I know this has been gone over before ,but I'm going to replace my rear tire and want to try balancing it my self , I figure if they do , so can I. Any input from those who do it and have done it . I am a virgin , I know , but I think I have to learn some time.



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Post by 51Hog » Sat Apr 05, 2008 3:24 am

I did mine on the bike.
Make sure brakes are not dragging.
Remove rear chain.
Let the wheels seek the place they want to stop.
Put weight at the top to counterbalance.
This is not perfect but it gets fairly close if your bearings are good and you dont have any drag.
Or
take wheels off poke an axle through the bearings and put the assembly on knife edges.

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#3

Post by fourthgear » Sat Apr 05, 2008 2:45 pm

Cool , I 'm still have not picked a make of tire yet . Since I will replace the front soon too also, I may go to Metzeler, not much diff. in price of the Dunlops I have on there.

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#4

Post by john HD » Sat Apr 05, 2008 4:58 pm

fourthgear

i have avons on my bike and i like them quite a lot.

john

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#5

Post by FlatHeadSix » Sun Apr 06, 2008 4:30 am

John,
Which Avon's are you running? The "Safety/Milage"? I think the one on the left..

mike
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#6

Post by john HD » Sun Apr 06, 2008 5:47 am

mike

yes the one on the left.

wear well and are full size so nothing drags in the corners. well almost nothing!

they are excellent rain tires in my opinion.

john

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#7

Post by fourthgear » Tue Apr 08, 2008 1:21 pm

Well , I ordered a Metzler 880 www for the back . I have the modern Dunlops on any way and from the testimonials I have been reading about the Metzler's , they seem like a good choice over the Dunlops . I almost went to a black wall , almost . I guess I like to clean that left side .

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