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Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Monroe, LA
Tire Balance Weights
This is the first time I've had a ride with balanced tires. In another thread it mentioned using temporary tape-on TEST weights. I'm replacing my tires, and noticed the only weights appear to be taped on the rim near the spoke ends rather than clipped on at the bead like automotive weights. Have I been running on test weights, are there tape on weights that are supposed to remain on for the life of the tire, or am I looking at weights added to balance the rims? I'd post pictures, but no camera! These things look sorta like a piece of Chicklets chewing gum, but thinner and made out of what appears to be lead. Any thoughts would be appreciated.
I'm keepin' all the left over parts. I'm gonna use 'em to build another bike!
1989 VN750 acquired December, 2008, 6,711 miles
Currently 23,298 miles
2001 Honda CMX250 Rebel acquired July, 2008
1987 VN750 project bike, acquired August, 2009, 33,000 miles and balancer sticking out of the case, currently awaiting attention and parts