Join Date: May 2008
Location: Middle of the Mitten
Sounds as if The pro mechanic didn't get your front tire balanced correctly, take it off and run it back to him and watch him spin it up again.
Is there any weights on the wheel or any marks on the wheel where weights had been, is the little yellow dot on the tire at the valve stem?
If there are weights and they look like they haven't been moved, he didn't balance the tire.
Some tires are built well enough that they don't need balancing. Kawasaki did a great job with the balance of alloy wheels on are bikes.
A friend of mine owns a bike shop. He has a computerized wheel balancer, I was watching him one day this Spring, doing a ton of tires. What I noticed was the alloy wheels took little or no weights, but spoke type wheels always took some weights, sometimes allot, to get them balanced.
I, like Amsoil man did not have to add any weights to are Kenda Kruz tires. The stock Dunlap's that came on my bike were way out of balance, I could not believe the amount of weights on the rear wheel. But in their defense, tire technology has came along way since 1985.
Small Sport Windshield
Home built coasters
Kaw touring front fender
1990 Fuel tank
Kenda Kruz 110/90-19 & 170/80-15 tires
NGK Iridium plugs
NGK plug caps and 7mm copper core wires.
My VN700 pic's
Last edited by Glenn M; 08-19-2009 at 04:53 PM.